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

Want to learn how to tie flies?

Want to brush up on your fly tying skills?

Flycasters Introductory Fly Tying Classes are perfect for the absolute novice - beginner - and even the most seasoned fly tier

The Introductory Fly Tying Classes begin on Wednesday February 28 - and continue for a total of 6 Wednesday evenings - all at 7:00pm at the Moreland Apts Meeting Room - where our regular club meetings take place.

$20 covers all six classes - you must be a Flycaster member to take advantage of the classes - Join at the February 14th meeting -- or ONLINE - see the About Us menu above -- or even at the first class on February 28 --- Contact Bill Zuravleff for details

The instructor is award winning fly tier and writer Bill Nelson ---

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Dates will be Feb 28,

March 7, 28

and April 4, 18, 25

 March 21st will be a Pyramid Lake Fly Tying night

Immediately following the Introductory Classes the Intermediate Fly Tying Classes begin on May 2 - Four more Wednesdays

Spey Rods

Using long two handed fly rods and a variety of Spey Casting techniques can allow fly fishers to cover large rivers for large fish.  The casting techniques can also transfer to single handed casting and make you a better, more successful angler.

Flycasters will be teaching Spey Casting over two weekends in March.

March 17 - 18 and 24 - 25

There are 8 spots available - 4 openings at 8am and 4 at 11am

Four - 2 hour classes - a total of 8 hours of instruction

All classes will be taught at the casting ponds in Los Gatos Creek Park. Bring your single hand fly rod, waders and boots because we will be in the water in the casting ponds.

We have club spey rods available to borrow or you can bring your own set up.

Students MUST be able to ROLL cast.

Sign-ups will be available at February 14 club meeting

Class price: $80.00

Members only

Tom Key will be teaching the rod building classes. Tom is an expert rod builder having built numerous bamboo, fiberglass, and graphite rods over the years. Albert Yi, who has many years of experience in rod building will assist him.

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The seminar will take place over 6 nights - Tuesday's and Thursday's beginning January 16th and 18th and then continue after a two (2) week break --- the break between the first sessions and the following classes will give members time to buy blanks and materials they need to build a rod. Continue on February 6th and 8th, and February 13th and 15th.

Sessions begin at 7:00pm,  Moreland Apts Activities Center

4375 Payne Ave, San Jose, CA

Cost is $20 - Space is limited to 12 members -- Sign up at the December meeting - For information contact Mason Seim

Topics will include:

Ÿ  An overview of rod building

Ÿ  Selecting a fly rod blank

Ÿ  Marking the spline

Ÿ  Tools and materials used in building fly rods

Ÿ  Attaching reel seats

Ÿ  Building and attaching cork handles

Ÿ  Guide spacing and wrapping

Ÿ  Finishing coats - marking your fly rod - slow drying motors

Ÿ  Resources and answering questions

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Flycasters Fall Fly Tying Classes will take place over 4 nights at the Moreland Apts meeting room - All on Wednesday - Novermber 15 and 29 --- December 6 and 20 -- 7:00 to 9:00pm. The Fall Fly Tying Classes are geared for members with some experience tying flies.  Cost for the 4 class series will be $20 - Flycasters members only - contact Bill Zuravleff to sign up -- BillZ@computer.org

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Bob Laskodi will be teaching a Knots Class on Tuesday December 5th  - 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. Class will begin at 7:00pm at the Moreland Apts meeting room - space is limited to 12 members - cost is $10 -- Sign up at the November meeting --see Mason Seim for details.

ALSO -- 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 --

 

 

 

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