|President -Mason Seim
I retired in 2012 and took the Orvis 101 and 201 Fly fishing classes. After hearing about casting classes offered by Flycasters in signed up in the spring of 2013. Soon after I had signed up for fishouts, fly tying, knot tying and rod building, meeting many of the club members and learning as much about fly fishing as I could.
In early 2015 then President Dave Pellone asked me to take over the Seminar Chair. This has furthered my knowledge and given me the opportunity to meet and get to know so many of our club members. Thanks to the Flycasters who have been generous in sharing their knowledge, as a result I and other club members have become much better fly fishers.
|Vice President -Ray Chin
Along my angler journey, I was taken by the artistry of a well-cast fly line and dry fly arcing through space on its way to rising trout in a spring creek. This ignited my passion to be a student of the art of fly casting and to spend countless hours at the casting ponds.
Through the Flycasters, I learned that our pristine trout waters cannot be taken for granted for the forces of habitat destruction are all about us. I joined the Flycasters conservation committee and later became its co-chair. Finally, I believe the character of the Flycasters is driven by what we as volunteers contribute. Many before us have defined the Flycasters experience. By becoming the Vice President and Board member, it is my goal to expand and innovate what has been given to us and to contribute back to our club and community.
|Secretary - David Ahrens
|Treasurer - Matthew Bien
I joined Flycasters in 2010 when I moved to San Jose from Seattle. I began to attend the Sierra backpacking fishouts, which I enjoy not only for the fishing, but for the people I meet and the camping experience as well.
I travel to Patagonia every two years to fish for rainbow and brook trout in the rivers and lakes. I particularly like Lake Gallardo and the Limay River. I’m beginning to tie flies, nymph, and streamer fish. I still consider myself a neophyte, but I enjoy fly fishing immensely.
|Director - Tom Key
My fishing life started young with my Grandfather taking me salt water fishing in Southern California. Fresh water fishing started when my dad began taking our family on annual camping trips to the Eastern Sierra
In addition to time on the water I build custom hand split bamboo rods, assemble glass, and graphite rods, and help teach our clubs rod building and occasionally tie flies.
If you’ve got some extra cash burning a hole in your wallet/purse and have always lusted for a Tonkin cane fly rod let me know.
|Director - Brad Winchester
I enjoy fishing the Sierras on backpacking trips, the Pit and McCloud, the Trinity, the Sac valley rivers, Southern Oregon and lately giving British Columbia a try.
I’ve really gotten into Spey fishing, finding it an enjoyable way to fish that’s easy on my shoulder.
Joining the Flycasters a few years ago has really enhanced my fishing experience, giving me a chance to hear, and tell, more fish stories and the opportunity to go on more fishing trips then I can possibly make. I look forward to many more years fishing in nearby and far away places
|Director -Luke Sing
|Director - Jennifer Lei
For me, each fishing adventure is reliving an eidetic memory from my childhood summers fishing the Delta and local party boats. I love to fish and it is my choice, if allotted the time. My venture into fly fishing was a natural progression from my affinity for topwater. My target is any fish that wants to rip my arm off. Of course, the small cuties are welcome as well :). I joined Flycasters in 2017 to meet a like-minded group of fishing addicts. Albeit, a group with an increased skilled and sophisticated fishing methodology in comparison to conventional fishing. Initially, I was hesitant about joining, having never fly fished. However, the club was very welcoming and well, here I am: a fly fishing addict in training.
|Director - Dan Romani
Getting active in the club was very beneficial as it allowed me to make many new friends and shorted my learning curve. I have been blessed to fish many beautiful places through out the Western United States and Alaska.
I started out volunteering as a fish master, then moved onto the Conservation committee working on the fund raiser. I’ve taken fly tying and rod building classes and attended many seminars and will be forever grateful for the opportunities that the club has provided
Past Presidents of Flycasters, Inc.
We want to thank all the following members for their hard work, efforts and direction for our club since 1965. Listed in order from first to most recent.
Robert von Raesfeld
Carol von Raesfeld