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

    • 26 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge locker room

    The Anglers Lodge is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 3rd of (6) Wednesday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Weds., April 12, 2017.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the April 5th class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who were not previously registered for it on the April 5th posting.


    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • West Pond, GG Casting Ponds
    • 1

    NOTE:  The West casting pond is reserved exclusively for the following event for the morning of 4/29/17:

    This Float Tube Clinic on Saturday morning, April 29, from 9:30am to 12:00pm is designed to prepare the Intermediate level "Learn to Fly Fish" students and any Rondy participants to fly fish on Stillwaters using a float tube. The primary objective is to teach basic float tube use and safety. The Clinic instructors will provide float tubes, fins, and PDF's for participants to try-out in the West pond.  

    Club members will need to bring their own waders and boots (or other booties) to this clinic if they wish to try-out one or more float tubes.  They may also want to bring a fly rod to try casting to some targets while sitting in a float tube.

    Due to the limited number of available float tubes and instructors, this free clinic will be limited to the first 25 club members to sign up, so register quickly if interested. 

    For more information contact:  Jeff Hogan 

    jbhogan@ucdavis.edu


    • 03 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge & Casting Ponds

    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 in Golden Gate Park. 

    These PHWFF classes will included fly casting, fly tying, and other fly fishing related activities.  They will utilize the main meeting room in the lodge, the kitchen and, depending on the day's activities, also the West casting pond -- all of which are reserved for this program on the alternate Wednesday class days, beginning on January 25, 2017 and running through May 3, 2017.  Use of the club's facilities for this new program has been approved by the GGACC Board.

    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 vet participants.

    Club members wishing to volunteer their services, or to make a donation in support of this PHWFF program, should contact:

    Henry Little   hplittle@gmail.com


    • 03 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge locker room

    The Anglers Lodge is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 4th of (6) Wednesday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Weds., April 12, 2017.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the April 5th class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who were not previously registered for it on the April 5th posting.


    • 03 May 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    George Revel's evening casting class, which he likes to call “In Search of the Perfect Cast”, is again offered this spring and summer as an informal casting session for all interested club members.  In George's own words:

    In Search of the Perfect Cast is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds would bring a few beers to the casting ponds and discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, drink, and advice as you practice your casting.

    Our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.

    Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop.

    This class is free, but George may be hoping for donations to help raise money for the GGACC Youth Program that he started last summer for the club.  Ask him for his suggestion about how best to make contributions.

    Bring your favorite rod, and perhaps a beverage of your choice. There will be a brief demonstration session followed by casting practice and more tips. No registration required.

    If this sounds good to you, meet at 6:45 pm on the following list of 2017 dates, on typically every other Wednesday, at the GGACC's casting ponds to better enjoy the long days of summer:

    May 3,  May 17,  May 31

    June 14,  June 28

    July 12,  July 26

    August 9,  August 23


    • 06 May 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 07 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Luk Lake, Corning, CA.
    • 2

    This fish-out is open to the 2017 "Learn to Fly Fish" registered NOVICE students ONLY, unless otherwise announced. An email will be sent to the Novice class notifying them when registration will be first opened. 

    This Luk Lake Fish-out on the weekend of May 6-7, 2017, should be a good opportunity to catch some of the big bass this lake is known for with "topwater" flies, especially with the warmer water and amount of weed growth expected then. Topwater bass fishing can be as much fun as dry fly fishing for trout.  

    Luk Lake (pronounced as Luck, possibly because it is near the Rolling Hills Casino) is a small private lake located off Interstate I-5 just south of the town of Corning.  Corning is about 45 minutes (50 miles) south of Redding.  This is a very good fishery for largemouth "black" bass, rainbow trout, and the occasional scrappy sunfish or bluegill. 

    Last year's Novices had a phenomenal fishing experience at Luk Lake on this same weekend -- catching lots of bass AND trout -- on what is the earliest date we can get the lake guest house for our fishing trip.  Admittedly, before last year's experience, I was about to scrap this date in favor of a mid-December date focused mostly on trout, but the bass fishing was just too good last year.  So, we'll try it again and hope for the same luck at Luk this year (sorry, I couldn't help myself). 

    We have exclusive use of the lake and the rowboats all day on Saturday, and on Sunday morning until noon, and we have rented the guest house for up to 10 students to sleep there on both Friday and Saturday nights.  Students can arrive anytime Friday evening after 4pm -- and fish that evening if they want to. 

    This lake can ONLY be fished from a small boat (rowboat, pontoon boat, canoe, 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. 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. Mentors will be on hand to provide instruction and help as needed.  There will be a brief safety and orientation talk first thing Saturday morning before launching the boats.  All fishing on this lake is catch-and-release only, with barbless hooks required. 

    Rowboats (~12' prams) will be provided with oars, anchors, and (hopefully) life preserver seat cushions.  However, it is strongly advised that you also bring your own personal flotation device to wear or else remind me to bring one of the club's PFDs for you to borrow.  Wearing a PFD is mandatory if you choose to try out your own float tube or other personal watercraft.  We will NOT be wearing waders when fishing from the 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.

    Briefly, the suggested gear includes a 5 or 6wt rod and reel, with 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 or other streamers, an intermediate line (1-1.5 ips sink rate) may be helpful, but is not necessary. 

    Further discussion of what gear to bring, including some suggestions about what flies to use and the rigging needed, will be covered in a Pre-Fishout Meeting at the clubhouse on Saturday, April 29, at 12:30pm. (Right after the Float Tube Clinic that morning, but please register separately for that event.)  Come to this logistics meeting to also hear how to get there, what the lake house offers, possible carpooling, and what all to expect for the weekend, including the plan for the group to all cook their Saturday night's dinner at the house.  

    The registration fee for this fish-out is $240, which fee includes all costs for the lake access, boats, lunch and dinner (on Saturday only), and rental of the guest house for Friday and Saturday nights.  There will be coffee, cereals and other quick breakfast items supplied, but bring your own breakfast meals if you choose to cook for yourself. Friday dinner will be on you, whether you choose to cook in or join those heading to the nearby casino for buffet or into town for fast food/pizza.

    The guest house has beds for 10 people in 5 bedrooms (making it easy to segregate men and women) and two bathrooms. The first 9 students to sign up can stay in the house (leaving room for one recruited mentor). The balance can camp outside the house, stay in their vehicles, or get their own room at the nearby casino or in town.

    This fish-out is limited to the first 10 students to sign-up (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. 

    For further info, contact John Murphy (jmurphy7599@gmail.com

    Cost: $240.00 


    • 06 May 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 08 May 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dutch John, UT
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    The Green River is considered one of the best tailwater fisheries in North America. This world class fishery is home to Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats and Cut-bow Hybrid Trout. It is estimated to have as many as 15,000 fish per mile in some of the upper tailwater sections of this river.

    We will float the three sections of the river (A, B, & C) below Flaming Gorge Dam and camp overnight in remote sites in sections B & C. We will take eight experienced anglers in four boats with guides. There will be an additional guide that rows everyone's gear and equipment to the campsite and has everything, including meals, set up and ready when we arrive each evening. 

    The guides provide everything (i.e., food, water, ice, tents, sleeping pads, etc.) except pillows, sleeping bags, personal items, liquor, fly rods, and fishing license. They will provide leaders, tippet, and flies.

    This will be primarily a float fishing trip, but will include some wading. This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    Most will fly into Salt Lake City, carpool to Dutch John, and stay at a motel there on May 5. After the Rondy is over, we will stay a 2nd night at the motel and fly home on Tuesday, May 9. There will be a pre-meeting (date TBD) to discuss gear, logistics, etc.

    The registration fee for this Rondy is $1,225, which includes the Outfitter's fee plus a non-refundable $25 Rondy fee. Please note that a refund for the Outfitter's fee is only possible if you/we can find a replacement for you. Your other costs include a UT fishing license, state taxes, travel, motels, meals off river, and guide tips.

    For more information, contact Jerry Saltzgaber at:                     2sfgabers.ggacc@gmail.com    cell 415-866-8214

    Outfitter website:  spinnerfall.com



    • 06 May 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Near Rio Vista, CA
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    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 4 experienced anglers for a one-day guided boat trip. The guides will supply the gear, which includes 9 ft. long 8 or 9 wt fly rods with a variety of lines, including floating lines and intermediate and T-14 sinking lines. You may bring your own gear if you choose. They will also supply the terminal tackle (including the flies), lunch, and water.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    The cost for this Rondy is $237.50.  This cost includes the guide's fee (but not gratuity). Travel expenses or any meals other than lunch are not included.

    For more information, contact Steve Swett:

    415-717-0265   steve@libertypainting.biz

    • 07 May 2017
    • 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 for Sept. 10) 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 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge locker room

    The Anglers Lodge is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 5th of (6) Wednesday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Weds., April 12, 2017.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the April 5th class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who were not previously registered for it on the April 5th posting.


    • 11 May 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Near Rio Vista, CA
    • 1

    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 will supply the gear, which includes 9 ft. long 8 or 9 wt fly rods with a variety of lines, including floating lines and intermediate and T-14 sinking lines. You may bring your own gear if you choose. They will also supply the terminal tackle (including the flies), lunch, and water.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    The cost for this Rondy is $237.50.  This cost includes the guide's fee (but not gratuity). Travel expenses or any meals other than lunch are not included.

    For more information, contact Steve Swett:

    415-717-0265   steve@libertypainting.biz

    • 13 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 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. 

    • 13 May 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month. Please check the website for possible 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 for the lessons; however, if you intend to take advantage of the limited free equipment, please arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website 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 assist with the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

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

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


    • 13 May 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    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 May 2017
    • 26 Jul 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GGACC West Pond + Board Room
    • 16

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

    • 17 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge locker room

    The Anglers Lodge is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 6th and final Wednesday night session for this workshop. (There was no class on Weds., April 12, 2017.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the April 5th class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who were not previously registered for it on the April 5th posting.


    • 17 May 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    George Revel's evening casting class, which he likes to call “In Search of the Perfect Cast”, is again offered this spring and summer as an informal casting session for all interested club members.  In George's own words:

    In Search of the Perfect Cast is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds would bring a few beers to the casting ponds and discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, drink, and advice as you practice your casting.

    Our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.

    Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop.

    This class is free, but George may be hoping for donations to help raise money for the GGACC Youth Program that he started last summer for the club.  Ask him for his suggestion about how best to make contributions.

    Bring your favorite rod, and perhaps a beverage of your choice. There will be a brief demonstration session followed by casting practice and more tips. No registration required.

    If this sounds good to you, meet at 6:45 pm on the following list of 2017 dates, on typically every other Wednesday, at the GGACC's casting ponds to better enjoy the long days of summer:

    May 3,  May 17,  May 31

    June 14,  June 28

    July 12,  July 26

    August 9,  August 23


    • 20 May 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 21 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cassel Campground, Burney, CA
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Cost $75.00 

    Unless announced otherwise, this Hat Creek fish-out is again only being offered to a limited number of the 2017 year's enrolled students in the Novice class of the club's "Learn to Fly Fish" Program on a first-to-register basis. Do not register for this event if you are NOT in this class, or risk losing your registration fee. 

    There will be only two days (Sat. May 20 & Sun. May 21) of mentored fishing, but a few more experienced students may be allowed to tag along with the mentors on Friday evening or choose to fish on their own on Monday -- should they wisely choose to drive home that evening to beat weekend traffic. 

    We have one of the club’s best casting instructors and a very experienced fly fisher, Brian Endlich, offering to again lead this fish-out since he is extremely familiar with Hat Creek — having fished it for probably 40 years!  Many of you will know Brian already from the club's 2nd Sat. casting classes. Brian and I will be looking for other mentors to help us with this outing since we hope to be providing no more than a 3:1 student-to-mentor ratio in order to be able to give you better instruction.

    Hat Creek is one of California’s most renowned trout streams and a favorite dry fly water for many of the state’s best fly fishers — especially on the Wild River section and other famous stretches of this special river that we expect to fish. And since this is a spring-fed stream, it should have a good water level regardless of run-off.  

    This fish-out will be limited to 12 students in order not to over-crowd the river. 

    Campground: I have been able to book four campsites (#22, 23, 24, 25) for 2 nights (Fri. & Sat. nights, 6/19 & 6/20) and a fifth campsite (#26) for 3 nights (Fri.-Sun. nights, 6/19-20) on the back loop at PG&E’s Cassel Campground (off Hwy 299 east of Burney) with the past understanding that we can pitch 3-4 tents per site there.  There are no group camp sites in either this or any other nearby campgrounds, but this arrangement should work to allow most of us to camp closer together than being spread out throughout a campground. I have paid for up to 3 vehicles per site.  Any more than that and we may have to park some vehicles at the gate to the campground (after unloading) or pay an extra $5/night for additional vehicles, but the area mgr. will decide that when he sees how many vehicles we have (another good reason to carpool, if possible).  

    Should you prefer a campsite of your own though, go to pge.com and under the "Find A Park" tab, search for Cassel Campground and book your own site soon.  (Another smaller PG&E campground in that area is North Shore Campground if you can’t find a spot in Cassel.)

    Motels:  For those who prefer not to camp, motels in nearby Burney include:

    Charm Motel (ph 530-335-3300,  www.charm.burneylodging.com)

    Green Gables (ph. 530-335-3300,  www.greengables.burneylodging.com)

    Shasta Pines Motel & Suites (ph. 530-335-2201,  www.shastapinesmotel.com)

    Meeting Place:  Everyone will need to meet at Site #26 in Cassel Campground on Saturday and Sunday morning at 7:00AM to figure out who is going with which mentor, to make up your lunches, to get your flies, instructions, etc.  This early start is intended to get everyone on the water as soon as possible each morning —so please don’t be late. 

    Driving Directions:  Google "Cassel Campground”:  the shortest route is to follow I-5N to Redding from there take CA-299E to Cassel Road — about 5 hours total drive time without traffic (from Redding it is about 1 hr. 15 min. without traffic) 

    If you need them, follow these directions:  Take Exit #680 off of I-5 for CA-299/Lake Blvd., keep right at the fork and follow signs for Burney/Alturas/CA-299E, follow CA-299E for 50 miles to Burney, continue east of Burney on CA Hwy 299E for 7 more miles (to 2 miles past the junction with Hwy. 89), turn south onto Cassel Road, drive 3.6 miles and turn left at paved access road into the campground (before the bridge).

    Our campsites are in the back right corner of the campground --veer off slightly to the right of the main campground road. 

    Meals There will be NO hosted group dinners for everyone on this fish-out.  You can cook dinners in camp, or there are at least two possible restaurants on Main St. in Burney that smaller groups may decide to use:  Rex Club (ph. 530-335-4184, they also have cabins)  Art’s Outpost (Steak House & Italian, ph. 530-335-2835)

    There are also other diners, a Subway for sandwiches, pizza joints, and fast food options in Burney: (www.reddingcentral.com/Dine/dine-Burney.htm)

    We will be providing groceries for making your own sandwiches for sack lunches on Saturday and Sunday only.  It is also possible that we may change the lunch on one of these two days to be a group lunch somewhere.  

    NOTE:  Other than the two Sat. & Sun. lunches, you are on your own to bring (and prepare) your own food, or buy dinners or other meals out.

    Gear:  Recommend bringing a 3-5wt fly rod with floating line (6wt max!).  For dry flies, bring 9’ tapered leaders to 4X or 5X, with mono tippet spools in 4X-6X (these fish can be picky!)  Also be sure that you bring both a dry fly floatant and a dry shake floatant for treating your dry flies. For indicator nymphing, bring indicatorssplit shotone spool of say 0X to 3X mono tippet material (to use 5'-6’ of this for indicator/ depth adjustment), and spools of both 4X & 5X fluoro tippet for connections to nymphs.  Bring foam hoppers or Chubby Chernobyl pattern flies for hopper (dry) / dropper rigging if you prefer this rather than an indicator, or simply tight-line nymph instead (although, Hat Creek has little pocket water where tight-lining works best).  "Swinging" of soft-hackled flies is another very good choice.

    We will be providing at least a dozen flies to each student -- some dries, a couple buggers, and a few nymph patterns, as suggested by Brian for this water.  These flies will only be packaged in sandwich bags for distributing to you, so you will need to put them in your own fly box along with your other flies -- and be sure to pinch those barbs!  We will not be doing this for you.  If you need more flies, or forgot some other gear after you leave town, there is The Fly Shop on your way there (just south of Redding on I-5, take Churn Creek Road exit and head north on the frontage road) and the Shasta Angler out in Fall River Mills (for good local knowledge from owner Matt). 

    In addition to forceps, nippers, sunhat, sunscreen, bug repellent, waders, boots, belts, canteens (or other means to carry, or filter, drinking water), don’t forget your wading staff!  A small net is always optional for trout, but it really helps in landing them with minimal stress and keeping them in the water while unhooking—both of which are extremely important for the fish’s survival.  Camping gear should include headlamps or flashlights —the former is esp good for tying on flies in late evening. 

    As a spring creek, the water can be pretty cold, but you may decide when you get there and test the water that you’d prefer to wet-wade (not me!) instead of wearing waders.  If so, just be sure that you have sturdy closed-toe wading sandals or, better yet, use neoprene gaiters or neoprene socks and liner socks to fill-out your wading boots.  Lightweight (i.e., nylon) long pants are recommended for wet-wading over shorts to better protect your shins from scrapes on rocks, scratchy brush, poison oak, etc.

    Cost:  We are trying to hold the registration fee to $75 per student (mentors are volunteering their time, and not charged this fee).  This fee is needed to hopefully cover the cost of all the campground fees, the purchase of flies, groceries for lunches, etc.  If it falls too short, we may have to take up a collection up there of another $10-20 from each camper. 

    Contacts: John Murphy, email jmurphy7599@gmail.com, cellphone 650-799-1695; 

    Brian Endlich, brian_endlich@hotmail.com

     

    • 20 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 May 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • McArthur Burney Falls State Park Camp Grounds
    • 0

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    This Rondy is an excellent opportunity to explore the famous Pit River. It is renowned for lots of big fish and difficult wading. We will concentrate on the river just below Lake Britton Dam (Pit 3), but we may see areas down to Big Bend (Pit 4 & 5).

    Reasonable care, a wading staff, and studded boots will make this a memorable experience. This is an opportunity to catch lots of Rainbow Trout in the range of 12-18 inches -- and possibly even bigger.

    There are many options:  Nymphing is the "go to" technique throughout the day; there are dry fly opportunities in the evening; and you can always throw a streamer in the bigger pools.

    Gear required:  5 wt fly rod, 4-5x tippets, dry flies, nymphs and streamers, as well as waders, studded boots, and wading staff.  Be sure to wear one or two tight wading belts since wading on the Pit can be rather challenging due to strong flows over vegetation-covered rocks.

    Good fly fishing skills and some experience wading technical waters are needed.  This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    We will camp Friday and Saturday nights at the McArthur Burney campgrounds.

    There will a non-refundable $25 Rondy fee. Other costs will include the campground fee, food, and travel expenses.

    There will be a pre-meeting to discuss the Rondy, including logistics and gear -- date tbd.

    Ryan Stahl will be leading this Rondy. For more information contact him at:  ryan.w.stahl@gmail.com 

    • 20 May 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Calif. Fly Shop, 1125 Induatrial Road, Suite H, San Carlos, ca 94070

    This Surf Clinic will be conducted by Bill Scharninghausen, a well known local surf guide, who has been guiding both the GGACC's Surf and O'Neill Forebay fishing outings for several years.

    This particular clinic has been re-scheduled as an intended pre-meeting for all those LTFF and Rondy anglers registered for the Surf Fishing outing on Sunday, June 11.  However, all club members and others are invited to attend as well. 

    Bill really provides a lot of great input regarding surf fishing in the Bay Area. All GGACC members should try to attend one of Bill's surf clinics at some point, to learn what all our coastal water, our nearest fishery, has to offer fly anglers.

    This clinic will again be hosted by the California Fly Shop and held in their San Carlos shop, in order combine the expertise of Bill (who is on the shop's pro staff) and the gear and fly selections they have to offer.

    This clinic is free. However, we need you to register so we have an idea of how many to plan for.

    Any questions, please contact:

    John Murphy (jmurphy7599@gmail.com) or                             Jerry Saltzgaber (2sfgabers.ggacc@gmail.com)

    • 21 May 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge & casting ponds, GG Park

    Access to the Angler's Lodge and casting ponds may be restricted during the running of the annual Bay to Breakers race on this date.


    http://baytobreakers.com/course-info/


    • 21 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hamilton City, CA
    • 3

    A day of Shad fishing on the Sacramento River that's limited to 12 anglers with single hand rods only (11' and shorter switch rods are permissible if cast overhead only). This is a day trip, as most people are likely to drive home afterward (roughly a 2 hour drive time).

    We will meet in Hamilton City at the Irving Finch boat launch (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=463). Pay the day parking fee at the entrance to this state rec area (self-pay required if not attended -- bring small bills and a pen to fill out pay envelope).  Jet boats will take us to a sandbar (where we will wade out to fish) and do not return us to the parking area until dark.  Boats may leave a little early if they fill up and the last boat departs the boat ramp at 12:00 noon -- so don't be late!

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    Required fishing gear:  The single hand rods should be 6-8wt and stiff enough to throw 30 ft 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 then 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.

    Bring waders, boots, hats, polarized sun glasses, sunscreen, headlamp, layered clothing, and rain gear. (Note:  Either too hot temperatures or too high water could cancel or change the date of this Rondy.)

    Dinner and water will be provided by the guides (http://orlandoutfitters.com). Most of us will buy a sandwich in Orland to eat before the boats arrive.

    You need the ability to cast a 30 ft shooting head. Anglers will be expected to rotate positions when wading so that everyone can catch fish. 

    The cost for this Rondy is $175, which includes a $25 non-refundable Rondy fee.  Not included are the guide gratuities, lunch, parking fee, or any travel or lodging expense. 

    Leader contact: Jeff Hutchinson   415-509-6746                              jeff.hutchinson@att.net



    • 22 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hamilton City, CA
    • 8

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! IT WILL BE REPLACED BY A TWO HAND ROD RONDY TO BE HELD ON MAY 22.                  



    • 22 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hamilton City, CA
    • 0

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    A day of Shad fishing on the Sacramento River that's limited to 6 anglers with basic Spey casting skills. This is a day trip, as most people are likely to drive home afterward (roughly a 2 hour drive time).

    We will meet in Hamilton City at the Irving Finch boat launch (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=463). Pay the day parking fee at the entrance to this State Rec Area (self-pay required if not attended -- bring small bills and a pen to fill out pay envelope).  Jet boats will take us to a sandbar (where we will wade out to fish) and do not return us to the parking area until dark.  Boats may leave a little early if they fill up and the last boat departs the boat ramp at 12:00 noon -- so don't be late!

    Gear--bring any spey rod with "sink tips in various sink rates (intermediate, type 3, 6 & 8)". Six foot leaders of 10# or stronger Maxima.

    Bring waders, boots, hats, polarized sun glasses, sunscreen, headlamp, layered clothing, and rain gear. (Note:  Either too hot temperatures or too high water could cancel or change the date of this Rondy.)

    Dinner and water will be provided by the guides (http://orlandoutfitters.com). Most of us will buy a sandwich in Orland to eat before the boats arrive.

    The cost for this Rondy is $175, which includes a $25 non-refundable Rondy fee.  Not included are the guide gratuities, lunch, parking fee, or any travel or lodging expense. 

    Leader contact--Mark Millonas       millonasm@gmail.com                              

    • 24 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • 26 May 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • vicinity of Fall River Mills, CA
    • 5

    The GGACC'S "TRADITIONAL FLY FISHING" PROGRAM'S FALL RIVER RONDY 1, on Thursday & Friday, May 25-26, 2017

    What is this?  A rondy for those experienced anglers in the club who willingly commit to fly fish using only "traditional" methods (i.e., staying direct connected to their flies without the use of indicators) and for those who's enjoyment of fly fishing no longer requires counting numbers of fish caught. This rondy will be repeated on July 24-25 this year for the second group (Fall River Rondy 2).

    Two days of guided dry fly and streamer fishing on California's fabled Fall River.  This "no bobber" fishing trip is intended to expose competent anglers to the joy of "traditional" fly fishing. 

    Cost:  The cost per angler is $595. This includes two days of  guided fishing with supplied lunch each day, two dinners (on Wednesday and Thursday nights) at Bob Pauli's fishing camp (directions to be provided), and the GGACC's nonrefundable $25 Rondy fee.  The cost of a dinner for any pre-approved non-angling guests is $60.  

    Gear required:  Rod #1: 5wt medium action 9' fly rod with a floating line and 20' leader tapered to 5X.  (Assembling such leaders is simple as we'll cover in future correspondence.) Rod #2:  5-6wt medium action 9' +/- fly rod with intermediate sink shooting head and 9' leader tapered to 5X.  Polaroid sunglasses and large brim hats are highly recommended.

    Casting Skills required:  Rod #1: Ability to cast 50' while turning over a 20' leader and to execute the "Fall River feed"  to get drag free drift with dry flies.  Rod #2:  Ability to cast a sinking shooting head to 60' while turning over a 9' leader to strip retrieve a streamer. 

    Participation is very limited.  Those wishing to participate should email Bob Pauli at bob.pauli@mac.com to express your interest and request permission. Please indicate if you can meet the required casting skills now, or if you will need coaching. Due to the high demand for participating in this rondy, acceptance will be based on the date of your original email to Bob, prompt payment of the $595 fee, and your demonstrated casting skill (last year's Fall River Rondy participants are automatically qualified).

    Payment:  If accepted into this rondy, please write out a $595 check payable to the "GGACC" including the memo note "Fall River 2017" and mail to:

    Bob Pauli, 1035 Branbury Court, Napa, CA 94558

    Pre-meeting and Casting Clinic:  To be held at the GGACC Anglers Lodge and casting ponds on Sat., January 28, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM to cover preplanning, logistics, expectations, and skill testing.  Coaching to help achieve the required skill level will be provided.  Please REGISTER SEPARATELY on the club calendar for this Fall River Rondy Pre-meeting & Casting Clinic event, whether you decide to register for this Fall River Rondy 1, Rondy 2, or neither rondy.

    Logistics:  California's Fall River is near the community of Fall River Mills, approximately 75 miles northeast of Redding on State Route 299E.

    Lodging can be booked at Spinner Fall Lodge, Val Atkinson's cabin, Circle 7 Guest Ranch, or various motels in Fall River Mills.

    The group's initial meeting and orientation will be over dinner on Wednesday, May 24, at 6:00PM at Bob Pauli's fishing camp.  For this first night, please bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert, whether homemade or purchased. Dinner is also included on Thursday evening, May 25, at a time to be announced. If you drink alcohol or special beverages, please bring your drink of choice to each dinner. 

    Guides are highly experienced Fall River veterans.

    Guided fishing days are Thursday and Friday, May 25 & 26. Meet at Bob Pauli's camp at 7:40 AM sharp each morning, from there the group will caravan to the launch area. Day's end will be played by ear, depending on fish activity, but be prepared for possible evening fishing if a good hatch is on.  

    Guides will bring sandwiches and beverages for lunch, but if you have dietary restrictions, please bring your own food. 

    Anglers may want to fish unguided (assuming you either have a boat or rent a boat to do so -- there is virtually NO wade fishing on this river) or may separately arrange for their own guided outings on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday of that Memorial Day weekend. Spinner Fall Lodge has boats for rent that are located at Circle 7 Guest Ranch. 

    Additional Info: This trip is traditional fly fishing using dry flies, streamers, nymphs, and soft hackles -- without bobbers. Guides will supply flies, but it never hurts to bring some of your own flies should you choose to try them. 

    California's Fall River valley is one of the world's most beautiful locations.  The river holds native fish (there has never been a planter in the Fall River) with lots of attitude and the size to back it up.  Those who catch fish here can catch them anywhere.  The personal reward earned by mastering traditional fly fishing techniques in a clear spring creek cannot be overestimated. 

    Changed from the 2016 program is the communal group dinner on two evenings where we make new friends and share success stories (without counts).  Camaraderie, camaraderie -- we'll have a blast!

    Leader:  Bob Pauli, mobile 707-322-3583;  landline in Falls River Mills:  530-336-5822;  Email:  bob.pauli@mac.com


    • 31 May 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    George Revel's evening casting class, which he likes to call “In Search of the Perfect Cast”, is again offered this spring and summer as an informal casting session for all interested club members.  In George's own words:

    In Search of the Perfect Cast is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds would bring a few beers to the casting ponds and discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, drink, and advice as you practice your casting.

    Our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.

    Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop.

    This class is free, but George may be hoping for donations to help raise money for the GGACC Youth Program that he started last summer for the club.  Ask him for his suggestion about how best to make contributions.

    Bring your favorite rod, and perhaps a beverage of your choice. There will be a brief demonstration session followed by casting practice and more tips. No registration required.

    If this sounds good to you, meet at 6:45 pm on the following list of 2017 dates, on typically every other Wednesday, at the GGACC's casting ponds to better enjoy the long days of summer:

    May 3,  May 17,  May 31

    June 14,  June 28

    July 12,  July 26

    August 9,  August 23


    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • located in the Central Valley S.E. of Modesto near the town of Snelling, CA
    • 0

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    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. This Rondy can accommodate up to 10 club fly fishers. Bring your own lunch and beverages.

    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.

    Rods ranging from 6-9 weights with both floating and sinking lines (or sink tips) work best.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.  

    Carpooling and the meeting place will be discussed in emails to registrants. 

    The fee for this Rondy is $125.00 (which includes a non-refundable $25 Rondy fee). Sign up now!  This one will be filled quickly!

    For more info, contact:  Ben Scott  benny.k.scott@gmail.com




    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • American River, Sacramento - access location TBD
    • 5

    Cost = $75

    This is an evening introduction to Shad fishing for the LTFF Novice students only on the American River near Sacramento on Saturday, June 3, 2017

    I strongly encourage the Novices to give this new fish-out a try.  If we are lucky enough to get into shad, it can be a whole bunch of fun!  And it will also whet your appetite for next year's Intermediate Shad fish-out on the bigger Sacramento River -- where longer casts and heavier sinking lines are usually needed.

    If you already own a 6, 7 or 8wt rod with shooting head set-up (or integrated sink tip line) with perhaps a 30' lg. Type 3 or 4 sinking head (ie., a 3-4 or 4-5 ips sink rate) or 25-30' of T-11 and know how to cast this (as Willy taught those in our LTFF Shooting Head Casting Clinic back in March), that would be ideal. 

    However, if you are not ready to take that equipment plunge for this outing or didn't attend that casting clinic, we still want to encourage you to come on this fish-out. If all you have is a 5wt rod and matching reel with floating (or intermediate) fly line, bring that and I'll provide you up with a short sink tip to attach to it. This set-up is a little light for shad and not ideal for either casting or getting your fly down quickly, but it may serve to at least get you into some action on this river.  

    You'll also need 3X tippet, preferably fluorocarbon, (tapered leaders are not typically used for swinging or for indicator nymphing for shad), nippers, forceps, wading staff, waders & boots, and a headlamp to allow you to fish until it gets dark (shad usually hit best about then, especially if you are fishing a light set-up).  Since we are fishing late, don't leave anything exposed inside your car -- we had a break-in there last year to grab a bag left on a seat. 

    This will be only a late afternoon/ evening trip up to the Sacramento area so there is no plan for the group to spend the night.  We will meet our guide Lance Gray at the American River Park - Upper Sunrise Boat Launch parking lot, for which directions will be provided on the first page of Lance's Confirmation Package/ Liability Waiver that I will be distributing to all registrants. The late evening is usually the best action for shad so we will plan to fish right up until it gets dark.  Be "wader-ed up" and ready to go at 5:00pm sharp. Lance will give a short clinic on what shad are and how to fish for them, distribute some flies called "shad darts" to everyone, and pass out sandwiches and snacks to hold you until you head home.  

    Shad fishing is very social because you need to be fishing as close to one another as possible (but spaced apart enough to still swing your line through the current) in order to fit everyone into the run where we hope shad will be holding. We will be rotating spots through the run on either my or Lance's command to give everyone equal opportunity to hook fish. 

    As you may have heard, shad are often referred to as the "poor-man's tarpon" since they can put up quite a battle for their little size -- especially on a fly rod.  Lance and I will be walking up and down the line to provide coaching, but you'll likely need to land your own fish (typically without a net).  For that I suggest that you may want to have a pair of sungloves or similar half-fingered gloves -- something that you will want to be sure to wash when you get home.  Two-handed rods are good for shad fishing also, if you have one and can handle it. 

    This fish-out will be limited to 10 people.  The registration fee to cover the guide, flies, a sink tip, and sandwiches is $75 per person, exclusive of a guide gratuity and the $5 day fee for parking (bring cash for this!).  You don't want to miss this trip!

    Contacts for this fish-out:

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

    Lance Gray ( lancegrayandcompany@yahoo.com

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dunsmuir, CA
    • 0

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    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 leaders Greg Someson and Mike Downing will lead 8 club anglers to show them good places to enter and fish the river on June 3 and 4.

    We will meet at 7:00AM 6/3 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.

    There are several motels and campgrounds in the area. More information will be forthcoming later.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners. This is "catch and release only" fishing with barbless hooks.

    Gear:  Full wading attire and staff, 4 or 5 wt fly rod rigged with floating line for dry flies and nymphing, 4X-6X leaders, 5X-7X tippet (Mono or Flourocarbon), split-shot, indicators, and flies. It may be hot or cold this time of the year -- and it may rain. Be prepared.

    There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this Rondy.  Your other expenses will include travel, lodging, 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).

    For more information, contact:

    Greg Someson 415-314-9434  gregsomeson@hotmail.com

    Mike Downing  415-378-2977  mdowning1567@aol.com



    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 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 for Sept. 10) 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 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 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. 

    • 10 Jun 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month. Please check the website for possible 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 for the lessons; however, if you intend to take advantage of the limited free equipment, please arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website 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 assist with the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

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

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


    • 10 Jun 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    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


    • 11 Jun 2017
    • 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Palm Beach State Park, near Watsonville, CA
    • 0

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    Our guide, Bill Sharninghausen, is a very experienced Northern CA surf fisherman.  He will be leading up to (4) experienced anglers on a Surf Fishing Rondy on Sunday, 6/11/17, to Palm Beach State Park, near Watsonville, CA. This rondy is for current club members only, and has been combined with the club's "Learn to Fly Fish" program this year to include up to (4) of the LTFF's 3rd year students as well (from a separate LTFF Surf fish-out registration). 

    We will meet between 6:15-6:30AM at the entrance to the Pajaro Dunes Resort next to the entrance to the Palm Beach State Park. We will only be fishing the incoming tide through the morning cycle.

    Gear:  Rod, either:  1) a 7-8wt single hand rod with either an integrated shooting head (250 to 300 gr.) or a shooting head set-up with Type 4 to 6 heads; OR  2) a 7-8wt switch or Spey rod with sink tips. Leaders should be 10-15# mono. Go light when fishing in the surf and carry only the bare essentials such as hemostats, nippers, tippet, and your surf flies in a waterproof fly box, possibly carried inside jacket pockets or in a small chest pack, sling, or hip pack (no fishing vests).  Also bring your waders (boot-foot type is best if you have them); either scuba booties, Teva sandals, or "flats" boots (for stocking-foot waders, since saltwater will quickly corrode the metal eyelets in std. wading boots); a wading belt (this is a "must have" -- and two belts are better); a good wading jacket or kayak dry top; hat; sunglasses; stripping fingers or gloves, and a stripping basket (optional, if you are comfortable using one).  A PFD is required. A wading staff is NOT recommended in the surf.

    Anglers should have normal fly fishing experience, be able to cast a sinking shooting head or sink tip, and ideally have some previous surf experience.

    There will be a clinic (date TBD) at the California Fly Shop in San Carlos to discuss surf fly fishing, gear and logistics.

    The cost for this Surf Rondy is $50. REGISTER for this limited rondy quickly or sign up for the Wait List if too late to register.

    For further information, contact either--

    Jerry Saltzgaber  415-866-8214 2sfgabers.ggacc@gmail.com

    Bill Scharninghausen  billsch8@gmail.com

      



    • 14 Jun 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    George Revel's evening casting class, which he likes to call “In Search of the Perfect Cast”, is again offered this spring and summer as an informal casting session for all interested club members.  In George's own words:

    In Search of the Perfect Cast is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds would bring a few beers to the casting ponds and discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, drink, and advice as you practice your casting.

    Our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.

    Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop.

    This class is free, but George may be hoping for donations to help raise money for the GGACC Youth Program that he started last summer for the club.  Ask him for his suggestion about how best to make contributions.

    Bring your favorite rod, and perhaps a beverage of your choice. There will be a brief demonstration session followed by casting practice and more tips. No registration required.

    If this sounds good to you, meet at 6:45 pm on the following list of 2017 dates, on typically every other Wednesday, at the GGACC's casting ponds to better enjoy the long days of summer:

    May 3,  May 17,  May 31

    June 14,  June 28

    July 12,  July 26

    August 9,  August 23


    • 21 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 28 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Belize City

    This is an opportunity for 12 anglers to experience great saltwater fly fishing at an incredible price. You will stay half time at the Belize River Lodge and the other half at the Long Cay Outpost lodge. This will give you the opportunity to fish two different salt water venues. There are lots of Bonefish, Permit, Snook and one of the finest Tarpon destinations around. Many other species too.

    Most of the fishing is done from a boat, shared by two anglers taking turns, and their guide. There are a few wading opportunities for Bonefish, but mostly this is not a wading destination. The 23 foot pangas are equipped with a poling platform, support bar and are great both in rougher seas and the flats. 

    The Belize River lodge is located 3.5 miles up the mouth of the Belize River in a jungle setting. This allows easy access to open flats and the many Mangrove islands close to the mainland. Here we have the best access to fish a number of rivers as well as their systems of creeks and lagoons for Snook and Tarpon. 

    The Long Cay Lodge is on the eastern side of Long Caye Island, a 45 minute boat ride from the mainland. Facing the Barrier corral reef, it is surrounded by sandy shallow flats, deep channels and many mangrove islands. It is a private island that is mostly uninhabited. 

    The cost of this Rondy is $2495. It does not include the flight to Belize City, guide tips, alcoholic beverages, Fishing license($25), departure tax($40) or any gear rental.

    Registration and payment of a non-refundable $25 Rondy fee is required on this website. Registrants must then contact Xavier Carbonnet directly for final reservations and payments.

    For more information, contact Xav Carbonnet at:                      xcarbonnet@yahoo.com 

    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 25 Jun 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Near Portola, CA in the Plumas National Forest
    • 7

    This will be a guided Rondy and camp-out for 12 anglers on Davis Lake on June 23-25. This lake is well known for its prolific Damsel Fly hatch in the morning, as well as the great Hexagenia Mayfly hatch in the evening -- either of which may be going off during this rondy. 

    Our guides John Baiocchi and Rob Anderson have been fishing this lake and teaching anglers advanced Stillwater fishing techniques for over 15 years.

    The primary gear required are your own water craft (a float tube, pontoon boat, or kayak) and a PFD.  Other suggested gear is listed below: 

    • Rods -  4-7 Weight, with multiple Reels or Spools
    • Dry Flies & Nymphs
    • 2x to 5x Tippet – Fluorocarbon and Nylon    
    • Lines:  Floating, Intermediate Sink, and Faster Sink Types 2-6
    • 7.5 to 9 ft, 3x-5x Nylon (mono) tapered leaders (or Fluorocarbon)
    • Gel Floatant
    • Indicators
    • Dry Shake
    • Nippers
    • Hemostats
    • Net
    • Boots, Sandals or Booties
    • Waders
    • Something to Float In
    • Fins
    • Anchor/Oars/Depth Finder
    • Sun Screen
    • Polarized Sunglasses
    • Bug Spray
    • Other sun protection – hats, bandanas, long sleeve shirts, etc
    • Rain Gear & Warm Jacket
    • Camping Equipment and Food for two breakfasts
    • Fishing License

    Weekend Information:

    Registrants can show up any time after 3:00pm at the guides' campsite at Grasshopper Flat #16 on Friday afternoon. Bring your rods and reels and your fishing license. The guides' plan is to log-in licenses and help you rig up your rods first.  Then, at 5:00 pm, they'll review a detailed handout that they will have for everyone and basically go over everything then so that you can fish as much as possible on Saturday and Sunday. The weather and the fishing will determine Friday and Saturday night’s events so be ready for anything, including fishing the Hex hatch or sitting around a campfire talking fishing. They will also show a great PowerPoint Presentation right around dark on Friday night after dinner.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    There will be a pre-meeting for this Rondy (date TBD).

    The cost for this Rondy is $350, which includes a non-refundable $25 Rondy fee. It also includes two full days of guided fishing, the guides' clinic, the campground fee, lunch on both days, and a dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Not included are your travel expenses, breakfast food, adult beverages and snacks, flies, or guide gratuities. 

    For more information contact Jerry Saltzgaber at                            2sfgabers.ggacc@gmail.com



    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • North Fork of Yuba River, on Hwy 49 near Sierra City, CA
    • 20

    This first fish-out on the North Fork of the Yuba River for the Beginners Class (Step 1) in the club's Learn to Fly Fish program can open up a world of opportunity for you as a Sierra fly-fisher.  There are hundreds of miles of cool, clear water in the Sierras very similar to this little river, and they are all holding trout just waiting for you to delicately present a tasty looking fly in their direction.  So, if you are a registered LTFF Beginning student, come join us to begin learning the on-stream knowledge you need to help you enjoy a lifetime of fly fishing.  

    This mentored fish-out will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, and may extend into Sunday for those wanting to fish more after breaking camp that morning. Most of us will be camping at the NFS Loganville Campground and we will explore sections of the river from there. The campground is roughly 11 miles east of Downieville, CA, on State Hwy 49 (less than 2 miles from Sierra City).  This Nat'l. Forest Service campground is at about 4,100 ft elevation and has pit toilets (outhouses) and fresh (potable) water faucets strategically located throughout the camp.

    Lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday, and we may choose to enjoy a good meal and good times at the only restaurant in Sierra City on Saturday night (Herrington's, which unfortunately will only take 5PM reservations any more for large groups), or do a big group cook-out in camp later that night if that is the group's preference. 

    The registration fee for this fish-out is $150, which covers the two camp lunches and a Saturday night dinner (including the mentors'), the campground fees for all Lower Loop campsites, and a starter kit of flies.  It does NOT include breakfasts, for which everyone is on their own, or dinners either on Friday and Sunday. 

    THIS FISH-OUT IS FOR THE BEGINNER CLASS ONLY! Watch for emails further describing this fish-out and what you need to bring, what to expect, etc. or an announcement of a possible pre-meeting to be scheduled later for this fish-out. 

    NOTE:  Those who have registered for a LTFF fish-out and later learn that they can't attend will be solely responsible for finding their own replacement to pay them directly for whatever they can get for their spot.  These fish-outs are necessarily planned and paid for in advance so club refunds are not generally possible.   

    Contact: John Murphy

    Email:  jmurphy7599@gmail.com

    Phone: 650-799-1695

    Cost: $150.00


    STEP 1 BEGINNERS - NORTH YUBA RIVER FOR TROUT

    Saturday June 6 & Sunday June 7, 2015

    All Day

    This fish-out can open up a world of opportunity for you as a Sierra Fly-Fisher.  There are hundreds of miles of cool, clear water in the Sierras similar to the North Fork of the Yuba River and, they are holding trout just waiting for you to delicately present a tasty looking fly in their direction.  So, come and join us to gain the knowledge necessary to help enjoy a lifetime of fly fishing.  

    This fish-out will be held on June 6th and 7th 2015.  We will camp at Loganville Campground and explore sections of the river from there.  The campground is roughly thirty five miles east of Downieville CA. and is at about 4,100 ft elevation.  The campground has pit toilets (out house) and fresh (potable) water faucets strategically located throughout the camp.

    Lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday and we will enjoy a good meal and good times at the restaurant in Sierra City.

    THIS FISH-OUT IS FOR BEGINNER CLASS ONLY! 

    NOTICE:  BECAUSE THE CLUB WEB SITE IS EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT bldrcretin@gmail.com TO INFORM ME THAT YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE BEGINNERS PROGRAM.  I WILL KEEP SEPARATE RECORDS SO EVERYONE IS COUNTED AND HAS A CHANCE FOR  THIS GREAT PROGRAM.


    NOTE:  THOSE  WHO HAVE REGISTERED FOR A FISH-OUT AND LATER LEARN THAT THEY CAN'T ATTEND WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FINDING THEIR OWN REPLACEMENT WHO  PAY THEM DIRECTLY  FOR THEIR SPOT -- SINCE FISH-OUTS ARE PLANNED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE CLUB REFUNDS ARE NOT GENERALLY POSSIBLE.




    RSVP Info:

    Members, please log in to RSVP


    Non-members:
        click here to pay online


    RICH STEVENS
    Email: bldrcretin@gmail.com
    Phone: 831-338-4843 

    Cost: $100.00


    STEP 1 BEGINNERS - NORTH YUBA RIVER FOR TROUT

    Saturday June 6 & Sunday June 7, 2015

    All Day

    This fish-out can open up a world of opportunity for you as a Sierra Fly-Fisher.  There are hundreds of miles of cool, clear water in the Sierras similar to the North Fork of the Yuba River and, they are holding trout just waiting for you to delicately present a tasty looking fly in their direction.  So, come and join us to gain the knowledge necessary to help enjoy a lifetime of fly fishing.  

    This fish-out will be held on June 6th and 7th 2015.  We will camp at Loganville Campground and explore sections of the river from there.  The campground is roughly thirty five miles east of Downieville CA. and is at about 4,100 ft elevation.  The campground has pit toilets (out house) and fresh (potable) water faucets strategically located throughout the camp.

    Lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday and we will enjoy a good meal and good times at the restaurant in Sierra City.

    THIS FISH-OUT IS FOR BEGINNER CLASS ONLY! 

    NOTICE:  BECAUSE THE CLUB WEB SITE IS EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT bldrcretin@gmail.com TO INFORM ME THAT YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE BEGINNERS PROGRAM.  I WILL KEEP SEPARATE RECORDS SO EVERYONE IS COUNTED AND HAS A CHANCE FOR  THIS GREAT PROGRAM.


    NOTE:  THOSE  WHO HAVE REGISTERED FOR A FISH-OUT AND LATER LEARN THAT THEY CAN'T ATTEND WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FINDING THEIR OWN REPLACEMENT WHO  PAY THEM DIRECTLY  FOR THEIR SPOT -- SINCE FISH-OUTS ARE PLANNED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE CLUB REFUNDS ARE NOT GENERALLY POSSIBLE.




    RSVP Info:

    Members, please log in to RSVP


    Non-members:
        click here to pay online


    RICH STEVENS
    Email: bldrcretin@gmail.com
    Phone: 831-338-4843 

    Cost: $100.00


    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • American River near Sacramento, CA

    GGACC Spey Improver #82: American River, start 8:30 AM.  

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

    Items covered will include:  Single Spey with any floating line, Single Spey with sink tip with any line, Spey casting with longer head lines (45’ to 60’ heads), other casts by student demand.

    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 will be accommodated.


    • 28 Jun 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    George Revel's evening casting class, which he likes to call “In Search of the Perfect Cast”, is again offered this spring and summer as an informal casting session for all interested club members.  In George's own words:

    In Search of the Perfect Cast is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds would bring a few beers to the casting ponds and discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, drink, and advice as you practice your casting.

    Our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.

    Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop.

    This class is free, but George may be hoping for donations to help raise money for the GGACC Youth Program that he started last summer for the club.  Ask him for his suggestion about how best to make contributions.

    Bring your favorite rod, and perhaps a beverage of your choice. There will be a brief demonstration session followed by casting practice and more tips. No registration required.

    If this sounds good to you, meet at 6:45 pm on the following list of 2017 dates, on typically every other Wednesday, at the GGACC's casting ponds to better enjoy the long days of summer:

    May 3,  May 17,  May 31

    June 14,  June 28

    July 12,  July 26

    August 9,  August 23


    • 02 Jul 2017
    • 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 for Sept. 10) 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

    • 07 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Missouri River, Montana
    • 7

    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't even take more than 11 from the class each year.  So, if you can be one of those 11 this year that gets to go this year on July 7-11, you'll want to do it.

    We will be float fishing a famed tailwater stretch of the upper Missouri River for 3 days (Sat. - Mon.) 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 at least 2 weeks to fish the "Mo" at this time of year, as he has done for years.)

    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 may offer only 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. A cold, all-day-long rainstorm on our first day on the river a couple years ago taught us this lesson. 

    There will be a Pre-fishout Meeting on Wednesday evening, Feb. 22, at 6:30PM at the clubhouse, with plenty of snacks and beverages, for all those Intermediate students interested in this trip.  (Come early and try out some of the award-winning Douglas fly rods that afternoon and enter free rod raffle before 5:30 --see calendar event.)  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 sharing car rentals. 

    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 several years because it makes a great home base for us and there is nothing in town 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 at least as far. Flights fill up quickly, so start looking at your options and checking available flights and prices before the 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 lodge sometime Friday afternoon July 8 (I should be able to get us into the house around 3PM) and you won't need to leave there until Tuesday, July 12, before 10AM since we've also rented the house for Monday night again to allow a full day's fishing on Monday. 

    We will cook our own group dinner on Friday night, but dinner on Saturday and Sunday will be catered (to provide left-overs for Monday night). Lunches will be provided by the guides Sat.-Mon. and we will have food in the house for a quick breakfast each morning. Volunteering for helping to cook and clean-up will be covered in the pre-meeting. 

    The fee for this event again this year is $1400, 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 guide gratuities. 

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

    This trip is limited to 11 Intermediates, so sign up as soon as you can so that you don't miss out!  Registration will start at 12:00 NOON on Monday, FEBRUARY 13

    Cost:  $1400

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




    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 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. 

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month. Please check the website for possible 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 for the lessons; however, if you intend to take advantage of the limited free equipment, please arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website 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 assist with the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

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

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


    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    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 Jul 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Small watershed located out of Mammoth, CA
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    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 Saturday night, July 8, in Mammoth and then spend the next 5 nights on 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.

    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.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    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.

    The non-refundable fee for this rondy is $25. There will also be a small shuttle fee to the trailhead. Your food, lodging, and travel costs are all at your expense.

    There will be a pre-meeting to discuss logistics, gear, shared food, etc.  The date for this pre-meeting is tbd. 

    Additional information: 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!

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

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    George Revel's evening casting class, which he likes to call “In Search of the Perfect Cast”, is again offered this spring and summer as an informal casting session for all interested club members.  In George's own words:

    In Search of the Perfect Cast is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds would bring a few beers to the casting ponds and discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, drink, and advice as you practice your casting.

    Our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.

    Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop.

    This class is free, but George may be hoping for donations to help raise money for the GGACC Youth Program that he started last summer for the club.  Ask him for his suggestion about how best to make contributions.

    Bring your favorite rod, and perhaps a beverage of your choice. There will be a brief demonstration session followed by casting practice and more tips. No registration required.

    If this sounds good to you, meet at 6:45 pm on the following list of 2017 dates, on typically every other Wednesday, at the GGACC's casting ponds to better enjoy the long days of summer:

    May 3,  May 17,  May 31

    June 14,  June 28

    July 12,  July 26

    August 9,  August 23


    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 5:30 AM
    • 24 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park
    • 5

    This 3-night, 4-day backpacking Rondy for 6 anglers will take place in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. The famed park contains pristine, clear, glacier-fed waters that are home to wild Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout.

    Participants must bring their own backpacking gear, fishing gear, and snacks.  The outfitter will provide our food and bear canisters, which each person must carry. 

    Participants must be experienced backpackers and be fit enough for a moderate-to-difficult 4 to 7 mile one-way hike with up to 2,500 feet elevation gain at altitudes from 8,000 to 11,500 feet.  Most of the hiking will occur on trails that are maintained by the National Park Service.  However, the guides may take us on rigorous hikes on rough unmaintained paths to fish the high country lakes and streams.  DUE TO THE ALTITUDE, NO ALCOHOL WILL BE ALLOWED ON THIS RONDY.

    All participants will meet at a TBD hotel the evening before we depart.   At or before sunrise on the first day, the guides will pick us up at the hotel and drive us to the trailhead.  We will then hike to the campsite, set up camp, and fish.  This will be followed by two full days of guided fishing.  On these days we will hike to different nearby lakes and streams.  At the end of the trip, the guides will return us back to the hotel.

    The guides will provide transportation to the trailhead, navigate the group through the backcountry, show us where to fish, supply flies, and provide food consisting of freeze-dried meals.  They will also provide stoves for boiling water and filters for treating the group’s drinking water.

    The total fee for this rondy is $705, which incudes the guides, food, camping permits, guide shuttle, and guide tips.  The cost of travel to Boulder, CO; hotel rooms; airport shuttles; fishing licenses; and the meals before and after backpacking are not included in this fee.

    A $60 non-refundable registration deposit is required now to reserve your spot on this trip.  This deposit is required to secure the guides and obtain the permits.  The balance of the fee ($645) is due on April 3. 

    A brochure that describes details of the travel, airport transportation, hotel, rondy schedule, location, backpacking gear requirements, and recommended fishing gear is available from the rondy leader.  There will be a teleconference in June for all participants to discuss the final logistics.

    For more information contact: Allen Nakagawa  408-398-6404 asnakagawa@earthlink.net

    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 23 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ten miles West of the Mount Reba Ski Area on Highway #4
    • 2

    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 rondy has room for no more than 8 anglers and it is expressly for experienced anglers ONLY and NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    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). 

    The fee for this Rondy is a non-refundable $25.  Other costs will include your own travel expenses, food, and beverages. 

    For more information contact: John Anderson  415-990-0936 john_anderson@lanset.com  







    • 22 Jul 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 24 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dutch John, UT
    • 2

    This will be the second Green River Rondy offered in 2017.

    The Green River is considered one of the best tailwater fisheries in North America. This world class fishery is home to Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats and Cut-bow Hybrid Trout. It is estimated to have as many as 15,000 fish per mile in some of the upper tailwater sections of this river.

    We will float the three sections of the river (A, B, & C) and camp overnight in remote sites in sections B & C. We will take eight experienced anglers in four boats with guides. There will be an additional guide that rows everyone's gear and equipment to the campsite and has everything set up and the dinner ready when we arrive each evening. 

    The guides provide everything (i.e., food, water, ice, tents, sleeping pads, etc.) except pillows, sleeping bags, personal items, liquor, fly rods, and fishing license. They will provide leaders, tippet, and flies.  Bring a dry bag to pack pillow, sleeping bag, and any other items that you want transported from camp to camp in the gear boat.  Men will share tents; single women will get their own tent. 

    This will be primarily a float fishing trip, but will include some evening wading opportunities.  So you may wish to bring waders and boots.  

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    Most will fly into Salt Lake City, carpool to Dutch John, and stay at a motel there on Friday, July 21. After the Rondy is over, we will stay a 2nd night at the motel and fly home on Tuesday, July 25. There will be a pre-meeting on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10:00-12:00 to discuss gear, logistics, etc.

    The registration fee for this Rondy is $1,225, which includes the Outfitter's fee plus a non-refundable $25 Rondy fee. Please note that a refund for the Outfitter's fee is only possible if you/we can find a replacement for you. Your other costs include a UT fishing license, state taxes, travel, motels, meals off river, and guide tips.

    Larry Murphy will lead this Rondy. For more information, contact Larry at: drlarrymurphy@gmail.com                             415-272-1901                

    Outfitter website:  www.spinnerfall.com 



    • 23 Jul 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge & casting ponds, GG Park

    Access to the Angler's Lodge and casting ponds may be restricted during the running of the annual San Francisco Marathon race on this date.


    http://www.thesfmarathon.com/the-races/full-marathon/


    • 23 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • 25 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • vicinity of Fall River Mills, CA
    • 5

    NOTE:  THIS (2nd) FALL RIVER RONDY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR LACK OF ADEQUATE GROUP SIZE.


    The GGACC'S "TRADITIONAL FLY FISHING" PROGRAM'S FALL RIVER RONDY 2, on Monday & Tuesday, July 24-25, 2017

    What is this?  A rondy for those experienced anglers in the club who willingly commit to fly fish using only "traditional" methods (i.e., staying direct connected to their flies without the use of indicators) and for those who's enjoyment of fly fishing no longer requires counting numbers of fish caught. This rondy is a repeat of the one held May 25 & 26 this year for the first group (Fall River Rondy 1).

    Two days of guided dry fly and streamer fishing on California's fabled Fall River.  This "no bobber" fishing trip is intended to expose competent anglers to the joy of "traditional" fly fishing. 

    Cost:  The cost per angler is $595. This includes two days of  guided fishing with supplied lunch each day, two dinners (Sunday and Monday nights) at Bob Pauli's fishing camp (directions to be provided), and the GGACC's nonrefundable $25 Rondy fee.  The cost of a dinner for any pre-approved non-angling guests is $60.  

    Gear required:  Rod #1: 5wt medium action 9' fly rod with a floating line and 20' leader tapered to 5X.  (Assembling such leaders is simple as we'll cover in future correspondence.) Rod #2:  5-6wt medium action 9' +/- fly rod with intermediate sink shooting head and 9' leader tapered to 5X.  Polaroid sunglasses and large brim hats are highly recommended.

    Casting Skills required:  Rod #1: Ability to cast 50' while turning over a 20' leader and to execute the "Fall River feed"  to get drag free drift with dry flies.  Rod #2:  Ability to cast a sinking shooting head to 60' while turning over a 9' leader to strip retrieve a streamer. 

    Participation is very limited.  Those wishing to participate should email Bob Pauli at bob.pauli@mac.com to express your interest and request permission. Please indicate if you can meet the required casting skills now, or if you will need coaching. Due to the high demand for participating in this rondy, acceptance will be based on the date of your original email to Bob, prompt payment of the $595 fee, and your demonstrated casting skill (last year's Fall River Rondy participants are automatically qualified).

    Payment:  If accepted into this rondy, please write out a $595 check payable to the "GGACC" including the memo note "Fall River 2017" and mail to:

    Bob Pauli, 1035 Branbury Court, Napa, CA 94558

    Pre-meeting and Casting Clinic:  To be held at the GGACC Anglers Lodge and casting ponds on Sat., January 28, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM to cover preplanning, logistics, expectations, and skill testing.  Coaching to help achieve the required skill level will be provided.  Please REGISTER SEPARATELY on the club calendar for this Fall River Rondy Pre-meeting & Casting Clinic event, whether you decide to register for this Fall River Rondy 2, Rondy 1, or neither rondy.

    Logistics:  California's Fall River is near the community of Fall River Mills, approximately 75 miles northeast of Redding on State Route 299E.

    Lodging can be booked at Spinner Fall Lodge, Val Atkinson's cabin, Circle 7 Guest Ranch, or various motels in Fall River Mills.

    The group's initial meeting and orientation will be over dinner on Sunday, July 23, at 6:00PM at Bob Pauli's fishing camp.  For this first night, please bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert, whether homemade or purchased. Dinner is also included on Monday evening, July 24, at a time to be announced. If you drink alcohol or special beverages, please bring your drink of choice to each dinner.

    Guides are highly experienced Fall River veterans.

    Guided fishing days are Monday and Tuesday, July 24 & 25. Meet at Bob Pauli's camp at 7:40 AM sharp each morning, from there the group will caravan to the launch area. Day's end will be played by ear, depending on fish activity, but be prepared for possible evening fishing if a good hatch is on.  

    Guides will bring sandwiches and beverages for lunch, but if you have dietary restrictions, please bring your own food. 

    Anglers may want to fish unguided (assuming you either have a boat or rent a boat to do so -- there is virtually NO wade fishing on this river) or may separately arrange for their own guided outings on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday of that Memorial Day weekend. Spinner Fall Lodge has boats for rent that are located at Circle 7 Guest Ranch. 

    Additional Info: This trip is traditional fly fishing using dry flies, streamers, nymphs, and soft hackles -- without bobbers. Guides will supply flies, but it never hurts to bring some of your own flies should you choose to try them. 

    California's Fall River valley is one of the world's most beautiful locations.  The river holds native fish (there has never been a planter in the Fall River) with lots of attitude and the size to back it up.  Those who catch fish here can catch them anywhere.  The personal reward earned by mastering traditional fly fishing techniques in a clear spring creek cannot be overestimated. 

    Changed from the 2016 program is the communal group dinner on two evenings where we make new friends and share success stories (without counts).  Camaraderie, camaraderie -- we'll have a blast!

    Leader:  Bob Pauli, mobile 707-322-3583;  landline in Falls River Mills:  530-336-5822;  Email:  bob.pauli@mac.com


    • 26 Jul 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    George Revel's evening casting class, which he likes to call “In Search of the Perfect Cast”, is again offered this spring and summer as an informal casting session for all interested club members.  In George's own words:

    In Search of the Perfect Cast is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds would bring a few beers to the casting ponds and discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, drink, and advice as you practice your casting.

    Our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.

    Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop.

    This class is free, but George may be hoping for donations to help raise money for the GGACC Youth Program that he started last summer for the club.  Ask him for his suggestion about how best to make contributions.

    Bring your favorite rod, and perhaps a beverage of your choice. There will be a brief demonstration session followed by casting practice and more tips. No registration required.

    If this sounds good to you, meet at 6:45 pm on the following list of 2017 dates, on typically every other Wednesday, at the GGACC's casting ponds to better enjoy the long days of summer:

    May 3,  May 17,  May 31

    June 14,  June 28

    July 12,  July 26

    August 9,  August 23


    • 29 Jul 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 31 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dutch John, UT
    • 3

    This will be the third Green River Rondy offered in 2017.

    The Green River is considered one of the best tailwater fisheries in North America. This world class fishery is home to Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats and Cut-bow Hybrid Trout. It is estimated to have as many as 15,000 fish per mile in some of the upper tailwater sections of this river.

    We will float the three sections of the river (A, B, & C) and camp overnight in remote sites in sections B & C. We will take eight experienced anglers in four boats with guides. There will be an additional guide that rows everyone's gear and equipment to the campsite and has everything set up and the dinner ready when we arrive each evening. 

    The guides provide everything (i.e., food, water, ice, tents, sleeping pads, etc.) EXCEPT pillows, sleeping bags, personal items, liquor, fly rods, and fishing license. They will provide leaders, tippet, and flies.  Bring a dry bag to hold your pillow, sleeping bag, clothes, and any other items that you need transported from camp to camp in the gear boat.  Men will be sharing tents; single women will get their own tent. 

    This will be primarily a float fishing trip, but will include some evening opportunities for wading.  So you may wish to bring waders and boots. 

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    Most will fly into Salt Lake City, carpool to Dutch John, and stay at a motel there on Friday, July 28. After the Rondy is over, we will stay a 2nd night at the motel and fly home on Tuesday, August 1st. There will be a pre-meeting on Sat., Feb. 11, from 10:00 to 12:00 to discuss gear, logistics, etc.

    The registration fee for this Rondy is $1,225, which includes the Outfitter's fee plus a non-refundable $25 Rondy fee. Please note that a refund for the Outfitter's fee is only possible if you/we can find a replacement for you. Your other costs include a UT fishing license, state taxes, travel, motels, meals off river, and guide tips.

    For more information, contact John Murphy:                             1-650-799=1695  jmurphy7599@gmail.com                 

    Outfitter website:  www.spinnerfall.com 



    • 06 Aug 2017
    • 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 for Sept. 10) 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

    • 09 Aug 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    George Revel's evening casting class, which he likes to call “In Search of the Perfect Cast”, is again offered this spring and summer as an informal casting session for all interested club members.  In George's own words:

    In Search of the Perfect Cast is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds would bring a few beers to the casting ponds and discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, drink, and advice as you practice your casting.

    Our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.

    Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop.

    This class is free, but George may be hoping for donations to help raise money for the GGACC Youth Program that he started last summer for the club.  Ask him for his suggestion about how best to make contributions.

    Bring your favorite rod, and perhaps a beverage of your choice. There will be a brief demonstration session followed by casting practice and more tips. No registration required.

    If this sounds good to you, meet at 6:45 pm on the following list of 2017 dates, on typically every other Wednesday, at the GGACC's casting ponds to better enjoy the long days of summer:

    May 3,  May 17,  May 31

    June 14,  June 28

    July 12,  July 26

    August 9,  August 23


    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 11:30 PM
    • GGACC

    The Angler's Lodge and casting ponds are closed due to the Outside Lands music festival held over this 3-day weekend.

    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

    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Anglers Lodge board room, Golden Gate Park

    THIS EVENT IS ON THE 3RD SATURDAY OF THIS MONTH due to conflict with the Outside Lands Concert on the 2nd Sat.

    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. 

    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

    THIS EVENT IS ON THE 3RD SATURDAY OF THIS MONTH due to conflict with the Outside Lands Concert on the 2nd Sat.

    This class is FREE to the public, as well as club members.

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month. Please check the website for possible 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 for the lessons; however, if you intend to take advantage of the limited free equipment, please arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website 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 assist with the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

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

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


    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    THIS EVENT IS ON THE 3RD SATURDAY OF THIS MONTH due to conflict with the Outside Lands Concert on the 2nd Sat.

    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 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    • 20

    THIS EVENT IS ON THE 3RD SATURDAY OF THIS MONTH due to conflict with the Outside Lands Concert on the 2nd Sat.

    Cost: free.

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

    In this August 19th class (on 3rd Saturday this month), GGACC Board member and Learn to Fly Fish program director John Murphy will present instruction in Knot-Tying for Fly Fishing. Besides covering some of the basic knots every beginner should know, we will work on a few good knots you may not yet know. Class size will be limited in order to provide the necessary personal assistance, so please register early for this popular class.  

    Please register online for this event whenever registration has been enabled to help us gauge the expected size of the class. 

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



    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    George Revel's evening casting class, which he likes to call “In Search of the Perfect Cast”, is again offered this spring and summer as an informal casting session for all interested club members.  In George's own words:

    In Search of the Perfect Cast is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds would bring a few beers to the casting ponds and discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, drink, and advice as you practice your casting.

    Our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.

    Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop.

    This class is free, but George may be hoping for donations to help raise money for the GGACC Youth Program that he started last summer for the club.  Ask him for his suggestion about how best to make contributions.

    Bring your favorite rod, and perhaps a beverage of your choice. There will be a brief demonstration session followed by casting practice and more tips. No registration required.

    If this sounds good to you, meet at 6:45 pm on the following list of 2017 dates, on typically every other Wednesday, at the GGACC's casting ponds to better enjoy the long days of summer:

    May 3,  May 17,  May 31

    June 14,  June 28

    July 12,  July 26

    August 9,  August 23


    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 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. 

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month. Please check the website for possible 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 for the lessons; however, if you intend to take advantage of the limited free equipment, please arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website 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 assist with the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

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

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


    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    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


    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 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 for Sept. 10) 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

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bend, Oregon
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    This Rondy, for 10 experienced anglers, is a 3-day guided float and wade fishing adventure on the lower Deschutes River in central Oregon, where we will fish for native summer Steelhead and "Red side" Rainbow Trout.

    Guides will take us through miles of both calm and white water and scenic canyons where we will periodically take out to wade-fish streamers, nymphs, or dry flies, depending on the conditions (no fishing from the drift boats). 

    Gear suggestions are 5-7 wt single-handed fly rods, studded boots, wading staff, and a PFD (personal floatation device)*. Anglers will supply their own sleeping bags, pillow, personal items, liquor, rods, flies, and their Oregon fishing license and boater's pass. Guides will supply both sleeping pads and cots. (*Note that wading on the Deschutes can be tricky due to the large angular basalt rocks.)

    There will be a gear boat that will proceed us each day and haul our gear, set up camp, and cook great meals. Personal items that are only needed in camp can be packed in a large dry bag to be supplied by the guides and transported in the gear boat.  Bring your own small dry bag (or waterproof pack) with a change of clothes, rain jacket, fleece, and any small personal items that you may want to keep handy in your boat.  

    The trip will both begin and end in Bend, Oregon, at the Confluence Fly Shop, where we can pick up some flies, get licenses and boat passes, meet our guides, and park our cars (guides will shuttle us from the shop and back). We will put in near Madras (about an hour north of Bend) and then take out 3 days later near Maupin.

    Bend, OR, is about an 8-1/2 hour drive from San Francisco. There is an airport in nearby Redmond for those who prefer to fly.  We should plan on arriving a day early and staying over the night after the Rondy.

    There will be a pre-meeting to discuss more logistics, gear, carpools, etc. (date tbd).

    The registration cost for this 3-day trip, which includes a $25 non-refundable Rondy fee, is $1,060. The cost of travel, license, boater's pass, lodging before and after, alcoholic beverages, and guide tips are separate expenses.

    This rondy is for experienced club members only and is not for current Learn to Fly Fish students or other beginners. 

    For any questions, contact the club leader below or the fly shop directly:

    Michael Souter  MKS@LSALLC.COM

    Confluence Fly Shop (Jeremiah)  541-323-3007

    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
    • 2

    This Rondy is scheduled for 7:00-5:00PM on Sunday, October 1, 2017, on the O'Neill Forebay at the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area off CA-152 east of Gilroy (before Los Banos). You also have the option of staying later that evening and fishing independently.  

    This is a wonderful Striped Bass fishery. It holds the record for the largest Striped Bass caught in California.

    Bill Scharninghausen will guide this Rondy.  As a well known Northern California guide, Bill already guides our LTFF and Rondy surf outings.  

    We will meet up with Bill at 7:00am at the park entrance where all watercraft, waders, boots, and fins will be inspected by a park ranger for invasive species (be sure that all gear is clean and totally DRY!)

    Personal watercraft will be required for this Rondy and wearing a PFD will be mandatory.  The Forebay can be very windy so a good anchor may be helpful if you need to stay put while changing flies or rigging. 

    This particular Rondy is for experienced anglers only-- beginners and LTFF program participants are NOT invited.  (A separate fish-out for LTFF Intermediate students is scheduled for the preceding day.)

    Gear required:  A float tube or pontoon boat, waders, at least one wading belt, PFD, 7-9wt fly rod, fast sinking shooting heads (Bill likes an integrated shooting head of 250-300 grains for a 7wt rod), 15-20# tippet, clousers or other striper flies, your own lunch and drinks. You don't need a lot of gear, keep it simple.

    There are options for both camping and motels. The cost for this Rondy is $70.00, which includes a non-refundable $25 Rondy fee. 

    There will be two clinics associated with this rondy-- a float tube clinic and a "how to fish O'Neil Forebay" clinic. The former will be conducted at the club ponds on April 29; the latter will likely be held at the California Fly Shop in San Carlos on a date TBD. 

    For more information, contact:

    Jerry Saltzgaber 415-866-8214 2sfgabers.ggacc@gmail.com

    Bill Scharninghausen 415-203-5819 billsch8@gmail.com


    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 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 for Sept. 10) 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

    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • McCloud, CA
    • 0

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    For this McCloud River Walk & Wade Rondy, we will take 4 experienced anglers to the lower McCloud river at Ah-Di-Nah campground, to the Nature Conservancy, and to Ash Camp. 

    This is the second planned rondy to this destination in 2017, since we were lucky to be able to add it to the program this year after the !0/17-18 McCloud River W/W Rondy filled up. 

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners. 

    This outing is also not for anyone with serious medical conditions since the stream access and wading are difficult, and the location is far from medical services.  There is no cell phone reception in the McCloud River canyon. At this time of year the weather usually is very cool and could be wet. 

    Because of their incredible vigor and resilience, the McCloud River rainbow trout have been transplanted and established themselves in many of the greatest fly fishing locations in the world.

    The famed October Caddis emergence may be underway then, and those who have witnessed clouds of these 1.5-inch-long flies laying eggs on the water in late afternoon will never forget it.  For dry-fly aficionados, the McCloud can be surprisingly good. Both high-sticking and long line nymphing also work very well. Targeting big Brown trout migrating up from Lake Shasta with large streamers is a real treat.

    Gear required are 4-7 wt fly rods with the usual lines, leaders, etc., to fish dries, nymphs, and streamers.  You'll also need a wading staff, sturdy waders, studded boots, warm clothing, and a rain jacket.

    Everyone will be staying at the Ah-Di-Nah campground.There will be a pre-meeting (date TBD). 

    The cost for this Rondy is a non-refundable $25 fee. Other expenses, besides travel, will include a small campground fee and food.

    For additional information contact:  Robert  Sorenson                510-325-8402   r.sorenson@comcast.net



    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 11:30 PM
    • GGACC

    The Angler's Lodge and casting ponds are closed due to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017 music festival held over this 3-day weekend.

    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://sf.funcheap.com/event-series/strictly-bluegrass-golden-gate-park/

    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 09 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Pyramid Lake, NV
    • 7

    Rob Anderson will lead a two-day guided Float Tube Rondy at Pyramid Lake, Nevada. 

    This lake has long been known for huge Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and its peculiarity of anglers standing in a lake fishing from ladders.  Although "ladder fishing" is still the most popular way to fish Pyramid Lake, the introduction of the Pilot Peak strain of Cutthroat Trout in 2006 has helped put float tubing back on the map. The Pilot Peak fish tend to chase bait near shore in the fall. The last two years we have had some great fishing from float tubes and pontoon boats.

    We will be staying at a Reno, NV hotel (special rates) and carpooling from there to the lake. Breakfast and lunch are provided by Rob.

    Personal watercraft and a PFD shall be provided by each angler.  All participants must have basic watercraft skills. 

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    The cost for this Rondy is $215, which includes a $25 non-refundable Rondy fee. Besides travel costs, other expenses NOT INCLUDED are a small tribal fishing permit (an NV fishing license is not required to fish this lake), guide gratuity, the cost of the hotel, and the cost of your dinners at the hotel or elsewhere. 

    A float tube clinic will be held at the club's ponds on April 29. Everyone attending this Rondy should plan to attend.

    Rob Anderson's website is:                                                        pyramidlakeflyfishing.com/group-and-club-outing 

    There is a lot of information on his website with links to many other sites, including one to buy your tribal fishing permit online.  Be sure to do this before leaving from home.

    For more information contact Jerry Saltzgaber at:                                    2sfgabers.ggacc@gmail.com   


    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Morrison's Lodge on Oregon's Rogue River

    GGACC 2017 Steelhead Spey on the Rogue

    This event includes three days of guided steelhead Spey fishing on Oregon's Rogue River while staying at Morrison's Lodge, Merlin, Oregon. Eleven meals are provided from the date of arrival to the date of departure. Arrive on Friday afternoon, October 13, and fish Saturday, Sunday and Monday before departing on Tuesday morning, October 17, 2017.

    Cost of trip is $1855 per angler. For those who've graduated from the GGACC's Spey Angler Program, a $300 rebate will be mailed to you after the trip.  This event will be limited to 8 anglers who are current members of the GGACC.  There will be no online registration for this event.  See instructions below for making full payment by check to reserve your spot. 

    SCHEDULE

    Arrive on Friday, Oct 13, 2017:  2PM Check in.  Meet 6:30PM for hors d' oeuvres; 7PM four course dinner.

    Fishing day 1 -- Saturday, Oct 14:  6AM breakfast; 6:30AM meet your guide; 7AM drive to launch point.  Come to breakfast dressed in full fishing regalia, including waders.

    Lunch provided:  sandwich, chips, fruit, soup, dessert, water, soda.

    Fishing ends at 5 PM; hors d' oeuvres at 6:30PM; 4-course dinner at 7PM.

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    Fishing day 2 -- Sunday, October 15:  6:30AM breakfast; meet your guide at 7AM.  Lunch provided.  Fishing ends at 5 PM, with hors d' oeuvres at 6:30PM and 4-course dinner at 7PM.

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    Fishing day 3 -- Monday, October 16:  breakfast at 6:30AM; meet your guide at 7AM.  Lunch provided. Fishing ends at 5 PM, with hors d' oeuvres at 6:30PM and 4-course dinner at 7PM.

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    Departure Tuesday, October 17:  Breakfast from 6:30 to 9AM; leave lodge around 9AM.

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    NOTES

    1. Strict no-refund cancellation policy within 90 days of scheduled arrival. Trip insurance recommended.

    2. Documents required: Morrison's Lodge Registration; Morrison's Lodge Release; GGACC Release.

    3. There is no cell phone coverage at Morrison's and only limited Wi-Fi. 

    4. Lodge landline telephone numbers: 800.336.1647 and 541.479.9554

    5. Fax: 541.476.8051

    6. Lodge email:  info@wildrogue.com

    7. Vegetarian and medically restricted diets will be accommodated with advance notice.

    8. Double occupancy lodging; there are single rooms available at extra charge if booked sufficiently in advance.  Two anglers per guide.

    9. Physical location of lodge is 8500 Galice Road, Merlin, OR 97532

    10. Not included in the event fee:  travel costs, provision of fishing gear, cost of flies, or guide gratuities.

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    Payment instructions: Prepare a check for $1855 payable to "GGACC" with memo note "2017 Steelhead Spey" and mail to:

    Bob Pauli, 1035 Banbury Court, Napa, CA 94558

    Questions:  E-mail bob.pauli@mac.com with subject line "GGACC 2017 Steelhead Spey".

    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Plumas County, Northeastern CA
    • 0

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    Lake Almanor is a large reservoir in northwestern Plumas County (northeastern CA). The reservoir has a capacity of 1,308,000 acre-feet and a maximum depth of 90 feet. Our leader John Anderson has been fishing at Lake Almanor for one week each year for the past 25 years and has caught more large trout fly fishing there than any other place west of Montana. 

    There is room for 8 fly fishers on this Rondy.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    The fishing can be done either wading from shore or with your private watercraft (from float tube to motor boat). PFD's are required!

    We will be stripping streamers & soft hackles, fishing dry flies, and drifting nymphs at the mouths of the Hamilton Branch and Feather Rivers. Bring 6-8 wt fly rods, with both floating and sinking fly lines.

    Lodging options are camping, motels, or renting a house. This will be determined by the group going on the Rondy. There will be a pre-meeting a month or two before the Rondy (tbd).   Carpooling options will be discussed at the pre-meeting.

    The cost for the Rondy is a non-refundable $25 fee, plus the cost of travel, lodging, and meals.

    For more information contact:  John Anderson  415-990-0936 john_anderson@lanset.com



    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 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. 

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month. Please check the website for possible 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 for the lessons; however, if you intend to take advantage of the limited free equipment, please arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website 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 assist with the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

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

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


    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Putah Creek between Monticello Dam and Solano Lake
    • 0

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    The plan for this Putah Creek Rondy on Saturday, October 14, 2017, is to show 6 club members how, where, and when to fish this technical nymphing wild Rainbow Trout fishery, which has large trout that like to eat mostly very small nymphs on light tippets. This is not usually a dry fly venue.

    After meeting at Putah Creek Park Site 4 (see directions inserted in your registration confirmation email), there will be a short stream-side talk by the guide regarding hand-tying your own tapered leader to fish Putah Creek. You will then be split into three groups and will rotate through three different sections of the stream. Each of the three sections will have a mentor or guide to show you how to fish that area.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.  Some of the stream access and wading is difficult.

    Gear suggestions are: 5 or 6 wt, 9' or 9-1/2' fly rods with floating fly lines, 3, 4 & 5x tippet (2x will be supplied), split shot, indicators, wading staff (mandatory), sturdy waders, wading boots (felt soles with studs are recommended), rain jacket, plenty of water, and your lunch.

    We recommend purchasing at least two each of the following fly selection: Two-Bit Hooker size 16-18, Bead head Pheasant Tail Nymph 16-18, Zebra Midge 20-22, and any Soft Hackles 16-18.  

    Putah Creek is a "catch and release" tailwater fishery located about 1-1/2 hours from San Francisco.  It is the closest wild trout fishery to the Bay Area and has some of the largest trout in California, where 30+ inch fish are caught every year. 

    The fastest way to drive there from SF is to take I-80N to the I-505N from Vacaville (toward Winters) and from I-505 take CA-128W (this is one exit after the Putah Creek Road exit). Stay on CA-128 past the town of Winters to the above meeting place on the river.

    The cost for this rondy is $75, which includes a non-refundable $25 rondy fee.

    For more information contact:  Patrick McDermott                       415-793-0074  patmacster.fishing@gmail.com  

    The following are helpful links:

    https://putahcreektrout.org/fishing/

    http://www.yolocounty.org/general-government/general-government-departments/parks/parks-information/putah-creek-fishing-access

    https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=11454000&agency_cd=USGS

    http://www.napavalleyflyguides.com/


    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    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 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • McCloud, CA
    • 0

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    For this McCloud River Walk & Wade Rondy, we will take 6 experienced anglers to the lower McCloud river at Ah-Di-Nah campground, to the Nature Conservancy, and to Ash Camp. 

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners. 

    This outing is also not for anyone with serious medical conditions since the stream access and wading are difficult, and the location is far from medical services.  There is no cell phone reception in the McCloud River canyon. At this time of year the weather usually is very cool and could be wet. 

    Because of their incredible vigor and resilience, the McCloud River rainbow trout have been transplanted and established themselves in many of the greatest fly fishing locations in the world.

    The famed October Caddis emergence will undoubtedly be in full swing, and those who have witnessed clouds of these 1.5-inch-long flies laying eggs on the water in late afternoon, will never forget it. For dry-fly aficionados, the McCloud can be surprisingly good. Both high-sticking and long line nymphing work very well. Targeting big Brown trout migrating up from Lake Shasta with large streamers is a real treat.

    Gear required are 4-7 wt fly rods with the usual lines, leaders, etc., to fish dries, nymphs, and streamers.  You'll also need a wading staff, sturdy waders, studded boots, warm clothing, and a rain jacket.

    Everyone will be staying at the Ah-Di-Nah campground.There will be a pre-meeting (date TBD). 

    The cost for this Rondy is a non-refundable $25 fee. Other expenses, besides travel, will include a small campground fee and food.

    For additional information contact:  Robert  Sorenson                510-325-8402   r.sorenson@comcast.net



    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Klamath River near the confluence of the Klamath & Trinity Rivers
    • 0

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    The Klamath River Rondy is on! 

    Last year's first outing was basically a "bust" as 7 fishermen caught only a "handful" of fish. Five years of drought has hit this fishery pretty hard, and a forest fire nearby prevented us from covering portions of the river. That's fishing!  But having an outing with 7 club members and staying at Spey Gee was great.

    We are not expecting this coming season to be great, but the conditions should certainly be better! Who knows? All it would take is for a nice "pulse" of fish to move through when we are there!  In any event, the Klamath is a beautiful river in a really wild section of California.

    For this Klamath Steelhead Rondy, we will be staying in cabins at the Spey Gee resort, which is located about 1/4 mile below the Weitchpec Bridge. These cabins overlook what could be the best water in the entire system. 

    From the resort there are a lot of options:  we can fish the water below the resort, drive a short distance to the lower Trinity, head upstream towards Orleans, or drive 10 miles downriver to Young's Bar. This is some of the best fly fishing water anywhere and we usually have the river to ourselves. 

    This can be a walk & wade trip, or a float trip, or both. We will have kayaks for four anglers, or anyone can bring their own kayak or pontoon boat. There will be a pre-meeting (TBD) to discuss these options, as well as logistics, lodging, gear, etc.

    This is a cast, swing, mend, and hang-on rondy.  Long casts are a plus. Either 6-8 wt single hand rods, or 6-7wt spey rods, with floating lines are recommended. Waders, boots with felt or studded soles, and wading staffs are required.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.  

    The fee for this Rondy is a non-refundable $25. Other expenses are your travel costs, lodging, and food -- plus perhaps a water shuttle during a float trip.  Don't forget to bring a 2017 Steelhead card in addition to your California fishing license.

    For additional information, contact: Don Forbes                 415-717-2312  don.forbes@yahoo.com




    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    • GG Anglers Lodge and all casting ponds

    Northwestern Tournament (Sat. & Sun., Oct 21 & 22, 2017) 

    The regional casting tournament sponsored in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club.  Open for free public viewing. 

    The event on this Saturday date will be held at the GGACC casting ponds. (This is the first day of a two-day event.)  Note change of date again to the third weekend of October.

    Saturday's events are:  Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz Plug, Open Plug, Steelhead Distance, 1/4oz Plug Distance 

    8:30am -- Registration and payment of event fees.  

    A lunch and dinner are planned for Saturday in the lodge (pay fee at the door), so the entire lodge will be needed for this event for most of the day and evening. 

    Fly/spin/bait accuracy casting and fly and spin distance casting tournament. This tournament is divided into three divisions "C" (Beginning), "B" (Intermediate), "A" (Advanced). Participation is open to the public (but please register beforehand) and visitors are welcome to attend.

    Western Tournament Association rules will apply to this tournament. 

    Registration for competing is via appointment.  Please contact Alice Gillibert by phone at 510-452-5181 or by  email alicegillibert@comcast.net. There is no registration fee. 

    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    • GG Anglers Lodge and all casting ponds

    Northwestern Tournament (Sat. & Sun., Oct 21 & 22, 2017) 

    The regional casting tournament sponsored in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club.  Open for free public viewing. 

    The event on this Sunday date will be held at the GGACC casting ponds. (This is the 2nd day of a two-day event.)  Note change of date again to the third weekend of October.

    Sunday's events are:  Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 3/8oz Plug, 5/8oz Plug, 5/8oz Plug Team Event 

    8:30am -- Registration and payment of event fees.  

    A lunch is planned for Sunday in the lodge (pay fee at the door), so the entire lodge will be needed for this event for most of the day. 

    Fly/spin/bait accuracy casting and fly and spin distance casting tournament. This tournament is divided into three divisions "C" (Beginning), "B" (Intermediate), "A" (Advanced). Participation is open to the public (but please register beforehand) and visitors are welcome to attend.

    Western Tournament Association rules will apply to this tournament. 

    Registration for competing is via appointment.  Please contact Alice Gillibert by phone at 510-452-5181 or by  email alicegillibert@comcast.net. There is no registration fee. 

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0

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    There are two (2) one-day Steelhead guided "float trip" rondies planned for the Trinity River.  This one will be on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The second rondy will be on Sunday, November 5  (sign up for the second on a separate event page). 

    The plan is to have participants for both Trinity Rondies 1&2 attend a no-host dinner Saturday night at the new restaurant in Indian Creek Lodge since many of each group are likely to try to stay at this lodge (on CA-299 east of Douglas City, CA) and it is really too far to drive up there on the morning of the rondy to be able to arrive timely or to drive home that night after a long day on the water.  We also caution you to make your own lodging reservations early. 

    We held similar back-to-back float trips the past two years. They were generally a success -- good guides, a few fish caught (more the previous year than last), and we had a great get-together at dinner.

    There are several options for fishing for Steelhead in the fall: 1) Indicator nymph fishing using a 5-7 wt. single hand fly rod with floating line and Fluorocarbon tippet (from 1X-4X) below an indicator of your choice and split-shot as needed;  2) Swinging steelhead flies with a 6-8 wt single hand rod with a floating or intermediate head or sink tip and short 9-12# mono tippet;  and 3) Swinging steelhead flies with a 5-7 wt Spey rod with a floating or intermediate fly line or sink tip, and again using a short 9-12# mono tippet.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    There will be a Steelhead Clinic presented by George Revel at the clubhouse (date tbd). Gear and trip logistics will be covered in detail there.

    The weather can be very cold. Bring multi-layers and good rain gear. 

    The cost is $262.50, which includes a non-refundable $25 fee for this one day Rondy, which covers the guide cost (& lunch), but not the guide's gratuity. To sign up for the Saturday, November 4th Rondy 1, simply register & pay on this webpage. (To sign up for the Sunday, November 5th Rondy 2, click on that event on the club events calendar.) 

    For additional information, contact either:                         George Revel (415-483-2278 George@lostcoastoutfitters.com) or                                   Jerry Saltzgaber (415-866-8214 2sfgabers.ggacc@gmail.com).



    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
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    There are two (2) one-day Steelhead guided "float trip" rondies planned for the Trinity River. This one will be on Sunday, November 5, 2016. The first rondy will be on Saturday November 4 (sign up for that one on a separate event page). 

    The plan is to have participants for both Rondies 1&2 attend a no-host dinner Saturday night at the new restaurant in Indian Creek Lodge, since many of the group are likely to try to stay at this lodge (on CA-299 east of Douglas City, CA) and it is really too far to drive up there on the morning of the rondy to be able to arrive timely or to drive home that night after a long day on the water.  We also caution you to make your own lodging reservations early. 

    We held a similar back-to-back float trips the past two years. It was generally a success -- good guides, some fish caught (more the previous year than last year), and we had a great get-together at dinner.

    There are several options for fishing for Steelhead in the fall: 1) Indicator nymph fishing using a 5-7 wt. single hand fly rod with floating line and Fluorocarbon tippet (from 1X-4X) below an indicator of your choice and split-shot as needed;  2) Swinging steelhead flies with a 6-8 wt single hand rod with a floating or intermediate head or sink tip and short 9-12# mono tippet;  and 3) Swinging steelhead flies with a 5-7 wt Spey rod with a floating or intermediate fly line or sink tip, and again using a short 9-12# mono tippet.

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.

    There will be a Steelhead Clinic presented by George Revel at the clubhouse (date tbd). Gear and trip logistics will be covered in detail there.

    The weather can be very cold. Bring multi-layers and good rain gear. 

    The cost is $262.50, which includes a non-refundable $25 fee for this one day Rondy, which covers the guide cost (& lunch), but not the guide's gratuity. To sign up for the Sunday, November 5 Rondy 2, simply register & pay on this webpage. (To sign up for the Saturday, November 4th Rondy 1, click on that event on the club events calendar.) 

    For additional information, contact either:                         George Revel (415-483-2278 George@lostcoastoutfitters.com) or                                   Jerry Saltzgaber (415-866-8214 2sfgabers.ggacc@gmail.com).



    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 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 for Sept. 10) 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

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Trinity River near Junction City
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    This rondy is an excellent opportunity for Walk-and Wade fly fishing for Steelhead on the Trinity River near Junction City, CA.  Bill Corkery, a GGACC Member, knows the area well and can take up to 4 anglers on this two-day fishing trip. The opportunity exists to catch both adult and smaller (i.e. "1/2 pound") steelhead.

    There are several options for how to fly fishing for steelhead on this wading trip: 1) Indicator nymph fishing with a  5-7wt single hand rod with floating line and Fluoro tippet (1X-4X) and split-shot below an indicator; 2) Swinging steelhead flies with a 6-8wt single hand rod and floating or intermediate head line and sink tips with short 8-12# mono tippet; or 3) Swinging flies with a 5-7wt Spey rod with floating or intermediate fly line & sink tips with short 8-12# mono tippet. 

    This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners. 

    We will be staying at a motel in Weaverville, CA. There will be a rondy pre-meeting at the clubhouse to discuss gear and the trip logistics -- date tbd.

    The weather can be very cold. Bring multi-layers and good rain gear.

    The fee for this Rondy is a non-refundable $25. In addition to providing all your own gear, flies, and waders, there will be additional expenses for getting your own motel room and all food, and of course, travel expenses.

    For additional information contact: Bill Corkery                    cel-650-245-6980  home-650-344-9633  billcorkery@att.net

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 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. 

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month. Please check the website for possible 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 for the lessons; however, if you intend to take advantage of the limited free equipment, please arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website 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 assist with the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

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

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


    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    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