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Founded in 1947, the Pasadena Casting Club is a group of fly fishing enthusiasts dedicated to the art of angling and casting, conservation, education, catch and release philosophy, and camaraderie through Club meetings, outings and events.

Special Fly Tying Demo Event
Saturday, June 15, 1:00pm at the Clubhouse

Our club meeting speaker for Thursday, June 13 is Tim Flagler. Tim is not only an expert angler, but is widely known as an innovator in fly tying. Two days after his presentation, he is giving a demonstration of various tips and shortcuts that will make your tying easier, better, and more fun. (You can google his name to see some examples of YouTube videos he has posted that are chock full of "man, what a great idea" ideas, and many that you wish you'd thought of yourself but didn't.)

On June 15, Tim is providing a demonstration, not a clinic, so don't bring your tying kit as there will be no space to tie.

There is a fee ($10 for members, $15 for non-members) and space is limited, so sign up on the Event Calendar by clicking Register Here below.


Introduction to Fly Fishing June 1, 2024

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Pasadena Casting Club has positions that we are looking to fill!


If you are interested in any of the positions or would like to join a committee, please email Guy at


Senior Fishing in California



From fitness centers to movie theaters, parking lots and hardware stores, seniors are generously provided discounts by numerous retailers and service providers - including our National Park Service. As pertaining to fishing, state after state generously extend senior discounts on fishing licenses, but NOT in California.
In California an annual adult resident freshwater fishing license currently reflects a cost of $51.02. Healthy, non-native, non-disabled seniors are NOT provided discount other than if their annual income were to register less than $11,181, a number which is $1,300 below the current federal poverty line. For whatever the reason, our state has chosen a position that is noticeably contrary and seemingly out of step.

I randomly researched 2020 resident fishing license regulations of 15 states, all but 2 offered senior discounts. For purpose of this study, I used 70 years of age, even though many states provided senior discounts beginning at age 65. Below are a few examples by state of their respective adult resident license fee and their corresponding senior fee, 
Washington $29.50 - $7.50 / Colorado $35.17 - $9.85  / Montana $31.00 - $20.50 / New Mexico $25.00 - $8.00 / Oregon $44.00 - $29.00 / even high tax based New York $25.00 - $5.00

*2024 UPDATE – While in fact other western states continue to provide significant fishing license fee discount (averaging 70% cost reduction) to their healthy resident seniors, California has not. While our state continues to experience a significant decline of annual fishing license sales, our legislators have in kind responded by continuing to raise the annual fee – now at $61.82.
When I first initiated the senior petition in 2020, the annual fee was $51.02.

 It is of little wonder that California boasts the lowest per capita fishing license purchase rate in the nation. 

On behalf of all California fisherpersons, please consider taking action that will hopefully initiate a license fee review, followed by subsequent legislature directive to issue a new Senior Fishing License that will provide discount without income restriction to California seniors beginning at age 65.

For more information, please contact Ron Escue at


PCC is a part of the Lower Arroyo Restoration Project.
We have attached the full restoration project plan below as well as PCC's public comment.
Please see both attachments below:
Lower Arroyo Habitat Restoration Project Plan
Lower Arroyo Habitat Restoration Project Public Comment


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