Rendezvous (Rondy) Program

The GGACC is proud to announce the kickoff of the second post-covid GGACC Rendezvous (or Rondy) Program for 2024. These are group fishing trips (called "Rondies") for those active club members who are experienced fly fishers unless otherwise stated in the trip description, and wish to participate in these club-organized fishing trips for the companionship they offer and the opportunity to fish these venues. Experienced fly fishers are considered to be those who have done considerable fly fishing on their own without requiring guides or other necessary help.

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. Please pay attention to any description regarding the requirement/experience expected for that event and make sure you're comfortable and confident in your abilities. Following last year we are running a lottery system helping to ensure a system that's fair and convenient for everyone.

Please note a couple of requirements: An active member is a member that has paid the annual club fees for the current year. You must have a fishing license and all permits for the location and species fished. Participants are expected to know and follow regulations for the locations fished.

The 2024 Rondy Program opens Feb 13th, 2024, at 8:00 am (i.e., when the Join the Waitlist button shows on the Calendar Event description page). Sign-ups for the Rondys will be on the Club's website here, and closes Feb 16th at 5:00 pm. You will sign up on the Waitlist for those events you'd like to register for, and everyone on each waitlist will be entered into a lottery for the available slots and winners will be notified and invoiced by email to secure their spots. We ask that you only sign up for trips you're truly interested in given the amount of administrative work required for each trip.

Winners will be invoiced and notified by email on the evening of February 17th and will need to finalize confirmation and payment by February 20th at 5:00 pm. After that time, open spaces will be filled from the waitlist according to the lottery priority. The next in line will be notified and invoiced by email on Feb. 20th with payment due Feb. 22nd at 9:00 am. Unfilled spots will be open to the general membership on a first come first serve basis following an announcement via email of the open registration.

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.

We'd like to thank all past and current Rondy leaders for their time and effort given to providing support and leadership on these trips; their help and time are invaluable. If you wish to lead a future trip or have an idea you'd like to present as one, please reach out to the committee; we'd love to have you!

As a final note, the greater goal of this program is to encourage a community within the club that provides a network of fishing opportunities with others by one's own agency. This program is a seed and we sincerely hope you take advantage of the people you meet, the experiences and knowledge gained and continue playing that forward. Ultimately, we all arrive together at a larger table.

Once again, it's imperative for the smooth operation of this lottery process that you actively monitor your emails for the week and respond accordingly.

Feb. 13th @ 8:00 AM  -  Lottery opens

Feb. 16th@ 5:00 PM  -  Lottery closes

Feb. 17th evening  -  Lottery winners are notified and invoiced

Feb. 20th @ 5:00 PM  -  Payment due to secure your spot

Feb. 20th evening  -  2nd round winners notified and invoiced

Feb. 22nd @ 9:00 AM  -  Payment due to secure your spot

Unfilled spots will be open to the general membership, notified by email, on a first come first serve basis.

Upcoming events

    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • 14 Mar 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Burney, CA
    • 6

    Rondy:  Baum Lake 

    Dates:  March 13-14, 2024

    Leader:  Bill Corkery  billcorkery@att.net  

    Number of anglers (including leader):  7

    Description:  This will be a two-day Rondy at Baum Lake.  This is a premier fly fishing lake for trout. There is very little wading and anglers must have your own watercraft (e.g., float tube, pontoon boat, or kayak) and a PFD is required.  A good anchor is also needed since there is a fairly strong current in this small lake (which is really just a wide spot on Hat Creek).  We will be staying in Burney at a local motel. Gear & logistics will be emailed by leader.

    Suggested Gear:  5wt single hand fly rod with floating and/or intermediate line and sink tips.  It is still likely to be cold and possibly rainy, so bring multiple layers and good rain gear. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25.

    Other expenses will include transporation, cost of the motel, and all 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.

    • 17 Mar 2024
    • 5:00 AM
    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Pyramid Lake NV
    • 4
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    Rondy:  Pyramid Lake 

    Dates:  March 17-18, 2024  

    Leader:  Brad Bradford   bradford@realpropserv.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  This will be a guided two-day Rondy at Pyramid Lake, Nevada. We will be fishing for big Lahontan cutthroat trout, while guided by Rob Anderson. We will be primarily fishing from ladders, which are provided and placed by Rob. There is an opportunity to do some wade fishing too.  We will be staying at a Sparks, NV hotel and car-pooling from there to the lake. Breakfast & lunch are provided by the guides. There is a lot of good information on his site; pyramidlakeflyfishing.com 

    Gear:  Nymphing:  6-7 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines.  Stripping streamers:  7-8 wt single handed fly rods with shooting heads.  In the last few years anglers have started using two handed rods as well to cast nymph rigs.  

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $400.00.  

    Other expenses will include guide gratuities, a small tribal fishing permit fee, and the cost of travel, the hotel and dinners.

    We are opening this Rondy for 8 anglers using 2 guides. If we get fewer interested anglers the price per member may change.

    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.

    • 07 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Winters, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Putah Creek Clinic #1

    Dates:   April 7, 2024

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  7

    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.

    • 14 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Winters, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Putah Creek Clinic #2

    Dates:  April 14, 2024

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  7

    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.

    • 16 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rio Vista, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  Delta Stripers #1  

    Dates:  April 16, 2024

    Leader:  Steve Swett   mailto:Steve@libertypainting.biz

    Number of anglers (including leader):  4

    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 4 experienced anglers for a one-day guided boat trip.  The guides we are using are great their website is https://www.confluenceoutfitters.com

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $$350.00

    Guides:  Confluence Outfitters / Toby Uppinghouse 

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities and transportation. 

    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 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Redding, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento River Drift

    Dates:  April 22, 2024

    Leader:  Brad Bradford   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 when the river should be "going off" with high numbers of football shaped rainbows.  We will be 4 boats, with 2 anglers per boat.  Our guides will be from Forrest Brizendine of NorCal Fishing Guides norcalfishingguides.com

    Suggested Gear:  5-6 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines. Guides can provide gear if you prefer. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $350.  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, transportation and lodging if needed.

    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 May 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • McCloud, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  McCloud River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  May 4-5, 2024

    Leader:  Tony Tredway  mailto:tony@tredwaymade.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  We will be 6 experienced anglers going to the lower McCloud River at Ah-Di-Nah campground, and maybe 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.  For dry-fly aficionados, the McCloud can be surprisingly good. Both high-sticking and long line nymphing also work very well. 

    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. Everyone will be staying at the Ah-Di-Nah campground.   

    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.

    • 16 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hamilton City, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  Lower Sac Shad 2-Hand Rods, Single Hand Rods w/ Shooting Heads

    Dates:  May 16, 2024  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  10

    Description: 

    A day of shad fishing with sinking lines (NO INDICATORS) on the Lower Sac.  We'll take jet boats up and spend the day on a gravel bar where we'll wade and swing flies for shad.

    Anglers should be self-sufficient at casting Skagit lines with sink tips and/or single hand shooting head lines.  We are using Orland Outfitters as the guides.  They have been great hosts in the past but do not have the capacity to provide detailed instruction on two-handed casting.

    Please, if the shad are holed up and you are on the sweet spot, share the spot with your fellow member so everyone can catch fish.

    This is a day trip and most people are likely to drive up and back on the day of the Rondy (roughly a two-hour drive time back to the Bay Area).  Our guides will provide flies, drinks, and a meal.  We will likely meet at the Irvin Finch River Access boat ramp near Hamilton City on the day of the Rondy, but the exact location will be confirmed before the trip.  We will plan to fish the afternoon/evening session with the exact times to be communicated by the Rondy Leader closer to the actual trip.

    Website for the guide is http://www.orlandoutfitters.com/index.html   

    Suggested Gear:  6-8 wt spey rods with Skagit lines and sink tips or 7-8 wt single hand rods with full sink and intermediate heads.  The guides will have shad flies.  Depending on the temperatures and your tolerance, wet wading may be an option.   

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $275.00.  

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

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

    • 17 May 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Redding, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento Trout Spey  

    Dates:  May 17, 2024 

    Leader:  John DiCerbo  mailto:johndicerbo@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:   This is a 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 and the fee is based on those numbers.  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 $275.

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, travel and lodging if needed.

    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 May 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 20 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manzanita Lake, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  Manzanita Lake "The Armando Memorial"

    Dates:  May 17 - 20, 2024.  Leader:  Patrick Cousens  pdcousens@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  In honor of the late, longtime GGACC member Armando Bernasconi.  Manzanita Lake was his favorite place to fish.  So we are declaring this Rondy the "The Armando Memorial".  Come see why he loved the place:  Big picky rainbows and browns in perhaps the most beautiful setting in California.  These dates will be soon after "ice out" when the fish will be very hungry after a winter under the ice.  For this trip, float tubes or other crafts are required (not a wading trip) as well as Personal Floatation Devices which is club policy for safety reasons.  

    We will be camping at the Manzanita Lake Campground in Lassen National Park.  Camping spots have been reserved already.  More info to follow.    

    Suggested Gear:  4-6wt single hand rods.  Floating and intermediate lines.  A float tube or other craft is required, as well as PFD's.  Fish take dry flies, nymphs and streamers.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $38 which includes camping fees.

    Other expenses will be the National park entrance ($30 per car but FREE with various National Parks passes), your 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.

    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • 16 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dunsmuir, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #1

    Dates:  June 15-16, 2024 

    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 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 Fluorocarbon), 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.

    • 16 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Truckee River, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Truckee River Clinic #1

    Dates: June 16, 2024

    Leader: TBD

    Number of Anglers: 6

    Description:  This is a one day clinic led by Peter Stantley who's been guiding the Truckee area since 2006, followed by a day of fishing on your own with the knowledge gained. This informational day will be a combination of a brief tour of popular access points on the Truckee and Little Truckee River, tackle suggestions, productive rigs, hatches, flies and strategies.  

    Suggested Gear:  Bring your fly rod (say 5-6wt rod, 9 ft. or longer) with a floating fly line, in addition to your usual fly fishing gear.  Be sure to bring waders (with at least one belt!), wading boots, wading staff, sunglasses (polarized!), and sun protection.  Also be sure to pack a lunch for yourself, as well as drinking water needed for the days. 

    Guide:  Peter Stantley   psantley@gmail.com

    Meeting Time & Place:   TBD

    Lodging: Lodging and food available in Reno for those wishing to fish the second day as well as campgrounds in the area.

    Cost:  $135.00 for clinic day.  

    Other Expenses:  gratuities, transportation and lodging

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

    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Dunsmuir, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #2 The Dick Swanson Memorial

    Dates:  June 20-21, 2024

    Leader:  Mike Downing   mailto:mdowning1567@aol.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  9

    Description:  This Rondy is a memorial for Dick, to acknowledge the truly kind human being he was, for the time and energy he gave so freely to the club, and the way he touched people with his gentle grace and soul.  When you fish this river, stop and listen, and take in the beauty that’s around you; you’ll know more about Dick than any words can tell.

    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 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.

    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Truckee River, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Truckee River Clinic #2

    Dates: June 23, 2024

    Leader: TBD

    Number of Anglers: 6

    Description:  This is a one day clinic led by Peter Stantley who's been guiding the Truckee area since 2006, followed by a day of fishing on your own with the knowledge gained. This informational day will be a combination of a brief tour of popular access points on the Truckee and Little Truckee River, tackle suggestions, productive rigs, hatches, flies and strategies.  

    Suggested Gear:  Bring your fly rod (say 5-6wt rod, 9 ft. or longer) with a floating fly line, in addition to your usual fly fishing gear.  Be sure to bring waders (with at least one belt!), wading boots, wading staff, sunglasses (polarized!), and sun protection.  Also be sure to pack a lunch for yourself, as well as drinking water needed for the days. 

    Guide:  Peter Stantley   psantley@gmail.com

    Meeting Time & Place:   TBD

    Lodging: Lodging and food available in Reno for those wishing to fish the second day as well as campgrounds in the area.

    Cost:  $135.00 for clinic day.  

    Other Expenses:  gratuities, transportation and lodging

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

    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Jul 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  East Walker River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  July 11-14, 2024

    Leader:  Paul Kromhout  mailto:pkromhout@comcast.net

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description: The Eastern Sierra Walk & Wade is a Fishing & Camping Rondy, based near Bridgeport, CA.   We will fish the East Walker River in both California and Nevada, with the opportunity to also fish the Upper Owens River and Hot Creek. 

    This Rondy is for experienced fly fishers who are comfortable wading, hiking, CAMPING and, because of the distance from the Bay Area, driving.  The base for the camping is approximately 15 miles from Bridgeport, CA and necessitates not only high clearance vehicles, but willingness and ability to camp away from town.

    What’s required?  Appropriate wading gear (boots, waders, belt, staff), camping gear, food & water, fishing licenses (CA & NV).  First aid gear recommended.  

    We will fish without guides, but will have a primer/review of local techniques each morning/evening as demanded.   Ability to wade safely on rocky river bottoms, negotiate roll and lob casts in tight quarters and capability of rigging flies and tippet are required.  As such, this trip is NOT for novice fly fishers.  You need to be able to fish unsupervised.

    This trip will be limited to ten participants.  We will be camping.  If you do not wish to camp, please do not sign up for this Rondy.  The cost for the Rondy is $25.  Additional costs include, but are not limited to: fishing licenses, travel, food, gear.

    The East Walker River flows east from Bridgeport Reservoir toward Nevada where it turns south.  The tail water from the reservoir is a bug-rich environment that holds a healthy population of browns and rainbows.  Dry, dry-dropper and nymph fishing are successful methods on the East Walker.  

    Further south, the Upper Owens River and Hot Creek run through not only different terrain, but offer marked contrasts in fishing styles.

    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; pricing subject to change). 

    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.

    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Jul 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Arnold, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack

    Dates:  July 12-14, 2024 (although dates could change to August 9-11 due to snowpack and high water conditions)  

    Location: North Fork of the Stanislaus River - 3.5 hour drive East of the Bay Area

    Leader:  John Anderson    mailto:jca35otl@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  7

    Description:  The goal of this trip is for anglers to backpack into a majestic river canyon and fish for wild trout in an area that gets very little fishing pressure. This two-night backpacking trip starts Friday at 12 noon with a 4 mile drive down a steep 4X4 dirt road to a trailhead and then a 5 mile hike down into the North Fork of the Stanislaus River Canyon. There are no maintained hiking trails in this area, so anglers will have to do some bushwacking (long pants and walking/wading staff recommended). The camp site is located on the river and overlooks a 100 yard pool that holds some nice trout. There is a surplus of firewood, so we can have a camp fire unless there are fire restrictions. We will camp at the same site for two days.  

    Skills Needed: This rondy involves a challenging hike down a steep river canyon so participants should be experienced backpackers and fly fishers and fit enough to climb in and out of a 1000' canyon with backpacking and fishing gear. The hike should take about 3 hours each way. Participants will need backpacking and fly fishing gear and be prepared to camp for a weekend. There will be a pre-trip 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.

    • 25 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Desolation Wilderness
    • 0

    Rondy: Desolation Wilderness Backpacking to fish

    Dates:  July 25 - 28, 2024 (alternate August 22 - 25 if snowpack and runoff conditions require)

    Leader:  Matt Didden - matthew.didden@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  This Sierra Tahoe Rondy is a 3-night backpacking trip to fly fish the headwaters of the American River watershed located west of Lake Tahoe. This Rondy is limited to 5 experienced backpackers (6 including the leader). 

    We will fish the Rubicon River between Camper Flat and Clyde Lake, as well as the lakes near camp. This freestone river contains rainbows, with “some goldens” in the upper section, and the alpine lakes contain brookies. There will be opportunities to fish with dries, nymphs, and streamers.

    The plan is to meet at the Rockbound trailhead near Wrights Lake off Highway 50 mid-morning of July 25, hike to Lake Lois (7.25 miles, 2,000’ elev. gain), and make camp early afternoon. We may move our camp for 1 or more nights. July 28 we will hike out. The elevation ranges from ~7,000’ to ~8,500’ with one pass to cross (Rockbound Pass, 8,650’). Temperatures can vary with very warm days and cool, sometimes windy, nights. Pack accordingly for all conditions!

    If the snowpack conditions prevent being able to hike to camp, the Rondy will be rescheduled with a start date of August 22. This will be finalized in May.

    You must be an experienced backpacker and have the ability to hike with your pack up to 8 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. 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.

    There will be a virtual pre-meeting to discuss logistics, carpool, gear, fly selection, shared supplies, etc. The date for this pre-meeting will be in May at a date to be set later. 

    Suggested Gear:  3-5 wt single handed fly rods

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include your 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.


    • 21 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 25 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • 20 Lakes Basin, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  20 Lakes Basin Backpack

    Dates:  August 21 - 25, 2024

    Leader:  Scott Martin   waltersmartin@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  5

    Description:  This Eastern Sierra Rondy is a 4-night backpacking trip to fly fish a small watershed located on the Northeast border of Yosemite. This Rondy is limited to 4 experienced backpackers (5 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 trailhead at Saddlebag Lake off Highway 120 late morning of August 21,  and hike into Cascade Lake and make camp. We may move our camp for 1 or more nights. August 25 we will hike out. The elevation is about 10,000’ the whole way with small areas of elevation gains and loss.  Acclimating to the elevation will be the biggest challenge. Pack light!  At this time of year, it gets cold at night so pack accordingly!

    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 6 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 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 Oct 2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • 14 Oct 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Trinity River and Lower Sac
    • 0
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    Rondy:  2 Day, 2 River Trout/Steelhead Drifts

    Dates:  October 13 - 14, 2024

    Leader:  Brad Bradford   bradford@realpropserv.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description: We're going to be there, why not fish 2 days?? Why not fish 2 rivers?? This Rondy will start on the Trinity River for the first day and then move to the Lower Sac for the second day. We'll target steelhead on the Trinity and large rainbow (steelhead) on the Lower Sac. We'll meet the guides early on the 13th near Weaverville, fish for the day and then move to Redding to prepare to meet the guides on the Lower Sac early on the 14th. This will likely require you stay in the Weaverville area on the night of the 12th and in the Redding area the night of the 13th (maybe we'll meet for dinner in Redding). At the end of the drift on the 14th you are free to drive home or stay on the road.

    Guides will be from Forrest Brizendine of NorCal Fishing Guides; norcalfishingguides.com

    Suggested Gear: 5-6 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines. Guides can provide gear if you prefer. 

    Cost: $675.00 per angler

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

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

    • 13 Oct 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Oct 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bend, OR
    • 4
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    Rondy:  Deschutes River 

    Dates:  October 13-15, 2024

    Leader:  Libby Wolfensperger  mailto:elwolfensperger@me.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  This Rondy is a 3-day guided float and wade fishing adventure on the lower Deschutes River in central Oregon, where we will fish for native summer Steelhead and "Red side" Rainbow Trout.  Guides will take us through miles of gorgeous, remote canyon. Periodically we'll take out to wade-fish nymphs or swing flies (no fishing from the drift boats).  Each evening we'll and stop and camp (it's really glamping - glamour camping) at amazing sites, where we'll enjoy top notch food served in a dedicated dining tent.   

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

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

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

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

    There will be a dedicated gear boat that will haul our gear, set up camp, and cook great meals. Personal items that are only needed in camp can be packed in a large dry bag to be supplied by the guides and transported in the gear boat.  Bring your own small dry bag (or waterproof pack) with a change of clothes, rain jacket, fleece, and any small personal items that you may want to keep handy during the day in your boat.  

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $1,865.00

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

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

    • 30 Oct 2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • 31 Oct 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade

    Dates: October 30-31, 2024

    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 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rio Vista, CA
    • 0

    Rondy:  Delta Stripers #2  

    Dates: November 13, 2024

    Leader:  Steve Swett  mailto:steve@libertypainting.biz

    Number of anglers (including leader):  4

    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 4 experienced anglers for a one-day guided boat trip.  The guides we are using are great their website is https://www.confluenceoutfitters.com

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $350.00

    Guides: Confluence Outfitters / Toby Uppinghouse

    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.

    • 15 Nov 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #1

    Dates:  November 15, 2024

    Leader:  Patrick Cousens   mailto:pdcousens@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

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

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

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

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

    The guide service we use is great.   They are:

    Forrest Brizendine   forrest@norcalfishingguides.com

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $350

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

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

    • 16 Nov 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #2

    Dates:  November 16, 2024

    Leader:  Patrick Cousens   mailto:pdcousens@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

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

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

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

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

    The guide service we use is great.   They are:

    Forrest Brizendine forrest@norcalfishingguides.com

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $350

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

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


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