Free Casting Lessons at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds

  • 09 Nov 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco



The Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club's (GGACC's) Monthly Free Fly Casting Lessons are open to both Club members and the General Public. These free fly casting lessons are generally held on the 2nd Saturday of each month year-round from 9:30 AM - 12 Noon at the Golden Gate casting ponds.   Free loaner equipment is also available on a first come, first served basis, but please try to arrive by 8:45 AM to take advantage of this limited free equipment.

A few points to consider –

  • These lessons focus on casting single-handed fly rods.
  • Casting lessons are a “go," rain or shine.
  • For safety reasons, no flies with hooks are permitted; only "yarn" practice flies are allowed (these practice flies are provided free of charge).
  • Students are expected to provide and wear their own eye protection (regular glasses, sun glasses, or safety glasses) at all times during the casting lessons.

Classes target four different skill levels (the classes are held concurrently): 

  • Beginner 
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Please pre-register for these casting lessons in order to help determine the number of needed instructors .  To register, simply click on the large "Register" button to the left of this event description (or above it if using your smartphone).

Finally, if you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for Fly Fishers International (FFI) "Casting Instructor" (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

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