Rendezvous (Rondy) Program

The GGACC's Rendezvous (or Rondy) Program offers group fishing trips (called "rondies") for those active club members who are already experienced fly fishers and wish to participate in these club-organized fishing trips for the companionship they offer and the opportunity to fish these venues.  Active club members are those who have already paid their club dues for the calendar year.  Experienced fly fishers are considered to be those who have done considerable fly fishing on their own without requiring guides or other necessary help.

Participants may include recent graduates of the "Learn to Fly Fish" Program, but not any current LTFF registered students or any other beginners. Unlike the LTFF Program's educational outings (called "fish-outs", to distinguish them from the rondies), the rondies are not mentored outings.  The rondy leaders have only organizational responsibilities for leading their groups, and not teaching duties.

To sign-up for a rondy that is currently open for registration (i.e., when the Register button shows on the Calendar Event description page), you must both register and pay online whatever fee is described for that particular rondy. You do not have to pay to sign up on a Wait List, which is automatically generated online whenever a rondy's maximum registration limit is reached (and the Register button disappears).  

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

See the links under this tab for the list of all Rondies currently shown on the club's calendar.

Upcoming events

    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 17 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • McCloud, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  McCloud River Walk & Wade

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

    Leader:  Gavan Hennessy  mailto:hennessygavan@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  4

    Description:  We will take 4 experienced anglers to the lower McCloud river at Ah-Di-Nah campground, to the Nature Conservancy, and Ash Camp.  Because of their incredible vigor and resilience, the McCloud River rainbow trout have been transplanted and established themselves in many of the greatest fly fishing locations in the world.  The famed October Caddis emergence may be underway then, and those who have witnessed clouds of these 1.5-inch-long flies laying eggs on the water in late afternoon will never forget it.  For dry-fly aficionados, the McCloud can be surprisingly good. Both high-sticking and long line nymphing also work very well. Targeting big Brown trout migrating up from Lake Shasta with large streamers is a real treat.

    This outing is not for anyone with serious medical conditions since the stream access and wading are difficult, and the location is far from medical services.  There is no cell phone reception in the McCloud River canyon. At this time of year the weather usually is very cool and could be wet.  Everyone will be staying at the Ah-Di-Nah campground.There will be a pre-meeting (date TBD).  

    Suggested Gear:  4-7 wt fly rods with the usual lines, leaders, etc., to fish dries, nymphs, and streamers.  You'll also need a wading staff, sturdy waders, studded boots, warm clothing, and a rain jacket.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

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

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

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

    Dates:  October 25-27, 2019  

    Leader:  Paul Kromhout  mailto:pkromhout@comcast.net

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

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

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

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

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25.00.  

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

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

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

    Dates:  November 2, 2019  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

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

    The Trinity is a gorgeous river in the Fall!  And has a dependable run of wild and hatchery Steelhead.  There are several techniques used for fishing for Steelhead in the fall: 1) Indicator nymph fishing using a 6-8 wt. single hand fly rod with floating line and Fluorocarbon tippet (from 1X-4X);  2) Swinging steelhead flies with a 6-8 wt single hand rod with a floating or intermediate head or sink tip and short 9-12# mono tippet;  and 3) Swinging steelhead flies with a 5-7 wt Spey rod with a floating or intermediate fly line or sink tip, and again using a short 9-12# mono tippet.  We will do our best to match boat partners and guides to their preferred technique.  

    The guides we use are great.   They are: 

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

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

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $290  

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

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

    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 3
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #2

    Dates:  November 3, 2019  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  7

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

    The Trinity is a gorgeous river in the Fall!  And has a dependable run of wild and hatchery Steelhead.  There are several techniques used for fishing for Steelhead in the fall: 1) Indicator nymph fishing using a 6-8 wt. single hand fly rod with floating line and Fluorocarbon tippet (from 1X-4X);  2) Swinging steelhead flies with a 6-8 wt single hand rod with a floating or intermediate head or sink tip and short 9-12# mono tippet;  and 3) Swinging steelhead flies with a 5-7 wt Spey rod with a floating or intermediate fly line or sink tip, and again using a short 9-12# mono tippet.  We will do our best to match boat partners and guides to their preferred technique.  

    The guides we use are great.   They are: 

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

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

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $290  

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

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

    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade

    Dates:  November 13-14, 2018  

    Leader:  Bill Corkery  mailto:billcorkery@att.net 

    Number of anglers (excluding leader):  4

    Description:  This rondy is an excellent opportunity for Walk-and Wade fly fishing for Steelhead on the Trinity River near Junction City, CA.  Bill Corkery, a GGACC Member, knows the area well and can take up to 4 anglers on this two-day fishing trip. The opportunity exists to catch both adult and smaller (i.e. "1/2 pound") steelhead.

    There are several options for how to fly fishing for steelhead on this wading trip: 1) Indicator nymph fishing with a  5-7wt single hand rod with floating line and Fluoro tippet (1X-4X) and split-shot below an indicator; 2) Swinging steelhead flies with a 6-8wt single hand rod and floating or intermediate head line and sink tips with short 8-12# mono tippet; or 3) Swinging flies with a 5-7wt Spey rod with floating or intermediate fly line & sink tips with short 8-12# mono tippet. 

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include travel, food, lodging (motels in Weaverville). 

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

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

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

General Information:

club.ggacc@gmail.com

Rondy Program:

rondy.ggacc@gmail.com

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