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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.

Fly Casting Skills Development (FCSD) – NCCIFF Program

  Saturday, June 24th   

12 noon – 2:30PM, Los Gatos Creek County Park

Free Event.

Host Club: San Jose Flycasters.



As we know Fly Fishing takes us to beautiful places.   It is one of the most satisfying aspects of our sport.

And hooking, playing, landing, and releasing fish is our principal goal.

Being proficient at fly casting helps enormously 


Casting a line out to 45 ft and having your fly land in the lane, 4 ft above a sipping rainbow trout is quite challenging.  There are many different casts to deal with each fishing situation. 

There is the basic Pick Up and Lay Down Cast, False Cast, and Roll Cast.  Then there are Reach casts, Long distance casts, Side arm casts and others.   All must be done accurately.


On June 24th, San Jose Flycasters and the NCCFFI (Northern  California Council – Fly Fishers International), will be hosting an afternoon program designed for fly casters who want to assess and improve their casting capabilities.

Multiple fly casting obstacles (like a golf course) requiring different casts will be set up at the Ponds and adjacent lawn areas of Los Gatos Creek County Park. 

This session is NOT a casting class, however, “light” coaching will be available to help you improve and practice the FCSD. 


Please click on the link to read the Flyer from the Northern California Council of Fly Fishers International for more details.

Fly Casting Skills Development 

Latest issue of the Flylines newsletterFLYLINES 06-2023  


Covid-19 Policy and Guidelines

NCC/FFI Newsletter can be found here.


June 14th Meeting 
Tim Hatler
Fly Fishing in Baja


  Join us on Wednesday evening, June 14th, for a very special meeting.

Each member who attends IN PERSON will be given one free raffle ticket and the prize for the evening is a 9 foot 5 weight Winston Pure fly rod with a Cheeky Launch fly reel and RIO LT trout fly line - valued at nearly $1100

Our guest speaker for the meeting will be Tim Hatler.  One of the principal guides at Palapas La Ventana in Baja, Mexico.

Tim is a naturalist for Lindblad Expeditions, National Geographic, and Silver Sea Cruises.

Tim's program will focus on the excellent fly fishing opportunities in Baja, Mexico.

In person at the Moreland Apts meeting room

Doors open at 6:30pm
Zoom for those attending remotely

Meeting Date:
Wednesday June 14th @ 6:30pm
Meeting Format:  In-Person and 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 June 10th 

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

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

Big Bow
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