Fall River Rondy 7/25 & 26

  • 24 Jul 2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • 26 Jul 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Spinner Fall Lodge, upper Fall River, 7 miles west of McArther
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This is the second of two Fall River Rondies this year, offering two days of dry fly fishing and streamer fishing on California's fabled Fall River. This "no bobber" trip is intended to expose competent anglers to the joy of traditional fly fishing with dry flies, streamers, and only stripped or swung nymphs. 

Participation is now limited to 5 1 additional experienced angler, who must be a current club member and who will be pre-qualified for this event by Bob Pauli since this rondy is part of his new Traditional Fly Fishing program (email Bob for his approval before signing up). This Rondy is not for those students now in the  "Learn to Fly Fish" program or for other beginners to this sport.

The location and lodging is Spinner Fall Lodge on the upper Fall River located on McArther Road, 7 miles west of McArther, CA.  If you act quickly, lodge rooms may still be available for the nights of July 24, 25, & 26 for participants to make their own room reservations. Discount rates apply for this GGACC group (mention GGACC Bob Pauli). Single $109 & double $139 rooms may still be available. Reservations 530-336-5827. Email: info@spinnerfalllodge.com.

if this group approves, there will be an initial gathering on Sunday, 7/24/16 for a 6:00pm dinner / orientation at the Spinner Fall Lodge (no-host dinner). Fishing days are Monday & Tuesday, 7/25&26, with an 8:00 AM pick-up each day by our guides, who will provide sandwiches & beverages for lunch.

Anglers may want to fish "unguided" on either before or after this rondy, but this river must be fished from boats only. The lodge has boats for rent. This trip may be on the tail end of the Fall River's fabled evening "Hex Hatch". So pairs of club anglers may wish to book an additional guided trip for themselves before Monday or after Tuesday. To do so with one of our 3 top-notch, highly experienced Fall River guides, contact Bob Pauli (see his info below). This should be done soon though, especially for an evening booking.

Gear:  Rod #1:  5wt medium action 9' fly rod with floating line and 20' leader, tapered to 5x. Assembling such leaders is simple and will be covered in the 3/5/16 pre-meeting clinic. Rod #2:  5 or 6wt medium action 9' fly rod with intermediate sink shooting head and 9' - 12' leader tapered to 5x.

Skills required:  Rod #1:  ability to cast 50', turning over a 20' leader and to execute the "Fall River feed" for drag-free drift with dry flies.  Rod #2:  ability to cast 65', turning over a 9' - 12'  leader and strip retrieve. Longer casts are better.

Weather issues:  Northern CA mountain climate at 3300' elevation. Dress in layers and bring rain gear. Temperatures are generally 10 degrees lower than Redding.

Expenses: $480, plus the additional cost of lodging, all meals (other than Mon. & Tues. lunch), and guide gratuities.

Additional information:  Dry fly fishing, streamer fishing, and swung or stripped nymphs and wet flies only; no "bobber" fishing allowed on this rondy.

Leader contact: Bob Pauli 707-322-3583 bob.pauli@mac.com

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

General Information:


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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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