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

    • 09 Aug 2017
    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 13 sessions
    • GGACC West Pond + Angler's Lodge Board Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tonight's casting session will feature someone from Cal Trout as George's special guest.

    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


    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • near Dorrington, CA off Hwy 4.
    • 5
    This Stanislaus River Fish-out is the next scheduled fish-out for those students in the 2017 Novice Class (Step 2) of the GGACC's 3-yr. long "Learn to Fly Fish" educational fly-fishing program.  As explained below, this Saturday, August 26th event is one of two dates for this mentored fish-out.
     
    This is intended as a one-day mentored fish-out, rather than a two-day event, for the fact that we can't feasibly put all of the Novice class students and their mentors on this small river for both days. As such, it is listed on the calendar as Day 1 and Day 2 with separate registrations for each date since it is necessary to split up the class to fish with mentors on either Saturday or Sunday, but not necessarily both if there is a lot of interest.

    Students are initially permitted to sign up for just ONE of these two days. Later, if there are still available spots on either date after everyone who is interested has had a chance to sign up, an announcement will be made that as of a certain day and time, some of you may be able to register for a second day to fill up any open spots for the mentored fishing. 

    However, students are welcome to stay and fish a second day on their own, or possibly be allowed to tag along with a mentored group on the chance that one of the mentors may approve having one extra person that day.

    In any case, all students whether fishing Saturday or Sunday are encouraged to attend a group dinner on Saturday night, which we hope to hold again on the patio at the restaurant in the nearby Bear Valley Lodge & Ski Resort.  Recognizing that some people may sign up for more than one day, the cost for this dinner is NOT INCLUDED in this fish-out's registration fee. As in the past, to better control the cost and to make for quicker service, I will negotiate group pricing for a fixed menu of 2-3 entree options for all who want to attend this dinner. Registrants can expect an email in early August to further address the dinner issues. 

    The "Stan" River is an excellent rainbow and brown trout fishery.  We will be fishing the North Fork of the Stanislaus River in the NF Sourgrass Rec Area above the Big Tree State Park.  This Rec Area is located off State Hwy. 4 way down below the little town of Dorrington (north of Arnold, CA) in a very picturesque canyon.

    Most of us will be camping farther up on Hwy 4 at the Picnic Area/ Group Camp Site for the "Big Meadows Stanislaus" Nat'l. Forest Campgrounds (this group site has its own small turn-out parking lot before you get to the main campground entrance). We have reserved this camp site for the 3 nights (Fri.-Sun.) to allow for Saturday's anglers to arrive the night before and leave on Sunday and for Sunday's anglers (who should arrive on Saturday) to fish all day Sunday and drive home Monday morning (thereby avoiding all the weekend traffic back to the Bay Area).

    There is also the Bear Valley Lodge and the even more rustic Tamarack Lodge just a few miles up the road, old Dorrington Hotel about 10 miles below the campground, and a few motels farther back in Arnold and Murphys for those not into tent camping, or possibly sleeping in their vehicle in the group camp site parking lot. 

    Other logistics and recommended gear will be covered at a Pre-fishout Meeting to be held in the clubhouse at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 19th (the same day that we expect to hold the LTFF Program's Annual Dinner that you won't want to miss!). 

    The registration fee for each day of this fish-out is $40, which covers that day's lunch (including the mentors') and some recommended flies. There will be an extra fee of $10 per night for staying in the campground. This camp fee shall be paid to the LTFF Program Director at either the pre-mtg. or up at the campground. Finding any other lodging is your responsibility, but be sure to book it early!  

    Sign up quickly to get one of these two dates for this great fish-out!  Register for either August 26 or 27 on that date's calendar event.

    Note: This fish-out is intended for this year's LTFF Novice Class only.  However, should there be any remaining openings after August 15, other club members from previous LTFF classes are welcome to sign-up upon approval of the Program Director listed below.

    Cost:  $40 /mentored day, plus $10 /night camp fee

    Contact for questions:  
    John Murphy (jmurphy7599@gmail.com) 650-799-1695


    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • near Dorrington, CA off Hwy 4.
    • 2
    This Stanislaus River Fish-out is the next scheduled fish-out for those students in the 2017 Novice Class (Step 2) of the GGACC's 3-yr. long "Learn to Fly Fish" educational fly-fishing program.  As explained below, this Sunday, August 27th event is one of two dates for this mentored fish-out.
     
    This is intended as a one-day mentored fish-out, rather than a two-day event, for the fact that we can't feasibly put all of the Novice class students and their mentors on this small river for both days. As such, it is listed on the calendar as Day 1 and Day 2 with separate registrations for each date since it is necessary to split up the class to fish with mentors on either Saturday or Sunday, but not necessarily both if there is a lot of interest.

    Students are initially permitted to sign up for just ONE of these two days. Later, if there are still available spots on either date after everyone who is interested has had a chance to sign up, an announcement will be made that as of a certain day and time, some of you may be able to register for a second day to fill up any open spots for the mentored fishing. 

    However, students are welcome to stay and fish a second day on their own, or possibly be allowed to tag along with a mentored group on the chance that one of the mentors may approve having one extra person that day.

    In any case, all students whether fishing Saturday or Sunday are encouraged to attend a group dinner on Saturday night, which we hope to hold again on the patio at the restaurant in the nearby Bear Valley Lodge & Ski Resort.  Recognizing that some people may sign up for more than one day, the cost for this dinner is NOT INCLUDED in this fish-out's registration fee. As in the past, to better control the cost and to make for quicker service, I will negotiate group pricing for a fixed menu of 2-3 entree options for all who want to attend this dinner. Registrants can expect an email in early August to further address the dinner issues. 

    The "Stan" River is an excellent rainbow and brown trout fishery.  We will be fishing the North Fork of the Stanislaus River in the NF Sourgrass Rec Area above the Big Tree State Park.  This Rec Area is located off State Hwy. 4 way down below the little town of Dorrington (north of Arnold, CA) in a very picturesque canyon.

    Most of us will be camping farther up on Hwy 4 at the Picnic Area/ Group Camp Site for the "Big Meadows Stanislaus" Nat'l. Forest Campgrounds (this group site has its own small turn-out parking lot before you get to the main campground entrance). We have reserved this camp site for the 3 nights (Fri.-Sun.) to allow for Saturday's anglers to arrive the night before and leave on Sunday and for Sunday's anglers (who should arrive on Saturday) to fish all day Sunday and drive home Monday morning (thereby avoiding all the weekend traffic back to the Bay Area).

    There is also the Bear Valley Lodge and the even more rustic Tamarack Lodge just a few miles up the road, the Dorrington Hotel about 10 miles below the campground, and a few motels farther back in Arnold and Murphys for those not into tent camping, or possibly sleeping in their vehicle in the group camp site parking lot. 

    Other logistics and recommended gear will be covered at a Pre-fishout Meeting to be held in the clubhouse at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 19th (the same day that we expect to hold the LTFF Program's Annual Dinner that you won't want to miss!). 

    The registration fee for each day of this fish-out is $40, which covers that day's lunch (including the mentors') and some recommended flies. There will be an extra fee of $10 per night for staying in the campground. This camp fee shall be paid to the LTFF Program Director at either the pre-mtg. or up at the campground. Finding any other lodging is your responsibility, but be sure to book it early!  

    Sign up quickly to get one of these two dates for this great fish-out!  Register for either August 26 or 27 on that date's calendar event.

    Note: This fish-out is intended for this year's LTFF Novice Class only.  However, should there be any remaining openings after August 15, other club members from previous LTFF classes are welcome to sign-up upon approval of the Program Director listed below.

    Cost:  $40 /mentored day, plus $10 /night camp fee

    Contact for questions:  
    John Murphy (jmurphy7599@gmail.com) 650-799-1695


    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GGACC Casting Ponds & Angler's Lodge, Golden Gate Park

    RIO Line Demo Day and Simms Wader Try-on Day at GGACC on Saturday August 26 from 9 AM - 3 PM

    Tune Up Your Gear & Casting with RIO and GGACC:

    Fly lines are the most overlooked and possibly most important piece of your fly casting system.  This is true for both single-hand and Spey rods.  Discover which fly line is right for you and your rods at our third annual RIO Line Demo Day at the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club ponds in San Francisco.

    RIO Product experts along with local RIO pros and members of GGACC will be on-hand with an assortment of RIO single-hand and Spey lines for you to demo on your own rods or on Sage and Redington rods that will be provided for the event.

    You are welcome to use the ponds to cast Spey lines so bring your waders and boots.

    Try-on Simms Waders at the Golden Gate ponds:

    New this year, Simms will be joining our product demo day activities and will feature their complete line of waders, boots, and clothing in essentially all sizes for both men and women.

    Raffles, Free Lunch, and Discount Coupons Offered:

    Participants will be eligible for hourly raffle prize drawings (must be present to win!).  A free lunch will be provided.  The event runs from 9 AM until 3 PM and is free and open to the public.

    Participants will receive special discount coupons redeemable for 20% off any RIO fly line and 10% off Simms waders at participating fly shops in Northern California.

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


    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dunsmuir, CA
    • 0

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    THIS IS A SECOND UPPER SAC WALK & WADE RONDY. IT WAS ADDED DUE TO THE VERY LARGE RESPONSE TO THE FIRST ONE. 

    The Upper "Sac" is everything a freestone trout stream should be:  It has riffles, pocket water, long runs, and deep pools. It is a wonderful "walk and wade" river that flows 37 miles from Lake Siskiyou to Shasta Lake. Rondy leader Mike Downing will lead 8 club anglers to show them good places to enter and fish the river on Wednesday, 8/29 to Friday, 8/31.

    We will meet at 7:00AM 8/29 at the Ted Fay Fly Shop, located in downtown Dunsmuir. We will make a short drive to the river.

    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. 

    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:

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



    • 04 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Small watershed located out of Mammoth, CA
    • 0

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    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 Monday night, Sept 4, in Mammoth and then hit the trail. We will meet at the Mammoth Ranger Station first and then hike out of and return to the Devil's Post Pile Ranger Station.

    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

    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    THIS IS THE 1ST OF TWO NEW DATES JUST ADDED FOR SEPTEMBER. 

    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

    SEPT. 6,   SEPT. 20



    • 08 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Emigrant Lake, CA
    • 3

    Emigrant Lake Backpacking Rondy

    September 8-14, 2017

    This new high country GGACC Rondy spans seven days, which includes driving to and from the trailhead.

    Emigrant Lake, the largest lake in the Emigrant Wilderness, is 3 miles long and at approximately 8500’ elevation. There are plenty of wading access points and the trout are a good size, with most being over 12” long.

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

    The trip is open to experienced backpackers only. It is NOT for those currently enrolled in the club's LTFF program or other beginning anglers.  Participants should be in very good physical condition. Your leader (club member Richard Gamer) is a very experienced backpacker, having backpacked throughout the Sierras during summers for the past 40 years.

    Total group participation is four (4), including the leader. The fee for this Rondy is $25 (non-refundable), which does NOT include the cost of your own food, transportation, and other consumables. You will need to provide your own equipment. Some items may be shared.

    A pre-trip meeting will be scheduled for mid-August, for which all registrants will be notified in advance via email. This meeting will cover the logistics of where to meet, possible carpooling, what to bring, more about what to expect, etc. 

    For more information on this Rondy, contact Richard Gamer  mitchritch@comcast.net  ph. 415-321-0545

    • 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
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge, GG Park

    GGACC Program Information Day & Members' Free BBQ will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the GGACC Angler's Lodge.  Since this is also our monthly Free Casting Lesson from 9:30am to 12 noon, plan to join us for casting in the morning and a great social / information event and free BBQ in the afternoon.

    This is not only a Club social event, but also an event where the current GGACC Board members and Program Chairs will be on hand to discuss the various GGACC programs that they are individually leading.  Programs such as the Learn to Fly Fish program, the Rondy Outings program, Rod Building, Fly Tying, Skills Building, Spey Education, Tournament Casting, Spey-O-Rama, Membership, GGACC Youth Program, Casting Instructor Certification Program, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program.....and the list goes on.

    While the food will be free to all current members, the BBQ is BYOB - "Bring Your Own Beverage."

    Please register for this event to help us get a good headcount for how many to expect so that we don't run out of the delicious BBQ meal with all the trimmings.

    If you are able to help us put on this event (and we definitely need volunteers to make this event happen), please contact Xav Carbonnet   xcarbonnet@yahoo.com

    See you on September 9th,

    Willy George

    President, Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club

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

    THE FLY FISHING SKILL BUILDING SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2017, IN ORDER TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE GGACC MEMBERS' BBQ AND PROGRAM INFORMATION DAY ACTIVITIES ON THIS DATE. 


    • 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

    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Westernmost Casting Pond

    The Submarine Club's annual two-day event takes place this year on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017.

    The Submariners shall have exclusive use of the West End casting pond on these two days for operation of their remote-controlled submarines.

    All fly casters are asked to respect their use of that one pond on these two dates as approved by SF Park & Rec and the GGACC president. 

    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds

    THIS IS THE 2ND OF TWO NEW DATES JUST ADDED FOR SEPTEMBER. 

    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

    SEPT. 6,   SEPT. 20



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

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    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

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
    • 8

    This 2017 LTFF Intermediate Class fish-out is scheduled for 7:00AM -- 5:00PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017, on the O'Neill Forebay which is in the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA).  

    Registration will be limited to 8 students.

    Students must bring their own (or rented or borrowed) personal watercraft for this fish-out.  There are not any local rental shops known of out there.  

    Located in the Central Valley, this body of water can be exposed to strong winds, in which case it will be closed to all watercraft and this fish-out could be cancelled on short notice (there is little point in fly fishing from the shore in high winds). 

    The entrance to this Forebay (which is below the dam since it happens to also be an Afterbay) is on the north side of Hwy CA-152E when driving east from Gilroy over the Pacheco Pass (before you get to Los Banos). Although this one-day fish-out will officially end at 5:00pm, you also have the option of staying until almost sunset that evening (when the action can be very productive if the wind cooperates) and fishing independently. But all watercraft must be off the water at sunset or face a fine from the park rangers.

    This is a wonderful Striped Bass fishery, with a great many fish in the "schoolie" size of 13" to 16" making high numbers of landed fish possible.  Even though the fish in this O'Neill Forebay and the main reservoir are a land-locked sub-species of Striped Bass, this reservoir also holds the record for the largest Striped Bass caught in California.

    Bill Scharninghausen will guide this LTFF fish-out.  As a well known Northern California guide, Bill already guides our combined LTFF and Rondy Surf outings each year.  

    We will meet up with Bill at 7:00am just inside the Forebay park entrance (off to the right) 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! Damp gear will be cause for rejecting your boating permit.)

    Use of your own personal watercraft will be required for this fish-out and wearing a PFD will be mandatory. Personal watercraft can be float tubes or Watermasters (either of these work best), pontoon boats, or kayaks. The Forebay can be quite windy so a good anchor may be helpful if you need to stay put while changing flies or rigging. 

    This particular 9/30/17 date is reserved for registered Learn to Fly Fish (LTFF) Intermediate Students ONLY -- unless specifically announced otherwise by the fish-out leader John Murphy. (A separate Rondy to this destination for experienced club members who are not in the LTFF Program is scheduled for the following day.)

    Gear required:  A float tube or pontoon boat; chest waders; at least one wading belt; a PFD (to be worn at all times on this water); a 7-9wt fly rod; fast sinking shooting heads such as Type 6 or T-14 (Bill prefers to use an integrated shooting head of 250-300 grains on a 7wt rod); 15-20# nylon tippet; clousers or other striper flies; stripping fingers, stripping glove, or stretchy tape for this purpose; forceps or pliers; nippers; your own lunch and drinks; and finally, rain and sun protection for on the water, including a hat with straps or a buff to secure a billed hat. You don't need a lot of gear so keep it simple.

    There are options for both camping in the rec area itself and local motels.  For more info about the rec area, especially the two campgrounds on O'Neill Forebay (San Luis Creek Campground which is reservable, and Medeiros Primitive Campground which is on a first-come basis only) and also the warning light system controlling watercraft access on the forebay, go to:  https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=558  Students shall make their own arrangements for staying overnight Friday and/or Saturday nights. To make a reservation for San Luis Creek Campground, go to:  https://www.reservecalifornia.com/CaliforniaWebHome/Facilities/AdvanceSearch.aspx

    The cost for this fish-out is $70.00, which covers the guide fee and a few sample flies, but does NOT include a guide gratuity, any meals, the rec area access fee / daily boating permit, camping fee, or other lodging cost.  

    There will likely be two clinics associated with this fish-out -- a float tube clinic and a "how to fish O'Neil Forebay" clinic. The former was conducted at the club ponds on April 29, 2017; the latter will likely be held at the California Fly Shop down in San Carlos on a date TBD. 

    For more information, contact:

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

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


    • 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/

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Boyington Mills Campground, Little Truckee R. off I-80 east of Truckee, CA
    • 6

    LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Truckee Rivers

    October 7-8, 2017

    Cost: $100 / person

    Registration limit:  6 Intermediate students from 2017 class

    Overview: This trip offers fly fishing on two famous wild trout rivers near Lake Tahoe - the Big and Little Truckee Rivers. Both tailwater rivers hold big rainbow and brown trout up to 20" and more. The education fish-out includes a 1 to 2 hour long "on the water" nymphing demo and clinic from a local guide that has 25+ years of experience on the Truckee.

    Day 1: (Big) Truckee River

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

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

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

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

    It's fun to carry two rods rigged with different flies, leader lengths, or even for different techniques (eg. streamer or Czech nymph) so that you can cover the same hole twice without re-rigging. (Just be sure that you pay careful attention to where you set down that 2nd rod!  They have a way of disappearing in the brush.) Although it's rare to see hatches that warrant casting dry flies on the Truckee, the occasional riser will surface, sending anglers scrambling for the right fly to catch a trophy on a dry. We'll keep our eyes open for BWO hatches in the afternoon.

    Day 2: Little Truckee River

    The 'LT' is a picturesque tailwater that stretches roughly 3-5 miles from Stampede Reservoir to Boca Reservoir which is north of the town of Hirschdale and east of Truckee. At first glance, this smaller river gives off the appearance of easy fishing after a day on the Big Truckee, but don't let this river fool you. The large brown trout that inhabit this river are some of the most selective trout in the state and, no wonder, since they receive lots of pressure from skilled anglers. 

    At this time of year we'll be on the tail end of the BWO hatch with some potential for caddis and stone flies. The trick to catching large trout on this river is the proper use of emergers and even drowned BWO dries. Sculpin streamers are also extremely effective under deep-cut banks.

    Camping: We'll car camp along the Little Truckee river at Boyington Mills Campground. Our group has 3 sites (#7-9) reserved for Friday and Saturday nights right on this river, offering sunrise and sunset fishing opportunities.

    Equipment: We'll provide a dozen for more flies but feel free to supplement yourself with extras (doubles) or different patterns that fly shops recommend. Don't be surprised if you lose 6-12 flies a day on the Truckee. 

    Sample flies and rod setups by river:

    • Truckee River:
      • Rod(s): It helps to carry two pre-rigged indicator rods, a 6 wt and maybe a 7wt, with one rigged for greater depth. This way if you lose your rig you're still in the game, or if you are maxed out on depth with one rod, you can quickly change rods vs. re-rigging. Switch rods (2-handed rods under 12' lg.) are also fun and great for distance casting and swinging or stripping streamers. Czech nymphing rods (typically sgl.-hand rods 9-1/2' or longer) are also a perfect secondary rod for pocket water.
      • Flies: Pat's Rubber Legs (black, coffee), tiny egg patterns (yellow, the smaller the better), dead-drift crayfish (red, orange, blue), San Juan worms (red/pink), squiggly worms (red), Zebra midges (green, black). jigged Prince Nymph (size 12-14), various streamers.
      • Leaders: 9 foot 4X tapered mono leader; flour tippet in sizes 4X & 5X
      • Indicators: small and medium sized Airlocks may be best.
      • Weights: AAA  & BB split shot
    • Little Truckee River
      • Rod(s): A 9 foot 5 wt is perfect and all you should need. However, I prefer to carry two rods to try different techniques (dry fly / indicator nymphing / streamers / Czech nymphing). If you are walking with a buddy you could each bring two rods to cover four techniques.
      • Flies: BWO emerger, BWO dries (size 18), caddis dries, caddis puppa, pheasant tails, stone patterns (yellow, black), and sculpin streamers
      • Leaders: 9 foot 5X tapered mono leaders, fluoro tippet size 6X

    You'll also want to bring standard wading equipment (waders, boots, wading staff, etc.) and gear for camping / cooking at the campsite.  For the Big Truckee, you might be more comfortable wading with an inflatable PFD if you have one.

    Lunch will be provided each day, however students will need to bring their own breakfast and dinner items to prepare in camp.

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

    • Watch Ralph Cutter's "Bugs of the Underworld" DVD - provides great footage of the Truckee river, the resident trout there, and of course the bugs. Contact stephen.golebiewski@gmail.com if you need to borrow a copy.
    • Watch Youtube videos by Kelly Galloup on indicator nymphing techniques and rigging set-ups
    Contact person for any questions:  Steve Golebiewski 
    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 09 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Pyramid Lake, NV
    • 6

    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. 

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GGACC Casting Ponds, Golden Gate Park, SF

    Tom Morgan Rodsmiths Premieres New 8’ 4wt Fly Rod at GGACC Demo Day

    Saturday, October 28, from 9 AM - 3 PM

    Come cast with the owners of Tom Morgan Rodsmiths as hosted by the GGACC.

    Legendary rod builder, Tom Morgan, forever changed fly fishing when he owned R.L. Winston, which was the start of his life-long quest to build the perfect fly rod.  Twenty years ago, after selling Winston, he created Tom Morgan Rodsmiths to further pursue his passion to design and craft the finest casting rod a fisherman will ever own.

    While other companies’ rods have followed the trend towards stiffer actions -- sacrificing touch and finesse for distance -- TMR rods are world-reknown for their smooth progressive taper, giving anglers the purest feel and accuracy.  Tom commented, “If you build a great rod , it will always be a great rod. The river and fish won’t change.  There’s no need to replace it with a newer model every two years.”

    To deliver this unrivaled experience, each TMR rod is custom-crafted in Bozeman, Montana by Matt Barber, Joel Doub and their staff of expert craftsmen.  In addition to nickel silver hardware, agate stripping guides and top quality cork, TMR customers choose their own handle shape, reel seat wood hardware, and inscription. When building the world’s finest rods, every single detail matters.  You will only truly understand this once you’ve held one in your hands.

    On Saturday, Oct. 28,  Matt and Joel will introduce a new 8’ #4wt rod, which Tom designed to be the quintessential spring creek rod. This two-piece rod will become your “go-to” for stalking trout with small dry flies.  When you come to this GGACC event, you’ll be one of the first to cast it! You can also demo a number of TMR’s other graphite, bamboo, and fiberglass rods which will be paired with reels from Hardy.

    This free event runs from 9 AM until 3 PM and is open to the public (bring your buddies!).

    Lunch will be provided courtesy of TMR.  

    PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER EXPECTED FOR LUNCH.  THANKS!

    Participants will be eligible for raffle prize drawings (must be present to win!), which will include TMR hats, stickers, and a grand prize of a 7’ #4wt fiberglass blank.

    Remember to mark your calendars for Saturday, October, 28 from 9 AM - 3 PM for this rare opportunity to cast a selection of rods, direct from Tom Morgan Rodsmiths’ Bozeman shop and showroom.  

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


    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • REDDING, CA
    • 7

    This Lower Sacramento River Float Trip on Sat., Nov. 4, is a fish-out offered to those students registered for the "Learn to Fly Fish" Step 2 Novice Class for 2017 as part of this educational fly fishing program for club members only.  This will be the second offering of this trip in 2017. 

    The Lower "Sac" is a famous wild rainbow trout fishery, probably the best in the state for numbers and size of fish. Due to the relatively deep and swift flow of this big river, it is primarily fly-fished by nymphing from drift boats since there are only limited dry fly opportunities and little wading access most of the time.

    We will be fishing from guided drift boats, with two novices and one guide per each boat.  Our guides (provided by Kirk Portocarrero, www.SacRiverGuide.com, 800-670-4448) are very experienced on the "Sac" and, in addition to guiding trout anglers, they may also guide steelhead, salmon, or shad trips on this river. The guides will provide excellent instruction -- in addition to any gear that you don't have, all flies and tippet materials, water or sodas, and a nice lunch on the river.

    BE SURE THAT YOU ARRIVE ON TIME (by 7:00am!) AT THE DESIGNATED BOAT RAMP (tbd) IN REDDING SINCE THE BOATS MAY NOT WAIT FOR YOU. 

    It is suggested that you arrive Friday night to get a good night's sleep as this will be a long day on the water.  And we also want you to stay a second night in Redding to enjoy the included group restaurant dinner.  Driving home this far after fishing all day is strongly discouraged -- we don't need any more people falling asleep at the wheel.  

    A 5 or 6 wt fly rod and floating fly line is recommended. The guides can provide a rod (if requested in advance) and will provide leaders, tippet, and all flies.  Waders are not required and NOT suggested since you'll overheat in them in the boat. Wear wading sandals, boots, or other footwear that allows you to step into the water while getting in and out of the boat. Bring hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, and of course, your fishing license, which the guide needs to see.

    The registration fee is $300, which covers the boats, guides, lunch on the river, and Saturday night's dinner and wine at an Italian restaurant in Redding, but NOT the cost of guide gratuity or lodging. 

    Additional details, including how to find the designated boat launching ramp and how to get to the restaurant that night, will be provided via email to those who register for this trip.

    This fish-out is for students who are previously registered for the 2017 LTFF STEP 2 Novice Class ONLY and have attended this year's class days back in March. 

    SIGN-UP QUICKLY FOR THIS FISH-OUT SINCE WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF BOATS AVAILABLE.  If you do miss out, be sure to sign up for the wait list in case a spot opens up later or we are able to get more boats. 

    Location:  Boat Ramp TBD near Redding
    Fee:  $300, exclusive of the guide gratuity (sugg. $35-45)

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

    Lodging in Redding:  There are roughly 30 listed motels in and around Redding. The major ones include: Holiday Inn 530-221-7500, Red Lion  530-221-8700, Best Western 530-221-6100, Motel 6 530-221-1800, Oxford Suites 530-221-0100.  Some other well known possibilities include:  Fairfield Inn & Suites (Marriott), Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Town Place Suites.

    A list of all registrants and their contact info will be distributed before this fish-out since you may want to email or talk to others who sign up about carpooling, sharing a room, or even a group of you booking into the same motel to get to know one another better.



    • 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
    • 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 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

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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


    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge (boardroom), center & east ponds

    GGACC's Spey Angler Program is unique, in that its goal is to actually teach anglers how to fish with a double-handed rod. This class is more than a casting lesson.

    On Saturday we cover the fundamentals of Spey in a classroom setting, then quickly move to the ponds to learn the fundamental Spey casts.

    Sunday we head to Sacramento's American River and learn to fish the casts learned on Saturday. We then add sink tips to replicate real world conditions. Also covered are rotation fishing, river courtesy, and fighting and landing steelhead and salmon.

    We meet Saturday at 9AM in Anglers Lodge meeting room, then into the water from 10AM through 4PM with appropriate breaks. Sunday we meet on the American River at 8:30 AM at a location in Sacramento to be provided on Saturday. 

    Your instructors will be Bob Pauli, Bill Gallingly, and Steve Morikawa.

    Registration is by appointment only (via an emailed request to Bob Pauli, bob.pauli@mac.com).  Each class is limited to 5 students.

    There is a $100 fee for this program. If accepted for this class, please prepare a check payable to "GGACC" with a memo note "Spey" and mail to Bob Pauli at 1820 Walters Court, Fairfield, CA 94533.

    Bring your own waders, eyewear, hat, and lunches, but students may use the club's Spey rods each day. 

    • 03 Dec 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • American River, location TBD

    This session of the Spey Angler Program that began on Saturday, December 2, 2017, will be held on the American River on Sunday, December 3rd at a place to be announced in the previous day's class.  This program is by appointment only.  See the previous day's event posting for details. 

    • 03 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    • 15
    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 December 9th class, GGACC Board member and Learn to Fly Fish program director John Murphy will again 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



    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park's Casting Ponds

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

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

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

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

    If you wish to compete, the registration form is here, you may also reserve a spot by emailing Libby Wolfensperger at elwolfensperger@me.com.

Past events

19 Aug 2017 LTFF Program's Annual Dinner
19 Aug 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Knot Tying
19 Aug 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
19 Aug 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
09 Aug 2017 In Search of Perfect Cast - CANCELLED THIS DATE
09 Aug 2017 Lodge and Pond Closure for Outside Lands music festival
06 Aug 2017 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, 5/8oz Plug
04 Aug 2017 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-out -- Yosemite High Alpine
29 Jul 2017 Green River Fishing/ Camping Rondy 3 - 7/29-31
27 Jul 2017 109th ACA National Tournament -- SOUTH BAY locations
26 Jul 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
25 Jul 2017 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #5
23 Jul 2017 CANCELLED - Fall River "Traditional Fly Fishing" Rondy 2 - 7/24-25
23 Jul 2017 Lodge & Ponds Access Restricted for SF Marathon race
22 Jul 2017 Green River Fishing/ Camping Rondy 2 - 7/22-24
21 Jul 2017 N.Fork Stanislaus River Backpacking Rondy 7/21-23
21 Jul 2017 Colorado Backpack Rondy 7/21-24
12 Jul 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
08 Jul 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -CANCELLED
08 Jul 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Jul 2017 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Beg. Yosemite High Alpine Fish-out
08 Jul 2017 GGACC Board Meeting - CANCELLED
07 Jul 2017 LTFF Step 3 Intermed. Class - Montana Fish-out
02 Jul 2017 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz Plugs, Angler's Fly
28 Jun 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
24 Jun 2017 Spey Improver Class #82, American River - 6/24
24 Jun 2017 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-out - North Yuba River - CANCELLED
24 Jun 2017 LTFF STEP 1 Beginners Fish-out - Quarry Lakes
23 Jun 2017 CANCELLED--Davis Lake Rondy 6/23-25
21 Jun 2017 Belize Saltwater Fly Fishing Rondy Adventure
17 Jun 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Lower Sac River Float
14 Jun 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
11 Jun 2017 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Surf Fish-out
11 Jun 2017 Palm Beach State Park Surf Rondy 6/11
10 Jun 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Bldg Prgrm - Backpacking and Fly Fishing
10 Jun 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
10 Jun 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
04 Jun 2017 Memorial Celebration for George Rajeff
04 Jun 2017 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz Plug
03 Jun 2017 Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade Rondy 6/3-4
03 Jun 2017 Kelsey Bass Ranch Rondy 6/3
03 Jun 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice - Dead Drift / High Stick Clinic - Putah Creek
31 May 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
31 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7, Add'l. Session
24 May 2017 Fall River "Traditional Fly Fishing" Rondy 1 - 5/25-26
24 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7, Add'l. Session
22 May 2017 Shad Rondy May 22 for Spey Casters - CANCELLED
22 May 2017 Shad Rondy 2 for Sgl. Hand Rods 5/22 - CANCELLED
21 May 2017 Shad Rondy 1 for Sgl. Hand Rods 5/21 - CANCELLED
21 May 2017 Lodge & Ponds Access Restricted for Bay to Breakers race
20 May 2017 Surf Clinic - Saturday, 5/20 from 10:30-12:00
20 May 2017 Pit River Walk & Wade Rondy 5/20-22
20 May 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice - Hat Creek Fish-out, 5/20-21
17 May 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
17 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7, Session 6
17 May 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program Class
13 May 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Techniques & Rigging for Trout
13 May 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
13 May 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
11 May 2017 Delta Striper Rondy 3 - Thurs. 5/11
10 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7, Session 5
07 May 2017 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz Plugs, Angler's Fly Dist.
06 May 2017 Delta Striper Rondy 2 - Saturday 5/6
06 May 2017 Green River Fishing /Camping Rondy 1 - 5/6-8
06 May 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Luk Lake
03 May 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
03 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7, Session 4
03 May 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
29 Apr 2017 Float Tube Clinic 4/29
26 Apr 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7, Session 3
24 Apr 2017 Two-Handed Casting Instructor (THCI) Certification Program
22 Apr 2017 Spey-O-Rama Spey Casting Tournament
21 Apr 2017 Competitor Sign-up for Spey-O-Rama 2017
19 Apr 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7, Session 2
19 Apr 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
15 Apr 2017 Delta Striper Rondy - 4/15
15 Apr 2017 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Pyramid Lake
09 Apr 2017 Casting Instructor Continuing Education
08 Apr 2017 GGACC Casting Instructor Appreciation Dinner
08 Apr 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Entomology
08 Apr 2017 Mel's Day - Free Casting Lessons
08 Apr 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
05 Apr 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7, Session 1
05 Apr 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
02 Apr 2017 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz, 5/8oz Plugs
22 Mar 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
21 Mar 2017 Pond Cleaning Day! Help needed!
21 Mar 2017 Pyramid Lake, NV Rendezvous 2
20 Mar 2017 Casting Ponds Closed for Cleaning & Maintenance
19 Mar 2017 Shooting Head & Sinking Line Clinic for LTFF -3/19
19 Mar 2017 Boy Scouts use of west pond
19 Mar 2017 Delta Striper Rondy Pre-Meeting / Clinic
19 Mar 2017 Pyramid Lake, NV Rendezvous 1
18 Mar 2017 Native Fish Society Presentation and Free BBQ
18 Mar 2017 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (2nd Saturday)
18 Mar 2017 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (2nd Saturday)
12 Mar 2017 Backpacking Rondies Discussion
12 Mar 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
11 Mar 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -- Striped Bass Workshop
11 Mar 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Mar 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
05 Mar 2017 CANCELLED - Red & Blue Team Tournament - Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz Plug
04 Mar 2017 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (1st Saturday)
04 Mar 2017 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (1st Saturday)
28 Feb 2017 Baum Lake Rondy 2/28 & 3/1/2017
27 Feb 2017 Casting Instructor Certification Program - Examiner Training
23 Feb 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 6
22 Feb 2017 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Step 3 Interm. - Montana Fish-out
22 Feb 2017 Introducing Douglas Outdoors Fly Rods
22 Feb 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
21 Feb 2017 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #4
21 Feb 2017 An Evening with Untamed Angling
18 Feb 2017 CHANGE OF DATE for LTFF Step 2 "Novices" Class Day 1 to March 4, 2017
18 Feb 2017 CHANGE OF DATE for LTFF Step 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 to March 4, 2017
16 Feb 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 5
11 Feb 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Rods
11 Feb 2017 Green River 1 & 2 Pre-Rondy Meeting (2nd of 2 dates)
11 Feb 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
11 Feb 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
09 Feb 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 4
08 Feb 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
05 Feb 2017 CANCELLED - Casting Games- Trout Fly,Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz Plug, Wet Fly
05 Feb 2017 Spey Angler Program #78 - American River
04 Feb 2017 Spey Angler Program #78 --in ponds
02 Feb 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 3
01 Feb 2017 Green River 1 & 2 Pre-Rondy Meeting (1 of 2 dates)
29 Jan 2017 Long Line Competitive Spey Casting Workshop
28 Jan 2017 Long Line Competitive Spey Casting Workshop
28 Jan 2017 Fall River Rondies 1 & 2 - Pre-Meeting & Casting Clinic
26 Jan 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 2
25 Jan 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
21 Jan 2017 Annual Crab Feed
18 Jan 2017 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 6 - CLOSED
14 Jan 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Planning Fishing Trips
14 Jan 2017 Argentine/Patagonia Rendezvous(Rondy) January 14-21, 2017
14 Jan 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
14 Jan 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
12 Jan 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 1
11 Jan 2017 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 5 - CLOSED
10 Jan 2017 PHWFF Volunteers Meeting
08 Jan 2017 Spey Angler Program #77 - American River
07 Jan 2017 Spey Angler Program #77 --in ponds
04 Jan 2017 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 4 - CLOSED
01 Jan 2017 LTFF Step 3 - 2017 Intermediate Student Registration -CLOSED
30 Dec 2016 Black Canyon of Gunnison Rondy Discussion
29 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 6 - CLOSED
28 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 3 - CLOSED
22 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 5 - CLOSED
21 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 2 - CLOSED
17 Dec 2016 LTFF Step 2&3 Novice/Intermed. Fish-out - Luk Lake
15 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 4 - CLOSED
10 Dec 2016 Pre-Mtg. is CANCELLED, BUT FISH-OUT STILL ON for LTFF Luk Lake 12/17-18
10 Dec 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Knot Tying II
10 Dec 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
10 Dec 2016 GGACC Board Meeting
08 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 3 - CLOSED
07 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 1 - NEW START DATE
04 Dec 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Directors' Cup: Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz.
03 Dec 2016 GGACC Holiday Party & Swap Meet
01 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 2 - CLOSED
30 Nov 2016 FYI- Rod Bldg. Wkshp.#5 NOW STARTS ON DEC. 7
29 Nov 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #3
27 Nov 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Trinity Steelhead Fish-Out, Day 2- CLOSED
26 Nov 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Trinity Steelhead Fish-Out, Day 1- CLOSED
20 Nov 2016 Spey Angler Program #75 - American River
19 Nov 2016 Spey Angler Program #75 --in ponds
17 Nov 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 1 - CLOSED
12 Nov 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Winter Gear Maint. & Q&A
12 Nov 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
12 Nov 2016 GGACC Board Meeting
06 Nov 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Turkey Shoot: Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz.
06 Nov 2016 Trinity River Steelhead 11/6 Rondy 2
05 Nov 2016 Trinity River Steelhead 11/5 Rondy
02 Nov 2016 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program -- Volunteers Meeting
22 Oct 2016 Submarine Club's all-day use of the West Pond
18 Oct 2016 Upper Sacramento River Rondy 10/18-20
16 Oct 2016 Northwestern Tournament- Dry, Wet, 3/8oz., 5/8oz., 5/8oz. team
15 Oct 2016 Northwestern Tournament- Trout, Bass, 1/4oz., Open Plug, Angler's Fly, 1/4oz. dist.
11 Oct 2016 Trinity River Steelhead Walk-and-Wade Rondy 10/11-12
09 Oct 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz., 5/8oz., Wet Fly
08 Oct 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Gear, Gear, & More Gear
08 Oct 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Oct 2016 GGACC Board Meeting
01 Oct 2016 O'Neill Forebay 10/1 Rondy
30 Sep 2016 LODGE & PONDS LIKELY CLOSED for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in GG Park
17 Sep 2016 GGACC "Emergers" (Youth) Class
11 Sep 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Trout Fly, Dry Fly, 1/4oz., 5/8oz., Wet Fly
10 Sep 2016 Free GGACC Member BBQ and Club Program Information Day
10 Sep 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
09 Sep 2016 Lake Almanor Rondy Sept 9-12
05 Sep 2016 Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing & Backpacking Rondy 9/5-11
31 Aug 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
29 Aug 2016 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Stanislaus River Day 2
28 Aug 2016 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Stanislaus River Day 1
27 Aug 2016 RIO Line Demo Day at GGACC
27 Aug 2016 Klamath Steelhead Rondy 8/27,28 & 29
21 Aug 2016 Spey Anglers Program #72.2 - Graduates' "Steelhead Spey on the Deschutes" - Group 2
17 Aug 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
17 Aug 2016 Spey Anglers Program #72.1 - Graduates' "Steelhead Spey on the Deschutes" - Group 1
13 Aug 2016 LTFF Program's Annual Dinner
13 Aug 2016 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Stanislaus River
13 Aug 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Knot Tying
13 Aug 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
09 Aug 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #2.5
03 Aug 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
30 Jul 2016 Klamath Steelhead Rondy "Pre-Meeting" on 7/30
24 Jul 2016 Fall River Rondy 7/25 & 26
23 Jul 2016 Colorado Backpack Rondy 7/23-26
20 Jul 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
15 Jul 2016 Backpacking Rondy 7/15-17 on the North Fork of the Stanislaus River
14 Jul 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast --Fly Rod Presentation
10 Jul 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz., 3/8oz., Angler's Fly
09 Jul 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Rigging (a hands-on lab)
09 Jul 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Jul 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Class - Montana Fish-out
29 Jun 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
25 Jun 2016 LTFF STEPS 1&2- Beg./Novice HAT CREEK Fish-out, 6/25-26 -- NOW OPEN TO ALL CURRENT & FORMER LTFF STUDENTS
22 Jun 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
22 Jun 2016 Fall River Rondy 6/23 & 24
19 Jun 2016 Spey Angler Program #70 - American River
18 Jun 2016 Spey Angler Program #70 --in ponds
18 Jun 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Surf Fish-out
18 Jun 2016 Palm Beach State Park Surf Rondy 6/18 - CLOSED
11 Jun 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Int'l Destinations
11 Jun 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
11 Jun 2016 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-out - North Yuba River
08 Jun 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
08 Jun 2016 Shad Rondy II June 8 for Single Hand Rods
07 Jun 2016 Shad Rondy June 7 for Single Hand Rods
05 Jun 2016 LTFF Step 2 Novice Shad Fish-out - American River
05 Jun 2016 GGACC "Emergers" (Youth) Class -POSTPONED
05 Jun 2016 Shad Rondy June 5-6 for Experienced Spey Casters
04 Jun 2016 Kelsey Bass Ranch June 4 Rondy
01 Jun 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
31 May 2016 Surf Clinic for Surf Rondy & LTFF Intermediates
24 May 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #2.4 --CLOSED
23 May 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Shad Fish-Out - Day 2 -NOW OPEN TO ANY CLUB MEMBER, Register b4 noon Friday, May 20
22 May 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Shad Fish-Out - Day 1 --NOW OPEN TO ANY CLUB MEMBER, Register b4 noon Friday, May 20
21 May 2016 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Lower Sac River Float -NOW CLOSED
18 May 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
17 May 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #2.3 - CLOSED
14 May 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Rigging
14 May 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
10 May 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #2.2 - CLOSED
07 May 2016 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Luk Lake
03 May 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #2.1 - CLOSED
01 May 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz., 3/8oz., Angler's Fly
23 Apr 2016 Spey-O-Rama Spey Casting Tournament
22 Apr 2016 Competitor Sign-up for Spey-O-Rama 2016
12 Apr 2016 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Step 2 Novices - Luk Lake & Lower Sac fish-outs
09 Apr 2016 Mel's Day - Free Casting Lessons
03 Apr 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Pyramid Lake
03 Apr 2016 LTFF Intermediate ONE-DAY Fish-out - Pyramid Lake
02 Apr 2016 Stanislaus River Walk-and-Wade Rondy April 2
28 Mar 2016 Pond Cleaning --Help needed!
27 Mar 2016 Casting Ponds Closed for Cleaning & Maintenance
22 Mar 2016 Pyramid Lake, NV Rendezvous 2
20 Mar 2016 Pyramid Lake, NV Rendezvous 1
19 Mar 2016 Shooting Head & Sinking Line Clinic for LTFF -3/19
19 Mar 2016 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Montana Fish-out
13 Mar 2016 Backpacking & Fly Fishing Rondies Meeting March 13 @ 3:30
13 Mar 2016 Shooting Head & Sinking Line Clinic for Rondies- 3/13
13 Mar 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
12 Mar 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Entomology
12 Mar 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Mar 2016 Baum Lake Rondy 3/8-9
06 Mar 2016 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (2nd Sunday)
06 Mar 2016 Learn to Fly Fish- Beginners Class Day 2 (2nd Sunday)
05 Mar 2016 Spring Creek Fly Fishing Seminar by Master Guide Art Teter
05 Mar 2016 Pre-Mtg for Fall River Rondy, 6/23-24
28 Feb 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - "Red & Blue": Dry Fly, Wet Fly , 5/8oz.
21 Feb 2016 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (1st Sunday)
21 Feb 2016 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (1st Sunday)
21 Feb 2016 Spey Angler Program #66, American River (by appointment)
20 Feb 2016 Jerry Saltzgaber Appreciation Dinner - POSTPONED
20 Feb 2016 Spey Angler Program #66, casting ponds (by appointment)
18 Feb 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 6 -CLOSED
13 Feb 2016 Baum Lake Pre-meeting 3/13 2:30-4:00PM
13 Feb 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Planning your trips
13 Feb 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
11 Feb 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 5 - CLOSED
10 Feb 2016 LTFF STEP 3 Intermediate Class Registration CLOSED (wait list open)
04 Feb 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 4 - CLOSED
02 Feb 2016 Beginning Fly Tying -Final Session
31 Jan 2016 Accuracy Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz., Wet Fly
30 Jan 2016 Spey -- Longer Lines II (possibly also Skagit sink tips)
28 Jan 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 3 - CLOSED
26 Jan 2016 Beginning Fly Tying -Session 3
23 Jan 2016 Annual Crab Feed --SOLD OUT
21 Jan 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 2 - CLOSED
19 Jan 2016 Beginning Fly Tying -Session 2
18 Jan 2016 2016 Rendezvous (Rondy) Program
16 Jan 2016 Long Line Competitive Spey Casting Workshop
12 Jan 2016 Beginning Fly Tying -CLOSED
10 Jan 2016 Traditional Fly Fishing by Bob Pauli
09 Jan 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -Pyramid Lake
09 Jan 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
07 Jan 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 1-CLOSED
19 Dec 2015 Spey -- Longer Lines
12 Dec 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - International Fly Fishing
12 Dec 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
06 Dec 2015 Accuracy Casting Games - Directors' Cup: Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz
06 Dec 2015 Spey Angler Program 64.3, American River (by appointment)
05 Dec 2015 GGACC Holiday Party
05 Dec 2015 Spey Angler Programs 64.1 and 64.2, casting ponds (by appointment)
05 Dec 2015 Annual Swap Meet
14 Nov 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Putah Creek
14 Nov 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
07 Nov 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate Fly Fishing - Steelhead Fish-Out - CLOSED
01 Nov 2015 Accuracy Casting Games - Turkey Shoot: Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz
17 Oct 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Gear for your vest/pack
17 Oct 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
15 Oct 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate Fly Fishing - Upper SAC & McCloud - CLOSED
11 Oct 2015 2015 Northwestern Tournament- Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 3/8oz & 5/8oz accuracy events and a 5/8oz. team event
10 Oct 2015 2015 Northwestern Tournament - Trout, Bass, 1/4oz, & Open Plug accuracy events and Stlhd.Fly & 1/4oz. distance events
04 Oct 2015 Accuracy Casting Games- Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz, 5/8oz, Wet Fly
02 Oct 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate - Delta Striper Fish-Out - CLOSED
22 Sep 2015 PRE-MEETING for Step 3 - Intermediate Fly Fishing - Upper SAC & McCloud - Registr. CLOSED
19 Sep 2015 Submarine Club's all-day use of the West Pond
13 Sep 2015 Accuracy Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, 1/4oz, 5/8oz, Wet Fly
12 Sep 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -- Knot-Tying
12 Sep 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
12 Sep 2015 PRE-MTG/CLINIC for Step 3-Intermediate class- Delta Striper Fish-Out
05 Sep 2015 STEPS 1&2- Beg./Novice HAT CREEK Fish-out, 9/3-9/7
29 Aug 2015 RIO Line Demo Day at GGACC
26 Aug 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
16 Aug 2015 Spey Angler Program 60.3, American River (by appointment)
15 Aug 2015 Spey Angler Programs 60.1 and 60.2, casting ponds (by appointment)
15 Aug 2015 Step 2 - Novice Fly Fishing - Stanislaus River Fish-Out - CLOSED
12 Aug 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
06 Aug 2015 Pond Closure
01 Aug 2015 Fly Fishing Program Annual Dinner
01 Aug 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -- Rods & Reels
01 Aug 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
29 Jul 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
18 Jul 2015 Spey Long-line Turkey Shoot & Casting Seminar
15 Jul 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
12 Jul 2015 Accuracy Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz, Angler's Fly
11 Jul 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Fly Lines & Rigging
11 Jul 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
11 Jul 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate Class - Road Trip to Montana -CLOSED
11 Jul 2015 Step 1 Beginners- Sugar Crk Ranch Fish-Out --CANCELLED
01 Jul 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
20 Jun 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate Fly Fishing - Surf Fish-Out- CLOSED
17 Jun 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
13 Jun 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Prgm -Intro to Accuracy Casting
13 Jun 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
07 Jun 2015 Accuracy Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, 1/4oz, 5/8oz, Wet Fly
06 Jun 2015 Step 1 - Beginner Fly Fishing - North Yuba River Fish-Out (CLOSED)
03 Jun 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
23 May 2015 Step 1 - Beginning Fly Fishing - Shad Fish-Out (CLOSED)
20 May 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
17 May 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate - Shad Fish-Out - CLOSED
16 May 2015 Step 2 - Novice Fly Fishing - Sacramento River (CLOSED)
09 May 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program --Bugs
09 May 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
02 May 2015 Step 2 - Novice Fly Fishing - Luk Lake (CLOSED)
17 Apr 2015 Competitor Sign-up Spey-O-Rama 2015
17 Apr 2015 Spey-O-Rama
11 Apr 2015 Mel's Day - Free Casting Lessons
30 Mar 2015 GGACC Pond Clean-up 2015
28 Mar 2015 Spey Angler Program 54.3 on the American River for GGACC members only (by Appointment)
22 Mar 2015 Spey Angler Program 54.2 for GGACC members only (by Appointment)
22 Mar 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate Fly Fishing -Pyramid Lake Fish-Out (CLOSED)
21 Mar 2015 Spey Angler Program 54.1 for GGACC members only (by Appointment)
14 Mar 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program (CANCELLED)
14 Mar 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Mar 2015 Annual Membership Meeting
07 Mar 2015 Step 2 - Novice Fly Fishing - Class Day 2 (CLOSED)
07 Mar 2015 Step 1 - Beginner Fly Fishing - Class Day 2 (CLOSED)
28 Feb 2015 Step 1 - Beginner Fly Fishing - Class Day 1 (CLOSED)
28 Feb 2015 Step 2 - Novice Fly Fishing - Class Day 1 (CLOSED)
13 Dec 2014 Step 3 - 2015 Fly Fishing for Intermediates (CLOSED)

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