Mel's Day - Free Casting Lessons

  • 11 Apr 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Angler's Lodge & Casting Ponds, Golden Gate Park


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The Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club presents "Mel's Day", the annual one-day casting clinic honoring the late Mel Krieger.

In memory of Mel Krieger and his many contributions to the GGACC, this one-day expanded casting clinic is offered at no-charge to both club members and the general public. The clinic will be held at the finest casting facility in the world "THE GOLDEN GATE ANGLING & CASTING CLUB" located in Golden Gate Park. A limited number of fly rods will be available. Lunch will be available for the nominal fee of $5.00/person.

Recognized for three decades as the top fly fishing instructor in the United States and much of the world, Mel Krieger is famous for a fine-tuned teaching approach that makes learning the sport easy, fast, and lots of fun!  Tens of thousands of fly casters learned the fundamentals at Mel's elbow, including many of the world's finest fishermen, champion casters, expert anglers, guides, and instructors. The Mel Krieger Method of teaching is quick and successful.

  • Taught by IFFF-certified casting instructors who were trained by Mel Krieger himself!
  • Students should bring the following:  Hat, jacket (rain gear if needed), glasses (clear or sun, for eye protection), and a rod, reel, & floating line (if you have these now)
  • Free loaner rods (with reels and lines) available on a first served basis for those who arrive early (around 8:45am)
  • From 9:30 AM to Noon:  Free Fly Casting Lessons -- with separate skills instruction offered for Beginners, Novices, Intermediate, and Advanced Students
  • From Noon to 1:00 PM:  BBQ Lunch (Only $5) 
  • From 1:00-2:30 PM:  There will be 3 simultaneous Casting Seminars featuring IFFF-certified Master Casting Instructors from the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club. Students can choose which seminar to attend:
    • John Till -- Tighter Loops and more...
    • Floyd Dean --Specialized Casts & Aerialized Mends
    • Willy George--"Holy Grail" of Fly Casting: Accuracy    

  • FINALLY, please pre-register [to assist with the number of needed instructors] online the via the RSVP link on this webpage or contact John C. Till at (use Mel's Day for subject in your email or by calling him at 650-348-1216 

Location: GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

John Till
Cost: This event is free.

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

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