Bay Area Youth Fly Fishers - GGACC "Launch" Event

  • 19 May 2018
  • 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Anglers Lodge & EAST Casting Pond, Golden Gate Park, SF (across from the Bison Paddock, GPS address is 1232 John F. Kennedy Drive, btw. 37th & 43rd Avenues --see Location map under About Us tab.)

NOTE:  The entire Angler's Lodge and the East casting pond is reserved on this Saturday, May 19, 2018, for a public youth educational event from 9AM to 3PM.  This launch event is being hosted by the GGACC with support from members of other Bay Area fly fishing clubs and several conservation groups.

The Bay Area Youth Fly Fishers (BAY- FF) is a collaborative partnership of Bay Area Fly Fishing clubs and Conservation organizations dedicated to enabling a new generation of fly fishers and conservation-minded youth.  The BAY-FF kicks off its new public youth program with this all-day event on May 19th to be held this date at the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club's facilities. 

Girls and boys will be introduced to a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime with both family and friends. The age range for this May 19 event is narrow by design (2017-2018 school grades 4-7). It’s aimed at drawing younger families who value fun learning activities for their children and teaching the virtues of patience and practice. This BAY-FF event is the first to be scheduled in a year-around program of planned youth activities with rewards designed to reinforce both accomplishments and skills progression. Kids will be learning about Fly Casting, Knots & Rigging, Fly Tying, and Conservation – some of the initial skills and understanding that they’ll need to have to truly enjoy fly fishing with family, friends, mentors, and guides.

Event Schedule:
Time Activity
09:15 Check-in 
10:00 Welcome, BAY-FF Overview, Morning Activity Sessions 

12:00 BBQ Luncheon

12:45 Afternoon Activity Sessions
2:15 Treats, Refreshments & Event Wrap-up
2:30 Youth free to practice or re-visit Activity areas

3:00 Event Closing

What to bring:  Clothing layers, rainwear as needed, sun/safety glasses, hat, sunscreen, and a notebook & pen.
Adults will be able to observe their kids, and in small groups learn fly fishing skills themselves.
There will be a minimal registration fee for youths; the adults will be free. 

Youths must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can legally sign a liability release for their collective participation in this program.

This event will be limited to the first 60 youth participants to register, so don't delay! 
REGISTER all youth participants (and adults) at: http://www.youthflyfishers.org

For any questions, please contact:  Frank Harris, BAY-FF Director  fwharrisiii@gmail.com   or submit at http://www.youthflyfishers.org

Questions? Please direct your inquiries to the appropriate mail box:

General Information:

club.ggacc@gmail.com

Rondy Program:

rondy.ggacc@gmail.com

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