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 10:00 -- 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.
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 - 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 January club meeting.
The Deadline for purchasing tickets is January 13th -
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!
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.
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 !!