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

    • 03 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Burney, CA
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    Rondy:  Pit River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  May 3-5, 2019  

    Leader:  Ryan Stahl  mailto:ryan.w.stahl@gmail.com 

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  6

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

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25.00.  

    Other expenses will include transportation, camping, and food 

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

    • 05 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Winters, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Putah Creek Clinic

    Dates:  May 5, 2019  

    Leader:  Patrick McDermott  mailto:patmacster.fishing@gmail.com 

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  12

    Description:  This Rondy will be structured as a "clinic", where Patrick will share what he knows about his favorite local river.  This is not a fishing trip (although you will have time to fish it on your own after the clinic).  The plan is to meet at the river where Patrick will share techniques, tackle choices, and the various access points.  After the talk, you will have time to fish on your own.  We'll also meet for a BYOB lunch midday.   

    About Putah Creek:  Putah 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 wild Rainbow trout in California, where 30+ inch fish are caught every year.  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

    Suggested Gear:  After the presentation, should you want to fish on your own, you will need:  5 or 6 wt, 9' or 9-1/2' fly rods with floating fly lines.  3, 4 & 5x tippet, split shot, indicators, wading staff (mandatory as some of the wading is difficult), sturdy waders, wading boots (felt soles with studs are recommended), rain jacket, plenty of water, and your lunch.  Patrick recommends the following flies: Two-Bit Hooker size 16-18, Bead head Pheasant Tail Nymph 16-18, Zebra Midge 20-22, and any Soft Hackles 16-18.  

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    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 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rio Vista, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Delta Stripers #2 

    Dates:  May 9, 2019  

    Leader:  John DiCerbo  mailto:johndicerbo@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  5

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

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $275  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities. 

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

    • 09 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Redding, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento Trout Spey

    Dates:  May 9, 2019  

    Leader:  Jeff Hutchinson  mailto:jeff.hutchinson@att.net

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  5

    Description:  Second year for this Rondy.  One day jet boat trip to the lower sac for trout/micro spey.  The guides from Confluence Outfitters will jet boat us to the best bars where we will swing for trout.  We will be 3 boats, with 2 anglers per boat.  Here is a link to their description http://www.confluenceoutfitters.com/lower-sac-spey.aspx 

    Suggested Gear:  3-5 wt two handed fly rods.  Note that the guides will supply these micro spey rods if needed 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $287.50  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities. 

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

    • 19 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Hamilton City, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Shad Single Hand Rods

    Dates:  May 19, 2019  

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

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  9

    Description:  A day of Shad fishing on the Sacramento River with single hand rods only (11' and shorter switch rods are permissible if cast overhead only).  We will meet in Hamilton City at the Irving Finch boat launch.  Our guides will take us by Jet boats to a sandbar where we will wade out to fish.  You need to be able to cast a shooting head effectively to fish for Shad.  Anglers will be expected to rotate positions when wading so that everyone can catch fish.  Boats will leave the ramp at noon and return us to the ramp at dusk/dark.  This is a day trip and most people are likely to drive home afterward (roughly a 2 hour drive time back to the Bay Area).  Our guides will provide flies, drinks, sun awnings, and an early dinner (around 6PM - we fish a few hours after that).  Their website is http://www.orlandoutfitters.com/index.html   

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $200.00.  

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

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

    • 20 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Hamilton City, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Shad Two Hand Rods

    Dates:  May 20, 2019  

    Leader:  Jeff Hutchinson  mailto:jeff.hutchinson@att.net

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  6

    Description:  A day of Shad fishing on the Sacramento River with two hand rods only.  We will meet in Hamilton City at the Irving Finch boat launch.  Our guides will take us by Jet boats to a sandbar where we will wade out to fish.  Anglers will be expected to rotate positions when wading so that everyone can catch fish.  Boats will leave the ramp at noon and return us to the ramp at dusk/dark.  This is a day trip and most people are likely to drive home afterward (roughly a 2 hour drive time back to the Bay Area).  Our guides will provide flies, drinks, sun awnings, and an early dinner (around 6PM after which we will fish for a couple more hours).  Their website is http://www.orlandoutfitters.com/index.html   

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $200.00.  

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

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

    • 25 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Marysville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Yuba River - UC Regents Private Access - Day #1 RESCHEDULED TO MAY 25

    Dates:  May 25, 2019  

    Leader:  Jeff Hutchinson  mailto:jeff.hutchinson@att.net 

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  10

    Description:  This Rondy will be to the lower Yuba River where we will be given exclusive access to the University of California private property.  This stretch of the river is by invite only to angling clubs, and we will have the place to ourselves.  The Yuba is a good day trip (only 2.5 hours from SF) so the Rondy is being offered 2 separate days.  THIS IS DAY 1 SATURDAY.    

    The winter months are a great time to fish the Yuba with opportunities to both nymph, dry fly (think Skwala!) and swing soft hackles.    

    Suggested Gear:  4-6 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines.  And/or small Spey rods for swinging flies.  A more complete gear list will be emailed to registrants separately.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $35.00.  

    Other expenses will include transportation and food 

    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.

    • 26 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Marysville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Yuba River - UC Regents Private Access - Day #2 RESCHEDULED TO MAY 26

    Dates:  May 26, 2019  

    Leader:  Jeff Hutchinson  mailto:jeff.hutchinson@att.net 

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  10

    Description:  This Rondy will be to the lower Yuba River where we will be given exclusive access to the University of California private property.  This stretch of the river is by invite only to angling clubs, and we will have the place to ourselves.  The Yuba is a good day trip (only 2.5 hours from SF) so the Rondy is being offered 2 separate days.  THIS IS DAY 2 SUNDAY.    

    The winter months are a great time to fish the Yuba with opportunities to both nymph, dry fly (think Skwala!) and swing soft hackles.    

    Suggested Gear:  4-6 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines.  And/or small Spey rods for swinging flies.  A more complete gear list will be emailed to registrants separately.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $35.00.  

    Other expenses will include transportation and food 

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

    • 02 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • , CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Yuba River Shad

    Dates:  June 2, 2019  

    Leader:  Jeff Hutchinson  mailto:jeff.hutchinson@att.net

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  5

    Description:  A day of Shad fishing on the Yuba River below Daguerre diversion dam.  We'll take jet boats up to access the good waters below the dam.  Depending on the flows we could be fishing from the boat and/or wading.  So this could mean single hand rods and/or two hand rods - bring them both.  You need to be able to cast a shooting head effectively to fish for Shad.  Anglers will be expected to rotate positions when wading so that everyone can catch fish.  This is a day trip and most people are likely to drive home afterward (roughly a 2 hour drive time back to the Bay Area).  Our guides will provide flies, drinks, and lunch.  Their website is https://www.reports.americanflyfishing.com/ 

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $250.00.  

    Other expenses will be transportation and guide gratuities.  

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

    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dunsmuir, CA
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    Rondy:  Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #1

    Dates:  June 4-5, 2019  

    Leader:  Mike Downing  mailto:mdowning1567@aol.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  8

    Description:  The Upper "Sac" is everything a freestone trout stream should be:  It has riffles, pocket water, long runs, and deep pools. It is a wonderful "walk and wade" river that flows 37 miles from Lake Siskiyou to Shasta Lake. Rondy leader Mike Downing will lead 8 club anglers to show them good places to enter and fish the river on June 4 and 5.  We will meet on June 4 at 7:00AM at the Ted Fay Fly Shop, located in downtown Dunsmuir.  We will make a short drive to the river, where Craig Nielson, Shasta Trout Outfitters, will conduct a Pre-Fishing Clinic.

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

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

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

    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rio Vista, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Delta Smallmouth Bass #1 

    Dates:  June 18, 2019  

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

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  3

    Description:   Come join a first time Rondee offering for smallmouth bass fishing on the Sacramento River by way of the Delta. These fish are very aggressive in the spring and feisty on light weight rods. This is a 3/4 day guide.  If you have never fished for smallmouth then you're in for a treat.  You may also run into a striper or two.  The guides we are using are http://www.offthehookflyfishing.com/ 

    Suggested Gear:   4 or 5 weight rods. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $212.50  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities.  And lunch (which is not provided) 

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

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rio Vista, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Delta Smallmouth Bass #2

    Dates:  June 20, 2019  

    Leader:  Steve Swett  mailto:steve@libertypainting.biz

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  3

    Description:   Come join a first time Rondee offering for smallmouth bass fishing on the Sacramento River by way of the Delta. These fish are very aggressive in the spring and feisty on light weight rods. This is a 3/4 day guide.  If you have never fished for smallmouth then you're in for a treat.  You may also run into a striper or two.  The guides we are using arehttp://www.offthehookflyfishing.com/ 

    Suggested Gear:   4 or 5 weight rods. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $212.50  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities and lunch (which is not provided)

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

    • 19 Jul 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Arnold, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack

    Dates:  July 19-21, 2018 although DATES COULD CHANGE DUE TO SNOWPACK  

    Leader:  John Anderson  mailto:john_anderson@lanset.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  8

    Description:  

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

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

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

    • 08 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mammoth Lakes, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Eastern Sierra Backpack

    Dates:  September 8-14, 2019 although DATES COULD CHANGE DUE TO SNOWPACK  

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

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  5

    Description:  This Eastern Sierra Rondy is a 5 night backpacking trip (away from home at least six nights) to fly fish a small watershed located out of Mammoth, CA. This rondy is limited to 5 experienced backpackers (6 including the leader). We will fish both lakes and creeks along a 20 mile loop and spend more than one night at one campsite. The fishing will be walk & wading on the streams and casting from the lake shores.

    The plan is to spend Sunday night, Sept 8th in Mammoth and then hit the trail. We will meet at the Mammoth Ranger Station first and then hike out of and return to the Devil's Post Pile Ranger Station.  This 20 mile loop has an elevation gain of about 2000' and tops out at about 9000' elevation. The first night campsite is about 2-3 miles in, where we camp on King Creek. Other days can be more uphill and longer. Pack light!

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

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

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

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

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

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hoopa, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Klamath River Steelhead

    Dates:  September 18-22, 2019  

    Leader:  Don Forbes  mailto:don.forbes@yahoo.com  

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

    Description:  Don will again be leading a Rondy to the beautiful Klamath river.  Unfortunately the accommodations he's used for years (Spey Gee Resort) suddenly closed.  So he will be researching new accommodations in the next few months.   Feel free to register to save your spot as some of the details get worked out.  Or wait until specific plans are locked in.   If you do register and the final plans don't fit your needs we will refund your $25.  

    There will be a pre-meeting (TBD) this summer to discuss plans including logistics, lodging, gear, etc.  

    Suggested Gear:  This is a cast, swing, mend, and hang-on Rondy!  Long casts are a plus, but you'll find fish within 50 feet. Either 6-8 wt single hand rods, or 4-7wt spey rods, with floating lines, are recommended. Waders, boots with felt or studded soles, and wading staffs are a must!  It's slippery.  Don't forget to get a 2019 Steelhead card in addition to your California fishing license.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will be transportation, lodging and food.  More details to come.

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

    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cooper Landing, AK
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Alaska 

    Dates:  September 20-22, 2019  

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

    Number of anglers (excludes leader):  7

    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. Guides will drift through through miles of scenic water in custom built power drift boats where we will predominately nymph egg 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 2 anglers. They will provide top-quality fly-fishing gear and flies but not Spey rods. Snacks, water and a hot lunch will also be provided each day.

    We can meet and carpool from Anchorage airport to Cooper Landing, which is about 100 miles south of Anchorage (2 hours) or meet in Cooper Landing depending on preference. Lodging can be arranged at the Hutch in Cooper Landing https://www.thehutchbandb.com/ which includes a continental breakfast. Our guides will meet us each morning then shuttle to launch site for an exciting day of fishing.

    As we get closer, we will have a meeting to discuss more details including equipment, lodging, car pools, room sharing, etc. In the meantime, you can get more details and check out the fish photos on the Silent Run website at http://silentrunak.com/

    Here are some things not included that you should budget for in addition to the rondy fee:

    • Lodging at the Hutch $109-129 for room that sleeps 2 (single occupancy is same price)
    • Airfare cost approximately $500 RT from SFO to ANC
    • Rental car approximately $100/day for full size SUV (we'll try to share a car(s))
    • 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), Spey rod, etc.

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $1,075  

    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.

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Redding, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento River Drift #3

    Dates:  September 27, 2019  

    Leader:  Jeff Hutchinson  mailto:jeff.hutchinson@att.net

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

    Description:  One day drift boat trip to the amazing trout factory of the lower Sacramento river.  These are prime dates for the "egg drop" and fishing should be good with high numbers of football shaped rainbows.  We will be 4 boats, with 2 anglers per boat.  Our guides will be from AC Flyfishing https://www.acflyfishing.com/ 

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $275.  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities.

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

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Redding, CA
    • 7
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    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento River Drift #4

    Dates:  September 28, 2019  

    Leader:  TBD 

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

    Description:  One day drift boat trip to the amazing trout factory of the lower Sacramento river.  These are prime dates for the "egg drop" and fishing should be good with high numbers of football shaped rainbows.  We will be 4 boats, with 2 anglers per boat.  Our guides will be from AC Flyfishing https://www.acflyfishing.com/ 

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $275.  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities.

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

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mono Hot Springs, CA
    • 5
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    Rondy:  Mono Hot Springs Dry Fly - Guided Walk & Wade

    Dates:  September 28-29, 2019

    Leader:  Gavan Hennessy  mailto:hennessygavan@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

    Description:  2 days guided dry fly sight fishing for wild brown trout, with one one of the top guides in California ( www.sierraflyfisher.com ).  Two nearby high elevation lakes host great runs of large brown trout at this time of year, and can be easily seen and cast to in the crystal clear tributaries.  There is also great fishing downstream from the lakes for more plentiful smaller fish of many varieties.  If you like dry fly fishing in remote wilderness areas, then this is the Rondy for you!

    Accomodations will be 3 nights (Sept 27, 28 and 29) at the Mono Hot Springs Resort www.monohotsprings.com with 2 anglers per cabin.  There is a restaurant, general store and best of all, the many hot springs to relax in after a day on the rivers and lakes.

    Anglers need to be comfortable walking and wading rough terrain (similar to McCloud wading). However, you do not need to be an expert angler to go on this trip as the guides are experienced teachers and will be happy to help improve your skills.

    Suggested Gear:  3-5 wt fly rods with the usual lines, leaders, etc., to fish dries.  You'll also need a wading staff, sturdy waders, studded boots, and clothing to manage changeable weather.  

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $575.  This includes 3 nights lodging and 2 days guided fishing.  

    Other expenses will include travel, food, and guide tips. 

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

    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 07 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bend, OR
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    Rondy:  Deschutes River

    Dates:  October 5-7, 2019  

    Leader:  Libby Wolfensperger  mailto:elwolfensperger@me.com 

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

    Description:  This Rondy is a 3 day guided float and wade fishing adventure on the scenic Lower Deschutes River in Central Oregon where we will fly-fish for Native Summer Steelhead and “Red side”  Rainbow Trout. Guides will take us through miles of calm and white water and scenic canyons where we will periodically take out to wade, swing, nymph or dry fly for fish depending on conditions (no fishing from boat). Only experienced wading anglers should sign up for this trip. Boots with studs are encouraged. There will be one guide and boat for every 2 anglers. We will be using single handed and/or Spey rods 5-7 wt. depending on your preference. For those of you without two handed rods, guides will have some to try out.

    A camp guide will proceed us each day and haul gear, bedding, set up camp, tents and cook a delicious dinner. In the morning, breakfast and coffee will be ready before we take off each day. All meals and water will be provided while on the river. Anglers will supply sleeping bags, pillows, personal items, liquor, rods, flies, Oregon fishing license and boat permit (for Indian Reservation).

    We will start and end the trip in Bend, Oregon at the Confluence fly shop in the Old Mill district where we can pick up some flies, get a license, meet our guides and park our cars. We will put in near Madras about an hour north and take out near Maupin 3 days later then head back to Bend. Bend is only about an 8 ½ hr. drive from San Francisco. There is also an airport in nearby Redmond for those who prefer not to drive. We should all plan on coming in a day early and staying over the night after in Bend.

    As we get closer, we will have a meeting to discuss more details including equipment, lodging, car pools, room sharing, etc. In the meantime, you can get more details on the Deep Canyon Outfitters website at http://www.deepcanyonoutfitters.com/

    Suggested Gear:  5-7 wt single-handed fly rods with floating lines and/or 5-7 wt two-handed rods, studded boots, and wading staff.  Anglers must also supply their own sleeping bags, pillow, personal items, liquor, flies, and Oregon fishing license and boater's pass. Guides will supply tents, sleeping pads and cots. 

    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 in your boat.  

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $1,172.50  

    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 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dunsmuir, CA
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    Rondy:  Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #2

    Dates:  October 12-13, 2019  

    Leader:  Greg Someson  mailto:gregsomeson@hotmail.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  8

    Description:  The Upper "Sac" is everything a freestone trout stream should be:  It has riffles, pocket water, long runs, and deep pools. It is a wonderful "walk and wade" river that flows 37 miles from Lake Siskiyou to Shasta Lake. Rondy leader Greg Someson will lead 8 club anglers to show them good places to enter and fish the river on October 12 and 13.  We will meet on October 12 at 7:00AM at the Ted Fay Fly Shop, located in downtown Dunsmuir.  We will make a short drive to the river.

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

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

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

    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 17 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • McCloud, CA
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    Rondy:  McCloud River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  October 15-17, 2019 although DATES COULD CHANGE DUE TO CONSERVANCY PASSES 

    Leader:  Gavan Hennessy  mailto:hennessygavan@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  4

    Description:  We will take 4 experienced anglers to the lower McCloud river at Ah-Di-Nah campground, to the Nature Conservancy, and Ash Camp.  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.

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

    Suggested Gear:  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.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include travel, food, and a small campground fee. 

    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 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  East Walker River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  October 25-27, 2019  

    Leader:  Paul Kromhout  mailto:pkromhout@comcast.net

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

    Description:  Walk & Wade the East Walker River below the Bridgeport Reservoir dam and across the Nevada border.  We'll fish the section immediately below the dam and continue downstream to the Rosachi section on the Nevada side.  Streamers, nymphs and dries will all be on the menu.  We'll be looking for Rainbows and big Browns.  The East Walker is a year-round stream and produces some very large fish.  This Rondy is unguided.  Paul will take you to a few different places on the river and demonstrate various rigs for pursuing these well-schooled trout.  This Autumn trip is intended to avoid the heat of Summer and miss the high flows of the early snowmelt months.  While more moderate flows mean potentially easier wading and, hopefully, more active fish, participants should be in robust condition for wading as the river bottom can be rocky and slippery. 

    We intend to camp either near the river or adjacent to the Bridgeport Reservoir.  There will be a nominal per car fee/per day for camping.  The East Walker is in the Eastern Sierra at about 6000 ft.  In late October, it will likely be cold at night and may be cold in the daytime, as well.  Participants should be prepared for cold and perhaps, wet, weather. 

    Supplies:  While we will certainly attempt to coordinate efforts, participants should plan to bring an independent supply of water, food and personal items.  The town of Bridgeport has a few stores, restaurants and motels and is a short drive from our fishing area.  Bridgeport is a 5 hour drive from San Francisco, depending on traffic and route.  Ken's Sporting Goods in Bridgeport is a go-to spot for everything, including Nevada fishing licenses ($19 for 1-day, approx. $7 each extra day; $81 for 365-day non-resident). 

    Suggested Gear:  Either 5wt or 6wt 9ft fly rod.  Either floating or DT line for nymphs and dries and a sink-tip line for streamers.  Waders, boots, wading staff, hat and glasses are a must.  Camping gear as required.  Our camping may take place on roads requiring high ground clearance.  Please plan to coordinate your drive with someone owning an appropriate vehicle.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25.00.  

    Other expenses expenses will include transportation, camping fees, meals/food, fishing licenses. 

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

    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #1

    Dates:  November 2, 2019  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

    Description:  There are four (4) one-day Steelhead guided float trip Rondies for the Trinity River this year.  This one will be on Saturday, November 2, 2019

    The Trinity is a gorgeous river in the Fall!  And has a dependable run of wild and hatchery Steelhead.  There are several techniques used for fishing for Steelhead in the fall: 1) Indicator nymph fishing using a 6-8 wt. single hand fly rod with floating line and Fluorocarbon tippet (from 1X-4X);  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.  We will do our best to match boat partners and guides to their preferred technique.  

    The guides we use are great.   They are: 

    (3 boats) Confluence Outfitters http://www.confluenceoutfitters.com/ 

    (1 boat) Aaron Gabriel http://www.thenortherncaliforniaguide.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 $290  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, transportation, lodging.  We also do an optional no-host dinner on Saturday night at the restaurant in Indian Creek Lodge for anyone who would like to attend.  

    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 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 5
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #2

    Dates:  November 3, 2019  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

    Description:  There are four (4) one-day Steelhead guided float trip Rondies for the Trinity River this year.  This one will be on Sunday, November 3, 2019

    The Trinity is a gorgeous river in the Fall!  And has a dependable run of wild and hatchery Steelhead.  There are several techniques used for fishing for Steelhead in the fall: 1) Indicator nymph fishing using a 6-8 wt. single hand fly rod with floating line and Fluorocarbon tippet (from 1X-4X);  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.  We will do our best to match boat partners and guides to their preferred technique.  

    The guides we use are great.   They are: 

    (3 boats) Confluence Outfitters http://www.confluenceoutfitters.com/ 

    (1 boat) Aaron Gabriel http://www.thenortherncaliforniaguide.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 $290  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, transportation, lodging.  We also do an optional no-host dinner on Saturday night at the restaurant in Indian Creek Lodge for anyone who would like to attend.  

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

    • 04 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 7
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #3

    Dates:  November 4, 2019  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

    Description:  There are four (4) one-day Steelhead guided float trip Rondies for the Trinity River this year.  This one will be on Monday, November 4, 2019. 

    The Trinity is a gorgeous river in the Fall!  And has a dependable run of wild and hatchery Steelhead.  There are several techniques used for fishing for Steelhead in the fall: 1) Indicator nymph fishing using a 6-8 wt. single hand fly rod with floating line and Fluorocarbon tippet (from 1X-4X);  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.  We will do our best to match boat partners and guides to their preferred technique.  

    The guides we use are great.   They are: 

    (3 boats) Confluence Outfitters http://www.confluenceoutfitters.com/ 

    (1 boat) Aaron Gabriel http://www.thenortherncaliforniaguide.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 $290  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, transportation, lodging.  We also do an optional no-host dinner on Saturday night at the restaurant in Indian Creek Lodge for anyone who would like to attend.  

    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.

    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade

    Dates:  November 13-14, 2018  

    Leader:  Bill Corkery  mailto:billcorkery@att.net 

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  4

    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.

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

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

General Information:

club.ggacc@gmail.com

Rondy Program:

rondy.ggacc@gmail.com

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