Casting Programs

Since the founding of the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club (GGACC) in 1933 and the construction of the world famous casting ponds in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in 1938, GGACC has always had a tradition of providing quality casting instruction to its members and the general public. Recently, one of the most celebrated casting instructors of our time, Mel Krieger, routinely conducted casting lessons at the GG ponds. Since Mel's passing in 2008, several of the instructors that he personally trained, have continued teaching in his tradition.

GGACC's current Head Casting Instructor is Willy George, an FFI Certified Master Casting Instructor (MCI) who trained under Mel Krieger. The MCI is the highest level of instructor certification bestowed by Fly Fishers International (FFI). Willy also sits on the FFI Casting Board of Governors (which was founded my Mel) and its Executive Committee and trains and certifies future casting instructors as an authorized FFI Test Examiner. Willy is the Director of Casting Instruction for the Northern California Council of the FFI and is on faculty at Stanford University where he teaches their first ever credited, introduction to fly fishing course. The volunteer casting instructors at GGACC are all personally trained by Willy to provide quality casting instruction using the methodology developed by the FFI and in the tradition and inspirational spirit of Mel Krieger.

The Casting Instruction Program at GGACC includes:

  • Free Monthly Casting Lessons for Members and the General Public (see description below)
  • Casting instruction for Students in the GGACC Learn to Fly Fish Program
  • Two-handed Spey Casting Instruction in the Spey Education Program
  • Specialized Casting Clinics such as Shooting Head & Sinking Line Classes for GGACC Rondy and LTFF Participants
  • Training for current and future casting instructors in the GGACC Casting Instructor Development Program (see description below)

Free Monthly Casting Lessons Open to the Public

On the second Saturday of each month year-round, GGACC hosts its popular Free Monthly Casting Lessons for Members and the General Public. All classes are held at the Golden Gate casting ponds in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Classes begin at 9:30 AM and conclude at 12 Noon. A free lunch is then provided by GGACC. After lunch, a free Skills Building session is held in the Angler's Lodge clubhouse to further assist with the students' fly fishing education (see description elsewhere on this website).

All casting instruction is provided by specially trained, qualified teachers using standardized, proven teaching methodologies and carefully crafted lesson plans designed for group instruction. The casting instructors at GGACC are recognized by the global casting community as some of the finest fly casters and instructors in the world. They participate on an entirely volunteer basis and are committed to taking our student casting abilities to the highest levels possible.

Four different levels, listed below, are taught concurrently in separate cohorts, each run by a Lead Instructor. Students are welcome to choose their own training level or can ask any of the instructors for advice on a best fit for their interests and abilities.

  • Level 1 - Beginner
    • Beginners learn how to set-up a fly rod and reel
    • Beginners learn the Roll Cast, the Pick Up and Lay Down Cast, and how to False Cast
  • Level 2 - Novice
    • Novice students should have a good handle on the Beginner skills mentioned above
    • Novice students work primarily on loop control on both Roll Casts and Overhead Casts while False Casting
    • They also learn how to use their line hands and to shoot line
  • Level 3 - Intermediate
    • Intermediate students should have competency on the Novice skills mentioned above
    • Intermediate students further perfect their loop control and take aim at accuracy targets
    • They also learn to slip line, single haul, and make presentation casts
  • Level 4 - Advanced
    • Advanced students should have a mastery of all the skills mentioned above
    • Advanced students learn to double haul, hit accuracy targets at distance, and cast in the wind
    • They also learn to make various presentation casts & mends, single-handed Spey casts, and other specialty casts

Periodically we also offer students an opportunity to participate in the popular FFI Casting Skills Challenge as a low key, fun way to assess your current level of casting competency. Participants discover which casting skills they should be practicing. This is done on a completely voluntary basis. Ask your casting instructor for more information.

The free casting lessons described above are the number one way that GGACC attracts new members but you do not need to be a member to join us. No prior casting or fly fishing experience is necessary and free loaner equipment is provided on a first come, first served basis.

Interested students should check the GGACC Events Calendar on this website for specific dates and more detailed information. Participants should be sure to Register on the Events Calendar.

Casting Instructor Development Program

The Casting Instructor Development Program at GGACC was developed by Willy George to build a cadre of specially trained, qualified casting instructors to fill the numerous casting instructor needs of GGACC, including the Free Monthly Casting Lessons. To enter the Program, candidates must first exhibit casting skills at the highest possible level. Then they must demonstrate a commitment to further skill improvement including becoming a teacher of fly casting. Many of our current casting instructors are "home grown" having started as GGACC students.

These instructors learn to teach casting using standardized, proven teaching methodologies and carefully crafted lesson plans designed for group instruction. Our expert instructors also help new candidates become better casters by understanding casting mechanics and loop dynamics. Before we ask new instructors to teach students or lead a casting lesson, we allow them to "shadow" an experienced instructor. We also help candidates to diagnose and solve casting problems at all skill levels.

The Casting Instructor Development Program meets monthly on the second Saturday of each month. Their morning is spent teaching students in the free casting lessons. In the afternoon, the instructors become "students" once again to learn the art and science of casting instruction. The time commitment is significant but very rewarding. Several of these casting instructors have progressed to the level where they are prepared to take the rigorous, multi-hour FFI Casting Instructor certification test. For those who are interested and able, this journey takes on an additional commitment of time and effort. Certification candidates sometimes train for several years before being truly ready for the test. The GGACC Casting Instructor Development Program is recognized as one of the premier programs in the world to train for the FFI certification exams.

If you are interested in joining the Casting Instructor Development Program to become a casting instructor at GGACC and to possibly train for the FFI Casting Instructor certification test, please contact Willy George.

Willy George
GGACC Head Casting Instructor
busygeorges@aol.com

Upcoming events

    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

    CANCELLED DUE TO FORCASETED RAINS AND WINDS

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 14 Jan 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 11 Feb 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GG Casting ponds --Docks 3 and 4 (West End)
    • 30

    THIS SEMINAR WILL USE THE WEST CASTING POND FROM 9AM TO 12 NOON ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH.


    This "Shooting Head and Sinking Line Casting Seminar" to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 9AM-12pm.    This seminar is primarily for those registered 2023 Level 3  students in the club's "Learn to Fly Fish" Program (LTFF) who are planning to attend the LTFF Level 3 Pyramid Lake, Shad, Surf, or Striper fish-outs in 2023 where these casting skills are often required.   

    LTFF registration for this seminar will open at 12 Noon on Monday, January 9th.

    Following LTFF registration, we will open this event to interested club members in the general membership to fill 30 student spots.  This will open roughly a week following the initial registration opening.

    Please read below as all registrants need to bring their own gear.

    You may be interested to learn that many important elements of shooting head systems were developed on our casting ponds by our own GGACC members. 

    Willy George will lead this seminar with support from our GGACC casting instructor crew.   Topics will include:

    -       A review of where and why these rigs are used

    -       A discussion of the various types of shooting head, sinking line, and sink tips etc. available, including the pro’s/con’s of each and their fishing application

    -       Demonstration, instruction, and on-the water practice of techniques necessary to effectively cast and manage these rigs, including retrieval techniques for various fishing and target species

    Note:  this clinic is for SINGLE HANDED RODS ONLY (safety issues prohibit casting two handed rods with these rigs on the GGACC ponds)

    All registered attendees must bring a single handed fly rod/reel (6-8 wt recommended)

    as well as at least one of the following shooting head or sinking line systems:

    • A shooting head and a running line

      Shooting heads come in various weights, often one or two weights heavier than your rod weight and also various sink rates according to the type of fishing you are doing

    • A fully integrated sinking line

      Full sinking lines should match your rod weight and the sink rate of the line should be determined by the type of fishing you are doing

    • A floating line with a sink tip

      Sink tip lines are a compromise and are not as effective as the above two systems

    • Each of the above systems needs a simple, level (not tapered) leader, for example 6 to 8 feet of 12 - 15 pound nylon leader material and a yarn fly

    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.   You will not fully benefit from the seminar without having at least one of these line types and the appropriate matching rod/reel.

    To that end, a zoom call will be held with Willy George February 1st form 7-8:30pm where registered participants can obtain a “gear pre-briefing” and ask questions so you can purchase the appropriate items for this February 18th casting seminar.   Details for this call will be provided to registered participants, along with a short pre-study document.

    There is no fee for this clinic to be hosted by Willy George and his volunteer casting instructors, but all participants must be registered to participate in this event .

    For more info, contact Bruce Greenwood  brucegre@pacbell.net 

    or Willy George, busygeorges@aol.com


    • 11 Mar 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 08 Apr 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 13 May 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 10 Jun 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 08 Jul 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 05 Aug 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 09 Sep 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 14 Oct 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 11 Nov 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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

    • 09 Dec 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco
    Register

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

    A few points to consider –

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

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

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

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

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


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

General Information:

club.ggacc@gmail.com

Rondy Program:

rondy.ggacc@gmail.com

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

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