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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. 

Roy Litherland
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 newsletter:FLYLINES 02-2023

Covid-19 Policy and Guidelines for Fishouts

NCC/FFI Newsletter can be found here.

INTRODUCTORY FLY TYING CLASSES 2023 Introductory Fly Tying Classes



ROD BUILDING CLASSES  Rod Building Seminar Flyer 2023


SUBMIT FISH CARD FISH CARD  


February 8th Meeting 
Charlie Schneider
Cal Trout - Updates on the Eel River Watershed




Charlie Schneider was raised by loggers in Northern California.
He holds a Master of Natural Resources degree from Oregon State University and a graduate certificate in fisheries management.

Charlie currently leads CalTrout’s efforts to remove two obsolete dams in the Eel River and is also part of CalTrout’s policy team.

He lives in Petaluma with his wife and two sons. 



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



 


Meeting Date:
Wednesday February 8th @ 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

10088 N WOLFE RD., SUITE 130 - CUPERTINO  95014

8:00am -- Saturday  February 4th


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
Trinity 2022 - Matt and Roy
Slideshow
British Columbia - Sept 2022
Slideshow
stripers 2022