One of the most anticipated events every year is Flycasters Annual Conservation Fundraiser
Circle Saturday January 27th on your 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.
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.
There are still some details to work out as far as WHEN the doors open - and HOW MUCH it will cost - and a FULL LIST of donors and prizes will be forthcoming - as well as the announcement of the featured GUEST SPEAKER.
The Marty Seldon Memorial Conservation Fundraiser and Awards Banquet is a terrific event each year - so stay tuned for information on how to buy tickets online or at the club meetings -there will once again be bonus raffle tickets given out to early purchasers.
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.
Flycasters has the honor of hosting one of the premier casting tournaments of 2017.
The 109th American Casting Association Championships will take place July 26 - 30 with the Opening Ceremonies and the Accuracy events at our own Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.
Opening Ceremonies begin Wednesday evening July 26 at 6:00pm at the Casting Ponds along with demonstrations by ACA Tournament Participants. Some of the ACA's most proficient casters will be on hand to demonstrate their skills. Come out and learn from the best.
Distance events will take place Thursday and Friday at the Morgan Hill Sporting Complex. July 27 and 28.
Accuracy events and closing ceremonies will take at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park on Saturday and Sunday July 29 - 30 --- The Awards Banquet will be held Sunday Evening ---
In addition to our own Tournament Casting Team there will be participants from all over the United States.
Volunteers will be needed for scoring and registration - Contact Luke Sing -
Flycasters invites you all to come out - enjoy the competition - and above all, have fun !!
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 will begin its second series of Fly Tying Classes on April 26 - at the Moreland Aps meeting room - Corner of Payne and Saratoga Ave., - 7:00 pm to 9:00pm
The Intermediate Fly Tying Classes are aimed at those members who took the Beginning Classes and want to expand their skills and for those who already have some fly tying skills and want to improve.
The classes take place over 4 nights - April 26th, May 3rd, 17h, and 24th -- all Wednesdays -
You will need to bring your own vise, bobbin, thread (black, 3/0, 6/0), bobbin threader, scissors, hackle pliers, bodkin, and hair stacker
Each night 2 patterns are learned so you get materials and instructions for 8 flies --
All for only $20
You must be a member of Flycasters to take the classes - you can join online - see the About Us menu above and choose the Membership option --
or you can join the club on the first night of class -
For more details see page 14 of the April issue of the club newsletter Flylines - go to the File Sharing menu above and choose the folder 2017 Flylines and then open the 04-2017 FLYLINES file