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Much of the interest and fun in belonging to Flycasters is learning about fly fishing from the many seminars which are organized, managed and conducted by volunteer members.  Some seminars and classes focus on varying skill levels (beginning, intermediate and advanced) allowing an angler to progress and achieve a high level of expertise.


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The cost of the seminar will be $20.

Make your checks payable to Flycasters, Inc.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • An overview of rod building 

  • Selecting a fly rod blank 

  • Marking the spline

  • Tools and materials used in building fly rods

  • Attaching reel seats

  • Building and attaching cork handles

  • Guide spacing and wrapping

  • Finishing coats - marking your fly rod - slow drying motors

  • Resources and answering questions

Tom Key and Albert Yi will be teaching the rod building class. Tom is an expert rod builder having built numerous bamboo, fiberglass, and graphite rods over the years. Albert has many years of experience in rod building and is a true calligraphy master, his finish work is second to none.

See the calendar for dates and times.


Sessions are held at the Moreland Apts Activities Center

Northeast corner of Payne Ave. and Saratoga Ave.

Same place we meet each month!!

4375 Payne Ave, San Jose, CA

Class size is limited so sign-up ASAP. Sign up begins at the November club meeting

For more information contact Mason Seim (408) 398-2520 or

Upcoming Casting Clinics

Accuracy, Distance and Effective Double Hauling


Tony Yap will host another casting clinic at the Los Gatos Creek casting ponds.

Tony is an expert caster and casting instructor. The key to success in fly fishing is accuracy, distance, and line control – Tony will be focusing on both.

In addition, Tony will also be addressing effective double-hauling. The double haul will add line speed and enable you to punch your fly through the wind, increase your overall distance, and take some of the workload off your rod hand. Learn Tony's secret, "Double" really means "Three".

Please see the calendar for the next scheduled seminar.



Bring your gear, sunscreen, and like
Tony says … BRING AN OPEN MIND!!

Clinic is FREE for members of Flycasters
There is NO signup for the clinic

*Parking at the ponds is $6 - payable at the kiosk - they do ticket non-payers Flycasters of San Jose to receive updates on future Casting Clinics.

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Fly Fishing 101

Hosted by Bob Shoberg

For all of you who are new to fly fishing and those who think they might still have something to learn

The information is presented over two nights and will include:
• Overall Fly rod/line setup
• Fly Rod basics
• Fly lines – Tippets – Leaders
• Flies & Entomology (Bugs)
• General Flyfishing equipment
• Knots

It will be a perfect opportunity to get to know the other club members – both new and longstanding –
as well as a chance to ask any questions that you need answered.

It is a FREE seminar – and open to all Flycasters members
(You can even invite your friends along to see if they might be interested)
Current Club COVID-19 protocols apply All Participants must be Fully Vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination!

Sign up before the seminar so we can determine how many handouts to have!!
For more information or to register contact Mason Seim at or you can sign up for Fly Fishing 101 using this form:   Fly Fishing 101