Rendezvous (Rondy) Program

The GGACC's Rendezvous (or Rondy) Program offers group fishing trips (called "rondies") for those active club members who are already experienced fly fishers and wish to participate in these club-organized fishing trips for the companionship they offer and the opportunity to fish these venues.  Active club members are those who have already paid their club dues for the calendar year.  Experienced fly fishers are considered to be those who have done considerable fly fishing on their own without requiring guides or other necessary help.

Participants may include recent graduates of the "Learn to Fly Fish" Program, but not any current LTFF registered students or any other beginners. Unlike the LTFF Program's educational outings (called "fish-outs", to distinguish them from the rondies), the rondies are not mentored outings.  The rondy leaders have only organizational responsibilities for leading their groups, and not teaching duties.

To sign-up for a rondy that is currently open for registration (i.e., when the Register button shows on the Calendar Event description page), you must both register and pay online whatever fee is described for that particular rondy. You do not have to pay to sign up on a Wait List, which is automatically generated online whenever a rondy's maximum registration limit is reached (and the Register button disappears).  

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

See the links under this tab for the list of all Rondies currently shown on the club's calendar.

Upcoming events

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 25 Sep 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dunsmuir, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #2

    Dates:  September 24-25, 2022 

    Leader:  Dick Swanson  grsa@comcast.net

    Number of anglers (including leader):  9

    Description:  The Upper "Sac" is everything a freestone trout stream should be:  It has riffles, pocket water, long runs, and deep pools. It is a wonderful "walk and wade" river that flows 37 miles from Lake Siskiyou to Shasta Lake. Rondy leader will lead 8 club anglers to show them good places to enter and fish the river.  We will meet on the first day at 7:00AM at the Ted Fay Fly Shop, located in downtown Dunsmuir.  Then we will make a short drive to the river.  

    Suggested Gear:  3-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines for dry flies and nymphing, 4X-6X leaders, 5X-7X tippet (Mono or Flourocarbon), split-shot, indicators, and flies. Full wading attire and staff.  Weather is always changeable - Be prepared.. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

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

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

    • 25 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Sep 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cooper Landing, AK
    • 1

    Rondy:  Alaska Kenai River Float Trip

    Dates:  Dates fishing are September 25,26 and 27, 2022  

    Leader:  Michael Souter  mailto:mks@luminae-souter.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  9

    Description: This Rondy is a 3-day guided float fly-fishing adventure on the scenic and famous Kenai River in Alaska where we will fly-fish for big Alaska size Rainbow and Dolly Varden Trout and Silver Salmon during prime time. Guides will drift through miles of scenic water in custom built power drift boats where we will predominately nymph egg and flesh patterns for Trout and strip for Silvers. We will periodically take out to swing depending on water levels so bring your Spey rod if interested. Boots with felt soles are not allowed in Alaska and studs are not allowed in boats so rubber soles are your best option. There will be one guide and boat for every 3 anglers. They will provide top-quality fly-fishing gear and flies but not Spey rods. Snacks, and water will also be provided each day. Bring bag lunch.

    We can meet and carpool from Anchorage airport to Soldotna, which is about 100 miles south of Anchorage (2 hours) or meet in Soldotna depending on preference. We will meet up with our guides at the nearby launch site each morning.

    Here are some things not included that you should budget for in addition to guide fees.

                   Lodging approximately $150 for room that sleeps 2

                   Airfare cost approximately $500 RT from SFO to ANC

                   Rental car approximately $100/day for full size SUV (share carpool optional)

                   Dinner (Several local places nearby)

                   Alcohol (BYOB)

                   Alaska fishing license (pick up in Anchorage)

                  Gratuities (20% + of guide fee recommended)

                  Personal items - clothes, waders, boots (no felts or spikes), rain gear, dry bag, etc.

                  Daily sack lunch

    Suggested Gear:  7-8 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines.  7-8 wt two hand rods.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $1,000  

    Other expenses will be lodging, transportation, guide gratuities, etc as listed above. 

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

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Redding, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento River Drift #1

    Dates:  October 1, 2022

    Leader:  Patrick Cousens  mailto:pdcousens@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  One day drift boat trip to the amazing trout factory of the lower Sacramento river.  These are prime dates when the river should be "going off" with high numbers of football shaped rainbows.  We will be 4 boats, with 2 anglers per boat.  Our guides will be from NorCal Fishing Guides  https://norcalfishingguides.com

    Suggested Gear:  5-6 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $325.  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities and travel.

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

    • 09 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11 Oct 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bend, OR
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Deschutes River 

    Dates:  October 9 - 11, 2022

    Leader:  Libby Wolfensperger  mailto:elwolfensperger@me.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  This Rondy 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 gorgeous, remote canyon. Periodically we'll take out to wade-fish nymphs or swing flies (no fishing from the drift boats).  Each evening we'll and stop and camp (it's really glamping - glamour camping) at amazing sites, where we'll enjoy top notch food served in a dedicated dining tent.   

    The trip will both begin and end in Bend, Oregon, at the Confluence Fly Shop, where we will meet our guides, get licenses, boat passes, pick up some flies, 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.  Our guides will be http://www.deepcanyonoutfitters.com/

    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).

    Suggested Gear:  5-7 wt single-handed rods with floating lines or 6-7 wt two-handed rods, studded boots, and wading staff.  Anglers must also supply their own sleeping bags, pillow, personal items, liquor (if desired), and Oregon fishing license and boater's pass. Guides will supply very nice standing room tents, with cots and sleeping pads.  Note that wading on the Deschutes can be tricky due to the large angular basalt rocks, and that there is no fishing from the boats.  You must be prepared to wade confidently.  

    There will be a dedicated gear boat that will 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 during the day in your boat.  

    This is an amazing multi day float at a great price.  It is open to both single hand and two hand casters.  Most anglers enjoy a little of both on this trip.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $1,726.00

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, transportation to and from Bend, and lodging the nights before and after the trip. 

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

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rio Vista, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  Delta Stripers #2  

    Dates: October 12, 2022

    Leader:  Steve Swett  mailto:steve@libertypainting.biz

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

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

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $325

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities. 

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

    • 06 Nov 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 07 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Upper Klamath River near Yreka
    • 0

    Rondy:  2 Day Upper Klamath River Steelhead Float Trip

    Dates:  November 6 and 7

    Leader:  Brad Bradford bradford@realpropserv.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  The Upper Klamath River (above Happy Camp) has several floating opportunities ranging from high dessert to forested mountain canyons. We will be fishing for steelhead on two of those floats. The conditions at the time of the trip will determine which ones we take.

    We will mostly fish with nymphs and/or egg patterns under indicators with, maybe, some swinging using 2 handed rods. The guides will provide rods, flies, beverages, snacks and lunch. Anglers will need waders and boots (no studs please) along with weather appropriate clothing. You MUST have a current fishing license and STEELHEAD card.

    This Rondy will require 2-3 nights lodging near the river. Yreka is recommended as it has several lodging options and is under 1 hour from the river. The Holiday Inn Express which has a decent breakfast is recommended.

    We will have 4 drift boats and/or rafts with hard, sturdy floors and fishing yokes. Each boat is $650 per boat per day

    Suggested Gear:  If you want to use your own equipment a 6-7 weight system is recommended.  Note that the weather can be very cold, bring multi-layers and good rain gear. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $675  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, transportation, food and lodging.

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

    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade

    Dates:  November 12-14, 2022  

    Leader:  Bill Corkery  mailto:billcorkery@att.net 

    Number of anglers (including leader):  5

    Description:  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. 

    Suggested Gear:  5-7 wt single handed fly rods for nymhing; 6-8 wt single handed rods for swinging; 5-7 wt Spey rods for swinging.  Note that the weather can be very cold, bring multi-layers and good rain gear. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include travel, food, lodging (motels in Weaverville). 

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

    • 03 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift

    Dates:  December 3, 2022

    Leader:  Patrick Cousens   pdcousens@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  The Trinity is a gorgeous river this time of year. We will be floating the river from a drift boat or raft - both with hard bottoms. We will mostly fish with nymphs and/or egg patterns under indicators with, maybe, some swinging using 2 handed rods. The guides will provide rods, flies, beverages, snacks and lunch. Anglers will need waders and boots (no studs please) along with weather appropriate clothing. You MUST have a current fishing license and STEELHEAD card.

    Fish range from half pounders to 30 or more inches. 10+ pound steelhead are caught every year so be prepared.  

    The nearest town is Weaverville which is conveniently located within 30 mins of the river. There are several lodging and dining options to make for an enjoyable two-night trip if you so desire.

    The trinity is a beautiful place with a fish of a lifetime waiting for your fly! 

    The guide service we use is great.   They are:

    Forrest Brizendine   forrest@norcalfishingguides.com

    Suggested Gear:  6-8 wt single handed fly rods for nymphing and swinging; 5-7 wt Spey rods for swinging.  Note that the weather can be very cold, bring multi-layers and good rain gear. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $350  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, transportation, lodging and meals besides lunch on the boat.

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


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

General Information:

club.ggacc@gmail.com

Rondy Program:

rondy.ggacc@gmail.com

Our Mailing Address:  Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club  ·  P.O. Box 591476  ·  San Francisco, CA 94159

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