Flycasters will start off 2016 with a flury of activity.


A Rod Building Seminar begins on Tuesday January 26 --- see the January Flylines for details

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An Introductory Knots Class is scheduled for Wednesday January 27th -- more details in the Janaury Flylines

2016 is going to be another great year for Flycasters


The Fall Fly Tying Classes will consist of 4 nights

November 23rd and 30th -- December 7th and 14th

Each class will be from 7 to 9pm at the Mountain View Community Center

201 South Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View

Featuring useful patterns and techniques from the broad and deep field of San Jose Flycaster’s fly tiers.

This class assumes you have your own equipment and some previous experience with fly tying. Bring your vice, tools, thread, notebook. Materials will be provided for more than four patterns, 20 flies.

Cost: $20

Must be a member of San Jose Flycasters, but you can join when you sign up.

Please sign up at the October or November club meeting or contact Bill Zuravleff.

For additional information, or to sign up contact:

Bill Zuravleff

Or see

Note: New to fly tying? Try our most excellent Beginning Fly Tying course which will start sometime in February.

Flycasters is having its annual Summer Celebration a little later this year - early Autumn - on October 10th at the Pavilion near the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park

Les Page is BBQing again - ribs and tri-tip steak - along with hors d'oevres and salads - beer, wine and soft drinks will be on hand for everyone to enjoy

Members are invited to join the festivities from 2:00 to dusk -- October 10th

Price is only $10 per person - members can bring along family and friends

We'll start around 2:00pm for pre-dinner activities and then dinner will be served at 4:00pm

Attendees will be given a raffle ticket - Prize this year is a fly fishing reel

Sign up at the September 9 club meeting - this coming Wednesday

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Let's have some fun !!!!

The Flycasters will kick off 2016 with its Annual Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser on Saturday, January 30, 2016, our biggest social event of the year. Join your fellow Flycasters and guests for the festivities starting at 5:00 PM (30 minutes earlier than last year) at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center at 10185 N Stelling Ave in Cupertino.

After greeting your friends, you will have the opportunity to view over 120 wonderful and unique prizes available via raffle or silent auction, including fly rods and reels, restaurant certificates, gift baskets, and exciting top-rated lodges. Prior to the banquet, you will want to view the complete Prize List which is posted on the Flycasters web site under the File Sharing menu (upper right) select the 2016 Conservation Fundraiser to view all three prize lists - Silent Auction - Bucket Raffle - Helios 2 Rod donated by Orvis of Santana Row ” The list is updated as donations come in so check it regularly!

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After a delicious buffet dinner, our guest speaker, Anders Halverson, author of the award winning book, “An Entirely Synthetic Fish”,   will provde a fascinating and entertaining presentation.    The awards ceremony will then honor those who have offered exceptional service to the club during the past year and the passing of the gavel on to our 2016 President, Diana Ross. Presentation of the “Angler of the Year” and the coveted “Broken Paddle” awards are a highlight of the evening.

So don’t hesitate to bring your non-fishing friend or spouse to this fun occasion! And remember, all proceeds benefit the Marty Seldon Memorial Conservation Fund towards fisheries conservation for Steelhead restoration efforts in the Bay Area and fisheries throughout the state.

You won’t want to miss this once a year event, so buy your ticket now, as tickets are limited. As an added incentive, if you and another sign up together by December 31, you will receive 20 free raffle tickets. Banquet tickets are just $45 per person.

To buy your tickets, go to the Meetings tab above and select Online Store, then select the number of tickets and, using PayPal, make your payment. Flycasters members can also buy tickets by completing the reservation form found in the Flylines and either send the form with your check , or buy your tickets at the November 11th , December 9th or January 13th club meeting.


5:00PM TO 8:00PM

Free San Jose Flycasters Casting Clinic

Tailing Loops , Windy Conditions and Assorted Casting Problems

"Perhaps the biggest problem facing anyone who can fly cast beyond 45 feet is a tailing loop. A tailing loop is when the leader and the front of the line crash into the main line near the end of the cast. While tailing loops can occur anytime, they usually develop in a longer cast – especially when the angler makes an extra effort to gain greater distance than he or she can comfortably cast. " Lefty Kreh

Tony Yap is an accomplished fly fisher, a fantastic teacher, and a very successful tournament winning fly caster.   His list of accomplishments in competitive fly casting is truly impressive.

Tony asks that you bring your favorite fly rod. Anything between 5 and 10 weight, with a reel and weight forward floating line, appropriate leader and tippet and some yarn (no hooks).

Bring a notebook and pen to take notes.

Be sure to bring protective eyewear. Sunglasses or eyeglasses - just as long as they cover your eyes. This is a requirement, without eye protection you cannot attend the clinic.

There is no sign up for this event.

The BBQ will be going and hot dogs and brats will be available.

Clinic is FREE for members of San Jose Flycasters

*Parking at the ponds is $6 - payable at the kiosk - they do ticket non-payers

For more information contact Mason Seim at

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