Flycasters is going to have another "Casts and Brats" BBQ at the Ponds on Thursday - August 11th - from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park
Dennis Buranek and Tom Key will be showing off some bamboo and fiberglass fly rods - which have a considerably slower casting tempo than modern graphite and composite rods.
Keith Nelson will fire up the BBQ and serve 'Brats' and other refreshments.
Flycasters will hve a chance to cast these rods and ask questions - and simply have some fun.
SEPTEMBER 17 --- NEW DATE
Tony Yap is conducting a casting clinic focusing on casting in the wind and eliminating casting mistakes on Saturday September 17 - 9AM to 11AM - at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.
The wind can turn any day fly fishing into a day of cursing and despair. Learn how to cast in the wind and you could find yourself among the few having a very successful day on the water.
And that "wind knot" is the result of a casting mistake. Wind knots can really make playing and landing fish difficult, since the knots tend to weaken the tippet and cause you to lose fish.
Tony Yap is a world class flycaster and a fantastic teacher. Let Tony show you how to improve your casting and be a more successful fly fisher.
Bring your favorite fly rod - flyline leader and tippet - and some yarn or something to simulate a fly (NO HOOKS) -- bring a notebook to take notes --- and always BRING AN OPEN MIND ....
Please remember to wear eye protection - sunglasses or eyeglasses are REQUIRED - and this clinic is free for Flycasters club members ... see the July Flylines for more details ...
When people travel to Hawaii, they usually visit the beach, go snorkeling, surfing, whale watching, or just relax and enjoy the sunshine, the scenery and beautiful weather. But very few bring a fly rod and go fishing. What a shame!
Few people know that you can travel to Hawaii and fly fish for rainbow trout as well as largemouth, smallmouth and peacock bass. These fish can be caught in some of Hawaii’s
freshwater streams and impoundments. And did you know that there are world-class bonefish and other tropical species swimming over the flats just offshore?
There are four Hawaiian Islands where a fly rod can be flexed and cast to catch great fish. This month we’re going to learn about these idyllic spots and how to prepare for a fly fishing experience that is becoming more popular.
And the expert to take us on a new adventure is Peter Koga - Flycasters program speaker for August.
Join us August 10 at the Moreland Apts meeting room --- doors open at 6:30 --- Meeting begins at 7:15 ---