Events

Attention: there are new changes to how events are submitted to the GGACC events calendar. If you would like to host/schedule a lesson, dinner, fish out, Rondy or any other type of Club related event, you must fill out the Event Submission form. Emailing the Events Coordinator or any other Board Member directly will no longer receive a response. Out of respect to the Events Coordinator's time, there will be no exceptions. The form must be completed in full to be considered for the Events Calendar.

Once the Event Submission form is completely filled out and submitted, it will be reviewed by the Events Coordinator -- or applicable party -- on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the Events Coordinator and all other positions at the Club are of a volunteer nature, done in spare time. Please submit your event as early as possible.

Upcoming events

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Anglers Lodge board room, Golden Gate Park

    This is the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Golden Gate Casting & Angling Club, for which the meeting room in the Anglers Lodge is reserved from 8-9am.  

    GGACC members are welcome to attend.  Please contact the club president (Willy George, busygeorges@aol.com) if you have any new business to present to the Board. 

    • 07 Feb 2018
    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 17 sessions
    • GGACC West Pond + Angler's Lodge Board Room

    Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) program classes for disabled veterans are being held by GGACC volunteers, in cooperation with SF VA Medical Center, every other Wednesday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at the Anglers' Lodge located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

    Classes include fly casting, fly tying, and other fly fishing related activities, and will utilize the main meeting room in the lodge, the kitchen, and the West casting pond. 

    These classes are open to ONLY those disabled veterans and disabled active service personnel identified, selected, and determined to be qualified "participants" by the SF VA Medical Center, as well as to only those GGACC members who have volunteered their time and skills to assist with the club's PHWFF program. 

    The classes are free for all qualified vet participants, but are limited to 16 registrants.  Registration for this program is by appointment via the contact person:  Henry Little  hplittle@gmail.com

    Club members wishing to volunteer their services to help with, or to make a donation in support of, this PHWFF program should contact:  Henry Little  hplittle@gmail.com

    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park's casting ponds (across from buffalo paddock on JFK Drive)
    Register

    Spey-O-Rama 2018

    The World Championship of Spey Casting

    THIS PAGE IS FOR COMPETITOR'S SIGN-UP ONLY

    The Golden Gate Angling and Casting club is pleased to invite competitors to the upcoming 15th annual Spey-O-Rama World Championship Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd 2018, at the world renowned casting ponds located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

    The GGACC cordially invites competitors of all nationalities to register here for this Spey casting distance competition. For more description and a detailed schedule for this year's event, see the second (public) posting for this Spey-O-Rama event on the club's calendar for April 20th-22nd, 2018.

    Meals (all breakfasts and lunches, and the Saturday dinner) are complimentary to pre-registered competitors.

    There is a $100USD registration fee for each competitor, if you register before March 31st for this year's Spey competitions in one of the three divisions:  Men's, Women's, and Seniors. If you register after April 1st the fee increases to $125USD.

    The schedule for the Spey-O-Rama 2018 is:

    April 20: Exhibits, Registration, Competition Casting Practice
    April 21: Exhibits; Spey Demos/Clinics/Presentations, and Competition Qualifying Round
    April 22: Exhibits; Spey Casting Competition Final

    See the full schedule here

    Spey-O-Rama Rules Page

    Spey-O-Rama Lodging Page

    You aren't required to register online, however, if you do plan on competing, please email Libby Wolfensperger to reserve your spot at: elwolfensperger@me.com

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park's Casting Ponds

    The GGACC will again be hosting their annual World Championship of Spey Casting. This international distance casting competition using two-handed Spey rods will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2018. Registration and practice sessions for the competitors will be held on Friday, April 20, with possibly a public presentation that evening.

    Both members and the public are all invited to attend this event for free to watch the world's best Spey Casters compete. Exhibitors will be set up around the ponds and there will be a lunch and a breakfast served for a nominal fee (free to competitors) on all three days. As in past years, there will be Men's, Women's, and Senior Divisions of competition. Registrants will have exclusive use of the ponds on Friday as a practice day and for the duration of the competition.

    For more information about this big event, please go to the Spey-O-Rama pull-down tab on the club's home page.

    The casting ponds are located in Golden Gate Park (across from the buffalo paddock) just off John F. Kennedy Drive.

    If you wish to compete, the registration form is here.

    You may also reserve a spot by emailing Libby Wolfensperger at elwolfensperger@me.com

    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 AM
    • 23 Apr 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Pyramid Lake, NV
    • 5
    Register

    This guided two-day LTFF Intermediate Fish-out to Pyramid Lake, Nevada, is intended initially for the 2018 Learn to Fly Fish Step 3 Intermediate students for fishing on the lake all-day Sunday, April 22, and Monday, April 23.  If this fish-out is not filled quickly, remaining spots will be offered to past LTFF graduates or other club members.

    Location & Guides:  We will be fishing for big Lahontan Cutthroat Trout on this huge desert lake that sits on Indian tribal land, where we will be guided by Rob Anderson and/or his top-notch assistant Chris Evison. Rob has an excellent website as noted in more detail below.  Rob or Chris will lead a caravan to the lake on the first day as described below and likely meet the second day's caravan (led by the fish-out leader) at the lake's first vista point pull-out.  Be advised that you will be arriving at the lake when it is still dark so it is imperative that you stay with or meet up with the guide to be led to the fishing spot. 

    Since there will not likely be any pre-meeting for this fish-out, the following information is necessarily very detailed and lengthy.  Please be sure that you do read it all.

    Fish-out Leader:  Your fish-out leader from the GGACC this year will be former LTFF student and now Rondy leader William "Brad" Bradford (mobile 415-923-7601).  Put Brad's number in your phone now since you will need to check in with him upon your arrival at the hotel (give him your room number in case he has to pound on your door in the morning) for his latest instructions about exactly where and when to meet each morning after he confirms everything with the guide(s).  

    Besides keeping track of all the students (check out with him before you leave), Brad will also be responsible for getting those who are taking their vehicles from the hotel to the lake each day into a line-up each morning ready to caravan behind either the guide (the first day) or Brad (the second day).  Brad should be last in line on that first day to keep anyone from getting lost if left behind at a stoplight.  I don't recommend people driving 2-wheel drive vehicles on the sandy lakefront since it is very easy to get stuck in soft spots (and only the tribe is allowed to pull you out -- for a hefty charge of course -- and the tribe DOES patrol their lake and enforce their rules with large fines).  So try to carpool with those who have 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles if possible. 

    General Info:  You will primarily be fishing from special platform stepladders set up in a row out in the lake to allow you to cast out over the drop-offs and to stay as much out of the water as possible. This fishing is great fun since it is very social and these fish are huge, some may go as much as 5-10 lbs or more! (The lake record is now over 22 lbs., with many over 20 lbs. being caught in recent years.)  The ladders are provided and placed ahead of time by Rob and/or his assistant Chris. (There may be an opportunity to do some wade fishing off to the side of these ladders too, if you can find room to do so and want to get off the ladder for a needed break.)  

    This fish-out will be limited to 12 people, with a minimum of 6 registrants required.  

    For the best experience, it is recommended that you come prepared to BOTH indicator nymph fish and retrieve beetles and buggers, since one may be more productive than the other at any particular time  However, don't not come because you don't have the necessary gear for one method or the other.  You'll still have a great time. 

    Suggested gear -- besides bringing your wading boots, chest waders, warm socks and undergarments (that lake water is cold!), fleeces, rain jacket, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, buff, and hat (bring a ski cap, in addition to a billed or brimmed hat) -- is this:

    Nymphing:  6-8 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines. Large, buoyant indicators (such as Thing-a-ma-bobbers or the newer Air-Locks) and some heavy split shot if you are not using tungsten bead head flies. A 5wt rod is permissible, but you may not be able to land one of the lake's possible lunkers with it (i.e., over 10 lbs.), and even the smallest fish are usually more than 3 lbs. 

    Retrieving Beetles and Buggers: 7-8 wt single handed fly rods with shooting heads of a fast or extra fast sink rate (Type 6 or T-14, to sink 6-7 ips). Two-handed switch rods that can be easily overhead-casted only (no Spey casts!) will do, but are not particularly popular with our guides (there is little room between the ladder spacing for maneuvering the long rods). A stripping basket may be handy if you have an intermediate running line rather than a floating running line.

    Leaders:  Long 2X-3X tapered leaders for nymphing or just straight tippet in 10-15 lb. works fine too, especially for stripping/retrieving; 12 lb. fluorocarbon tippet may be best. Rob will have this tippet if you don't. (Check Rob's website for suggested Fishing/ Techniques). 

    Flies:  See Rob's website as noted below for recommended flies. You will need to have your own flies.  Nymphing is usually done with large (up to size 12) chironomids (midge larva) in reddish patterns or with balanced leeches.  Retrieved flies are special wooly bugger patterns and foam beetle patterns fished on a 2-fly rig that Rob will demonstrate. (Rob's preference is for the top fly to be on a short dropper -- not inline-- which can tied from a dropper loop in your leader or simply off a long tag end from a dbl. surgeon's knot.)

    Lodging:  You will need to book your own hotel reservations each night for, at a minimum Saturday and Sunday nights.  If you possibly can, you should stay at the Nugget Casino & Resort in Sparks, NV (call Corporate Sales Mgr. Jarre' Payne at 775-356-3455 and mention to her that you are with the Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters to get a special corporate room rate, or look for a deal on Hotel.com). Book as quickly as you can now to have a better chance of getting into this hotel since each morning's caravan will leave from this hotel's valet parking area in front of the main lobby.  You will have a very long day of fishing on Sunday and likely a shorter day on Monday to let people get on the road home earlier if they don't choose to stay in the hotel on Monday night as well. 

    Each Morning:  You may have difficulty buying any coffee in the hotel before 5 am., so you might need to allow yourself time to make your own. (Check to see when the Starbuck's stand in the lobby opens in the morning.)  As previously noted, you will be car-pooling and caravanning from the hotel to the lake each morning, a trip which takes about 45 minutes. This is a huge lake so you cannot drive there on your own and expect to know where to find the guide.  Since Rob wants us on the ladders by the first hint of daylight when the bite is often the best (it's legal to begin fishing one hour before sunrise), everyone shall be down in the hotel front lobby for a headcount and be ready to go BEFORE 5:00AM and then get their vehicles lined up in the valet parking area ready to follow Rob (or Chris) when he shows up around 5:00AM.  If you are not ready then, or don't drive fast enough to keep up with Rob, you are likely to get lost and no one will be out looking for you. Also, pay close attention as you make this drive out to the lake in the morning since Rob (or Chris) will NOT be leading you back to the hotel at the end of the day.  

    Meals at the lake: Both a light breakfast and a big lunch will be provided by Rob (or Chris) each day on the lake, as well as an assortment of beverages (no alcohol allowed! Tribal rules.).

    Fish-out Expenses:  Besides your transportation, your expenses for the trip will include the $225 $200 fish-out registration fee (for your guide costs and for Brad's), a two-day "daily" tribal fishing permit (fee is $11 per day) , purchase of flies as needed, all dinners or other food bought at the hotel or in town, the cost of your hotel room, and guide gratuities.

    Rob Anderson's website:  Go to http://pyramidlakeflyfishing.com/group-and-club-outings/. Read this webpage thoroughly. There is awful lot of information on his site to see and absorb, including a weather forecast link to check as the date approaches and a link in the upper right corner to buy and print out a tribal fishing license before leaving home. Don't forget this!  (And no, a Nevada fishing license is NOT required for fishing on the Indian reservation.)  

    You can buy special tried-and-true Pyramid Lake flies from Rob's "Online Store" (see tab). To be sure of getting them in time, buy the $30 Guide Pack of 12 assorted flies in a fly box (the first offering under each of the two different listings for "Flies -- Balanced Leeches and Minnows" or "Flies -- Wooly Buggers and Beetles"; not the "Guide Pack (Float Tube)" under the "Guide Packs" listing).  These $30 Guide Packs will be delivered to you at the lake -- if you follow the instructions for ordering this-- rather than ordering flies to be shipped to you which can take some time since Rob spends most of this spring season at the lake. (HOT TIP:  With the purchase of the $30 Guide Pack, Rob or Chris will supply any additional flies you might need at the lake). There is no place to buy good flies, or much other fly fishing gear, that is close to us at the lake.

    LTFF Pyramid Lake Fish-out etiquette rules:  There will be no reserving of ladders during a meal break or any other breaks taken (DO NOT leave your rod on the ladder unattended unless you really want to lose your rod) and nobody gets to use the same ladder for more than a half day in any case. The fish-out leader shall have the perogative to rotate anglers if some ladders prove hotter than others since we want everyone in our group to catch fish. 

    Remember that fish must cruise in a lake looking for food, and they won't necessarily be cruising past each ladder within casting distance, so I want everyone to be understanding and willing to take turns fishing from different ladders.  Part of your fly fishing education is learning to be generous and considerate to your fellow anglers, and treating them as you would like to be treated. 

    Good suggestion:  Rinse off your fishing gear thoroughly at the end of each day (maybe take it into the shower with you) since this lake is very alkaline, and not a lot different than saltwater.  Rinse your waders and boots thoroughly as soon as you get home for the same reason (and the fact that you always clean and dry them well before putting them away). 

    Sign up for this opportunity now!  EVERYONE has to try this at least once -- but beware, you might get hooked on this, since these might be the biggest trout you'll ever catch. Fishing Pyramid Lake is truly a unique experience, unlike anything you'll do anywhere else and those big fish are really FUN! 

    Contacts for further info:  Brad Bradford  (bradford@realpropserv.com) cell 415-923-7601

    John Murphy (jmurphy7599@gmail.com)  cell 650-799-1695

    Rob Anderson (rob@bucketlistflyfishing.com) 775-742-1754


    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rio Vista, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Delta Stripers #1  

    Dates:  April 28, 2018  

    Leader:  Steve Swett  415-717-0265  mailto:steve@libertypainting.biz

    Number of anglers:  5

    Description:  The Delta is a wonderful fishery for both Black and Striped Bass. It is a truly amazing area, and just 1-1/2 hours from San Francisco.  Striped Bass are "hot" fish meaning that they provide a very noteworthy strike and resulting fight.  We will take 6 experienced anglers for a one-day guided boat trip.  The guides we are using are great their website is http://www.offthehookflyfishing.com/ 

    Suggested Gear:  8-9 wt single handed fly rods, with a variety of lines.  Note:  The guides will supply the gear if needed, which typically includes 9 ft. long 8 or 9 wt fly rods with a variety of lines including floating, intermediate, and T-14 sinking lines. They will also supply the terminal tackle and flies.  Lunch and water is provided by the guides. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $275  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities. 

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 04 May 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 07 May 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Luk Lake, Corning, CA.
    • 20

    This fish-out is open to the 2018 "Learn to Fly Fish" registered NOVICE students ONLY, unless otherwise announced.  An email will be sent to the entire Novice class at once notifying them exactly when the online registration will be first opened. 

    Fri.-Sat., May 4-5 and Sun.-Mon., May 6-7, are the fishing days for two separate 1-1/2 day fish-outs being offered initially to a different 10 students each day from the 2018 Novice Class in the GGACC's "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) program. The Fri.-Sat. fish-out will be for Group 1; while the Sun.-Mon. fish-out will be for Group 2.  Eligible Novice students may sign up for either one of these two groups when the online registration is first opened, but not for both initially until later advised the fish-out leader via email to the whole class that this is acceptable in the event that not all the openings are initially filled.

    Arrival and Departure Times:   Group 1 students should arrive at the lake house after 4pm on Thursday, May 3 and leave the lake around noon on Saturday, May 5 (but must be moved out of the lake house before 11am). Group 2 students should NOT be arriving at the lake house before 4pm on Saturday, May 5 (to allow the housekeeping service time to clean the house and change sheets and towels) and must be out of the house by 11am on Monday and off the lake by noon. 

    General Info:  Fishing on Luk Lake over the 4-days of May 4-7, 2018should be a good opportunity to catch some of the big bass this lake is known for with "topwater" bass flies, especially with the warmer water and amount of weed growth expected then. Topwater bass fishing can be just as much fun as dry fly fishing for trout.  

    Luk Lake (it's pronounced "luck", possibly because it's so close to the Rolling Hills Casino?) is a small private lake located off Interstate I-5 just a couple miles south of the little town of Corning.  Corning is about 45 minutes (50 miles) south of Redding.  This lake is a very good fishery for largemouth "black" bass, rainbow trout, and the occasional scrappy sunfish or bluegill (we've caught both). 

    Last year's Novices had very good fishing at Luk Lake on this same weekend in May -- still catching both bass AND trout -- on what is unfortunately the earliest possible spring date that we can reserve the lake's guest house for our fishing group, since the private sporting club's own bird hunters have sole use of it before this.  

    Upon arrival:  We have booked the lake and rented the rowboats for all day Friday-Sunday, and Monday morning until noon, and we have rented the guest house for up to 10 students to sleep there on Thurs. & Fri. nights (Group 1) and on Sat. & Sun. nights (Group 2).  Group 1 students can arrive anytime Thursday evening after 4pm -- and, after claiming a bed in the house and checking in (with the fish-out leader John, or his assistant Josh), you may fish that evening if you choose to. The same goes for Group 2 on Saturday. 

    Boats:  This lake can ONLY be fished from a small boat (rowboat, pontoon boat, kayak, or electric-powered skiff) or from a float tube since there is virtually no shoreline access due to the heavy tule growth around the lake. (Float tubes are not practical at this time of year due to weed growth.)  Unless you bring your own permissible watercraft, students will be expected to fish from the rented rowboats. There will be two students per boat, who will be responsible for rowing and managing it while fishing through-out the day. 

    Instruction and Safety:  Mentors (including Willy George) will be on hand to provide instruction and help as needed.  After Willy's bass "clinic" down at the lake starting at 7:00am on that first morning for each group, there will be a brief safety and orientation talk before launching the boats.  All fishing on this lake is strictly "catch-and-release" only, with barbless hooks required.  So remember to pinch your barbs on ALL flies you use (doubly important when fishing together in small boats) and be kind to the fish.  Trout should always be revived before releasing, this is especially important in this warm water.  Bass and bluegills are much hardier and can usually be dropped or lightly tossed back into the lake. 

    Must wear a PFD:  Rowboats (~12' prams) will be provided with oars, anchors, and (hopefully) life preserver seat cushions to sit on. However, it is strongly advised that you bring your own wearable personal floatation device (PFD) to wear in case you can't borrow one of the GGACC's (6) PFDs  -- that's assuming that I actually do remember to bring these (hopefully someone will kindly remind me).  

    Note:  Wearing a PFD is now mandatory while fishing from any watercraft NOT operated by professional guides on any GGACC club outings, and is always recommended to be worn on any small craft, especially in float tubes, pontoon boats, or other inflatable crafts.

    Other Gear:  There is no shore or wade fishing possible at this lake and we will NOT be wearing waders when fishing from these prams, but you should bring water sandals, old tennis shoes, or similar footwear to allow you to step into the water when launching or beaching your boat.  Also, be sure to bring sun protection (including brimmed hat or visor, sun lotion, and buff /sun gloves if you use them). polarized sunglasses, rain jacket, and other clothing appropriate to the possible weather (it is likely to be very cool in the early morning and cool off in the evening no matter what the day's high temp is).  We have not had any issues with mosquitos in past years, but come prepared.  And bring a headlamp to fish late evening with (best action may be after sundown).  A landing net is useful for landing trout or small bluegills to keep them from being accidentally dropped in the boat and for helping to revive them before releasing (bass are more easily handled by "lipping" with thumb and forefinger).

    Fishing Gear:  Briefly, the suggested fishing gear includes a 5-8wt rod and reel, with a floating line to use for dries, topwater bass flies, or for indicator nymphing for trout, bass, or sunfish.  If you like to retrieve Wooly Buggers, little clousers, or any other streamers, then an intermediate line (1-1.5 ips sink rate) may be helpful, but is not necessary since we will not be retrieving very deep due to the weed bed growing up from the bottom of the lake at this time of year.  You'll need 15-20 lb. (OX or stronger) Maxima or other mono tippet for topwater bass flies.  For fishing dries to any rising trout or even for stripping Wooly Buggers and other small streamers, bring 9' long tapered leaders in 3X or 4X, with tippet spools from 3X-5X in either mono, fluoro, or both. You may have to indicator nymph to reach trout during the day, in which case small indicators with tell-tales (little flags) are useful, in addition to size AB or heavier split-shot to get down deep enough. 

    Flies:  In addition to receiving an emailed lengthy fly list suggested by The Fly Shop, all registrants will be provided with at least a dozen flies at the lake, including 2-3 bass flies. But you should still have some of your own flies along in the event you may want to try something different than all the rest of the folks, and in case you lose the supplied ones -- there is no nearby source for flies or other gear. (The Fly Shop at Redding is 45 minutes north of the lake.)

    Emailed Info Packets: There will be no pre-meeting for these Luk Lake fish-outs, but in addition to the information provided here, you will receive an info packet via email that will include directions to the lake, gate combination, rules for driving on the property's dirt road (15mph to keep dust down!) and for using the house, more gear and fly suggestions, etc.  When driving into the property, be sure to leave the gate exactly as you found it -- whether unlocked, locked, or made to look as though locked. Gate lock combination is in the info packet.  It is at least a mile drive from that first and only gate to the house. The house will be set-back on your right under some trees just past what used to be a small green shack close to the road on the right side and at a fork in the dirt road. The right fork is the 1/2 mi. drive down to the lake's boat ramp. Students are encouraged to carpool if feasible to limit the number of vehicles parked down at the lake.

    Group Meals:  All students will be expected to either help cook for and/or clean-up after the happy hour and group dinner at the house on the second night of each fish-out.  There will be sandwiches provided for the first day's lunch down at the lake (or groceries to make your own.) The fish-out leader and his assistant will do all the grocery shopping for these group dinners, lunches, and breakfast.  There will be some beer and wine provided but you are not restricted from bringing beverages to share.     

    Fee:  The registration fee for this fish-out is $300, which includes the costs for the lake access fee, boat rental, the group lunch and dinner (on Saturday only), and rental of the guest house for your two-night stay.  There will be coffee, cereals, and maybe other quick breakfast items supplied each morning, but bring your own breakfast food if you prefer to cook for yourself.  The first night's dinner for each group will be on you, whether you choose to eat before your arrival there, cook in at the house, or join those heading to the nearby casino for the all-you-can-eat buffet or possibly into town for fast food/pizza. Since people will be departing at different times, there will be no lunch offered on your second day before you head home. 

    Lake House:  The guest house has beds with sheets, blankets, and pillows for 10 people in 5 bedrooms (hopefully making it easy enough to segregate men and women as needed), but only two bathrooms (so no morning showers!). Depending on how many ladies or couples sign up, the two smaller downstair bedrooms may be reserved by the fish-out leader for specific people, otherwise beds are on a first-to-claim basis (just drop your bag on it).  In the event that the mix of bedrooms and genders does not allow for the needed privacy, the students will have priority to stay in the house in the order in which they have signed up.  Unless there are extra beds remaining, the mentors and any others will camp outside the house, stay in their vehicles, or get a room at their cost at the nearby casino or one of the cheaper motel options in town.

    Restricted Registration:  This fish-out is limited to the first 10 students to sign-up for each group (due to expected maximum number of boats), after which an online waiting list will be created for possible replacements for any registrants who may later learn that they can't make it.  But in line with the LTFF policy, there will be no refund possible if there is no one on the waitlist willing to take your spot or if you can't find your own replacement.  

    For further info, contact your fish-out leader:  John Murphy (jmurphy7599@gmail.com

    Cost: $300.00 


    • 05 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06 May 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Truckee River east of Truckee, CA
    • 2
    Register
    Dates:  Saturday, May 5, 2018 (Group 1) and Sunday, May 6, 2018 (Group 2) -- Note that these are two separate one-day fish-outs.
    Cost:   $75 registration fee per student
    •    Included:  guide fees, 1 dozen flies, and lunch
    •    Not included:  guide tip, lodging accommodations, fly fishing gear

    Registration limit: 6 Intermediate students from 2018 class for either Saturday, May 5 (Group 1) or Sunday, May 6 (Group 2)  -- choose one Group only (either day) when initially signing up.

    Fish-Out Overview: This trip offers guided fly fishing instruction on a famous wild trout river near Lake Tahoe. The Big Truckee River is a tailwater that holds massive rainbow and brown trout - it’s common to catch a few in the 20" range with the correct technique. This educational fish-out includes a 2 hour "on the water" nymphing demo and clinic from a local guide that has 25+ years of experience on the Truckee.  The fish-out leader will provide more information to the registrants about the actual meeting location and time before the fish-outs. 

    Truckee River Background

    The 'Big T' is a Sierra tailwater river that flows 121 miles from the weir at Lake Tahoe before emptying into Pyramid Lake north of Reno, NV.  Pyramid Lake has no outlet so the Truckee River is one of the only major rivers in the West that doesn't eventually flow into the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. 

    The Truckee does have a reputation for skunking even the most seasoned fly anglers who haven't learned the secrets to how to fish it. With only about 400 fish per mile, you'd wonder why anyone would even bother with this river. But all it takes is one grab from these powerful beasts and you'll understand why this river has a cult following among both locals and visitors alike. As Ralph Cutter tells many disheartened souls, if you don't believe they're in there, just swim the river.  Ralph's famous "Bugs of the Underworld" DVD was filmed in the Truckee River.

    Proper technique and choosing the right flies is a must for being successful on this river.  Most fish are caught in the Truckee by indicator nymphing, stripping streamers, or "Czech nymphing", one of the various forms of tight-line nymphing. For this fish-out we'll be focusing primarily on indicator nymphing, but don't be afraid to try a streamer or a Czech nymph (a very heavily weighted nymph pattern that gets down quickly, without the use of split shot, since it is usually tungsten-beaded and often lead wire-wrapped under the body).  

    We'll start the day off with a demo of the perfect indicator dead drift.  The goal is to 'tick the bottom' of the river, adjusting your depth and weights until you are in the zone.  If you're not ticking the bottom on the Truckee, you're not fishing. After practicing this, we'll then break up into small groups and drive to separate locations with your mentors, switching up locations after a brief lunch. 

    It's fun to carry two rods rigged with different flies, leader lengths, or even for different techniques (eg. streamer or Czech nymph) so that you can cover the same hole twice without re-rigging. (Just be sure that you pay very careful attention to where you set down that 2nd rod and don't wander off too far! They really have a way of disappearing in the brush.) Although it's rare to see hatches that warrant casting dry flies on the Truckee, the occasional riser will surface, sending anglers scrambling for the right fly to catch a trophy on a dry. We'll keep our eyes open for BWO hatches in the afternoon.

    Lodging:  Due to lower than normal annual snowfall we are holding this clinic earlier in the season to try to time the flows correctly. This means that campgrounds haven’t yet opened. You will need to either make this a very long day-trip (not recommended) or locate a place to stay in the area. There's a place called the Clair Tappaan Lodge near Donner Lake with rooms for ~$70-75/nt. It's a beautiful lodge that includes breakfast/lunch/dinner. Most other hotel accommodations in the area are $120/nt. and up, in which case it may be cheaper to stay in Boomtown, NV or even Reno (about a 1/2 hour away). 

    Equipment:  We'll provide a dozen or more flies but feel free to supplement yourself with extras (doubles) or different patterns that fly shops recommend. Don't be at all surprised if you lose at least 6-12 flies a day on the Truckee hanging up on the bottom.  If your casts end up in the trees due to poor technique, then maybe many more.

    Sample flies and rod set-ups:

          Truckee River Fishing Gear:

    o Rod(s): It helps to carry two pre-rigged indicator rods, a 6 wt and maybe a 7wt, with the latter rigged for greater depth. (Note:  You can use 5wt rods for this but the heavier rods will cast your indicator rig easier.) With two rods, if you lose your rig you're still in the game quickly, or if you are maxed out on depth with one rod, you can quickly change rods vs. re-rigging. Switch rods (2-handed rods under 12' lg.) are also fun and great for more distance casting and swinging or stripping streamers. Czech nymphing rods (typically sgl.-hand rods 9-1/2' or longer) are also a perfect secondary rod for pocket water.  For indicator rigs, your reels should be carrying WF floating lines or special "indicator" lines.  A short sink tip line may be helpful if you are retrieving or swinging flies. 

    o Flies:  Pat's Rubber Legs (black, coffee), tiny egg patterns (yellow, the smaller the better), dead-drift crayfish (red, orange, blue), San Juan worms (red/pink), squiggly worms (red), Zebra midges (green, black). jigged Prince Nymph (size 12-14), various Wooly Bugger or other streamer patterns.

    o Leaders:  9 foot 4X tapered mono leader; fluorocarbon tippet in sizes 4X & 5X

    o Indicators:  small and medium sized Airlocks may be best.

    o Weights:  AAA  & BB split shot

    You'll also want to bring standard wading equipment (waders, boots, wading staff, a 2nd wading belt, etc.).  For the Big Truckee, you might be more comfortable wading with an inflatable PFD if you have one.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Additional reading and research for the overly ambitious (not required):

    ·       Watch Ralph Cutter's "Bugs of the Underworld" DVD - provides great footage of the Truckee river, the resident trout there, and of course the bugs. Contact stephen.golebiewski@gmail.com if you need to borrow a copy.

    ·       Watch Youtube videos by Kelly Galloup on indicator nymphing techniques and rigging set-ups

    Fish-out Leader and Contact person for any questions about these fish-outs:  Steve Golebiewski  stephen.golebiewski@gmail.com

    For any issues about this calendar posting, contact John Murphy,  jmurphy7599@gmail.com

    • 06 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds and lodge locker room

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, but open to any registered person who would like to participate and test their skill against others -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds are typically held on the first Sunday of each month (except 2nd. Sunday in Sept.) from 9am-2pm.  This event will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and all casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net

    • 12 May 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools
    Register

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month, and they are open to BOTH club members and to the general public. There is no charge for these lessons. Besides pre-registering online for each session that you plan to attend, please re-check the website for possible late changes in the dates. 

    2. Casting classes are a "go", whether rain, wind, snow or shine. 

    3. Please wear eye protection. 

    4. Classes will be divided into four groups (the classes will be held concurrently): 

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    5. If you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for IFFF Casting Instructor (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

    6. At the present, the classes are limited to instruction in the use of a single handed rod. 

    7. We have free single-handed fly casting equipment at the club to loan out for these lessons only (in exchange for holding your drivers license); however, if you intend to take advantage of this limited free equipment, please try to arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website beforehand to make certain that the monthly class has not been moved forward or backward a week or two due to conflicts with other events (i.e., the Outside Lands Concert in early August). 

    9. FINALLY, please pre-register [in order to help determine the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

    For any questions, contact John C. Till at johnctill@comcast.net or by phone at 650-348-1216.

    Directions:  For directions to the ponds, go to the Location page 


    • 12 May 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge and Casting Ponds, Golden Gate Park
    Register

    The Angler’s Lodge and Casting Ponds were built in 1938 and we are celebrating their 80th Anniversary this year with a big Celebration Party on Saturday, May 12, starting at 12 noon. 

    The SF Rec & Park Dept. is partnering with the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club to host this special public event, including a free BBQ Tri-tip lunch with all the trimmings.  

    We are asking everyone to click on the REGISTER button for this FREE event to help us with the food planning.  If you should have more than one person in your party, then please simply indicate the number of these extra people as "Additional guests" in your registration or, if you prefer, you can also register multiple times to provide the requested count.

    The monthly Free Fly Casting Lessons on the Ponds offered to the Public are being held this day from 9:30 AM - 12 noon, so we encourage everyone to REGISTER separately on the calendar event for that event also to join us for a full day of casting fun and celebration at the Golden Gate casting ponds.  Due to the party on this day, there will be no Skills Building Class this month. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the GGACC President, Willy George at busygeorges@aol.com  


    • 12 May 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge

    THIS MONTH'S SKILL BLDG. PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED TO ALLOW MEMBERS & GUESTS TO ATTEND THE 80th ANNIVERSARY PARTY FOR THE ANGLER'S LODGE AND CASTING PONDS BEING CELEBRATED ON THIS DAY.

    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons.  

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set. All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:
    Garth Thompson mailto:recondite@gmail.com

    Mark Donahue  mwdonahue@yahoo.com


    • 16 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rio Vista, CA
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    Rondy:  Delta Stripers #2

    Dates:  May 16, 2018  

    Leader:  Steve Swett  415-717-0265  mailto:steve@libertypainting.biz

    Number of anglers:  4

    Description:  The Delta is a wonderful fishery for both Black and Striped Bass. It is a truly amazing area, and just 1-1/2 hours from San Francisco.  Striped Bass are "hot" fish meaning that they provide a very noteworthy strike and resulting fight.  We will take 6 experienced anglers for a one-day guided boat trip.  The guides we are using are great their website is http://www.offthehookflyfishing.com/ 

    Suggested Gear:  8-9 wt single handed fly rods, with a variety of lines.  Note:  The guides will supply the gear if needed, which typically includes 9 ft. long 8 or 9 wt fly rods with a variety of lines including floating, intermediate, and T-14 sinking lines. They will also supply the terminal tackle and flies.  Lunch and water is provided by the guides. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $275  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities. 

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 19 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 21 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Burney, CA
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    Rondy:  Pit River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  May 19-21, 2018  

    Leader:  Ryan Stahl, (530) 908-4198ryan.w.stahl@gmail.com

    Number of anglers:  4

    Description:  Camp, walk, and wade the infamous Pit River, a great wild trout fishery.  (It's tough, but not as tough as the rumors make it out to be.)  We'll focus on Pit 3, but may see action down to Pit 4 and 5 flows permitting.  Please note the following:  (1) This Rondy is unguided (although Ryan will take you out to various locations on the river for each fishing session and make recommendations on flies and fishing techniques).  (2)  You need to be ready for some tough wading in which we'll cover a lot of water and get a bit beat up.  (3)  We'll be camping at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park and you MUST camp with the group to go on this Rondy.  Communication in the area is spotty, and coordinating meeting locations is not possible outside of the campground. 

    Suggested Gear:  5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines.  If you'd like to nymph, then bring a 4 wt 10 footer if you have it.  A more complete gear list - including fly recommendations - will be emailed to registrants separately.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $50.00.  

    Other expenses will include some meals/food for camping 

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 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

    • 20 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Hamilton City, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Shad Single Hand Rods

    Dates:  May 20, 2018  

    Leader:  Jeff Hutchinson  415-506-6746  mailto:jeff.hutchinson@att.net

    Number of anglers:  11

    Description:  A day of Shad fishing on the Sacramento River with single hand rods only (11' and shorter switch rods are permissible if cast overhead only).  We will meet in Hamilton City at the Irving Finch boat launch.  Our guides will take us by Jet boats to a sandbar where we will wade out to fish.  You need to be able to cast a shooting head effectively to fish for Shad.  Anglers will be expected to rotate positions when wading so that everyone can catch fish.  Boats will leave the ramp at noon and return us to the ramp at dusk/dark.  This is a day trip and most people are likely to drive home afterward (roughly a 2 hour drive time back to the Bay Area).  Our guides will provide flies, drinks, sun awnings, and an early dinner.  Their website is http://www.orlandoutfitters.com/index.html   

    Suggested Gear:  6-8wt single hand rods.  Fast action to throw shooting heads. Carry Type 2 through Type 6 shooting heads, or equivalent tungsten sink tips. Leaders are relatively short, no more than 6-7 ft in length. The shad are not leader shy so you can go with 10-12# tippet. In May there is a good chance the shad will be holding higher in the water column in the evening, so a Type 2 or 3 head will work better than a Type 4 or 6.  If you bring just one shooting head, make it a Type 4.  The guides will have some shad flies (called "shad darts") if you need them. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $200.00.  

    Other expenses will be lunch, parking fee (bring small bills), and guide gratuities.  

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 21 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Hamilton City, CA
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    Rondy:  Shad Two Hand Rods

    Dates:  May 21, 2018  

    Leader:  Jeff Hutchinson  415-506-6746  mailto:jeff.hutchinson@att.net

    Number of anglers:  6

    Description:  A day of Shad fishing on the Sacramento River with two hand rods only.  We will meet in Hamilton City at the Irving Finch boat launch.  Our guides will take us by Jet boats to a sandbar where we will wade out to fish.  Anglers will be expected to rotate positions when wading so that everyone can catch fish.  Boats will leave the ramp at noon and return us to the ramp at dusk/dark.  This is a day trip and most people are likely to drive home afterward (roughly a 2 hour drive time back to the Bay Area).  Our guides will provide flies, drinks, sun awnings, and an early dinner.  Their website is http://www.orlandoutfitters.com/index.html   

    Suggested Gear:  Any spey rod with sink tips in various sink rates (intermediate, type 3, 6 & 8).  Six foot leaders of 10# or stronger Maxima.  The guides will have some shad flies (called "shad darts") if you need them. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $200.00.  

    Other expenses will be lunch, parking fee (bring small bills), and guide gratuities.  

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Snelling, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Kelsey Bass Ranch

    Dates:  June 2, 2018  

    Leader:  Ben Scott  650-996-7235  mailto:benny.k.scott@gmail.com

    Number of anglers:  10

    Description:  The Kelsey Bass Ranch is the quintessential bass fishery ideally suited for fly fishers. The 125-acre lake features every type of bass holding water for both topwater and subsurface flies.  While this lake can be fished from the bank in waders, it is best fished from your own watercraft (e.g., float tube, pontoon boat, pram, or small motorboat).  Wearing a PFD is required.  The ranch website is http://www.kelseybassranch.net/

    Suggested Gear:  6-9 wt single handed fly rods, with both floating lines and sinking lines (or sink tips). 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $125  

    Bring your own lunch and beverages.  Carpooling and the meeting place will be discussed in emails to registrants. 

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds and lodge locker room

    THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED BY ALICE GILLIBERT ON 2/4/18 DUE TO REPORTED CONFLICT WITH SF REC & PARKS EVENT. 

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, but open to any registered person who would like to participate and test their skill against others -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds are typically held on the first Sunday of each month (except 2nd. Sunday in Sept.) from 9am-2pm.  This event will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and all casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net

    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dunsmuir, CA
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    Rondy:  Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  June 5-6, 2018  

    Leader:  Mike Downing 415-378-2977  mailto:mdowning1567@aol.com

    Number of anglers:  8

    Description:  The Upper "Sac" is everything a freestone trout stream should be:  It has riffles, pocket water, long runs, and deep pools. It is a wonderful "walk and wade" river that flows 37 miles from Lake Siskiyou to Shasta Lake. Rondy leader Mike Downing will lead 8 club anglers to show them good places to enter and fish the river on June 5 and 6.  We will meet on June 5 at 7:00AM at the Ted Fay Fly Shop, located in downtown Dunsmuir.  We will make a short drive to the river, where Craig Nielson, Shasta Trout Outfitters, will conduct a Pre-Fishing Clinic.

    Suggested Gear:  4-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines for dry flies and nymphing, 4X-6X leaders, 5X-7X tippet (Mono or Flourocarbon), split-shot, indicators, and flies. Full wading attire and staff.  Weather is always changeable - Be prepared.. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include travel, lodging (there are several motels and campgrounds in the area - more information will be forthcoming), meals, and perhaps, the purchase of a few flies while in the fly shop (to help support the grateful owner Bob who personally ties most of his flies). 

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools
    Register

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month, and they are open to BOTH club members and to the general public. There is no charge for these lessons. Besides pre-registering online for each session that you plan to attend, please re-check the website for possible late changes in the dates. 

    2. Casting classes are a "go", whether rain, wind, snow or shine. 

    3. Please wear eye protection. 

    4. Classes will be divided into four groups (the classes will be held concurrently): 

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    5. If you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for IFFF Casting Instructor (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

    6. At the present, the classes are limited to instruction in the use of a single handed rod. 

    7. We have free single-handed fly casting equipment at the club to loan out for these lessons only (in exchange for holding your drivers license); however, if you intend to take advantage of this limited free equipment, please try to arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website beforehand to make certain that the monthly class has not been moved forward or backward a week or two due to conflicts with other events (i.e., the Outside Lands Concert in early August). 

    9. FINALLY, please pre-register [in order to help determine the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

    For any questions, contact John C. Till at johnctill@comcast.net or by phone at 650-348-1216.

    Directions:  For directions to the ponds, go to the Location page 


    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    Register
    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons.  

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set. All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:
    Garth Thompson mailto:recondite@gmail.com

    Mark Donahue  mwdonahue@yahoo.com


    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • American River near Sacramento, CA

    GGACC Spey Improver Program's class #84, on the American River, is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2018, starting at 8:30 AM.  

    This free one-day session is directed at those GGACC members who have either taken past GGACC Spey Angler Programs, or who have already had some experience fishing with a two-handed fly rod.

    Items covered will include:  Single Spey and Snake Roll casts with Skagit, Scandi, and Long Belly floating lines. There will also be a focus on casting with the non-dominate hand.

    Interested students should schedule with Bill Gallogly  slazanger2@icloud.com.  Be sure to ask Bill for directions to the specific American River access site for this class.

    If there is a large demand, multiple shifts may be accommodated.

    In addition to your Spey rod, reel, lines, leaders, waders, boots, eyewear, hat, and other sun protection, be sure to bring a lunch and a camp chair.  


    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge

    Anglers Lodge is reserved for club use on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 10AM-3PM.

    Contact Willy George, GGACC President, with any questions.

    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds and lodge locker room

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, but open to any registered person who would like to participate and test their skill against others -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds are typically held on the first Sunday of each month (except 2nd. Sunday in Sept.) from 9am-2pm.  This event will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and all casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net

    • 05 Jul 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 09 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Missouri River at Craig, Montana
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    This extremely popular fish-out is what most of you have waited your 3 years in the LTFF program for:  The Intermediate Class's trip to Montana always seems to be the highlight for most students in the program and is the one trip that just about everyone who goes each year ends up pleading to get the chance to go again. But we can never promise that and I can never take more than at most 11 from the class each year.  

    This year we have guided spots for only 7 students currently, after having to sadly give up a couple of my chosen guides this year in response to last year's surprisingly poor class registration.  So, if you can possibly be one of the lucky 7 that definitely gets to go this year on July 5-9, you'll want to do it.  If it fills quickly enough, I'll do what I can to try to book another guide or two, but there is a good reason that I have to both make our reservations and prepay for guides a year in advance for this amazing destination.  If I don't, I lose our allotted slot to a waiting list. 

    We will be float fishing on a famed tailwater stretch of the upper Missouri River for 3 days (on Friday- Sunday this year) out of Craig, Montana each day.  The dry fly and nymph fishing for the big strong rainbow and brown trout in this incredibly abundant fishery is world renowned. (Our club president Willy George loves this place and often stays in his camper there for up to 2 weeks to fish the "Mo" at this time of year, as he has done for many years. Willy promises to join us again this year for lively catered dinners in our rental house.)

    We will be fishing with the HeadHunters Fly Shop's guides, some of the very best you'll ever experience. They will supply all the gear required including fly rods, leaders, flies, etc. However, you are welcome to bring your own gear if you desire, especially if you can stick around to fish this river and one or more of the other famous rivers in the area on your own, or with a guide that maybe a couple of you will line up afterword to float or wade/walk with.  

    Sandals or water shoes, rather than waders, are advised on these Missouri River drift boats for most of the warm sunny days at this time of year which, like most areas flanking the Rockies, may offer also a brief afternoon rain shower. However, if you don't bring waders (only bring them because you need them for something else), DO remember to pack a pair of rain pants along with a good-quality rain jacket. One cold, all-day-long rainstorm on our first day on the river a couple years ago taught us this lesson, and there's always the possibility of a cold hailstorm blowing through. 

    There will be an initial Pre-fishout Meeting on Sunday, March 11, at 1:30PM following the Annual Meeting BBQ (or at 12noon if the BBQ is cancelled due to inclement weather) for all those Intermediate students who may be interested in this trip.  Transportation options, logistics, gear, licensing, the fish-out rules, etc. will be covered at this meeting, so do try hard to be there if you can.  I will send out some notes to those who can't make it, but you should look at this pre-meeting as a good opportunity to coordinate your travel plans or to team up for traveling and fishing in the area, or for arranging to share a car rental from one of the local airports. 

    We have rented the Jumping Rainbow Lodge, a large house that is situated right on the river about 8 miles from Craig. We have rented this house for many years now because it makes a great home base for us and there is nothing in town or in the area nearly as big. 

    The tiny town of Craig, MT is located on Interstate I-15 about halfway between the cities of Helena and Great Falls (it's about a 50 mile drive northeast from Helena and a little shorter drive southwest from Great Falls).  If you are planning to fly there, the airports in those two cities are the closest possibilities, but there is also Bozeman, MT which is about a 2-1/2 hour drive away and Missoula, MT, which is probably just about as far. Flights fill up quickly, so start looking at your options and checking available flights and prices now before the first pre-meeting to be able to discuss your preference for driving there or flying to one of these airports. 

    If possible, you want to arrive at the rental house sometime on Thursday afternoon, July 5 (I should be able to get us into the house around 3PM) and you won't need to leave there until Monday, July 9, before 10AM since we've also rented the house for Sunday night to allow for a full day's fishing on Sunday. 

    We will cook our own group dinner on Thursday night, but dinner on Friday and Saturday nights will be catered (to provide left-overs for Sunday night). Lunches will be provided by the guides on Fri.-Sun., and we will have enough food in the house for a quick breakfast each morning and for hors d'oevres and adult beverages for happy hour each afternoon. Volunteering for helping to cook breakfasts and some kitchen clean-up will be covered in the pre-meeting. 

    The total fee for this event this year is $1450, which covers the 3 full days of top-notch guided fishing and gear, 4 nights in the lodge, and all meals and beverages (including wine and beer) for most of those 4 days. It DOES NOT cover your transportation expenses, a Montana fishing license (with a req'd. small conservation fee), or the guides' gratuities. 

    Those who have gone on this fish-out before have had some of their best fishing days ever, and had such a grand time together, that they would go again in a heartbeat if we'd only let them.  So, if you regrettably can't make it, you may be making someone else very happy. 

    This trip is limited to 7 Intermediate students now, so sign up as quickly as you can so that you don't miss out!  Registration will start at 12:00 NOON on Monday, MARCH 12

    Cost:  $1450.00 payable online as a non-refundable registration fee (unless there is someone on the waitlist to replace you).

    Contact for more info: 
    JOHN MURPHY (jmurphy7599@gmail.com) 650-799-1695




    • 14 Jul 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools
    Register

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month, and they are open to BOTH club members and to the general public. There is no charge for these lessons. Besides pre-registering online for each session that you plan to attend, please re-check the website for possible late changes in the dates. 

    2. Casting classes are a "go", whether rain, wind, snow or shine. 

    3. Please wear eye protection. 

    4. Classes will be divided into four groups (the classes will be held concurrently): 

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    5. If you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for IFFF Casting Instructor (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

    6. At the present, the classes are limited to instruction in the use of a single handed rod. 

    7. We have free single-handed fly casting equipment at the club to loan out for these lessons only (in exchange for holding your drivers license); however, if you intend to take advantage of this limited free equipment, please try to arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website beforehand to make certain that the monthly class has not been moved forward or backward a week or two due to conflicts with other events (i.e., the Outside Lands Concert in early August). 

    9. FINALLY, please pre-register [in order to help determine the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

    For any questions, contact John C. Till at johnctill@comcast.net or by phone at 650-348-1216.

    Directions:  For directions to the ponds, go to the Location page 


    • 14 Jul 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    Register
    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons.  

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set. All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:
    Garth Thompson mailto:recondite@gmail.com

    Mark Donahue  mwdonahue@yahoo.com


    • 17 Jul 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Emigrant Wilderness
    • 2
    Register

    Rondy:  Emigrant Lake Backpacking Rondy

    Dates:  July 17-23, 2018 although DATES COULD CHANGE DUE TO SNOWPACK  

    Leader:  Richard Gamer  415-321-0545  mailto:rishgamer45@gmail.com

    Number of anglers:  3

    Description:  This high country backpacking Rondy spans seven days, which includes driving to and from the trail head.  Emigrant Lake, the largest lake in the Emigrant Wilderness, is 3 miles long and at approximately 8500’ elevation. There are plenty of wading access points and the trout are a good size, with most being over 12” long.

    The first night will be spent near the trailhead. Two days each way are required for hiking to and from Emigrant Lake. We will spend 3 nights at Emigrant Lake providing 2 full days of fishing. The trail is very well maintained, and the round-trip total distance is approximately 32 miles. Elevation gain is approximately 3000’ from the trailhead.

    The trip is open to experienced backpackers only and participants should be in good physical condition.  Your leader (club member Richard Gamer) is a very experienced backpacker, having backpacked throughout the Sierras during summers for the past 40 years.

    A pre-trip meeting will be schedule for mid June. This meeting will cover the logistics of where to meet, possible carpooling, what to bring, more about what to expect, etc.

    Suggested Gear:  All the backpacking gear to support yourself including tent, sleeping bag, pad, stove, cooking gear and utensils, water filter, light, etc. Your favorite mountain lake/steam fly rod and reel with flies. Wading shoes and staff. Clothes for all possible weather (think rain and cold). All the food and beverage for yourself. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25 which does NOT include the cost of your own food, transportation, and other consumables. You will need to provide your own equipment. Some items may be shared.  

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 20 Jul 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Arnold, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack

    Dates:  July 20-22, 2018 although DATES COULD CHANGE DUE TO SNOWPACK  

    Leader:  John Anderson  415-990-0936  mailto:john_anderson@lanset.com

    Number of anglers:  8

    Description:  

    The goals of this North Fork of the Stanislaus Backpacking Rondy are to:  Give anglers a chance to catch some beautiful wild Rainbow & Brown trout; fish in an area that gets very little pressure; backpack through some really gorgeous terrain; have fun together; sit around a campfire (five miles from the nearest road) and tell fish stories; and sleep on the hard ground -- unless you bring a pad! 

    This two-night backpacking trip starts Friday at 12 noon with a 5 mile hike down into the (North Fork) Stanislaus River Canyon. There are no hiking trails in this area that are maintained by the Forest Service, so anglers will have to do some bushwacking. The camp site is located on the river and overlooks a 100 yard pool that holds some nice trout. There is surplus fire wood, so we can have a camp fire. We will camp at the same site for two days. 

    This rondy does involve a challenging hike down a steep river canyon so participants should be experienced backpackers and be fit enough to climb out of a 1000' canyon with a pack. The hike in and out should take about 3 hours each way.

    Participants must bring their own gear and already know: How (and what) to pack for a weekend; how set up your own tent; how to cook outdoors; how use a water filter; and how to read a map and use a compass. There will be a pre-meeting to discuss the needed gear and other logistics (date tbd). 

    Suggested Gear:  2-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include your own transportation and food/supplies. 

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 05 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds and lodge locker room

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, but open to any registered person who would like to participate and test their skill against others -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds are typically held on the first Sunday of each month (except 2nd. Sunday in Sept.) from 9am-2pm.  This event will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and all casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net

    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 12 Aug 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Anglers Lodge & Casting Ponds, Golden Gate Park

    The Angler's Lodge and casting ponds are CLOSED due to the Outside Lands Music Festival held over this 3-day weekend, August 10-12 this year.

    Access to ponds may also be restricted on one or more days before and after the festival for both set-up and take-down. 

    http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/the-park/neighborhood

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools
    Register

    THIS AUGUST CASTING LESSONS ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THE 3RD SATURDAY OF THIS MONTH (AUGUST 18) ON THE EXPECTATION THAT THE PONDS WILL BE CLOSED ON THE 2ND SAT. (8/11) DUE TO CONFLICT WITH THE OUTSIDE LANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL.

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month, and they are open to BOTH club members and to the general public. There is no charge for these lessons. Besides pre-registering online for each session that you plan to attend, please re-check the website for possible late changes in the dates. 

    2. Casting classes are a "go", whether rain, wind, snow or shine. 

    3. Please wear eye protection. 

    4. Classes will be divided into four groups (the classes will be held concurrently): 

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    5. If you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for IFFF Casting Instructor (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

    6. At the present, the classes are limited to instruction in the use of a single handed rod. 

    7. We have free single-handed fly casting equipment at the club to loan out for these lessons only (in exchange for holding your drivers license); however, if you intend to take advantage of this limited free equipment, please try to arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website beforehand to make certain that the monthly class has not been moved forward or backward a week or two due to conflicts with other events (i.e., the Outside Lands Concert in early August). 

    9. FINALLY, please pre-register [in order to help determine the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

    For any questions, contact John C. Till at johnctill@comcast.net or by phone at 650-348-1216.

    Directions:  For directions to the ponds, go to the Location page 


    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    Register
    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons.  

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set. All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:
    Garth Thompson mailto:recondite@gmail.com

    Mark Donahue  mwdonahue@yahoo.com


    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mammoth Lakes, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Eastern Sierra Backpack

    Dates:  August 19-25, 2018 although DATES COULD CHANGE DUE TO SNOWPACK  

    Leader:  William (Brad) Bradford  415-923-7601  mailto:bradford@realpropserv.com

    Number of anglers:  3

    Description:  This Eastern Sierra Rondy is a 5 night backpacking trip (away from home at least six nights) to fly fish a small watershed located out of Mammoth, CA. This rondy is limited to 3 experienced backpackers (4 including the leader). We will fish both lakes and creeks along a 20 mile loop and spend more than one night at one campsite. The fishing will be walk & wading on the streams and casting from the lake shores.

    The plan is to spend Sunday night, Aug 19, in Mammoth and then hit the trail. We will meet at the Mammoth Ranger Station first and then hike out of and return to the Devil's Post Pile Ranger Station.  This 20 mile loop has an elevation gain of about 2000' and tops out at about 9000' elevation. The first night campsite is about 2-3 miles in, where we camp on King Creek. Other days can be more uphill and longer. Pack light!

    You will need all the normal backpacking gear to take care of yourself on the trail.  We will share some gear such as stoves, water filters, etc.  Bring your favorite fly rod for fishing small rushing creeks, a pooling meadow, and deep-shored lakes. There will be opportunities to fish with dries, nymphs, and streamers.

    You must also be an experienced backpacker and have the ability to hike with your pack up to 6-8 miles daily on rough trails.  The leader is an experienced backpacker.  However, the expectation is that all participants in this rondy will be self sufficient.  There will be a pre-meeting to discuss logistics, gear, shared food, etc.  The date for this pre-meeting is tbd. 

    Suggested Gear:  2-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include your transportation, food/supplies, and a small shuttle fee to the trailhead. 

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge and Casting Ponds, GG Park

    RIO/Sage/Redington/Simms Demo Day on Saturday August 25 from 9 AM - 3 PM

    For the 4th Consecutive Year:  Newly Expanded this Year featuring More Brands and Gear at the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club ponds in San Francisco.

    Some of the most popular brands in fly fishing will be on hand with their complete product lines to allow you to "test drive” all of the latest gear.  You can cast Sage and Redington rods along with all of the RIO fly lines and then try on the perfect pair of Simms waders and boots or Simms clothing in essentially all sizes for both men and women.  Or you can try various RIO fly lines on your own rods, single hand or Spey, to determine the best line for both your rod and casting style.  You are welcome to use the ponds to cast Spey rods and lines so bring your waders and boots.

    Product experts from RIO, Sage, Redington, and Simms will be on-hand all day to share their expertise and product knowledge.  Free lunch will be provided (courtesy of the manufacturers) and multiple raffle prizes will be awarded each hour of the event (must be present to win).  This event is FREE and open to the public.

    For more information and any questions contact GGACC President, Willy George  busygeorges@aol.com

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools
    Register

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month, and they are open to BOTH club members and to the general public. There is no charge for these lessons. Besides pre-registering online for each session that you plan to attend, please re-check the website for possible late changes in the dates. 

    2. Casting classes are a "go", whether rain, wind, snow or shine. 

    3. Please wear eye protection. 

    4. Classes will be divided into four groups (the classes will be held concurrently): 

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    5. If you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for IFFF Casting Instructor (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

    6. At the present, the classes are limited to instruction in the use of a single handed rod. 

    7. We have free single-handed fly casting equipment at the club to loan out for these lessons only (in exchange for holding your drivers license); however, if you intend to take advantage of this limited free equipment, please try to arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website beforehand to make certain that the monthly class has not been moved forward or backward a week or two due to conflicts with other events (i.e., the Outside Lands Concert in early August). 

    9. FINALLY, please pre-register [in order to help determine the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

    For any questions, contact John C. Till at johnctill@comcast.net or by phone at 650-348-1216.

    Directions:  For directions to the ponds, go to the Location page 


    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    Register
    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons.  

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set. All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:
    Garth Thompson mailto:recondite@gmail.com

    Mark Donahue  mwdonahue@yahoo.com


    • 09 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds and lodge locker room

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, but open to any registered person who would like to participate and test their skill against others -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds are typically held on the first Sunday of each month (except 2nd. Sunday in Sept.) from 9am-2pm.  This event will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and all casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net

    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bend, OR
    • 0
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    Rondy:  McKenzie River

    Dates:  September 13-15, 2018  

    Leader: