2014 Annual Award Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser
Join the Party at the Flycasters 2014 Annual Awards Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser on February 1, 2014
While you are preparing for that big Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 2, you will also want to be preparing for another party, the Flycasters biggest social event of the year, the Annual Awards Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser on Saturday, February 1. Join your fellow Flycasters and guests for a party starting at 6:00 PM at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center at 10185 N Stelling Ave in Cupertino.
A good way to find out about the banquet is to view photos of our 2013 banquet captured by Ana Villafane, our professional photographer. Ana took photos of everyone and you can view your photo by going to the Picasa album:
When you enter the modern banquet room, you will also see a large number of tables set up with many items in our bucket raffles and silent auctions – many items you will want to win. After greeting your friends, getting your favorite beverage of soft drinks, wine or beer and reserving your place at a table, 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 is posted on the Flycasters web site file sharing page, select the “2014 Conservation Fundraiser” and then select “2014 Fundraiser Prize List.” The list will be updated as donations come in. The “Year in Review” show by Diana Ross will be showing on the big screen.
A delicious buffet dinner prepared by Abby Huerta Catering, will feature several choices of entrees. After dinner, our program will begin with our guest speaker, Ken Hanley, a well-known fly fishing instructor, creator of instructional DVDs, a frequent fly fishing show presenter, writer of six books on fly fishing and outdoor adventures and the 2005 inductee to the Northern California Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. Ken’s presentation will be titled, “Extend your Fly Fishing with Videos.” Next, 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 2014 President, Bill Zuravleff. Presentation of the “Angler of the Year” and the coveted “Broken Paddle” awards are a highlight of the evening.
Rod Building Classes in January
Bob Davis is putting on a rod building seminar. It will take place over 6 nights. Tuesdays and Thursdays - January 14th &16th will be the initial classes – then a two week break to allow you to buy the materials and tools you might want – and then classes resume February 4th &6th, 11th & 13th and one or two more nights, if needed.
We are going to be holding the classes at The Quaker Meeting House – 1041 Morse St., San Jose, CA 95126
Each session will begin at 7:00pm and last a couple of hours.
The cost of the seminar will be $20.
Make your checks payable to Flycasters, Inc.
The first sessions will be an overview of rod building. A look at the materials and tools you will need and how and where to buy them. There will be a demonstration of finding the “spine” or “spline” of the rod blank.
Subsequent classes will include:
How to attach a reel seat – and attach the tip top
How to attach the grip – how to fashion a grip
How to space the guides and how to wrap them
How to finish your fly rod
NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY TO TAKE THE CLASS - IT IS GEARED TOWARD BEGINNERS and everyone else
Tying Dick Nelson's Lo-crest Aztec Workshop
Bill Nelson will be delivering five hours (!) of in-depth instruction in tying Dick Nelson's signature fly.
The Aztec is a simple, inexpensive, indestructible, and effective streamer.
In the Club tying classes, we teach the Aztec. In this workshop, you'll learn the Aztec.
Additional printed instructions cover five variations, including adding gills, eyes, or fins; tying point-up Aztecs; and using different materials for the body. Plus other instructions to tie the closely related patterns, The Hi-Crest Aztec and the Manta.
And, since there was space left in the binders, bonus instructions for five other Nelson yarn patterns and for making and attaching the Nelson Point Guard.
The class is limited to five students.
Sign-up sheet and payment at the December and January Flycasters meetings.
Cash or checks payable to Bill Nelson