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


“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

Flycasters is going to have another "Casts and Brats" BBQ at the Ponds on Tuesday - May 23rd - from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park


Dennis Buranek and Tom Key will be showing off some bamboo and fiberglass fly rods - which have a considerably slower casting tempo than modern graphite and composite rods.

Keith Nelson will fire up the BBQ and serve 'Brats' and other refreshments.

Flycasters will hve a chance to cast these rods and ask questions - and simply have some fun.

This is a MEMBERS ONLY event - contact Mason Seim for details

You need to connect your fly to your tippet -- you need to connect your tippet to your leader - you need to connect your leader to a butt section - you need to connect the butt section to your flyline - well, you get the idea.

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It takes a lot of knots - and a lot of different KINDS of knots - to present your fly to a (hopefully) eager fish. And those knots need to be tied correctly if you want to fight and land that fish.

OnTuesday evening, May 16, at 7:00pm, at the Moreland Apts meeting room, Flycasters is holding an Introductory Knots Class taught by Bob Laskodi.

8 different knots will be featured - the Uni-Knot - The Eugene Bend - The Non Slip Mono Loop - The Seaguar Knot - The Blood Knot - The Nail Knot - The Perfection Loop - The Surgeon's Knot

Space is limited to 12 members - materials and tools will be provided - or participants can bring their own nippers and 8 to 12 pound tippet.

Sign up at the May 10th meeting - cost will be $10 per member - cash or checks payable to Flycasters Inc.


Just in time for several upcoming fishouts - notably Pyramid Lake April 20 - 23 and the Shad fishout on May 23 --- Tony Yap is holding a Shooting Head Tune Up casting clinic.

Being able to launch your fly a great distance is key to greater success when fishing for those big Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in Pyramid Lake - and it helps get your fly in front of the Shad on the Sacramento River.

Tony Yap is a master caster and instructor - he will be focusing on Distance - Line Control - & Line Management.  Three keys to making you a better caster.

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The clinic will be held at the Los Gatos Creek Park Casting Ponds - on Saturday April 15 beginning at 8:30am --- the clinic will run for 2 hours - and we need to vacate the ponds to allow the Advanced Casting Class access to the ponds at 10:30am

This is a FREE clinic to all Flycasters members - parking inside the park is $6 - pay at the kiosk.

For more details - come to the April 12 club meeting - and look for the flyer in the April 2017 issue of Flylines - see the File Sharing menu above



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