Upcoming Club Activities

Dec 2023

Spey Casting (See new dates) – Dec 18 - Dec 19, 10:00 AM at Jade Street Park baseball field, 4400 Jade St, Capitola, CA, 95010

Spey Casting clinics will be Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19th .  Saturday, December 2nd is CANCELLED. Keep an eye out for updates from Alex Ferber on Google Groups messages for times and locations.  The Jade St. map is provided in case the class takes place there.  Spey Casting is a style of presenting a fly in a down and across manner ( aka Swinging Flies)It utilizes special lines and facilitates casting in tight quarters. It enables one to use sinking lines and throwing larger flies with ease.  It’s a technique used in fishing for Salmon, tout and Steelhead. It’ also has been used for Striped Bass and Shad.


Fly Casting Meetup – Dec 30, 1:30 PM at Jade Street Park baseball field, 4400 Jade St, Capitola, CA, 95010

All are welcome from beginners to experienced casters.  This is a good time to continue working on and enjoying your progress with effectively casting your fly-line -whether it’s 25, 35, 40, or 50 feet – 90% of your fishing casting.  We will continue to work on this foundation for everyone who wants to successfully and enjoyably pickup their fly rod and cast exactly where you want – time after time.  Bring your rod and reel if appropriate, and I will also have the nice club rods we have so you can toss one of those around too.


Feb 2024

2024 SCFF Annual Fundraiser, Awards, and Installation Day – Feb 03, 5:00 PM at Pajaro Valley Rod and Gun Club, 557-1/2 Lakeview Rd, Watsonville, CA, 95076



 with  HORS D’OEUVRES  to spur your appetite


5:00 – 9:00 pm

followed by




ANNUAL. FUND  RAISER  COORDINATOR:  DAVID  SOUTH    (831)713-5866   (831)234-0196

DINNER TICKETS:   Are $40 which can be purchased at the December and January club meetings and online at www.santacruzflyfishing.org/product-category/annual-fundraiser/. There is room for 180 people and sometimes we sell out.so buy your tickets now, but no later than January 31.

VOLUNTEERS: Many long-term club members say that the best part of our event is the time volunteering, and working with others to put the whole event together. Contact Elaine Cook at (831)231-6515 or (831)-251-4741, or coookin@gmail.com (no text please) to find out how you can best help.

DONATIONS: Our club would be grateful for donations to be used as raffle prizes at our annual fundraiser. Examples: flies you have tied, other handcrafted items, business services, personal services such as fly-tying lessons, casting lessons, etc. If you have such a contribution, please contact our annual raffle coordinator Rick Chace, at (831)234-9200.

RAFFLE TICKETS: Can be purchased online when buying your dinner ticket (which will be issued at the door),or at our event. Two door prizes of 50 raffle tickets will be awarded, which should increase your chances of winning.  There will be silent auction items as well.

ABOUT THE ROD AND GUN CLUB: it’s located in a rural setting overlooking Kelley lake. The parking lot is gravel so not a problem if it’s raining. Their insurance doesn’t permit us to bring alcohol. However, there is a cash bar where drinks and sodas can be purchased.


Ticket purchasers: (as of Nov 30)

  • B Peterson (1)
  • D South (2)
  • M Sherwood (2)
  • J Cook (2)
  • S Kitayama (2)
  • J Goyert (1)
  • J Tolonen (1)
  • A Presser (2)
  • J Hopkins (2)
  • M DiCiano (4)
  • K Powers (3)