The Summer Celebration Picnic and BBQ starts at 11:00am on Sunday August 20th -
But you can get the day started casting the smooth and slower actions of bamboo and fibergalss rods.
Starting at 9:00am Tom Key and Dennis Buranek will bring a number of bamboo and fiberglass rods to the ponds for members to cast with. Get a feel for what the slower action of bamboo and fiberglass feels like. These slower action rods are a bit different from the graphite / boron / hybrid materials found in current "fast action" rods. You may find you like them for their relaxed tempo and greater "feedback" found in older technology. And you won't know unless you try them out for yourself.
There will also be a "Buck in a Cup" casting tournament held on Picnic Sunday -- Entry fee for each caster is one dollar -- the target will be placed at a yet to be detemined distance - and each caster will get 2 casts to try to win the cash.
And Tony Yap will be conducting a casting clinic on Saturday September 23rd - starting at 9:00am at the casting ponds. This clinic will focus on eliminating the dreaded "tailing loop" from your casts. He will also address casting in windy conditions as well as a number of other casting obstacles / mistakes.
Our annual picnic is scheduled for Sunday August 20th at the Los Gatos Creek Park in Campbell where our casting ponds are located.
All Flycasters members and their families are invited to attend.
The cost of the picnic is $10 each.
For that $10 you will get Tri-tip BBQ’d by Les Page. There will also be side dishes, drinks and dessert. All are asked to bring a side dish to share. We will provide the main course and the drinks.
Parking costs $6/car. You can park outside the park and walk in, or if you are a geezer, you can get a senior parking pass.
You have two ways to make reservations and pay. #1. Go to the Meetings tab above and choose Online Store reserve and pay via Pay Pal.
#2. Send an email to Irene Bennitt and tell her that you want to come and that you will bring your $10 to the picnic. Remember, if you do it this way, you have committed to paying Irene.
Please make your reservations as soon as possible so that we have enough food and not too much left over.
It will start about 11am.
Hope to see you all there.
Flycasters has plenty of fishouts remaining this summer - take a look at the Fishout Schedule in the File Sharing menu - and open/download the Fishout Templates
The evening Surf Stripers fishout at Beer Can Beach on August 19 has been cancelled
Lloyd Hayes is leading the Klamath Lake / Rocky Point fishout August 20 - 26 --- Targeting really large trout in the Upper Klamath Lake - Williamson River - Rocky Point area
Bill Mahan and Bob Bergthold are sharing fishmaster duties at the camping fishout at Medicine Lake September 7 - 10
Club president Todd Osborn is leading another intrepid group of backpackers up to Roosevelt and Lane Lakes in the Sierra for another backpack trip September 14 - 17
Les Page is putting together a fishout to Yamsi Ranch in Oregon for September 22 - 24 ----
Jeff Lorelli fishmasters a trip the weekend of September 30 - October 1 to the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River
and it's not too early to start planning your fishing for October and November ---