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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. 

Frank Eldredge
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.

Covid-19 Policy and Guidelines


Quick Links


Latest issue of the Flylines newsletterFLYLINES 11-2022 


Covid-19 Policy and Guidelines for Fishouts

NCC/FFI Newsletter can be found here.


December 14th Meeting 
FLYCASTERS' YEAR IN REVIEW

2 Stripers

Our YEAR IN REVIEW program is always the most anticipated presentation of the entire year. 
You are the stars of the show.
If you went fishing, attended a casting class, showed up at any of Flycaster's events then you can see yourself on the screen.

Larry Sasscer has put together a slide show of the highlights of 2022. 


 

In person at the Moreland Apts meeting room
Doors open at 6:30pm
Zoom for those attending remotely



 


Meeting Date:
Wednesday December 14th  @ 6:30pm
Meeting Format:  In-Person and Zoom 

See menu item at top of this page for meeting details: About Flycasters-->Meetings

MONTHLY BREAKFAST GATHERING AT A NEW LOCATION

HOLDER'S COUNTRY INN

1424 SARATOGA AVE., SAN JOSE

8:00am -- Saturday  December 10th


The Holder's Inn on DeAnza Blvd burned down and is closed


Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Forums

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.

 


Destinations

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.


Steelhead

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

Big Bow
Gil's Steelie
Larry's Bow
Slideshow
Big Hole Montana 2022
Slideshow
Brazil Peacock Bass Trips
Slideshow
Frank's Photos