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

    • 01 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • GG Casting ponds --all 3 ponds are reserved for this clinic
    • 9
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    This "Shooting Head and Sinking Line Casting Clinic" to be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020, is primarily for those registered Intermediate students (and interested Novices) in the club's "Learn to Fly Fish" Program who have already acquired the necessary gear for this and are planning to attend the LTFF Intermediate Class's Pyramid Lake, Shad, Surf, Delta, or Steelhead fish-outs this year where these casting skills are likely or often needed. 

    Rendezvous program participants who plan to attend similar "Rondies" or other club members are also welcome to register for this clinic since it is expected to be the only one offered this year.  Registration has been limited to 45 participants due to pond limitations.

    Clinic attendees are reminded to bring your own fly rod and other gear, including waders if you wish to get in the ponds, but also whatever appropriate shooting head or sinking line gear you own now or intend to fish with. This gear includes rods, reels, lines, leaders, and in particular, shooting heads, running lines, sinking lines, and sink tips.  Don't forget your hats and eyewear for safety reasons.  Even though only yarn flies are allowed for this practice, some of those heavy sink heads and tips can cause harm. 

    Coffee and Q&A on shooting heads and sinking lines/tips starting at 8:00AM:    Come to the ponds early on this morning for both a discussion and Q&A on what some of the various options are for shooting heads, sinking tips, and sinking lines these days with all the available lines and casting styles in use today.  

    Over a cup of free coffee, Willy George will offer his thoughts about what works well for various fisheries and lead a Q&A session to answer some of your questions and hopefully clear up some of the confusion you may have now about sinking set-ups for strictly single-handed rods, which will be the focus of this clinic.  You are encouraged to break out your own sinking shooting head, commando head, sink tip, integrated sink-tip line, or full sinking line set-up (that you plan to cast with later in the casting portion of this clinic starting around 9:00AM) to be inspected and discussed with you about the suitability of this rig for your intended fishing destinations this coming year.  Who knows, you might learn about other options here that may work even better for you.

    There is no fee for this clinic to be hosted by Willy George and some of his volunteer casting instructors, but all participants are requested to BE SURE TO REGISTER for this event in order to plan for the required number of instructors. 

    For more info, contact John Murphy  jmurphy7599@gmail.com 

    or Willy George, busygeorges@aol.com



    • 08 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Marysville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Yuba River - UC Regents Private Access - Day #1 

    Dates:  February 8, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  11

    Description:  This Rondy will be to the lower Yuba River where we will be given exclusive access to the University of California private property.  This stretch of the river is by invite only to angling clubs, and we will have the place to ourselves.  The Yuba is a good day trip (only 2.5 hours from SF) so the Rondy is being offered on 2 separate days.  THIS IS DAY 1 SATURDAY.    

    The winter months are a great time to fish the Yuba with opportunities to both nymph, dry fly (think Skwala!) and swing soft hackles.    

    Suggested Gear:  4-6 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines.  And/or small two handed rods for swinging flies.  A more complete gear list will be emailed to registrants separately.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $35  

    Other expenses will include your transportation and food.  This is a day trip - there are no accommodations being planned. 

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

    • 09 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Marysville, CA
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    Rondy:  Yuba River - UC Regents Private Access - Day #2 

    Dates:  February 9, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  11

    Description:  This Rondy will be to the lower Yuba River where we will be given exclusive access to the University of California private property.  This stretch of the river is by invite only to angling clubs, and we will have the place to ourselves.  The Yuba is a good day trip (only 2.5 hours from SF) so the Rondy is being offered on 2 separate days.  THIS IS DAY #2 SUNDAY.    

    The winter months are a great time to fish the Yuba with opportunities to both nymph, dry fly (think Skwala!) and swing soft hackles.    

    Suggested Gear:  4-6 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines.  And/or small two handed rods for swinging flies.  A more complete gear list will be emailed to registrants separately.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $35.00.  

    Other expenses will include your transportation and food.  This is a day trip - there are no accommodations being planned. 

    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 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Burney, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Baum Lake 

    Dates:  February 25-26, 2020  

    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.

    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Pyramid Lake NV
    • 8
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    Rondy:  Pyramid Lake 

    Dates:  March 15-16, 2020  

    Leader:  Tony Tredway  tonytredway@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  12

    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 Reno, NV hotel (special rates) and car-pooling from there to the lake. Breakfast & lunch are provided by the guides.  Rob Anderson's website is pyramidlakeflyfishing.com/group-and-club-outing/. There is a lot of good information on his site. 

    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 $250.  

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

    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.

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Redding, CA
    • 2
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    Rondy:  Lower Sacramento River Drift #1

    Dates:  March 28, 2020  

    Leader:  John DiCerbo  mailto:johndicerbo@gmail.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 Confluence Outfitters https://www.confluenceoutfitters.com/

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $300.  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities.

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

    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Redding, CA
    • 5
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    Rondy:  WOMEN'S Lower Sacramento River Drift #2

    Dates:  March 29, 2020  

    Leader:  Lisa Pardini  mailto:ljpardini@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  A Rondy exclusively dedicated to our women members.  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 Confluence Outfitters https://www.confluenceoutfitters.com/

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $300.  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities.

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

    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Bluff, CA
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    Rondy:  Eagle Canyon

    Dates:  March 29, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  8

    Description:  New for 2020.  We're going to check out Eagle Canyon for some stillwater fishing for big ole rainbows.  From the website http://www.eaglecanyontrout.com/ :  "These exclusive waters offer unsurpassed private angling for rainbows that consistently rank as California's largest. Approximately 20 miles from Red Bluff, California, our spring-fed stillwaters are located in the foothills west of Lassen National Park. Trophy rainbows from 4 to 15 pounds inhabit these intimate ponds and flourish in the fertile 55-degree habitat. It's a perfect home for trophy trout." 

    That sounds pretty good to me!  Who's in?  

    There are no guides.  We will be on our own and have the place to ourselves.  This is a day trip.  No accommodations will be organized.  

    Suggested Gear:  5-6wt single hand rods (nothing less than a 5 wt is allowed).  Floating and intermediate lines.  A float tube is optional and there are 2 for rent on the property for $20/day.  But a tube is NOT needed.  Most anglers wade.   Flies:  I will get the guide intel before the trip, but fish will take dries, nymphs and streamers depending on conditions.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $160.00.  

    Other expenses will be 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.

    • 05 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Winters, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Putah Creek Clinic #1

    Dates:  April 5, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  13

    Description:  This Rondy will be structured as a "clinic", where Patrick will share what he knows about his favorite local river.  This is not a fishing trip (although you will have time to fish it on your own after the clinic).  The plan is to meet at the river where Patrick will share techniques, tackle choices, and the various access points.  After the talk, you will have time to fish on your own.  We'll also meet for a BYOB lunch midday.   

    About Putah Creek:  Putah is a catch and release tailwater fishery located about 1-1/2 hours from San Francisco.  It is the closest wild trout fishery to the Bay Area and has some of the largest wild Rainbow trout in California, where 30+ inch fish are caught every year.  The following are helpful links:

    https://putahcreektrout.org/fishing/

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

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

    Suggested Gear:  After the presentation, should you want to fish on your own, you will need:  5 or 6 wt, 9' or 9-1/2' fly rods with floating fly lines.  3, 4 & 5x tippet, split shot, indicators, wading staff (mandatory as some of the wading is difficult), sturdy waders, wading boots (felt soles with studs are recommended), rain jacket, plenty of water, and your lunch.  Patrick recommends the following flies: Two-Bit Hooker size 16-18, Bead head Pheasant Tail Nymph 16-18, Zebra Midge 20-22, and any Soft Hackles 16-18.  

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25

    Additional costs will be your lunch and parking fees  

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

    • 02 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • McCloud, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  McCloud River Walk & Wade

    Dates:  May 2-3, 2020 

    Leader:  Tony Tredway  mailto:tonytredway@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  5

    Description:  We will be 5 experienced anglers going 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.  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. At this time of year the weather could be cool and wet.  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.

    • 02 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manzanita Lake, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Manzanita Lake "The Armando Memorial"

    Dates:  May 2-3, 2020  

    Leader:  Gavan Hennessy  mailto:hennessygavan@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  This year we lost our dear friend and 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 near "ice out" when the fish will be very hungry after a winter under the ice.  While you can wade this lake a float tube is strongly recommended/preferred.  

    The accommodations for this trip are still being determined, but you should be prepared to camp or pay for cabins.  More info to follow.    

    Suggested Gear:  4-6wt single hand rods.  Floating and intermediate lines.  A float tube is recommended.  Fish take dry flies, nymphs and streamers

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will be camping or lodging expenses, 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.

    • 05 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rio Vista, CA
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    Rondy:  Delta Stripers #1  

    Dates:  May 5, 2020  

    Leader:  Pete Griffith  mailto:peteg415@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  The Delta is a wonderful fishery for both Black and Striped Bass. It is a truly amazing area, and just 1-1/2 hours from San Francisco.  Striped Bass are "hot" fish meaning that they provide a very noteworthy strike and resulting fight.  We will be 6 experienced anglers for a one-day guided boat trip.  The guides we are using are great their website is http://www.offthehookflyfishing.com/ 

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $300  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities. 

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

    • 17 May 2020
    • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Oakdale, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Kistler Bass Ranch

    Dates:  May 17, 2020 

    Leader:  Ben Scott  mailto:benny.k.scott@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  11

    Description:  We are going back to Kistler Bass Ranch - which is a well liked bass fishery just east of Oakdale.  But we moved the dates to a little later than last year so that water temps will be better.  The 3 ponds feature every type of bass holding water for both topwater and subsurface flies.  While this lake can be fished from the bank in waders, it is best fished from your own watercraft (e.g., float tube, pontoon boat, pram, or small motorboat).  Wearing a PFD is required.

    Suggested Gear:  6-8 wt single handed fly rods, with both floating, intermediate and sinking lines. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $50  

    Bring your own lunch and beverages.  Carpooling and the meeting place will be discussed in emails to registrants.

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.
    • 18 May 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Hamilton City, CA
    • 2
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    Rondy:  Lower Sac Shad Single Hand Rods 

    Dates:  May 18, 2020  

    Leader:  John DiCerbo  mailto:johndicerbo@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  Note new format for this Rondy:  A day of Shad fishing on the Sacramento River with single hand rods.  We will meet in Hamilton City at the Irving Finch boat launch.  Our guides will take us by Jet boats to local sandbars where we will fish.  We will be 3 boats and 6 anglers.  Unfortunately the days of all of us fishing together are no more - that giant sandbar is gone.  So the 3 boats will head off in different directions.  Fishing could be wading or from the boat, depending on flows. 

    You need to be able to cast a shooting head effectively to fish for Shad.  Anglers will be expected to rotate positions when wading so that everyone can catch fish.  Boats will leave the ramp at noon and return us to the ramp at dusk/dark.  This is a day trip and most people are likely to drive home afterward (roughly a 2 hour drive time back to the Bay Area).  Our guides will provide flies, lunch, and drinks.  Their website is http://www.orlandoutfitters.com/index.html   

    Suggested Gear:  6-8wt single hand rods (fast action preferred). Carry Type 2 through Type 6 shooting heads, or equivalent tungsten sink tips.  If you bring just one shooting head, make it a Type 4.  A regular floating fly line will NOT work!  You must bring shooting heads or sink tips!  Leaders are relatively short 10-12# tippet.  The guides will have shad flies if needed.   

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $275.00.  

    Other expenses will be lunch, 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.

    • 28 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 31 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Klamath Falls, CA
    • 9
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    Rondy:  Yamsi Ranch

    Dates:  May 28-31, 2020  

    Leader:  Erik Duisenberg  mailto:erik.duisenberg@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  11

    Description:  Located at the headwaters of the world famous Williamson River, Oregon’s premier Fly Fishing Destination for trophy Brook Trout reaching 24” and Rainbow Trout stretching up to 31”.  This rondy includes 3 days fishing (arrive noon on the first day, fish evening, fish two days, fish morning on the fourth day, leave noon on the fourth day), 3 nights lodging, board, and fishing access to the miles of private headwaters flowing out of the springs on the Yamsi Ranch Property. The ranch itself, located 1 hr northeast of Klamath Falls OR, is a working cattle ranch covering some 5000 acres, and the Williamson meanders 7+ miles down the ranch meadows property, all of it private, and all of it fishable. Think of 1⁄2 the width of Hat Creek, with 10x the fish! (http://yamsiflyfishing.com)

    This trip includes:

    • Meals served at the ranch house or down on the river.  Packed lunches for mid day refueling.
    • Beds - in the main house, or in the nearby bunk house.  There are some private rooms and some shared rooms.  We will try to meet everyone's preference while being fair. 

    • First day orientation, arrive noon on the first day, fish evening, fish two days, fish morning on the fourth day, leave noon on the fourth day.  

    • Guides can be arranged for 1-4 people at $250 per day (total - so shared cost)

    The Williamson is fed by six springs, five of which are located on the ranch, producing 45 cubic feet per second year round. The springs stay a consistent 42 degrees and are not affected by snow melt or summer heat. The deep pools and undercut banks created by this slow meandering stream, along with fallen trees, rocks and weeds offer incredible habitat for monster rainbow and brook trout. The river ecosystem lends itself to fine dry fly fishing and excellent nymph fishing. The fishing can be technical, but the fish population is large enough that even a novice will hook up. Fishing is most often done from the banks, although waders are suggested for crossings and navigating the marshland. 

    Note: The ranch is remote, and off the grid. The nearest town is Klamath Falls which is a two hour round trip. Power is generated on site and turns off every night. Cell service can be spotty, and wifi is available but limited. 

    Suggested Gear:  0-6 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines. Or your favorite nymph rig, waders & boots.  Anglers are also responsible for personal items, liquor, flies, and an Oregon fishing license. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $1075.  If 8 or more people sign up (excluding leader), you will receive a $105 refund, and we’ll have the river to ourselves. 

    Other expenses will be travel expenses, guide gratuities, BYOB, and an Oregon Fishing license. Flies are often available at the ranch, although you may want to bring your own. 

    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.

    • 31 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Marysville, CA
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    Rondy:  Yuba River Shad - 2 Handed Rods 

    Dates:  May 31, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

    Description:  A day of Shad fishing with a Two Handed Rod on the Yuba River below Daguerre diversion dam.  We'll take jet boats up to access the good waters below the dam.  Then wade and swing flies for shad.  Typically this is a super fun high fish count day. 

    In the unlikely event that flows are high, the guides will bring single hand rods in case we need to fish from the boats. 

    Note:  The guides we use for this all have different approaches.  The three boats will go to different places.  All are good - just different.  We can discuss as we get closer.  Also 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 2 hour drive time back to the Bay Area).  Our guides will provide flies, drinks, and lunch.  Their website is https://www.reports.kienesflyshop.com/lower-yuba-river 

    Suggested Gear:  6-8 wt spey rods with Skagit and sink tips.  The guides will have shad flies. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $250.00.  

    Other expenses will be transportation 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.

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

    Dates:  June 5-7, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  12

    Description:  Camp, walk, and wade the infamous Pit River, a great wild trout fishery.  (It's tough, but not as tough as the rumors make it out to be.)  We'll focus on Pit 3, but may see action down to Pit 4 and 5 flows permitting.  Please note the following:  (1) This Rondy is unguided (although Ryan and two co-leaders will take you out to various locations on the river for each fishing session and make recommendations on flies and fishing techniques).  (2)  You need to be ready for some tough wading in which we'll cover a lot of water and get a bit beat up.  (3)  We'll be camping at Burney Falls Campground (which Ryan has reserved) and you MUST camp with the group to go on this Rondy.  Communication in the area is spotty, and coordinating meeting locations is not possible outside of the campground. 

    Suggested Gear:  5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines.  If you'd like to nymph, then bring a 4 wt 10 footer if you have it.  A more complete gear list - including fly recommendations - will be emailed to registrants separately.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $45  

    Other expenses will include transportation and food 

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

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

    Dates:  June 9-10, 2020  

    Leader:  Mike Downing  mailto:mdowning1567@aol.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  9

    Description:  The Upper "Sac" is everything a freestone trout stream should be:  It has riffles, pocket water, long runs, and deep pools. It is a wonderful "walk and wade" river that flows 37 miles from Lake Siskiyou to Shasta Lake. Rondy leader Mike Downing will lead 8 club anglers to show them good places to enter and fish the river.  We will meet on the first day at 7:00AM at the Ted Fay Fly Shop, located in downtown Dunsmuir.  Then we will make a short drive to the river.  

    Suggested Gear:  4-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines for dry flies and nymphing, 4X-6X leaders, 5X-7X tippet (Mono or Flourocarbon), split-shot, indicators, and flies. Full wading attire and staff.  Weather is always changeable - Be prepared.. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include travel, lodging (there are several motels and campgrounds in the area - more information will be forthcoming), meals, and perhaps, the purchase of a few flies while in the fly shop (to help support the grateful owner Bob who personally ties most of his flies). 

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

    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Fall River Mills, CA
    • 1
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    Rondy:  Fall River  

    Dates:  June 29-30, 2020  

    Leader:  Steve Swett  mailto:steve@libertypainting.biz

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6 

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

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $500.  

    Other expenses will be lodging, food and guide gratuities. 

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

    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Arnold, CA
    • 2
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    Rondy:  North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack

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

    Leader:  John Anderson  mailto:jca35otl@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  9

    Description:  The goals of this North Fork of the Stanislaus Backpacking Rondy are to:  Give anglers a chance to catch some beautiful wild Rainbow & Brown trout; fish in an area that gets very little pressure; backpack through some really gorgeous terrain; have fun together; sit around a campfire (five miles from the nearest road) and tell fish stories; and sleep on the hard ground -- unless you bring a pad! 

    This two-night backpacking trip starts Friday at 12 noon with a 5 mile hike down into the (North Fork) Stanislaus River Canyon. There are no hiking trails in this area that are maintained by the Forest Service, so anglers will have to do some bushwacking. The camp site is located on the river and overlooks a 100 yard pool that holds some nice trout. There is surplus fire wood, so we can have a camp fire. We will camp at the same site for two days. 

    This rondy does involve a challenging hike down a steep river canyon so participants should be experienced backpackers and be fit enough to climb out of a 1000' canyon with a pack. The hike in and out should take about 3 hours each way.

    Participants must bring their own gear and already know: How (and what) to pack for a weekend; how set up your own tent; how to cook outdoors; how use a water filter; and how to read a map and use a compass. There will be a pre-meeting to discuss the needed gear and other logistics (date tbd). 

    Suggested Gear:  2-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include your own transportation and food/supplies. 

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

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

    Dates:  July 19, 2020  

    Leader:  Steve Swett  mailto:steve@libertypainting.biz

    Number of anglers (including leader):  4

    Description:  New for 2020 we are going to chase the big stripers up into the Yuba river.This is an exciting different experience than the Delta.  It can be more sight fishing for bigger fish.  Striped Bass are "hot" fish meaning that they provide a very noteworthy strike and resulting fight.  We will be 4 experienced anglers for a one-day guided boat trip.  The guides we are using are great their website is http://www.offthehookflyfishing.com/ 

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $300  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities. 

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

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

    Dates:  August 6-9, 2020  

    Leader:  Paul Kromhout  mailto:pkromhout@comcast.net

    Number of anglers (including leader):  7

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Suggested Gear:  

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

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

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

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

    • 16 Aug 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 20 Lakes Basin, CA
    • 4
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    Rondy:  20 Lakes Basin Backpack

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

    Leader:  Brad Bradford  mailto:bradford@realpropserv.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

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

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

    You will need all the normal backpacking gear to take care of yourself on the trail.  We may share some gear such as stoves, water filters, etc.  Bring your favorite fly rod for fishing deep-shored lakes and small rushing creeks. There will be opportunities to fish with dries, nymphs, and streamers.

    You must also be an experienced backpacker and have the ability to hike with your pack up to 4 miles a day on rough trails.  The leader is an experienced backpacker.  However, the expectation is that all participants in this Rondy will be self-sufficient.  There will be a pre-meeting to discuss logistics, gear, shared food, etc.  The date for this pre-meeting is tbd. 

    Suggested Gear:  2-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include your transportation, permits, food/supplies. 

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

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

    Dates:  September 9-12, 2020 (although dates could change due to wilderness permit lottery)  

    Leader:  Steve Hegedus  mailto:steveheggie@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  4

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

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

    You must also be an experienced backpacker and have the ability to hike with your pack and gear. The leader is an experienced backpacker, however, the expectation is that all participants in this Rondy will be self-sufficient. There will be a pre-meeting to discuss logistics, gear, shared food, etc. The date for this pre-meeting is TBD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dates:  September 13, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  13

    Description:  This Rondy will be structured as a "clinic", where Patrick will share what he knows about his favorite local river.  This is not a fishing trip (although you will have time to fish it on your own after the clinic).  The plan is to meet at the river where Patrick will share techniques, tackle choices, and the various access points.  After the talk, you will have time to fish on your own.  We'll also meet for a BYOB lunch midday.   

    About Putah Creek:  Putah is a catch and release tailwater fishery located about 1-1/2 hours from San Francisco.  It is the closest wild trout fishery to the Bay Area and has some of the largest wild Rainbow trout in California, where 30+ inch fish are caught every year.  The following are helpful links:

    https://putahcreektrout.org/fishing/

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

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

    Suggested Gear:  After the presentation, should you want to fish on your own, you will need:  5 or 6 wt, 9' or 9-1/2' fly rods with floating fly lines.  3, 4 & 5x tippet, split shot, indicators, wading staff (mandatory as some of the wading is difficult), sturdy waders, wading boots (felt soles with studs are recommended), rain jacket, plenty of water, and your lunch.  Patrick recommends the following flies: Two-Bit Hooker size 16-18, Bead head Pheasant Tail Nymph 16-18, Zebra Midge 20-22, and any Soft Hackles 16-18.  

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Additional costs will be your lunch and parking fees

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

    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 19 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cooper Landing, AK
    • 4
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    Rondy:  Alaska 

    Dates:  September 17-19, 2020  

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

    Number of anglers (including leader):  10

    Description:  This Rondy is a 3-day guided float fly-fishing adventure on the scenic and famous Kenai River in Alaska where we will fly-fish for big Alaska size Rainbow and Dolly Varden Trout.  Guides will drift through miles of scenic water in custom built power drift boats where we will nymph flesh and egg patterns or swing flies for Trout and Dollies.  Swinging opportunities will depend on water levels but bring your Spey rod if interested. Boots with felt soles are not allowed in Alaska and studs are not allowed in boats so rubber soles are required. There will be 2 anglers per boat/guide which is a real treat here (every other guide on the Kenai has 3-4 anglers per boat!).  Guides will provide top-quality fly-fishing gear and flies but not Spey rods. Snacks, water and a hot lunch will also be provided each day.

    We can meet and carpool from Anchorage airport to the Kenai River, which is about 100 miles south of Anchorage (2 hours) or just meet there depending on preference.  Lodging options will be discussed in the future.  Our guides will meet us each morning then shuttle to launch site for an exciting day of fishing.

    As we get closer, we will have a meeting to discuss more details including equipment, lodging, car pools, accommodations, etc. In the meantime, you can get more details and check out the fish photos on the Silent Run website at http://silentrunak.com/

    Here are some things not included that you should budget for in addition to the rondy fee:

    • Lodging will run approximately $100-130 per room (and can be shared room or not)
    • Airfare cost approximately $500 RT from SFO to ANC
    • Rental car approximately $100/day for full size SUV (we'll share some cars)
    • Dinner (several reasonable local places nearby)
    • Alcohol (BYOB)
    • Alaska fishing license (buy online)
    • Gratuities (20% + of guide fee recommended)
    • Personal items, clothes, waders, boots (no felts or spikes), Spey rod, etc.

    Suggested Gear:  7-8 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines.  7-8 wt two hand rods.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $1,075  

    Other expenses will be lodging, transportation, guide gratuities, etc as listed above. 

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

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

    Dates:  September 18-21, 2020  

    Leader:  Dick Yerian  mailto:ryerian@gmail.com

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Other expenses will be transportation and food/beverage.  

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

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

    Dates:  September 25-27, 2020  

    Leader:  Tony Tredway  mailto:tonytredway@yahoo.com  

    Number of anglers (including leader):  6

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

    There will be a pre-meeting (TBD) this summer to discuss plans including logistics, lodging, gear, etc.  

    Suggested Gear:  This is a cast, swing, mend, and hang-on Rondy!  Long casts are a plus, but you'll find fish within 50 feet. Either 6-8 wt single hand rods, or 4-7wt spey rods, with floating lines, are recommended. Waders, boots with felt or studded soles, and wading staffs are a must!  It's slippery.  Don't forget to get a 2020 Steelhead card in addition to your California fishing license.

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will be transportation, lodging and food.  More details to come.

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

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

    Dates:  October 3-4, 2020  

    Leader:  Dick Swanson  mailto:grsa@comcast.net

    Number of anglers (including leader):  9

    Description:  The Upper "Sac" is everything a freestone trout stream should be:  It has riffles, pocket water, long runs, and deep pools. It is a wonderful "walk and wade" river that flows 37 miles from Lake Siskiyou to Shasta Lake. Rondy leader Dick Swanson will lead 8 club anglers to show them good places to enter and fish the river.  We will meet the first day at 7:00AM at the Ted Fay Fly Shop, located in downtown Dunsmuir.  We will make a short drive to the river.

    Suggested Gear:  4-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines for dry flies and nymphing, 4X-6X leaders, 5X-7X tippet (Mono or Flourocarbon), split-shot, indicators, and flies. Full wading attire and staff.  Weather is always changeable - Be prepared. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include travel, lodging (there are several motels and campgrounds in the area - more information will be forthcoming), meals, and perhaps, the purchase of a few flies while in the fly shop (to help support the grateful owner Bob who personally ties most of his flies). 

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

    • 04 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bend, OR
    • 5
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    Rondy:  Deschutes River 

    Dates:  October 4-6, 2020  

    Leader:  Libby Wolfensperger  mailto:ewolfensperger@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 $1,172.50  

    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.

    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport, CA
    • 5
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