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 June 4th - 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 -
The first week of June features another "scout trip" fishout to Antelope Lake - June 2 - 5 ... Fishmasters Lee Dorius and Bill Mahan are scouting out Antelople Lake in Northeast California to see if it is a good fishing spot for future fishouts. They are inviting other members to join them. See the fishout template in the File Sharing menu above.
Scout trips can be real adventures since they are usually the first attempts Flycasters has made at fishing these locations. This will be a camping fishout and Lee and Bill will be camping at Lone Rock Campground -
And nearer the end of June is our 3rd annual joint fishout with Southern Oregon Fly Fishers to Lava Lakes - June 23 - 26. Lee Dorius is fishmaster - see the details in the fishout template in File Sharing menu above.
SOFF has once again invited Flycasters to join them at the Lava Lakes area for a joint fishout. This has proved to be a great fishout in terms of fishing success as well as the popular campfire storytelling / lying / living legend making tales ... and of course, lots of great food and camaraderie.
Our June meeting is coming up June 8 - at the Moreland Apts meeting room -
Our program will be presented by longtime Flycaster Benson Kanemoto.
Benson Kanemoto joined SJ Flycasters around 1975 and left after moving to Redding, California in 2008.
While a member he held nearly every single position from meeting room cleanup, to newsletter editor, coffee maker, fishmaster, casting instructor, director on the board, treasurer, and flytying instructor under Dick Nelson for 15 years.
In 2003 Benson was the reciepient of the Dick Nelson Fly Tying Award from the FFF. Marty Seldon was chiefly responsible for his nomination.
Benson Kanemoto is an Honorary Life Member of Flycasters as well.
When he moved to Redding, Benson joined the Shasta Trinity Flyfishers and has been active in their club.
Benson often says he has had the good fortune to fish all over the world and spent one doing so. And he gives credit to both because he has a wonderful wife!
Lewiston Lake is the title of the program.