Tristan Leong is a hydroelectric coordinator for the Lassen and Shasta-Trinity National Forests. He has nine years of experience in hydroelectric relicensing. Prior to joining the Forest Service in 2011, Tristan worked as an environmental scientist for the State Water Resource Control Board and as a fisheries biologist for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service. His current work spans many disciplines, but focuses primarily on watershed and natural resource management downstream of hydropower dams. Tristan’s presentation will discuss how the relicensing of the Pit 345 Hydroelectric Project on the Pit River changed the flow regime below the dams for the ecological benefit of the river, and how this in turn affects fishing.


Flycasters 50th Anniversary Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser

The year 2015 is the 50th Anniversary of Flycasters so it is appropriate we start the year’s celebration with the 50th Anniversary Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser on Saturday, January 31, 2015, the Flycasters biggest social event of the year.  Join your fellow Flycasters and guests for a party starting at 5:30 PM (one half hour earlier than last year) in the Cupertino Room at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center at 10185 N Stelling Ave in Cupertino.

In 2015, it will be the fourth year the Flycasters Conservation Committee has hosted the annual banquet and the committee is hard at work to make this a special evening for all.  The event is open to members and their spouses, significant others, relatives, friends and others in the fly fishing community.  We encourage new members to come to meet your fellow Flycasters and win some fly fishing gear to get you started in the sport.  We will again have a hosted bar, appetizers, a delicious dinner prepared by Abby Huerta, a “Year in Review” showing by Gloria Page, a guest speaker, club awards and the fundraiser for conservation - all for the low price of $45 per person.

We are fortunate and honored to have Phil Greenlee, President of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF), as our guest speaker.  Phil is a former member of Flycasters and now living in Redding, CA.  Greenlee, a retired businessman and a committed fly fisher all of his adult life, has been president of IFFF since 2009. Founded in 1965, the IFFF has grown to 13,000 dues-paying members. In 2010, Phil was awarded IFFF's Federator of the Year Award.  He will have a Power Point presentation on the IFFF as well as fishing stories to tell us.

The awards ceremony will honor those who have offered exceptional service to the club during the year and the passing of the gavel on to our 2015 President, Dave Pellone.  Presentation of the “Angler of the Year” and the coveted “Broken Paddle” awards are a highlight of the evening.

During the evening, you will want to buy some raffle tickets and start silent auction bidding for those great fly fisher and non-fly fisher prizes.  To prepare for the fundraiser you will want to view the Prize List which will be posted on the Flycasters web site at:, select the “2015 Conservation Fundraiser” and then select “2015 Fundraiser Prize List.”  The Prize List will be undated as donations come in.


You won’t want to miss this once a year event, so buy your ticket now, as tickets are limited.  As an added incentive, if you and another sign up together by December 31, you will receive 20 free raffle tickets.  Remember, the banquet tickets are just $45 per person which includes all beverages and appetizers as well. To buy your tickets online, go to:, then select the number tickets and, using PayPal, you can make your payment.  Flycasters members can also buy tickets by completing the reservation form found in the Flylines and either send the form with your check or buy your tickets at the December or January club meeting.


Everyone is welcome to join the party!  The party will be even better if you are there!



As you all know, the 50th Anniversary Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser will be on January 31, 2015.  The banquet organizing committee has agreed to offer 20 free raffle tickets for every two (2) reservations made at the same time. You and your spouse, significant other, another club member or fishing buddy will receive 20 raffle tickets just for making your reservation together before December 31, 2014. So make sure to take advantage of this incentive and make your reservation now.

The upcoming event is particularly special as it will serve to celebrate a major milestone:  The 50th Anniversary of the Flycasters of San Jose!   Portions of the evening will be set aside to celebrate this significant milestone.  And now, you have a special incentive to make your reservation early.  As always, there will be some high value bucket raffle and silent auction prizes for you to win as we have offered in recent banquets.

Be sure to look for the Prize List on the Flycasters web site in December as well as the list of our generous Donors with a hot link to the donor’s web site.  Use that opportunity to familiarize yourself with the many great prizes you will have the opportunity to win.

You can make your reservation online using PayPal by going to the Flycasters web site,, then go to the “Meetings” tab to get to the drop down menu with the “Online Store” or send in the reservation form in the Flylines along with your check or give your reservation form and check to Mike Culcasi or Chuck Hammerstad at the club meetings in November, December, or January.

Don’t miss this special event and the presentation of the club awards including the “Angler of the Year” and the highly coveted “Broken Paddle Award.”  Mark January 31, 2015 on your calendars now!

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Upcoming Events

11-06-2014 19:00 - 21:00
Board Meeting

11-08-2014 08:00 - 10:00
Breakfast Gathering

11-08-2014 08:00 - 12:00
Casting Pond Cleaning

11-12-2014 19:00 - 21:30
Club Meeting

11-20-2014 10:30 - 12:00
Veterans First Fly Tying event

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