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

NEW DATE --- 2 SESSIONS

SEPTEMBER 24 - SATURDAY

Luke Sing is holding a series of casting classes beginning Saturday - September 24th  - 8:00am to 10:00am --- and another class from 10:30am to 12:30pm - at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park -

The first class will be Single-Handed Spey

In order to take the class you must be able to roll cast

Luke asks that you bring your favorite fly rod. Anything between 5 and 8 weight, with a reel and double taper 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.

Class size is limited to 16 members (8 in each session) - cost is $10 per member per class - checks payable to Flycasters Inc. - Sign up and pay at the September club meeting -

entomology 2

Flycasters is presenting an Entomology Seminar on Wednesday evening May 25th - at the Moreland Apts meeting room - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Knowing about bugs – where they live, how they behave, their life cycle – is integral to becoming a better fly fisher. In fact, what we call “flies” are all manner of insect incarnations … from eggs to larvae to pupae to nymphs to emergers to adults to spinners. In order to become a successful fly fisher it is essential to learn the lifecycles, anatomy and seasonal hatches of fish food.

Our club is fortunate to have Curtis Takahashi as a long time member as well as an expert on insects. He will teach a seminar on Entomology on Wednesday May 25th at the Moreland Apartments Meeting Room beginning at 6:30pm.

The seminar is $10 - cash or checks made out to Flycasters Inc. Sign ups will be taken at the May meeting or you can contact Mason Seim at  seminars@flycasters.org 

 

ALSO -- A REMINDER THAT THERE IS A FOLLOW UP DAY FOR THE NEW MEMBER SEMINAR ON SATURDAY MAY 7TH AT THE CASTING PONDS.  10:00AM TO NOON ---- NEW MEMBERS ( and all members ) are encouraged to come to the ponds to ask questions and try out a variety of fly rods --- this is a follow up to the Fly Fishing 101 Soup to Nuts presentation by Bob Shoberg from April 27th  --- Contact Mason Seim for details  

Even without water in the ponds Tony Yap can teach any of us to be more efficient casters.

On Thursday evening - September 10th - from 5:00pm to 8:00pm - Tony will be conducting a casting clinic which will focus on understanding the mechanics of EFFICIENT CASTING. We'll be at the casting ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park - water in the ponds or not

Say "So long" to sore shoulders and arms ... when you learn to cast with greater efficiency you use less muscle and gain more distance and accuracy. 

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Bring your favorite fly rod - 5wt to 10wt - remember to bring yarn - no hooks allowed -- maybe a pen and paper to take notes

Be sure to bring eye protection - it will be getting close to sundown but you still MUST wear eye protection to participate - no glasses and you will not be allowed to cast with the club.  Yellow lens sunglasses are great in low light -

The BBQ will once again be fired up and dogs and 'Brats will be hot and tasty.

The clinic is FREE for members of Flycasters

There is a $6 parking fee if you park inside the park ... otherwise it may be a long walk out to the street.

Flycasters had such a great time with the Slow Rod Thursday a few weeks ago that we are going to continue the series - as long as there is some water in the ponds -

On Thursday evening June 11th - 5:00 to 7:00pm - at the Los Gatos Creek Park casting ponds - we will hold another get together - this time for fly rods of 7wt and higher - a HEAVY ROD DAY AT THE PONDS

Bob Davis Steelhead

 

Several members will be bringing 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 and higher weight rods for members to try out ... some of us have never cast anything heavier than a 5 or 6 weight rod so this will be an opportunity to give the bigger rods a try.

Keith Nelson will fire up the BBQ again for hot dogs and the ice chests will have some cold drinks.

For more information contact Mason Seim msseim@aol.com

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