Events

Attention: there are new changes to how events are submitted to the GGACC events calendar. If you would like to host/schedule a lesson, dinner, fish out, Rondy or any other type of Club related event, you must fill out the Event Submission form. Emailing the Events Coordinator or any other Board Member directly will no longer receive a response. Out of respect to the Events Coordinator's time, there will be no exceptions. The form must be completed in full to be considered for the Events Calendar.

Once the Event Submission form is completely filled out and submitted, it will be reviewed by the Events Coordinator -- or applicable party -- on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the Events Coordinator and all other positions at the Club are of a volunteer nature, done in spare time. Please submit your event as early as possible.

Upcoming events

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Anglers Lodge board room, Golden Gate Park

    This is the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Golden Gate Casting & Angling Club, for which the meeting room in the Anglers Lodge is reserved from 8-9am.  

    GGACC members are welcome to attend.  Please contact the club president (Willy George, busygeorges@aol.com) if you have any new business to present to the Board. 

    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hoopa, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Klamath River Steelhead

    Dates:  September 19-23, 2018  

    Leader:  Don Forbes  415-717-2312  mailto:don.forbes@yahoo.com  

    Number of anglers:  7

    Description:  The Klamath is a beautiful river in a really wild section of California.  We will be staying in cabins at the Spey Gee resort, which is located about 1/4 mile below the Weitchpec Bridge, and the confluence of the Trinity River. From the resort there are a lot of options:  you can fish the water directly below the cabins, or drive a short distance up to the lower Trinity and fish the pools, just before it spills into the Klamath. You can also head upstream towards Orleans (14 mi) fishing Big Bar and in the town of Orleans which has some great fly water. From the cabins, you can drive 10 miles downriver to Young's Bar, and just beyond that Notchko. This is some of the best fly fishing water anywhere and we usually have the river to ourselves.  You'll have the option of walking & wading, or using a kayak or pontoon boat. We will have kayaks for four anglers, or anyone can bring their own kayak or pontoon boat. There will be a pre-meeting (TBD) this summer to discuss these options, as well as logistics, lodging, gear, etc.  

    Spey Gee Resort is http://klamathriveradventures.com/

    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 2018 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.  Cost per angler will be approx $70 a night for lodging. I will ask for volunteers to cook a meal on one of the nights. That option is much better than any of the local fare (very so-so) and even then would be 14 miles away.  

    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.

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Westernmost Casting Pond

    The Submarine Club's annual two-day event takes place this year on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 & 23, 2018.

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

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

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Anglers Lodge and east & center casting ponds

    More info to follow from John Murphy

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Redding, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento River Drift #2

    Dates:  September 29, 2018  

    Leader:  Jerry Saltzgabber  415-866-8214  mailto:2sfgabers.ggacc@gmail.com

    Number of anglers:  7

    Description:  One day drift boat trip to the amazing trout factory of the lower Sacramento river.  These are prime dates when the river should be "going off" with high numbers of football shaped rainbows.  We will be 4 boats, with 2 anglers per boat.  Our main guide will be Kirk Portocarrero.  His website is http://www.sacriverguide.com/

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $262.50.  

    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.

    • 30 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Anglers Lodge locker room and Center Casting Pond

    A 2nd Spey Casting practice session organized by Ed Filice referred to as "Center Pond" Spey Day 2 will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 9am to 3:30pm.  This free session is open to all GGACC members who want some "Spey-O-Rama" spey casting practice time.  It can also serve as an introduction to competitive distance Spey casting for those wanting to give it a go. 

    Practice in the morning.  6-minute scoring sessions after lunch. "Newbies" welcome. 

    Call or email Ed Filice for more info:   805-456-9447     ednred@sbcglobal.net  

    This session is limited to 25 participants.  Please RSVP to Ed directly if you plan to attend. Thank you. 

    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Nicaragua
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Nicaragua

    Dates:  Week of October 1, 2018  

    Leader:  Nick Strelchuk 415-505-3276  mailto:strelch@aol.com

    Number of anglers:  5

    Description:  The Rio San Juan begins its 110 mile journey to the Caribbean Ocean at the bottom of Lake Nicaragua. Along the way, Jungle Rivers pour into the San Juan. At the mouth of the San Juan where it flows into the Caribbean lies a beautiful fishing and eco-tourism resort, The Rio Indio Lodge. Built by local artisans, under the watchful eye of co-owner Dr. Alfredo Lopez, the lodge has for 2 years running (2015 and 2016) won the Trip Advisor Award of Excellence.

    The GGACC Rondy Program is for the first time offering an opportunity to fish the renowned Rio San Juan. The trip to the lodge, located in Nicaragua, departs from San Jose, Costa Rica.  We’ll be fishing in the Caribbean, on the San Juan River, the Indio River, in jungle lagoons and streams for Tarpon, Snook, Machaca and Rainbow Bass to mention a few of the main species.  The trip is for 6 days – 5 nights and includes 4 full days of guided fishing.  

    The trip will consist of 5 club members plus our leader Nick Strelchuk who has visited this lodge multiple times.  At 6 members total we will have the lodge to ourselves.  Here is a sample itinerary schedule which is roughly what we will be doing.

    Monday, Oct 1, 2018:  Arrive San Juan, Costa Rica. Airport pickup and overnight in San Jose.

    Tuesday, Oct 2:  6AM pickup for transfer to Lodge via a 30-minute chartered flight.          

    Fish Oct 2, 3, 4, 5.  Four full days of fishing, customized to your desires.

    Saturday Oct 6: Early morning charter flight back to San Jose for your flight home.

    See Rio Indio Lodge at http://therioindiolodge.com/

    TripAdvisor also has good information and reviews of Rio Indio Lodge

    Suggested Gear:  A 12 wt or heavier rod is advised when going for large tarpon. The snook, which can go over 20 pounds, can be fished with an 8 wt. There is lots of really fun mangrove fishing to do for snook and baby tarpon. The 8 wt would also work for the Machaca and Guapote although, for the sporting among you, a 6 wt will work.  Fast sinking lines for the large tarpon, intermediate sinking and floating lines for the other species  are suggested.

    There are 2 classes of boats at the lodge: Smaller river/lagoon fishing boats and larger 25 foot ocean capable boats for when the ocean does not safely allow you to fish the area around the mouth using the smaller boats.  All fishing is done from boats.

    A full packing list of suggested gear to bring will be provided for those going on the trip.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $2900 (normally $3350) per angler - or $1395 (normally $1580) per non-angler. (This special pricing has been made available to the GGACC Rondy Program).  Included are:  Your first night’s stay in San Jose, all transfers, including the charter flight to and from the lodge, all meals, daily laundry service, plus a complementary rum and coke bar. For non-anglers, all eco tours and activities are included at no additional cost to you.

    Not included are: Your flight to and from Costa Rica, custom fees, tips, and personal expenses.  (Travelocity has round trip flights listed - as of January 2018 - from as low as $392 to $878. Southwest Airlines flies to Costa Rica.)

    We are asking that members who are interested in going to pay $25 now to register that interest.  If we get enough anglers to make the Rondy happen, we will ask anglers to book directly with the Rio Indio Lodge.  If we do not get enough interest the $25 will be refunded.

    Rio Indio Lodge's Cancellation Policy is as follows:  A deposit of 30% to 50%, depending on service, is required upon booking. The balance is due 90 days prior to scheduled arrival at Rio Indio Lodge. Deposits, less a handling fee of $250 per person, will be refunded in cancellations of 90 days or more from scheduled arrival date. In cancellations of 30 days to 89 days from scheduled arrival date, 50% of deposit will be retained. There will be no refund of any monies for “no shows” or cancellations received less than 30 days prior to arrival. In the event of a cancellation, and a substitute client is provided, no charges will apply.

    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • McCloud, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  McCloud River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  October 2-3, 2018 although DATES COULD CHANGE DUE TO CONSERVANCY PASSES 

    Leader:  Robert Sorenson  510-325-8402  mailto:r.sorenson@comcast.net

    Number of anglers:  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.

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge (boardroom) 1st hour & center pond after

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

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

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

    We meet Saturday at 9AM in the Anglers Lodge meeting room, dressed in waders (leave spiked boots outside), and after some classroom instruction, we'll get into the water from 10AM to 4PM with appropriate breaks. On Sunday we meet on the American River at 8:30 AM at a location in the Sacramento area to be provided to the group on Saturday (bring a camp chair for this). 

    Your instructors will be Bill Gallogly and other volunteers (possibly Bob Pauli and Steve Morikawa).

    Enrollment is by approved appointment only in response to your request to be admitted into a specific class as emailed to Bill Gallogly at slazanger2@icloud.com and the subsequent submission and potential approval of the provided questionnaire regarding your fishing experience and single-handed casting skill.  Please list the word "Spey" in the subject line of your emails.

    Each class will be limited to 5 students due to space issues in the ponds and on the river.

    There is a $100 fee for this program. If notified of your approval for registering for this class, you will be given a club website link to make an online payment of this fee via credit card or PayPal. (Personal checks are no longer accepted.) 

    Bring your own waders, eyewear, hat, and lunches each day, but students may use the club's Spey rods each class day, both in the ponds and on the river. 

    A full description of this Spey Angler Program (and the follow-up Spey Improver Program) is posted on the club's website under the Events tab. 

    For any further questions about this class, email Bill Gallogly  slazanger2@icloud.com

    • 07 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • American River, location TBD

    This 2nd session of the Spey Angler Program's class that began on Saturday, October 6, 2018, will be held on the American River on Sunday, October 7, beginning at 8:30AM at a place to be announced in the previous day's class.  

    Bring camp chair and lunch in addition to the gear required for the previous day's class. 

    This program is by appointment only.  See the previous day's event posting for details.  

    • 07 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds and lodge locker room

    THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED BY ALICE GILLIBERT ON 2/4/18 DUE TO REPORTED CONFLICT WITH SF REC & PARKS EVENT. 

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, but open to any registered person who would like to participate and test their skill against others -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds are typically held on the first Sunday of each month (except 2nd. Sunday in Sept.) from 9am-2pm.  This event will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and all casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net

    • 08 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bend, OR
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Deschutes River #2

    Dates:  October 8-10, 2018  

    Leader:  Mike Souter 415-971-7561 mailto:mks@luminae-souter.com 

    Number of anglers:  7

    Description:  This Rondy, for 7 experienced anglers, is a 3-day guided float and wade fishing adventure on the lower Deschutes River in central Oregon, where we will fish for native summer Steelhead and "Red side" Rainbow Trout.  Guides will take us through miles of both calm and white water and scenic canyons where we will periodically take out to wade-fish streamers, nymphs, or dry flies, depending on the conditions (no fishing from the drift boats). 

    The trip will both begin and end in Bend, Oregon, at the Confluence Fly Shop, where we will meet our guides, get licenses and boat passes, pick up some flies, and park our cars (guides will shuttle us from the shop and back). We will put in near Madras (about an hour north of Bend) and then take out 3 days later near Maupin.  Our guides will be http://www.deepcanyonoutfitters.com/

    Bend, OR, is about an 8-1/2 hour drive from San Francisco. There is an airport in nearby Redmond for those who prefer to fly.  We should plan on arriving a day early and staying over the night after the Rondy.

    There will be a pre-meeting to discuss more logistics, gear, carpools, etc. (date tbd).

    Suggested Gear:  5-7 wt single-handed fly rods with floating lines, studded boots, wading staff, and a PFD (personal flotation device)*. 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. (*Note that wading on the Deschutes can be tricky due to the large angular basalt rocks.)  

    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 $1,091.50  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, trasportation 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.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Winters, CA
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    Rondy:  Putah Creek Walk & Wade #1

    Dates:  October 13, 2018  

    Leader:  Patrick McDermott  415-793-0074  mailto:patmacster.fishing@gmail.com 

    Number of anglers:  6

    Description:  Putah Creek is a catch and release tailwater fishery located about 1-1/2 hours from San Francisco.  It is the closest wild trout fishery to the Bay Area and has some of the largest wild Rainbow trout in California, where 30+ inch fish are caught every year.  The plan for this rondy is to show you how, where, and when to fish this technical fishery.  This is not usually a dry fly venue, but rather a place where large trout like to eat very small nymphs on light tippets.

    After meeting at Putah Creek, there will be a short stream-side talk by the guide regarding how to hand-tie your own tapered leader for Putah Creek. You will then be split into three groups and will rotate through three different sections of the stream. Each of the sections will have a mentor or guide to show you how to fish that area.

    The following are helpful links:

    https://putahcreektrout.org/fishing/

    http://www.yolocounty.org/general-government/general-government-departments/parks/parks-information/putah-creek-fishing-access

    https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=11454000&agency_cd=USGS

    http://www.napavalleyflyguides.com/

    Suggested Gear:  5 or 6 wt, 9' or 9-1/2' fly rods with floating fly lines.  3, 4 & 5x tippet (2x will be supplied), split shot, indicators, wading staff (mandatory 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.

    We recommend purchasing at least two each of the following fly selection: Two-Bit Hooker size 16-18, Bead head Pheasant Tail Nymph 16-18, Zebra Midge 20-22, and any Soft Hackles 16-18.  

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $75  

    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 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Oakland Casting Club's casting ponds, Oakland

    OCC's Northwestern Tournament (Sat. & Sun., Oct 13 & 14, 2018)  

    [Note:  This was originally posted on the calendar as GGACC Northwestern Tournament on Oct. 20 & 21, 2018 before a change of date and venue to Oakland as advised on 1/13/18]

    The regional casting tournament sponsored in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, will be held at the OCC ponds in Oakland this year due to a scheduling conflict.  Open for free public viewing.  For directions to the Oakland casting ponds, go to www.oaklandcastingclub.org

    The event on this Saturday date will be held at the Oakland (OCC) casting ponds this year. (This is the first day of a two-day event.)  

    Saturday's events are:  Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz Plug, Open Plug, Steelhead Distance, 1/4oz Plug Distance 

    8:30am -- Registration and payment of event fees.  

    A lunch and dinner may be planned for Saturday (pay fees on site) -- To be confirmed. 

    Fly/spin/bait accuracy casting and fly and spin distance casting tournament. This tournament is divided into three divisions "C" (Beginning), "B" (Intermediate), "A" (Advanced). Participation is open to the public (but please register beforehand) and visitors are welcome to attend.

    Western Tournament Association rules will apply to this tournament. 

    Registration for competing is via appointment.  Please contact Alice Gillibert by phone at 510-452-5181 or by  email alicegillibert@comcast.net. There is no registration fee. 

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools
    Register

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month, and they are open to BOTH club members and to the general public. There is no charge for these lessons. Besides pre-registering online for each session that you plan to attend, please re-check the website for possible late changes in the dates. 

    2. Casting classes are a "go", whether rain, wind, snow or shine. 

    3. Please wear eye protection. 

    4. Classes will be divided into four groups (the classes will be held concurrently): 

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    5. If you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for IFFF Casting Instructor (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

    6. At the present, the classes are limited to instruction in the use of a single handed rod. 

    7. We have free single-handed fly casting equipment at the club to loan out for these lessons only (in exchange for holding your drivers license); however, if you intend to take advantage of this limited free equipment, please try to arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website beforehand to make certain that the monthly class has not been moved forward or backward a week or two due to conflicts with other events (i.e., the Outside Lands Concert in early August). 

    9. FINALLY, please pre-register [in order to help determine the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

    For any questions, contact John C. Till at johnctill@comcast.net or by phone at 650-348-1216.

    Directions:  For directions to the ponds, go to the Location page 


    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge & Casting Ponds, GG Park
    Register

    GGACC's Program Information Day & Members' Free BBQ will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the GGACC Angler's Lodge.  Since this is also our monthly Free Casting Lesson from 9:30am to 12 noon, plan to join us for casting in the morning and a great social / information event and free BBQ in the afternoon.

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

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

    Please REGISTER for this free event (click on the large Register button) to help us get a good headcount for how many to expect so that we don't run out of the delicious BBQ meal with all the trimmings.

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

    See you on October 13th,

    Willy George

    President, Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club

    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Winters, CA
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    Rondy:  Putah Creek Walk & Wade #2

    Dates:  October 14, 2018  

    Leader:  Patrick McDermott  415-793-0074  mailto:patmacster.fishing@gmail.com 

    Number of anglers:  6

    Description:  Putah Creek is a catch and release tailwater fishery located about 1-1/2 hours from San Francisco.  It is the closest wild trout fishery to the Bay Area and has some of the largest wild Rainbow trout in California, where 30+ inch fish are caught every year.  The plan for this rondy is to show you how, where, and when to fish this technical fishery.  This is not usually a dry fly venue, but rather a place where large trout like to eat very small nymphs on light tippets.

    After meeting at Putah Creek, there will be a short stream-side talk by the guide regarding how to hand-tie your own tapered leader for Putah Creek. You will then be split into three groups and will rotate through three different sections of the stream. Each of the sections will have a mentor or guide to show you how to fish that area.

    The following are helpful links:

    https://putahcreektrout.org/fishing/

    http://www.yolocounty.org/general-government/general-government-departments/parks/parks-information/putah-creek-fishing-access

    https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=11454000&agency_cd=USGS

    http://www.napavalleyflyguides.com/

    Suggested Gear:  5 or 6 wt, 9' or 9-1/2' fly rods with floating fly lines.  3, 4 & 5x tippet (2x will be supplied), split shot, indicators, wading staff (mandatory 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.

    We recommend purchasing at least two each of the following fly selection: Two-Bit Hooker size 16-18, Bead head Pheasant Tail Nymph 16-18, Zebra Midge 20-22, and any Soft Hackles 16-18.  

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $75  

    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 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Oakland Casting Club's casting ponds, Oakland

    OCC's Northwestern Tournament (Sat. & Sun., Oct 13 & 14, 2018) 

    [Note:  This was originally posted on the calendar as GGACC Northwestern Tournament on Oct. 20 & 21, 2018 before a change of date and venue to Oakland as advised on 1/13/18]

    The regional casting tournament sponsored in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, will be held at the OCC ponds in Oakland this year due to a scheduling conflict.  Open for free public viewing.  For directions to the Oakland casting ponds, go to www.oaklandcastingclub.org

    The event on this Sunday date will be held at the Oakland (OCC) casting ponds this year. (This is the second day of a two-day event.)  

    Sunday's events are:  Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 3/8oz Plug, 5/8oz Plug, & 5/8oz Plug Team Event 

    8:30am -- Registration and payment of event fees.  

    A lunch is planned for Sunday (pay fee on site).

    Fly/spin/bait accuracy casting and fly and spin distance casting tournament. This tournament is divided into three divisions "C" (Beginning), "B" (Intermediate), "A" (Advanced). Participation is open to the public (but please register beforehand) and visitors are welcome to attend.

    Western Tournament Association rules will apply to this tournament. 

    Registration for competing is via appointment.  Please contact Alice Gillibert by phone at 510-452-5181 or by  email alicegillibert@comcast.net. There is no registration fee. 

    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Angler's Lodge
    • 3
    Register

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.

    This is the 1st of (6) Thursday night sessions for this Rod Building Workshop #10, taught by Larry Kenney or one of more of his proteges and offered to currently active club members only.  

    There are currently two separate classes (Workshops #10 & 11) posted on the club calendar, but each workshop is offered on a different set of nights or dates.  The registrants for this Workshop #10 may NOT attend any sessions of the other workshop without prior written approval from that second session's instructor.   Note: There will be NO class on Thurs., November 8, 2018 (while components are sourced) nor on Thurs., November 22 (Thanksgiving). 

    Learn to build a fly rod by doing it

    Participants will be taken through everything from choosing and purchasing a blank and components to installing reel seats, making cork grips, wrapping guides and finishing guide wraps.  There is no fee for this class, but the participants are responsible for acquiring their own blanks, components, and a few simple tools -- which will be discussed in the first class.  

    This Nov. 1 through Dec. 20, 2018 Workshop #10 is limited to 6 club members via online registration only.  Register for this FIRST class session ONLY for enrollment in all 6 sessions of Workshop #10. 

    If there is no large Register button showing on the left side of this screen now, the class has filled.  However, you may wish to sign the online Wait List since any drop-outs before the first session will be replaced from this list in the order that they signed it.  The Wait List will only be generated when the registration closes because the class has filled. Those on the Wait List for this class may also be contacted about their interest in any future class when that has been scheduled. 

    Class dates and the expected subjects to be covered and the corresponding class activity in each session for this workshop are:

    Nov. 1 - Introduction -- Choosing the right blank and components

    Nov. 15 - Assembling components -- Reel seats/Cork

    Nov. 29 - Making the grip -- Cork/Turn

    Dec. 6 - Rod wrapping -- Wrap 

    Dec. 13 - Rod wrapping --Wrap/Coat

    Dec. 20 - Finishing -- Coat

    For those inclined to book learning, Larry recommends reading: Art Scheck's Fly Rod Building Made Easy,  published by Countryman Press (2002 and 2014)

    For any questions about this workshop, please contact:

    Larry Kenney at  lmkenney@earthlink.net 

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #1

    Dates:  November 3, 2018  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  408-515-9115  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers:  7

    Description:  There are two (2) one-day Steelhead guided float trip Rondies for the Trinity River.  This one will be on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The second one will be on Sunday, November 4, 2018  (sign up for the second on a separate event page). 

    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 5-7 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 to their preferred technique.  

    The guides we use are great.   They are: 

    Confluence Outfitters http://www.confluenceoutfitters.com/ 

    and Aaron Gabriel http://www.thenortherncaliforniaguide.com/

    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 $280  

    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 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #2

    Dates:  November 4, 2018  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  408-515-9115  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers:  8

    Description:  There are two (2) one-day Steelhead guided float trip Rondies for the Trinity River.  This one will be on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The first one will be on Saturday, November 3, 2018  (sign up for the second on a separate event page). 

    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 5-7 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 to their preferred technique.  

    The guides we use are great.   They are: 

    Confluence Outfitters http://www.confluenceoutfitters.com/ 

    and Aaron Gabriel http://www.thenortherncaliforniaguide.com/

    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 $280  

    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 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds and lodge locker room

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, but open to any registered person who would like to participate and test their skill against others -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds are typically held on the first Sunday of each month (except 2nd. Sunday in Sept.) from 9am-2pm.  This event will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and all casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • Weaverville, CA on Trinity River
    • 8
    Register

    This Learn to Fly Fish (LTFF) Trinity River Steelhead Fish-out is offered initially to only those students enrolled in the club's 2018 LTFF Intermediate Class.  Until advised otherwise by the fish-out leader, each student can sign up for only one group for one day's fishing on this weekend (i.e., for Grp. 1 on Sat., 11/10 or for Grp. 2 on Sun., 11/11). However, with the 5 boats we have, it is likely that some students will be able to have guided fishing both days. 

    Due to the distance to this river, everyone will need to find their own lodging in the Weaverville / Douglas City area for at least the night before and, ideally, for the night after fishing also.  Campgrounds may be closed at this time of year, so check ahead if that is your plan. 

    Registration Fee:  $275.00 each day, includes the guide fee and the shuttle service cost but DOES NOT INCLUDE guide gratuity, lodging, meals (other than lunch), or travel costs. Suggested gratuity is $40-60 from each person. 

    Meeting place:  We will meet our Confluence Outfitters' guides each morning in the parking lot in front of Tops Supermarket in Weaverville (located behind the Burger King, on your right as you drive into town).  Unless advised otherwise, the meet time will be 7:30AM sharp each morning, dressed in your waders and ready to go.  Please be prompt. 

    Check the weather before leaving home and pack accordingly, including rain gear (always) and proper layering to adjust for temp changes during the day.  In addition to a lunch and non-alcoholic beverages, our guides will provide (for sure) single hand fly rods, rigging for at least indicator fishing, and all flies needed, but you may bring your own rod if you prefer (or bring it cased up as a back-up, should you not be comfortable with the guide's rod).  

    Fishing Gear:  If you choose to or need to bring your own, rods should be 6wt-8wt (7wt is ideal for a sgl. hand rod, 6wt is best on this smaller river for 2-handed rods) and at least 9' or longer.  We will be trying to accommodate all Spey casters (or those choosing to swing with single hand rods and shooting head set-ups) as much as we can, but both students in a boat will need to be doing that at any given time since that requires wading the runs (rather than drifting them in the boat while indicator nymphing).  

    If you are a Spey caster (sgl. or 2-handed) and wish to swing rather than indicator nymph, be sure to bring your own rod, reel, and various heads or tips for this purpose (floating, intermediate, slow to fast sink polyleaders, or Type 2-4 shooting heads, or T-7 to T-10 sink heads) in case the guides don't have something better to offer you for swinging. (If need be, let me know your needs in advance and I will try to communicate this to the guides).  

    Gear list (other than fishing gear):

    Waders and boots (recommend felt or studded felt); wading belts (2 preferably); rain jacket; one or more hats depending on weather; gloves (both warm & sun); wading staff; spare set of clothes in a dry bag; water-protected phone or camera; polarized sunglasses; headlamp; sunscreen and/or buff; 2018 Fishing License & Steelhead Card; and (optional) area map or Delorme California atlas.

    Participants will be assigned to guides based on whether they indicate that they wish to mostly nymph (indicator) or swing (one or two-handed).

    Dinners:  Suggestions for possible group dining include Indian Creek Lodge Cafe (on CA299 approx. 8 mi EAST of Weaverville) and The Grange Restaurant in the historic center of town (reopened recently under new mgt.).  Let John know your wishes ASAP since we may need to get a reservation beforehand. 

    Since this Weaverville destination is more than an hour over a pass from Redding (nearly 5 hours or more total drive time), it is important that you arrive in the area the night before and strongly suggested that you spend another night in the area before driving home.

    Lodging recommendations and more info:  Go to www.confluenceoutfitters.com and under the "Lodging" tab, click on Weaverville CA and scroll down to find a list of suggested lodging and motels in the area.  The nicest place is Indian Creek Lodge is about 8 miles east of Weaverville on CA-299 as you come down from the pass (beyond Steel Bridge Road but east of Douglas City), the farthest away and maybe cheapest is Lewiston Valley Motel (on the other side of the pass and 4 miles north of the highway), but there are several good motel options right in Weaverville too. 

    Additional Information for your Trinity River Trip:

    Trinity River Fishing License Requirements: You must have a regular freshwater fishing license (either a daily license or a season license) AND a Steelhead Catch Report Card. If ordering your license online, please do so at least two weeks prior to your trip because you must have the original copy of the Steelhead Card on your person while fishing. Go to www.ca.wildlifelicense.com to buy your license online.


    Fish-out leader:  John Murphy

    Email: jmurphy7599@gmail.com
    Mobile Phone: 650-799-1695


    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools
    Register

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month, and they are open to BOTH club members and to the general public. There is no charge for these lessons. Besides pre-registering online for each session that you plan to attend, please re-check the website for possible late changes in the dates. 

    2. Casting classes are a "go", whether rain, wind, snow or shine. 

    3. Please wear eye protection. 

    4. Classes will be divided into four groups (the classes will be held concurrently): 

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    5. If you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for IFFF Casting Instructor (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

    6. At the present, the classes are limited to instruction in the use of a single handed rod. 

    7. We have free single-handed fly casting equipment at the club to loan out for these lessons only (in exchange for holding your drivers license); however, if you intend to take advantage of this limited free equipment, please try to arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website beforehand to make certain that the monthly class has not been moved forward or backward a week or two due to conflicts with other events (i.e., the Outside Lands Concert in early August). 

    9. FINALLY, please pre-register [in order to help determine the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

    For any questions, contact John C. Till at johnctill@comcast.net or by phone at 650-348-1216.

    Directions:  For directions to the ponds, go to the Location page 


    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    Register
    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons.  

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set. All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:
    Garth Thompson mailto:recondite@gmail.com

    Mark Donahue  mwdonahue@yahoo.com


    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade

    Dates:  November 14-15, 2018  

    Leader:  Bill Corkery  650-245-6980  mailto:billcorkery@att.net 

    Number of anglers:  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.

    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 2nd of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Nov. 1st class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the November, 1st posting about getting into another posted class or sign up on the waitlist for this one to be contacted when another class opens.  


    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 3rd of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Nov. 8 or Nov. 22, 2018.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Nov. 1st class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the November, 1st posting about getting into another posted class or sign up on the waitlist for this one to be contacted when another class opens.    


    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge

    The club's usual end-of-year Swap Meet will be held this year on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 9:00am to 1:00pm (preceding the Holiday Party). 

    Members are asked to bring any fly fishing gear or related literature, photos, etc., that you may wish to sell to or swap with others.  Also be sure to bring your wallet or checkbook to pay for items you might wish to buy. 

    Tables will be set up in front of Angler's Lodge to facilitate this event, but watching over your own gear, pricing it, and all transactions will be your own private responsibility.  

    For questions about this swap meet, contact John Murphy (jmurphy7599@gmail.com)


    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anglers' Lodge
    Register

    The club's traditional end-of-year Holiday Party will be held this year on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 1:00 to 5:00pm (except food service will end this year by 3:00pm, so don't arrive later than this if you hope to eat).

    There is no fee for this holiday meal for the membership.  

    [Note that there is a Swap Meet on this same day from 9:00am to 1:00pm. See separate calendar item for this event.]  

    Members attending the party are asked to bring an appetizer and/or dessert to share with others and to bring their own beverages of choice.  

    Please be sure to REGISTER yourself (and any guest) in advance for this event to give us a good headcount of how many to expect.

    Volunteers are needed for set-up, serving, and clean-up crews, so please email Xavier Carbonnet if you can possibly help us out. 

    Contact:  Xavier Carbonnet (xcarbonnet@yahoo.com)

    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds and lodge locker room

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, but open to any registered person who would like to participate and test their skill against others -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds are typically held on the first Sunday of each month (except 2nd. Sunday in Sept.) from 9am-2pm.   This event will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and all casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening. 

    This is the 4th of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Nov. 8 or Nov. 22, 2018.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Nov. 1st class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the November, 1st posting about getting into another posted class or sign up on the waitlist for this one to be contacted when another class opens.  


    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools
    Register

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month, and they are open to BOTH club members and to the general public. There is no charge for these lessons. Besides pre-registering online for each session that you plan to attend, please re-check the website for possible late changes in the dates. 

    2. Casting classes are a "go", whether rain, wind, snow or shine. 

    3. Please wear eye protection. 

    4. Classes will be divided into four groups (the classes will be held concurrently): 

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    5. If you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for IFFF Casting Instructor (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

    6. At the present, the classes are limited to instruction in the use of a single handed rod. 

    7. We have free single-handed fly casting equipment at the club to loan out for these lessons only (in exchange for holding your drivers license); however, if you intend to take advantage of this limited free equipment, please try to arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website beforehand to make certain that the monthly class has not been moved forward or backward a week or two due to conflicts with other events (i.e., the Outside Lands Concert in early August). 

    9. FINALLY, please pre-register [in order to help determine the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

    For any questions, contact John C. Till at johnctill@comcast.net or by phone at 650-348-1216.

    Directions:  For directions to the ponds, go to the Location page 


    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    Register
    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons.  

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set. All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:
    Garth Thompson mailto:recondite@gmail.com

    Mark Donahue  mwdonahue@yahoo.com


    • 09 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge meeting room

    The Anglers Lodge meeting room is reserved for an all day meeting of the GGACC Board of Directors to strategize and plan for year 2019.  All current Board members are requested to attend. 

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 5th of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Nov. 8 or Nov. 22, 2018.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Nov. 1st class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the November, 1st posting about getting into another posted class or sign up on the waitlist for this one to be contacted when another class opens.

    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge (boardroom) & center pond

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

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

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

    We meet Saturday at 9AM in the Anglers Lodge meeting room, dressed in waders (leave spiked boots outside), and after some classroom instruction, we'll get into the water from 10AM to 4PM with appropriate breaks. On Sunday we meet on the American River at 8:30 AM at a location in the Sacramento area to be provided to the group on Saturday (bring a camp chair for this). 

    Your instructors will be Bill Gallogly and other volunteers (possibly Bob Pauli and Steve Morikawa).

    Enrollment is by approved appointment only in response to your request to be admitted into a specific class as emailed to Bill Gallogly at slazanger2@icloud.com and the subsequent submission and potential approval of the provided questionnaire regarding your fishing experience and single-handed casting skill.  Please list the word "Spey" in the subject line of your emails.

    Each class will be limited to 5 students due to space issues in the ponds and on the river.

    There is a $100 fee for this program. If notified of your approval for registering for this class, you will be given a club website link to make an online payment of this fee via credit card or PayPal. (Personal checks are no longer accepted.) 

    Bring your own waders, eyewear, hat, and lunches each day, but students may use the club's Spey rods each class day, both in the ponds and on the river. 

    A full description of this Spey Angler Program (and the follow-up Spey Improver Program) is posted on the club's website under the Events tab. 

    For any further questions about this class, email Bill Gallogly  slazanger2@icloud.com

    • 16 Dec 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • American River, location TBD

    This 2nd session of the Spey Angler Program's class that began Saturday, December 15, 2018, will be held on the American River on Sunday, December 16, beginning at 8:30AM at a place to be announced in the previous day's class.  

    Bring camp chair and lunch in addition to the gear required for the previous day's class. 

    This program is by appointment only.  See the previous day's event posting for details.  

    • 16 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge meeting & locker rooms.

    Angler's Lodge is reserved for club use on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 1-5pm. Contact Willy George, GGACC President, with any questions. 

    • 20 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the last of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Nov. 8 or Nov. 22, 2018.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Nov. 1st class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the November, 1st posting about getting into another posted class or sign up on the waitlist for this one to be contacted when another class opens.  


    • 03 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Angler's Lodge
    • 2
    Register

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.

    This is the 1st of (6) Thursday night sessions for this Rod Building Workshop #11, taught by Larry Kenney or one of more of his proteges and offered to currently active club members only.  

    There are currently two separate classes (Workshops #10 & 11) posted on the club calendar, but each workshop is offered on a different set of nights or dates.  The registrants for this Workshop #11 may NOT attend any sessions of the other workshop without prior written approval from that second session's instructor.   Note: There will be NO class on Thurs., January 10, 2018 (while components are sourced)

    Learn to build a fly rod by doing it

    Participants will be taken through everything from choosing and purchasing a blank and components to installing reel seats, making cork grips, wrapping guides and finishing guide wraps.  There is no fee for this class, but the participants are responsible for acquiring their own blanks, components, and a few simple tools -- which will be discussed in the first class.  

    This Jan. 3 through Feb. 14, 2019 Workshop #11 is limited to 6 club members via online registration only.  Register for this FIRST class session ONLY for enrollment in all 6 sessions of Workshop #11. 

    If there is no large Register button showing on the left side of this screen now, the class has filled.  However, you may wish to sign the online Wait List since any drop-outs before the first session will be replaced from this list in the order that they signed it.  The Wait List will only be generated when the registration closes because the class has filled. Those on the Wait List for this class may also be contacted about their interest in any future class when that has been scheduled. 

    Class dates and the expected subjects to be covered and the corresponding class activity in each session for this workshop are:

    Jan. 3 - Introduction -- Choosing the right blank and components

    Jan. 17 - Assembling components -- Reel seats/Cork

    Jan. 24 - Making the grip -- Cork/Turn

    Jan. 31 - Rod wrapping -- Wrap 

    Feb. 7 - Rod wrapping --Wrap/Coat

    Feb. 14 - Finishing -- Coat

    For those inclined to book learning, Larry recommends reading: Art Scheck's Fly Rod Building Made Easy,  published by Countryman Press (2002 and 2014)

    For any questions about this workshop, please contact:

    Larry Kenney at  lmkenney@earthlink.net 

    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 2nd of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Jan. 3rd class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the January 3rd posting to sign up on the waitlist for this one in order to be contacted when another class opens.

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 3rd of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Jan. 3rd class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the January 3rd posting to sign up on the waitlist for this one in order to be contacted when another class opens.


    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening. 

    This is the 4th of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Jan. 3rd class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the January 3rd posting to sign up on the waitlist for this one in order to be contacted when another class opens.  

      


    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 5th of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Jan. 3rd class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the January 3rd posting to sign up on the waitlist for this one in order to be contacted when another class opens.

    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the last of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Jan. 3rd class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the January 3rd posting to sign up on the waitlist for this one in order to be contacted when another class opens.

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • GGACC Anglers Lodge & Casting Pools, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

     The park-approved dates for the 2019 Spey-O-Rama are Friday-Sunday, April 26-28. More information about this annual event will be posted on the calendar as soon as it is available from the SOR chairwoman Libby Wolfensperger (elwolfensperger@me.com). 

Past events

14 Sep 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - NF Stanislaus, 9/14-15 & 16-17
13 Sep 2018 Rondy: McKenzie River
09 Sep 2018 LTFF Step 1 Beginners Casting Clinic with Chris Korich
09 Sep 2018 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 1/4oz, 5/8oz Plugs
08 Sep 2018 Celebration of Life for Frank Matarelli
08 Sep 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building - The Last Quarter
08 Sep 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
25 Aug 2018 RIO / Sage / Redington / Simms Demo Day featuring Simon Gawesworth
19 Aug 2018 Rondy: Eastern Sierra Backpack
18 Aug 2018 LTFF Program's Annual Dinner
18 Aug 2018 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Novice Stanislaus F/O's in Sept.
18 Aug 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Knot Tying
18 Aug 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
06 Aug 2018 Lodge and Ponds Closure for Outside Lands music festival: closed Aug. 6-14
05 Aug 2018 FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear, & Knots for Kids!
05 Aug 2018 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, 5/8oz Plug
28 Jul 2018 Scientific Anglers Fly Lines / Winston Fly Rods Demo Event
25 Jul 2018 East & Center Casting Ponds reserved for PHWFF-SF vets
20 Jul 2018 Rondy: North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack
17 Jul 2018 Rondy: Emigrant Lake Backpack
14 Jul 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building - What is Fly Fishing? An Intro
14 Jul 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
14 Jul 2018 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-out -- Yosemite High Country
08 Jul 2018 Spey Angler Program #95 - American River
07 Jul 2018 Spey Angler Program #95 --in ponds
05 Jul 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intrmd. - Montana Fish-out
01 Jul 2018 FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear, & Knots for Kids!
01 Jul 2018 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz Plugs, Angler's Fly
30 Jun 2018 "Center Pond" Spey Casting Day
22 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - Hat Creek, 6/22-23 & 24-25
20 Jun 2018 GGACC Club Event
16 Jun 2018 Rajeff Sports "Spring Fling" Demo Day
16 Jun 2018 Spey Improver Class #84, American River - 6/16
16 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Surf Fish-out
10 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Shad Fish-out - American River
09 Jun 2018 Fly Fishing Skills Building - Backpacking & Fly Fishing
09 Jun 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 1 Beginners Fish-out - Main Yuba River
05 Jun 2018 Rondy: Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade
03 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Sac. R. Shad Fish-Outs
03 Jun 2018 CANCELLED - Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz Plug
02 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - Lower Sac River Float
02 Jun 2018 Rondy: Kelsey Bass Ranch
23 May 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Upper Sac. River
22 May 2018 Surf Clinic for GGACC Members / LTFF Surf Fish-out Pre-Mtg.
22 May 2018 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #8
21 May 2018 Rondy: Shad Two Hand Rods
20 May 2018 Rondy: Shad Single Hand Rods
19 May 2018 Bay Area Youth Fly Fishers - GGACC "Launch" Event
19 May 2018 Rondy: Pit River Walk & Wade
18 May 2018 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-outs - North Yuba River
16 May 2018 Rondy: Delta Stripers #2
12 May 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -CANCELLED
12 May 2018 80th Anniversary Celebration - Angler's Lodge & Casting Ponds
12 May 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
09 May 2018 In Search of the Perfect Cast
06 May 2018 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz Plugs, Angler's Fly Dist.
05 May 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-outs (2) - Truckee River
04 May 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - Luk Lake
28 Apr 2018 Rondy: Delta Stripers #1
22 Apr 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Pyramid Lake
21 Apr 2018 Spey-O-Rama Spey Casting Tournament
20 Apr 2018 Competitor Sign-up for Spey-O-Rama 2018
14 Apr 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Bldg. - Intro to Fly Fishing for Stripers
14 Apr 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Apr 2018 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz, 5/8oz Plugs
02 Apr 2018 PHWFF Fundraising Committee Meeting
31 Mar 2018 Rondy: Lower Sac Trout Spey
29 Mar 2018 GGACC Club Event
27 Mar 2018 Pond Cleaning Day! Help needed!
25 Mar 2018 Spey Angler Program #91 - American River
24 Mar 2018 Spey Angler Program #91 --in ponds
24 Mar 2018 Rondy: Lower Sac Drift #1
18 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (Section B)
18 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Shooting Head & Sinking Line Clinic -3/18
18 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (Section B)
18 Mar 2018 Rondy: Pyramid Lake
17 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (Section A)
17 Mar 2018 Spey Improver Class #83, American River - 3/17
17 Mar 2018 CLOSED -Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (Section A)
11 Mar 2018 Annual Membership Meeting
10 Mar 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Bldg.- When & Where to Fish
10 Mar 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
04 Mar 2018 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (Section B)
04 Mar 2018 Red & Blue Team Tournament - Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz Plug
04 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (Section B)
03 Mar 2018 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (Section A)
03 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (Section A)
27 Feb 2018 Rondy: Baum Lake
22 Feb 2018 Lower Parking Lot Closed 8am-Noon for SF Rec & Parks Training
17 Feb 2018 Annual Crab Feed - NEW DATE
17 Feb 2018 LTFF Committee Meeting
17 Feb 2018 Southwestern Games in LONG BEACH, CA
15 Feb 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 6
10 Feb 2018 LTFF Casting Clinic - Casting/Mending Indicator Nymph Rigs
10 Feb 2018 All Casting Ponds Reserved
10 Feb 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Bldg. - Fly Rods (and fly lines) Then to Now
10 Feb 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Feb 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 5
07 Feb 2018 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program Class
06 Feb 2018 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #7
05 Feb 2018 PHWFF-SF Volunteer 2018 Planning Meeting
04 Feb 2018 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz Plug, Wet Fly
01 Feb 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 4
28 Jan 2018 Spey Angler Program #90 - American River
27 Jan 2018 Spey Angler Program #90 --in ponds
25 Jan 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 3
21 Jan 2018 Steelhead Fly Tying with Tyler Kushnir
20 Jan 2018 Free Spey Casting Clinic with Travis Johnson
18 Jan 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 2
13 Jan 2018 Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Presentations and Free Dinner - CLOSED
13 Jan 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Saltwater Flats Fly Fishing
13 Jan 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
09 Jan 2018 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #6
09 Jan 2018 PHWFF-SF Volunteer 2018 Planning Meeting -MOVED TO FEB. 5
07 Jan 2018 Spey Angler Program #89 - American River
06 Jan 2018 Spey Angler Program #89 --in ponds
04 Jan 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 1
02 Jan 2018 LTFF STEP 3 Intermediate Class Registration - CLOSED
28 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 6
21 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 5
20 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 6
16 Dec 2017 GGACC Club Event
14 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 4
13 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 5
09 Dec 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Knot Tying II
09 Dec 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
09 Dec 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
07 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 3
06 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 4
03 Dec 2017 Director's Cup- Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz Plug
03 Dec 2017 Spey Angler Program #88 - American River
02 Dec 2017 GGACC Annual Holiday Party
02 Dec 2017 Spey Angler Program #88 --in ponds
02 Dec 2017 GGACC Annual Swap Meet
30 Nov 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 2
29 Nov 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 3
22 Nov 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 2
16 Nov 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 1
11 Nov 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Gear, Gear, and more Gear
11 Nov 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
11 Nov 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
09 Nov 2017 PHWFF-SF Volunteer 2018 Planning Meeting -POSTPONED
08 Nov 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 1
08 Nov 2017 Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade Rondy 11/8-9
05 Nov 2017 Turkey Shoot - Prizes - Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz Plug
05 Nov 2017 Trinity River Steelhead Rondy 2 - 11/5
04 Nov 2017 Trinity River Steelhead Rondy 1 - 11/4
04 Nov 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Lower Sac River Float POSTPONED
28 Oct 2017 Tom Morgan Rodsmiths' Demo Day
22 Oct 2017 NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT - Day 2
21 Oct 2017 NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT - Day 1
19 Oct 2017 Klamath Steelhead Rondy 10/19-21/2017
17 Oct 2017 McCloud River Walk & Wade Rondy 10/17-18
14 Oct 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program
14 Oct 2017 Putah Creek Walk & Wade Rondy - POSTPONED - NEW DATES TBD
14 Oct 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
14 Oct 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
13 Oct 2017 Lake Almanor Rondy 10/13-15
13 Oct 2017 Steelhead Spey on the Rogue
08 Oct 2017 Pyramid Lake Float Tube Rondy 10/8-9
07 Oct 2017 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Truckee Rivers
06 Oct 2017 Lodge and Pond Closure for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival