2018 will be off to a flying start with tons of activities for Flycasters members.
The January 10th club meeting will feature Brian Allee, a fisheries biologist, as the featured program speaker.
Rod Building Classes will begin on Tuesday January 16th, 7:00pm at the Moreland Apts meeting room. Contact Mason Seim or Tom Key for details.
Want to help plan our 2018 calendar of fishouts? There is a Fishout Planning meeting on Wednesday January 17th at Moreland Apts. Contact Lee Dorius.
The BIG EVENT - The Marty Seldon Memorial Conservation Fundraiser and Awards Banquet is on January 27th at the Campbell Community Center - The Orchard City Room - 5:00pm to 9:00 -- tickets are available through the Online Store - use the Meetings tab above and select Online Store -
FlyTying Classes begin Wednesday February 28th - contact Bill Zuravleff for details. 6 classes for the Introductory Series followed by 4 Intermediate classes --
Luke Sing has promised a series of Spey Casting Classes to be held in the early Spring - these always fill up so keep a close eye and when and where.
And the Spring Casting Classes will take place in March / April --- 3 consecutive weekends - 12 hours of instruction. There will be Beginning, Intermediate, Shooting Head, and Advanced casting classes again this year.
In order to participate in club activities you must be a member --- so join up or renew online - use the About Us menu tab above and select Membership to pay online via PayPal.
Tom Key will be teaching the rod building classes. Tom is an expert rod builder having built numerous bamboo, fiberglass, and graphite rods over the years. Albert Yi, who has many years of experience in rod building will assist him.
The seminar will take place over 6 nights - Tuesday's and Thursday's beginning January 16th and 18th and then continue after a two (2) week break --- the break between the first sessions and the following classes will give members time to buy blanks and materials they need to build a rod. Continue on February 6th and 8th, and February 13th and 15th.Sessions begin at 7:00pm, Moreland Apts Activities Center
4375 Payne Ave, San Jose, CA
Cost is $20 - Space is limited to 12 members -- Sign up at the December meeting - For information contact Mason Seim
Topics will include:
An overview of rod building
Selecting a fly rod blank
Marking the spline
Tools and materials used in building fly rods
Attaching reel seats
Building and attaching cork handles
Guide spacing and wrapping
Finishing coats - marking your fly rod - slow drying motors
Resources and answering questions
One of the most anticipated events every year is Flycasters Annual Conservation Fundraiser
Circle Saturday January 27th on your 2018 calendar - the Fundraiser is always a fun AND important event.
Once again we will be at the Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Avenue. We have rented the Orchard City Room - a very large banquet hall. Hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and of course, a buffet banquet are all part of the festivities for the evening.
Prizes will again include discounted lodge trips to Alaska and other destinations - and gear, flies, clothing, and all kinds of fly fishing accessories - as well as plenty of prizes for the non-angler.
The doors will open at 5:00pm - tickets are only $55 each - if you buy 2 tickets before December 31st you will get 20 free raffle tickets (10 each) - you can purchase tickets at our ONLINE STORE - look under the Meetings tab above -pay via PayPal
Mark Davidson from The Nature Conservancy will be the featured guest speaker.
You can also fill out a reservation form and pay with a check or cash at the December - or January club meetings.
Find the reservation form in the File Sharing menu above - open the Conservation Fundraiser folder - and print your 2018 Banquet Reservation Form -
A FULL LIST of donors and prizes will be forthcoming
The Marty Seldon Memorial Conservation Fundraiser and Awards Banquet is a terrific event each year. It sells out every year so buy your tickets early!