Welcome

Welcome to the Long Beach Casting Club. If you like fly fishing, or want to learn more about fly casting, fly tying or rod building, you’re at the right place. Browse the website to find out more about us!

No Monthly Meeting in December.  Next meeting in January.

Come join us at the monthly meeting in January 25th at 7:00pm.

Spark of Love Toy Drive

Donations are now being collected at the LBCC Clubhouse for the Long Beach Fire Department’s Spark of Love annual toy drive. Please leave the an unwrapped gift in large “gift box” located in the LBCC Clubhouse. The toys are planned to be delivered to the LB Fire Station #14 in Belmont Shores at noon on December 23. Additional information on the LB Fire Department’s Spark of Love program may be found at http://sparkoflove.org/lbfd/discription.html.

In the early 1950’s, firefighter Murray Cohn, started collecting toys for needy kids in the area surrounding his fire station. This labor of love and generosity took root and grew to other surrounding stations, thus helping the cause and providing for even more kids. Upon Cohn’s retirement, Captain Jim Salisbury took over. Then Captain Bob Caldon took on the duty of “Head Elf” for over 20 years. The Toy Program has carried on the traditions from long ago, and continues to help hundreds of needy families each year.  Firefighter Will Nash now oversees this monumental effort and helps Santa make a difference in the lives of Long Beach children every year.

Nooner Lunch: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Come and join us for our Nooner Lunch on December 13 at Noon.

Note: This is one week earlier due to the holidays.

We will be celebrating an early Christmas.

Menu: Tamales (Beef, Chicken, Pork), rice and beans.

Appreciate if you can bring a desert of your choice.

NEW: Fly Accuracy Casting Improvement Classes

The Long Beach Casting Club is pleased to offer training classes for accuracy fly casting improvement.  The classes will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 and January 21, 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.

IMPROVED CASTING ACCURACY RESULTS IN:

  • 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.

2018 Long Beach Casting Club Spey Casting Tournament

The Long Beach Casting Club is proud to host the Spey Casting Tournament on January 27 and 28, 2018 at the Long Beach Casting Club Pond, 5201 East 7th Street, Long Beach, California. The first casters will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Then, the top casters in each Division return on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for the final round to determine the tournament winners.

Discount hotel information may be found here for the Hotel Current in Long Beach.

See the LBCC Spey Casting Tournament flier here. Download the tournament Registration Form here.

Contact Howard Uller (uller@ca.rr.com) or Colin Kumabe (ctkumabe@gmail.com) for more information.

Southwestern Tournament: Hosted by Long Beach Casting Club, February 17 and 18, 2018

The Long Beach Casting Club will be hosting the 2018 Southwestern Tournament on February 17 and 18, 2018.  Click here for the Tournament Registration Form.

Guests may stay, with a group discount rate, at the Hotel Current  (previously named the Guest House Hotel), http://www.hotelcurrent.com/, 5325 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, California 90804, ask for the Long Beach Casting Club Group Block rate.  Click here for details.  Call the hotel, (562) 597-1341, send an email (click here for the hotel registration form) to nia@hotelcurrent.com, or send a fax to (562) 597-5171 for reservations at the group block discount rate.

Volunteers are needed to make this a successful event, please contact Colin Kumabe, (562) 221-9418, or email ckumabe@hotmail.com.

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, including our monthly Club Trips.

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

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