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

    • 05 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Burney, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Pit River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  June 5-7, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  12

    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 and two co-leaders 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 Burney Falls Campground (which Ryan has reserved) 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 $45  

    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.

    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Dunsmuir, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #1

    Dates:  June 9-10, 2020  

    Leader:  Mike Downing  mailto:mdowning1567@aol.com

    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 Mike Downing 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:  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.

    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Fall River Mills, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Fall River  

    Dates:  June 29-30, 2020  

    Leader:  Steve Swett  mailto:steve@libertypainting.biz

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6 

    Description:  This will be a guided 2-day Rondy on the Fall River in California.  The trip is set up to provide a good intro to Fall River fly fishing, to connect people with a group of excellent guides, and to others from the club who might want to go back in the future on their own. The Fall Riverfed by aquifers coming from the snows and glaciers of Mount Shasta, is the nation’s largest spring system, and one of the richest spring fed rivers in the world.  It is also the finest spring creek fly fishing opportunity in California, and one of the best in the United States. Nearly impossible to wade, and bordered almost entirely by private land, we will be fishing from 3 boats with two anglers and an experienced guide in each.  Participants will switch boats and fishing partners each day to get to know each of the guides, and more of the club members. Information on lodging options will be sent out to participants, who will make their own arrangements, and we will meet for dinner together each night after fishing. Those that wish to share a room should have a good chance to communicate with the others in the group beforehand. 

    Suggested Gear:  5 or 6 wt single handed rods, ideally two rods, one rigged up to fish dry flies and the other with a very slow sinking line for fishing below the surface. The guides themselves can provide gear if needed.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $500.  

    Other expenses will be lodging, food 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.

    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Arnold, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack

    Dates:  July 10-12, 2020 (although dates could change to August 7-9 due to snowpack)  

    Leader:  John Anderson  mailto:jca35otl@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  9

    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.

    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Emigrant Wilderness
    • 3
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    Rondy:  Emigrant Lake Backpacking Rondy

    Dates:  Monday July 13 through Sunday July 19, 2020 although DATES COULD CHANGE DUE TO SNOWPACK  

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

    Number of anglers:  3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Marysville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Yuba Stripers  

    Dates:  July 19, 2020  

    Leader:  Steve Swett  mailto:steve@libertypainting.biz

    Number of anglers (including leader):  4

    Description:  New for 2020 we are going to chase the big stripers up into the Yuba river.This is an exciting different experience than the Delta.  It can be more sight fishing for bigger fish.  Striped Bass are "hot" fish meaning that they provide a very noteworthy strike and resulting fight.  We will be 4 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 $300  

    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 Aug 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 09 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Bridgeport, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Upper Owens River & Hot Creek Walk & Wade

    Dates:  August 6-9, 2020  

    Leader:  Paul Kromhout  mailto:pkromhout@comcast.net

    Number of anglers (including leader):  7

    Description:  Walk & Wade on the Upper Owens and Hot Creek near Mammoth Lakes, CA.  The Upper Owens is a meandering stream running through meadows just south of June Lake Loop, running through the valley east of Mammoth.  Hot Creek runs below private waters just east of the Mammoth airport.  This is much more walking, rather than wading, as these streams are fished from the bank and at Hot Creek, wading is actually prohibited.  This is catch and release fishing only. 

    The Upper Owens in summer as it flows through cow pastures, may offer grasshopper dry fly fishing, as well as dry-dropper opportunities.  Rainbows and browns are resident and migrate back and forth from Crowley Lake to the Upper Owens.  3, 4 and 5 weight rods are suitable.  Waders are recommended, but wet wading with boots is okay as muddy, wet sections need to be crossed.

    Hot Creek is a small creek fishable below private waters down to the thermal springs below.  Dry fly and nymph droppers work well on this water.  The creek is small and relatively shallow, but holds some excellent fish.  Again, rainbows and browns. 

    These waters do not require long casts. Precision is rewarded as streamside vegetation is present and with the very clear waters, spooking fish is a concern.  Stealthy approaches and sometimes casting from a crouch are helpful.  At both Upper Owens and Hot Creek one needs to be able to do some hiking over rough terrain and through sometimes marshy meadows. 

    We plan on camping in semi-primitive campgrounds on Upper Owens Road off Highway 395 near Mammoth Lakes.  This location is a significant drive from the SF Bay Area.  You should consult your regular sources for the routes and driving times that best suit your needs.  Allow most of a day for a drive from San Francisco over Donner-Hwy 80, Echo- Hwy 50, Sonora Hwy 108 or Tioga- Hwy 120 passes. 

    While we plan to camp, there are many lodging options including motels and condos available in nearby Mammoth Lakes and possibly, June Lake.  For those who prefer restaurants to camping food, Mammoth offers many choices.  For campers, you will need to provide your own tents, food and supplies.  There are places in Mammoth to secure any provisions you may need. 

    Suggested Gear:  

    3, 4 or 5 wt rods, floating lines, tippet and flies.  Wading staff unlikely to be needed on these waters.  There are some fine fly shops in Mammoth for any required supplies.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other 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.

    • 16 Aug 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 20 Lakes Basin, CA
    • 2
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    Rondy:  20 Lakes Basin Backpack

    Dates:  August 16-21, 2020 (although dates could change due to snowpack)  

    Leader:  Brad Bradford  mailto:bradford@realpropserv.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  This Eastern Sierra Rondy is a 5-night backpacking trip to fly fish a small watershed located on the North East border of Yosemite. This Rondy is limited to 5 experienced backpackers (6 including the leader). We will fish mostly lakes along with the flows between the lakes. The loop trail is about 10 miles with several lakes along the route. The fishing will be mostly casting from the lake shores with some “wet” wading.

    The plan is to meet at the permit station or at Saddlebag Lake on 8/16 and walk to the first lake and camp. We will likely camp at a couple lakes for 2 nights each and a 3rd lake for one night. 8/21 we will hike out. The elevation is about 10,000’ the whole way with small areas of elevation gain and loss.  Acclimating to the elevation will be the biggest challenge. Pack light!

    You will need all the normal backpacking gear to take care of yourself on the trail.  We may share some gear such as stoves, water filters, etc.  Bring your favorite fly rod for fishing deep-shored lakes and small rushing creeks. 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 4 miles a day 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, permits, 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.

    • 09 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 13 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 20 Lakes Basin, CA
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    Rondy:  Lyell Fork Backpack in Yosemite National Park

    Dates:  September 9-13, 2020 

    Leader:  Steve Hegedus  mailto:steveheggie@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  4

    Description:  This Yosemite high country Rondy is a three night backpacking trip to fly fish (walk & wade) The Lyell Fork of The Tuolumne River over approximately 18 miles round trip. This Rondy is limited to 3 experienced backpackers (4 including the leader). On the first day we will backpack from the trailhead in Tuolumne Meadows and up Lyell Canyon to establish our first night of camping about 8-9 miles from the trailhead. The Lyell Fork meanders through Lyell Canyon across open meadows and forested areas. On the remaining days. we will work our way back down the canyon and relocate our campsite at least one other night, depending on conditions. On the final day, we will pack out at least 4 miles while still allowing time to fish along the way; the park service does not allow any camping in the first 4 miles of the trail. The Lyell Fork has wild rainbow, brown and brook trout. 

    While this is a three night Rondy, anticipate being away from home for at least four nights. The plan is to spend the night of September 8th in nearby Lee Vining (about 20 miles from the trailhead) to allow for some acclimation to the elevation, then begin the hike the morning of the 9th in Tuolumne Meadows. The hike starts at an elevation of 8,600' with a net elevation gain of about 400' over the 8-9 mile first day hike. While the trail is relatively level, with some rolling up and down sections, all participants should be in requisite physical condition to backpack at elevation.

    You must also be an experienced backpacker and have the ability to hike with your pack and gear. 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.

    You will need all the normal backpacking gear to take care of yourself on the trail. We can share some gear such as stoves, water filters, etc. In September, expect lower flows with spring creek-like fishing conditions using long leaders and dry flies. Deeper pools and undercut banks can offer nymph and streamer tactics. Greg Vinci's 'Flyfisher's Guide to California' has a chapter on the Lyell Fork and is a good resource to prepare yourself.

    Lastly, the application date for the wilderness permit lottery is at the end of March 2020 and the date for this Rondy will be confirmed around that time. If we do not get a permit for a Sept 9th start date, I will apply for an alternate three nights in the window between September 9th - 26th. At times, the Park Service may restrict the number of backpackers on a permit and should that occur, those who registered for this Rondy first will have priority. 

    Suggested Gear:  3-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating line. 

    Cost:  The registration fee for this Rondy is $25.

    In addition, at the time of the trip, we will split the costs of the Yosemite National Park $30/vehicle entrance fee and the $25 wilderness permit fee. 

    Other expenses will include your transportation, food/supplies, gear and the lodging in Lee Vining before 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.

    • 13 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Winters, CA
    • 2
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    Rondy:  Putah Creek Clinic #2

    Dates:  September 13, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  13

    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  

    Additional costs will be your lunch and parking fees

    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.

    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 19 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Cooper Landing, AK
    • 2
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    Rondy:  Alaska 

    Dates:  September 17-19, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  10

    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.  Guides will drift through miles of scenic water in custom built power drift boats where we will nymph flesh and egg patterns or swing flies for Trout and Dollies.  Swinging opportunities will depend on water levels but 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 required. There will be 2 anglers per boat/guide which is a real treat here (every other guide on the Kenai has 3-4 anglers per boat!).  Guides 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 the Kenai River, which is about 100 miles south of Anchorage (2 hours) or just meet there depending on preference.  Lodging options will be discussed in the future.  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, accommodations, 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 will run approximately $100-130 per room (and can be shared room or not)
    • Airfare cost approximately $500 RT from SFO to ANC
    • Rental car approximately $100/day for full size SUV (we'll share some cars)
    • Dinner (several reasonable local places nearby)
    • Alcohol (BYOB)
    • Alaska fishing license (buy online)
    • 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.  7-8 wt two hand rods.

    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.

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 21 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • , CA
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    Rondy:  Sugar Creek Ranch Stillwater

    Dates:  September 18-21, 2020  

    Leader:  Dick Yerian  mailto:ryerian@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  New for 2020.  We're going back to an old friend - Sugar Creek Ranch.  From the website https://www.theflyshop.com/adventures/sugarcreek.html :

    "Those who have experienced Sugar Creek Ranch at its best over the last 20 years will recall the property’s unique 114 acre landscape with its tailing piles of river rock dug up from the adjacent Scott River during the gold mining days. When the gold miners broke through the water table, these eight picturesque ponds – mostly hidden from view as small jewels in a rocky desert – started bubbling up from newly exposed cold-water springs. This cold, gin-clear water provides ideal habitat for the large rainbow trout that call these lakes home. Sugar Creek itself winds through the property and each lake, further infusing cool, oxygen rich water into the ponds, as well as spawning habitat for the resident rainbows. Set at 3,000 feet, the ranch remains relatively cool in the summer, the lakes remain ice-free and fishable all winter, and the climate and fishing is simply majestic during the spring and fall season."

    We will arrive at the property after 3:00 PM and can fish the first night.  Then full day of fishing Saturday and Sunday.  Then fish Monday morning as long we are off the property by 2:30 PM.  So a full 2.5 days of fishing.  There are no guides.  We will fish it ourselves.  And our leader has been there many times.  

    Accommodations will be on the property in the main lodge/house.  2 anglers per room.  We will have the whole house, which has a full kitchen and 2 bathrooms.  We will all need to bring our own food and beverages, although as things get closer we can organize around some meals.  It is a bit remote but there are a few restaurants and a grocery about 10 miles away in Etna. 

    Suggested Gear:  4-5 wt single hand rods.  Floating and intermediate lines.  Flies:  We will get the guide intel before the trip, but fish will take dries, nymphs and streamers depending on conditions.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $450.00.  (We must have 6 anglers to get this price.  If for some reason we don't get 6 the cost will increase modestly)  

    Other expenses will be transportation and food/beverage.  

    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 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 27 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Hoopa, CA
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    Rondy:  Klamath River Steelhead Walk & Wade

    Dates:  September 25-27, 2020  

    Leader:  Tony Tredway  mailto:tonytredway@yahoo.com  

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  This is a Rondy to the beautiful Klamath river where will be fishing either single hand or two hand rods for Steelhead.  Details are still being ironed out but we hope to return to the Klamath River Lodge http://www.klamathriverlodge.com/ which is where we stayed last year.      

    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 2020 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.  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 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 04 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Dunsmuir, CA
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    Rondy:  Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #2

    Dates:  October 3-4, 2020  

    Leader:  Dick Swanson  mailto: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 Dick Swanson will lead 8 club anglers to show them good places to enter and fish the river.  We will meet the first day 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.

    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Bridgeport, CA
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    Rondy:  East Walker River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  October 8-11, 2020  

    Leader:  Paul Kromhout  mailto:pkromhout@comcast.net

    Number of anglers (including leader):  13

    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 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.  Dates may change depending on stream flows.

    We intend to camp at Bighorn Campground in Nevada.  There will be a nominal $15 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. 

    Suggested Gear:  5wt or 6wt 9ft fly rod.  A 10ft nymphing rod rigged for straight line indicator fishing is especially effective.  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 reasonably high ground clearance.  Please plan to coordinate your drive with someone owning an appropriate vehicle.  If the weather is wet, 4wd will be your friend.

    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). 

    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.

    • 16 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Redding, CA
    • 5
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    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento River Drift #3

    Dates:  October 16, 2020  

    Leader:  Brad Bradford mailto:bradford@realpropserv.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 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 $300.  

    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.

    • 17 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Redding, CA
    • 8
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    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento River Drift #4

    Dates:  October 17, 2020  

    Leader:  TBD 

    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 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 $300.  

    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.

    • 17 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 18 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • McCloud, CA
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    Rondy:  McCloud River Walk & Wade #2

    Dates:  October 17-18, 2020  

    Leader:  Gavan Hennessy  mailto:hennessygavan@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  5

    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:  3-6 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.

    • 19 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Redding, CA
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    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento Trout Spey  

    Dates:  October 19, 2020 

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  Third 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 and the occasional Steelhead mixed in.  We will be 2 boats, with 3 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 $300 (this is the price for 4 anglers with 2 anglers per boat, if we get 6 to sign up and go 3 anglers per boat, which I hope, you will be refunded $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.

    • 05 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Rio Vista, CA
    • 2
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    Rondy:  Delta Stripers #2  

    Dates:  November 5, 2020  

    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 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 $300  

    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.

    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PST)
    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Weaverville, CA
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade

    Dates:  November 11-12, 2020  

    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.

    • 13 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Weaverville, CA
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #1

    Dates:  November 13, 2019  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  There are three (3) one-day Steelhead guided float trip Rondies for the Trinity River this year.  We have moved the dates back from prior years for better water.  This one will be on Friday, November 13, 2020

    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 $300  

    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.

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 1
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #2

    Dates:  November 14, 2019  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  There are three (3) one-day Steelhead guided float trip Rondies for the Trinity River this year.  We have moved the dates back from prior years for better water.  This one will be on Saturday, November 14, 2020

    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 $300  

    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.

    • 15 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 5
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #3

    Dates:  November 15, 2019  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  There are three (3) one-day Steelhead guided float trip Rondies for the Trinity River this year.  We have moved the dates back from prior years for better water.  This one will be on Sunday, November 15, 2020

    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 $300  

    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.


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