July 7 - 10 Flycasters are going to Medicine Lake. Fishmasters Bill Mahan and Bob Bergthold are hosting another camping fishout at this great stillwater. Rainbow and Brook Trout are the targets. This is a Thursday thru Sunday fishout - $90 cost for members - see the fishout template in the File Sharing menu above right -
For the second year in a row Flycasters are going to the Big Hole Lodge in Montana - an Orvis endorsed lodge and one that has won many awards for excellence in hospitality as well as guided fly fishing. July 2 - 8 Last year Mike Culcasi achieved the rare Big Hole Slam on his first day - having caught 5 distinct species of trout all in one day.
July 21 - 24 Todd Osborn is hosting the Mono Creek Backpacking fishout --- see the fishout template under the File Sharing menu -- upper right --- This is always a great fishout into the back country and space is limited - Contact Todd Osborn for details
July 29 - 31 Flycasters once again is going to Yamsi Ranch in Oregon -- We fish on a working cattle ranch on a spring creek which is the headwaters of the Williamson River. The ranch provides wonderful accommodations, great food, and plenty of river for everyone to fish - see the fishout template in the File Sharing menu - upper right. Contact Bill Zuravleff for details.
For more than a decade Flycasters has held a Swap Meet instead of a formal club meeting in July - this year the Swap Meet will be held on July 13th - at the Moreland Apts meeting room. Doors will open early at 6:00pm and business should be concluded by 8:30pm --- Doors locked at 9:00
SELLERS MUST BRING A BLANKET OR SHEETS OR BUTCHER PAPER TO PROTECT THE TABLES FROM BEING SCRATCHED -- THIS IS MANDATORY FOR YOU TO DISPLAY YOUR GOODS
First - every years members bring loads of their "extra" gear, clothes, flies, fly tying materials, books, and everything fly fishing related you can think of. There are always bargains -- sellers leave with less gear than they brought and buyers leave with more gear than when they came in. Especially for those new to fly fishing or new to the club it is a great place to buy the gear you need at really low prices.
Second - the Conservation Committee will be selling items on its table and the proceeds help fund the efforts of the Conservation Committee - theirs is typically the largest table with the most gear and some of the best bargains.
Third - it is a great social event. Everyone gets to hang out and talk --- all night long ---- Plan trips, catch up with one another, and simply socialize.
Fourth -- the only formal business is that you can sign up for any upcoming fishouts, seminars, clinics, and other club events. Sign up sheets and the fishmasters will be on hand to answer questions.
It is a great event -- hope you can make it ...
One of the longest lived traditions Flycasters keeps is the monthly Breakfast Gathering at Holder's Country Inn
Always the Saturday prior to the monthly meeting - so coming up it will be on July 9th - Holder's Country Inn, 998 South De Anza Boulevard, San Jose, CA.
We meet in the back room - usually a group of 8 to 16 members - 8:00am to 10:00am - each person is responsible for their own tab and their own fish tales ... It is purely a social event where members can make plans and just talk about fishing. The reason it's been going on so long is that it is a lot of fun - good food, good company, good time...
Another long lived tradition is the July Swap Meet - for more than 10 years Flycasters has held a Flea Market or Swap Meet in lieu of a monthly meeting for July - We meet at the Moreland Apts meeting room and the tables are filled with gear, clothes, books, flies, and all sorts of things that define the phrase "One man's junk is another man's treasure." Any member can display stuff for sale - JUST BE SURE TO BRING A BLANKET OR A SHEET OR SOME BUTCHER PAPER TO PROTECT THE TABLE TOPS - otherwise your stuff will end up on the floor or out the door ....
This is another purely social event - drop by anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 to browse what's for sale and maybe come away with a bargain or two. Sign ups for fishouts, seminars, and other events take place as well -