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Flycasters was founded in 1965 - which made 2015 our Golden Anniversary.  In 1990 the club put out a commemorative 25 year book, and we thought it appropriate to celebrate our second 25 years.


Ken Imatani and Frank Eldredge have been working on this project for a number of months.  And the result is a fantastic full color 50th Anniversary publication. There are 16 articles which focus mainly on the past 25 years of Flycasters, Inc.


Your copy is waiting for you at the club meeting.  We handed out roughly 75 in December - Every member gets one free copy - (Yes ... Family memberships only get one copy) You simply sign your name and the issue is yours.


In the meantime you can look at the 50 Year magazine here on the website --- go to the File Sharing menu and open the Information About Our Club folder and download and read the Flycasters 50th Anniversary Magazine.



Curtis Knight of CalTrout will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Annual Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser
 Curtis Knight
Circle Sunday, January 29 on your 2017 calendars! Join us for yet another great Flycasters Annual Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser! This fun evening offers you a chance to hear CalTrout Executive Director Curtis Knight as our guest speaker, enjoy some great food and drink, socialize with your fellow Flycasters, enjoy an awards ceremony to give recognition to members for outstanding service throughout the year, and have a chance to win some valuable prizes, all while benefitting the conservation efforts of the Flycasters Conservation Committee.
We have found a new, beautiful venue for our 2017 banquet: it will be at the Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Avenue. We have rented the Orchard City Room - a very large banquet hall.
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The evening will start at 4:00pm with a social hour, hors d’oeuvres, and fundraiser prize-viewing and bidding. After enjoying the great selection of buffet dishes, you can enjoy an entertaining presentation from our guest speaker, followed by our annual awards ceremony and announcement of silent auction and bucket prize winners.
Prize List is now available online --- go to the File Sharing menu above and click on 2017 Conservation Fundraiser - The prize list is available in 2 formats - PDF and Excel -- both files are identical.

Tickets this year are $55 each - Deadline is January 13th -
 Go to the Meetings menu above and click on the Online Store to buy your tickets
Or downloand and print a registration form - Go to the File Sharing menu above and open the 2017 Conservation Fundraiser folder -
Last year's banquet sold out - be sure to get your tickets soon !!



Veterans First Fly Fishing is having its 5th Annual VFFF Benefit Dinner on Friday, November 4th, - starting at 5:00pm at the Fremont Elks Lodge - All you can eat crab feed, pasta, salad, garlic bread - Live and Silent Auctions - tickets and more information online at

 The deadline for ticket purchases is October 30th ---


And on Saturday November 12th - the 39th annual Albacore Feed raises money for the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project (an integral part of Flycasters' STEP program and the Ed Foundation) doors open at 6:00pm - Dinner at 7:00pm. Location is The Recreation Center - 1161 Crane St. in Castroville, CA - Door prizes and Silent Auctions - Dinner tickets are $20 - (kids under 12 are $10) tickets available at the door --- Contact Hugh Miller or Don Chesarek for details ---

Flycasters is once again holding its Rod Building Seminar in the first part of the New Year.

Tom Key and Albert Yi and Walt McIntyre will be hosting a Rod Building Seminar beginning on January 10th -

The seminar will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Moreland Apts meeting room - each class will begin at 7:00pm and last a couple of hours - Cost is $20 per member for all six classes. 

Learn how to choose components - how to find the "spine" of a blank - and how to assemble and finish your own fly rod.  Save money and custom build your own masterpiece.  See the November Flylines for details.

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And there will be a Fishout Planning Meeting on Wednesday - January 18th - 7:00pm - at the Moreland Apts meeting room.  Volunteer to be a fishmaster if you like or you can  make suggestions about where you think the club would have a good time fishing. The last few years the club has expanded its calendar of fishouts - we are going fishing more often and to a greater variety of destinations.



Flycasters annual Summer Celebration Picnic and BBQ will be coming up on Saturday September 17th -- the celebration begins at 11:00am and will continue on through the afternoon.

Les Page is BBQing Tri-tip beef and there will be hors d'oevres - side dishes - and beverages

It is always a fun day of relaxing, eating and drinking, and socializing ... all of this takes place at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.

Cost is $10 per person - we have a way to pay online - simply click on the Meetings tab above and go the Online Store - and you can purchase your tickets via PayPal.  Or you can pay at the September 14 meeting.  If you want to attend but can't do either of those - contact Diana Ross  and commit to pay her at the BBQ.


Get there ealry on Saturday and learn how to fix your casting miscues from Tony Yap.

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. 

windy casting

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 ... but if you want to stay for the BBQ you will have to pay $10 ..


Contact Mason Seim to sign up


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