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Flycasters of San Jose

Generations of people passionate about the tranquil sport of fly fishing. Members gather, share, learn, and volunteer through meetings, classes, outings and conservation activities.

Welcome to Flycasters of San Jose


Flycasters of San Jose is a large and active fly fishing club with a diverse set of offerings catering to fly fishers of all backgrounds and skill levels.  Whether you want to learn to cast or enhance your casting skills; tie flies; build a fly rod; get involved in teaching grammar school students about the life cycle of trout; or, go on a fishing trip with a group of anglers from the club--Flycasters has you covered!

Flycasters is a non-profit social club dedicated to promoting the sport of fly fishing and protecting the waters where we fish.  Founded in 1965, Flycasters is a club for all anglers who want to learn more about the art of fly fishing and improve their skills and techniques.

By joining our club, you will have fun, make new friends, build your skills, and find many opportunities to contribute to our activities.  Hope to see you at one of our upcoming meetings!

Club Benefits/Activities:

    Monthly Newsletter on club news and events
    Monthly Meetings with expert presentations
    Casting Instruction
    Fly Tying Classes
    Rod building classes
    Fly Fishing Outings (Fishouts) to a wide variety of destinations
    Youth Education ("Trout in the Classroom" program)
    Conservation Initiatives and fundraising
    Equipment Raffles
    Annual Summer Picnic
    Annual Banquet and Conservation Fundraiser

It's simple to join: click on the "Join" button in the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions. 

Ken Imatani
President, Flycasters of San Jose

Our fly fishing club is indebted to the acclaimed photographer Val Atkinson for allowing us to use the stunning images shown below in the slideshow.  Val is the master of capturing with a camera the tranquility and sublime beauty of the rivers in northern California that our members count among their favorite places to fly fish.

You can view the complete set of photos in this series, called "5 Rivers in Northern California," and many of Val's other images, by going to his website: Val Atkinson's Website   Many of his images are available for purchase.


Casting Classes 2024

Classes will be held on Saturdays and Sundays

April 13 & 14*
April 20 & 21
April 27 & 28

Beginning Fly Casting 8am to 10am
Shooting Head 8am to 10am
Intermediate Fly Casting 10:30am to 12:30
Advanced Casting 10:30am to 12:30

Each class is 12 hours of instruction held over 6 days 

Gear for beginners is available to anyone who needs it - let us know when you register

*The first weekend – April 13 & 14 classes are offered to everyone free of charge – including non-members 12 years old and up 


*If you wish to continue the classes after the initial 2 days, you must join the club.  Instructors will be checking for paid membership.


To register - Contact Luke Sing at

Classes are held at Los Gatos Creek Park Casting Ponds
For directions use the Skills menu at the top of this page and choose Fly Casting

Casting Class 2024

Casting Classes 2024 More details.

San Jose Flycasters Conservation Banquet 

Annual Banquet Saturday June 8 Sign up Now

Los Gatos Lodge 5-9pm


Gather your friends and partners, and register today for this fun social event.

Enjoy great food, learn about Coyote Valley, and bid on some coveted flyfishing prizes.

Last year’s event was a huge hit with everyone loving the venue –outdoors and under big shade trees.

Our speaker will be Derek Neumann, Field Operations Manager at the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority presenting on OSA’s conservation work in Coyote Valley-connecting wildlife habitats, restoring floodplains and stewarding our beautiful landscape.

Ticket price is $65pp early bird registration now, increasing to $70 on May 1.

Sign up early as capacity is limited.
Sign Up Now

New 2024 Seminar Schedule  Seminars 2024

The Latest issue of the FlylinesFLYLINES 04-2024    

Fishout schedule


Covid-19 Policy and Guidelines

NCC/FFI Newsletter can be found here.


April 10th Meeting
Fly Fishing in Cuba - A Beginner's Guide

Matt Heron

Join Truckee outfitter and travel host Matt Heron for his in depth introduction to fly fishing the much talked about, but often misunderstood, Cuba. 

In recent years Cuba has become one of the most sought after salt water destinations on the planet.

In the last decade, American anglers have flocked there in pursuit of unpressured flats and the chance at a Grand Slam - bonefish, permit, and tarpon.

However, embargos, communist politics and a long history of uneasy relationships with the US, there seems to be more questions than answers about this fly fishing 'gold mine'. 

In his presentation, Matt not only discusses the fabulous fishing opportunities, but the locations, travel logistics, and a quick history of all things Cuba.

Wednesday evening, April 10th

Meetings are held at the Moreland Apts meeting room
Northeast Corner of Payne and Saratoga Ave.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Zoom details will be emailed to members


Meeting Date: Wednesday April 10th @ 6:30pm
Meeting Format:  In-Person / Zoom
See menu item at top of this page for meeting details: About Flycasters-->Meetings



10088 N WOLFE RD., SUITE 130 - CUPERTINO  95014

8:00am -- Saturday  April 6th   

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


Choose from over a dozen different forums to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest to club members.  Below are just a few of the topics you will find in the Forums area.



Discuss interesting places to fish with fellow members.  Get or provide tips, explore all types of fly fishing adventures, and find others who want to join you for fly fishing trips.


Do you enjoy pursuing steelhead, the "fish of a thousand casts"?  Whether you use single-handed rods or prefer spey casting, enjoy casting adult winter steelhead or Fall "half pounders," this forum is for you.

Salt Water Fly Fishing

If you enjoy traveling to warm destinations and catching saltwater species such as bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, and others, this forum is for you.

Member Photos and Slideshows

Gil's Steelie
Larry's Bow
Patagonia 2023
Trinity 2022 - Matt and Roy
stripers 2022
Rogue River fishout 2022
Lower Sac: March 2023
Brazil Peacock Bass Trips