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Monthly Meeting – Looking for a Little Salt in your Fly Fishing Diet?  Frank Selby Cooks up Some Options  – June 28, 2018 @7pm

Corbina season is upon us, the grunion are running and California halibut are moving close to shore. This time of year, upwellings of cold water typically bring all sorts of pelagic fish (including the occasional great white shark) to shallow water. Now that the winter runs of steelhead are long gone and the club trips to Bishop and the Green River are concluded, it’s not a bad time to turn our attention to the ocean.

Frank Selby, our June speaker, is the perfect person to help us figure out our options. Frank is the owner of His and Her Fly Fishing Shop, and an expert on Southern California saltwater. Frank will be talking about the local saltwater scene, from corbina in six inches of water to our many opportunities offshore.  Details

Nooner Lunch: Starts back in the October

Will be taking a summer break. Will be back with Nooners starting on October 17th.

Have a great Summer!

NEW: Fly Accuracy Casting Improvement Class

The Long Beach Casting Club is pleased to offer training class for accuracy fly casting improvement.  The class will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  Instruction will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the LBCC Pond.

Participants will learn to improve fly casting accuracy from the experienced LBCC casters using many tools available to diagnose casting problems.


  • Catching more fish with accurate casts
  • Reduced tangled tippets with better a casting stroke
  • Reduced number of trees and bushes caught, instead of fish

Instruction will be provided by the experienced LBCC casters.

To confirm your attendance, email Colin Kumabe at ctkumabe@gmail.com.

NEW: Spey Casting Practice Sessions: Starting Thursday, 5/24/2018 at 6:00pm

LBCC will be starting Spey Practice Sessions.  The Spey practice is open to all level of Spey casters beginners to advanced.

We will have Two-Handed Casting Instructors (THCI Certified – John Van Derhoof & Jim Ansite) to help with our Thursday night practice sessions.

Practice starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm. Classes will run every two weeks for two months.

First Spey casting practice session: 5-24-18.  Followed by: 6/7/2018, 6/21/2018, 7/5/2018.

For any questions, please contact Mike Ivy (Co-Captain) at archie.ivyinc@verizon.net (714-720-6599).

2018 Long Beach Casting Club Spey Casting Tournament Results

Long Beach Casting Club sponsored the first Annual LBCC Spey Casting Tournament on January 27 and 28, 2018.

For the final results, click here.  For video of the event, click here.  For photos, click here.  For additional movies, click here.

Updated Constitution & Bylaws

In November the board decided to bring our constitution and bylaws (found on pages 52 to 59 of the roster) up to date and asked a work team consisting of Cecil O’Dell, Keith O’Donnell, Mick Woodbury, Tom McGivern and Rick Hillis to tackle the project. The task involved documenting changes over the past year and making numerous editorial changes for easier reading. In the January board meeting the team submitted an update, which the board approved.

The updated constitution and bylaws were approved at the Annual General Meeting on April 5.  It can be accessed at our website by clicking here.

Club Casts: Tuesdays at 7:00pm

Preparation for our next trip starts with a tune-up on casting techniques.  Join us for Tuesday evening casts, better yet, gather your fishing buddies for a friendly round of the Trout Fly game!  We have new targets in the pond for use anytime.  The Club Casts will start at 7:00 pm on Tuesdays thru August 29, 2017.   Hopefully, your skills will be sharpened for your next trip, perhaps for the next tournament?  Start preparations for the South Western Casting Tournament on February 17 and 18, 2018 held here at the Long Beach Casting Club.


Fly Tying Forum: Wednesday’s at 7pm

Our weekly fly tying forum provides members with a chance to learn new techniques and flies or to just show up and tie what they like/need. Contact David Boyer for details.

LBCC Library List Now Available

The list of books and DVD’s available for check-out from the club library is now viewable online. We’ve had a large number of recent additions so download the list and make your selections. A searchable LBCC Library Catalog is now available for download.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! You do not have to be a member to participate in most of our activities.

Check out our newsletter for more information on our plethora of upcoming events!

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