Luke Sing is holding a series of casting classes beginning Thursday - September 22nd - 5:00pm to dusk - at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park -
The first class will be Single-Handed Spey
In order to take the class you must be able to roll cast
Luke asks that you bring your favorite fly rod. Anything between 5 and 8 weight, with a reel and double taper floating line, appropriate leader and tippet and some yarn (no hooks). Bring a notebook and pen to take notes. Be sure to bring protective eyewear. Sunglasses or eyeglasses - just as long as they cover your eyes. This is a requirement, without eye protection you cannot attend the clinic.
Class size is limited to 8 members - cost is $10 per member per class - checks payable to Flycasters Inc. - Sign up and pay at the September club meeting -
LOWER WILLIAMSON RIVER - AUGUST 26 - 28
Fish for large, native, Redband Trout on the Lower Williamson River. Fishmaster Lloyd Hayes is hosting a fishoutt at The Sportsmen's River Retreat near Chiloquin Oregon. The Williamson is wide and slow at this point and is fished like a stillwater. For more details see the Fishout Template under the File Sharing menu above - and open the 2016 Fishouts folder.
VIRGINIA LAKES - SEPTEMBER 8 - 11
Last year we fished Virginia Lakes in June and had a great time fishing both Little Virginia and Big Virginia Lakes as well as Trumbul Lake and a couple of the small higher elevation lakes --- This year the fishout is a little later - we hope to avoid the summer crowds and take advantage of the trout feeding frenzy before the Autumn cold weather moves in. Wade Goertz and Bill Mahan host a mostly DIY trip - attendees need to find their own accommodations, etc.- but we hope everyone can find a way to fish together and enjoy meals together and share fishing information. For more details see the Fishout Template under the File Sharing menu above - and open the 2016 Fishouts folder.
EASTERN SIERRA - EARLY FALL - SEPT 30 - OCT 2
Fishmaster Jeff Lorelli is hosting a fishout to the Eastern Sierra - with access to both the East and West Walker Rivers, Kirman Lake, Heenan Lake, and with a little driving even the Carson Rivers and Virginia Lakes. You can even backpack your float tube to some higher elevation lakes. This should prove to be one of the best fishouts of the year - There is a wealth of detailed information in the fishout template --- loads of details --- go to the File Sharing menu above and open the 2016 Fishouts folder and find the Eastern Sierras and Walker River 2016 template.
Flycasters annual Summer Celebration Picnic and BBQ will be coming up on Saturday September 17th -- the celebration begins at 11:00am and will continue on through the afternoon.
Les Page is BBQing Tri-tip beef and there will be hors d'oevres - side dishes - and beverages
It is always a fun day of relaxing, eating and drinking, and socializing ... all of this takes place at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.
Get there ealry on Saturday and learn how to fix your casting miscues from Tony Yap.
Tony Yap is conducting a casting clinic focusing on casting in the wind and eliminating casting mistakes on Saturday September 17 - 9am to 11am - at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.
The wind can turn any day fly fishing into a day of cursing and despair. Learn how to cast in the wind and you could find yourself among the few having a very successful day on the water.
And that "wind knot" is the result of a casting mistake. Wind knots can really make playing and landing fish difficult, since the knots tend to weaken the tippet and cause you to lose fish.
Tony Yap is a world class flycaster and a fantastic teacher. Let Tony show you how to improve your casting and be a more successful fly fisher.
Bring your favorite fly rod - flyline leader and tippet - and some yarn or something to simulate a fly (NO HOOKS) -- bring a notebook to take notes --- and always BRING AN OPEN MIND ....
Please remember to wear eye protection - sunglasses or eyeglasses are REQUIRED - and this clinic is free for Flycasters club members ... but if you want to stay for the BBQ you will have to pay $10 ..