Much of the interest and fun in belonging to Flycasters is learning about fly fishing from the many seminars which are organized, managed and conducted by volunteer members. Some seminars and classes focus on varying skill levels (beginning, intermediate and advanced) allowing an angler to progress and achieve a high level of expertise

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Bill Zuravleff is putting together the dates and the instructors for Flycasters Fall Fly Tying Classes - These should be taking place in November

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Bob Laskodi will be teaching a Knots Class in December - remember !! the only thing keeping that fish on the end of your line and the entire rig together are your knots, so they better be tied correctly.

Luke Sing is mapping out the best weekend(s) for teaching Single Handed Spey Casting -- and also scheduling the Spring Casting Classes --

And there will be a Rod Building Seminar in the new year --

OK --- so not a lot of details --- but at least I have your attention ...

 

 

 

NEW MEMBER SEMINAR

Fly Fishing 101

Hosted by Bob Shoberg

Tuesday October 17th

Moreland Apts. Meeting Room – 7:00pm

For all of you who are new to fly fishing and those who think they might still have something to learn Flycasters is presenting its New Member Seminar on Tuesday evening, October 17th, at the Moreland Apartments Meeting Room beginning at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:15 so please arrive early so we can start at 7, as there is a lot of information to cover.

We will have a comprehensive presentation of topics that will include:

Overall Fly rod/line setup - Fly Rod basicsFlylinesTippetsFliesEntomology

General Fly fishing equipment - Getting your equipment ready to go

It will be a perfect opportunity to get to know the other club members – both new and longstanding – as well as a chance to ask any questions that you need answered.

It is a FREE seminar – and open to all Flycasters members

(You can even invite your friends along to see if they might be interested)

Sign up before the seminar so we can determine how many handouts to have!!

For more information or to register contact Mason Seim at msseim@aol.com

Visit our website at www.flycasters.org

One of the most common problems fly fishers have when attempting to cast "just a little bit farther" is the tailing loop.  Which often results in a "wind knot" more correctly known as a "casting knot" ... and knots in your line often result in lost fish - OUCH !!!!

Tony Yap is conducting a Casting Clinic on September 23rd at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park from 9:00am to noon -

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Tony will address tailing loops, casting into the wind, and any other casting challenges we can throw at him.

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.

Tony also asks that if you have any questions about specific areas of casting please submit them in writing to him at the September 13th meeting, anonymously if you prefer, and Tony will answer them at the seminar.

The clinic is FREE for members of Flycasters - Parking inside the park is $6 --

TONY YAP CASTING CLINIC – Thursday June 22

“Presentation is everything” Understanding the mechanics of fly casting will go a long way to improving your accuracy and distance, and a more efficient casting motion will allow you to fish longer with less arm fatigue.

The clinic will begin at 5:00pm on Thursday – June 22nd – until dusk.

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

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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. Use your camera or phone to video.

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.

The BBQ will be on and hot dogs and brats will be available. Please bring something to drink (water, soda, beer, wine) and additional treats to share (deserts, salad, etc.)

The clinic is FREE for members and parking at the ponds is $6 - payable at the kiosk - they do ticket non-payers

RSVP Mason Seim at msseim@aol.com

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