In Search of the Perfect Cast

  • 08 May 2019
  • 11 Sep 2019
  • 10 sessions
  • 08 May 2019, 6:45 PM 8:15 PM (PDT)
  • 22 May 2019, 6:45 PM 8:15 PM (PDT)
  • 05 Jun 2019, 6:45 PM 8:15 PM (PDT)
  • 19 Jun 2019, 6:45 PM 8:15 PM (PDT)
  • 26 Jun 2019, 6:45 PM 8:15 PM (PDT)
  • 10 Jul 2019, 6:45 PM 8:15 PM (PDT)
  • 24 Jul 2019, 6:45 PM 8:15 PM (PDT)
  • 14 Aug 2019, 6:45 PM 8:15 PM (PDT)
  • 28 Aug 2019, 6:45 PM 8:15 PM (PDT)
  • 11 Sep 2019, 6:45 PM 8:15 PM (PDT)
  • Casting ponds at Golden Gate Park, SF

Note:  This (mostly alternating) Wednesday evening casting event is FREE and open to the public.  No prior registration required.  Just show up each night with your own fly rod and yarn fly (no club rods will be issued for this, but George may be able to provide a loaner rod if arranged in advance-- see contact info below).  The May 8th and June 26th evenings this year are Fly Fishing Crash Courses, which nights will basically be Cliff Notes for fly fishing. Knots, rigging, casting, reading water, and fly fishing techniques will be taught at three different stations. 

"In Search of the Perfect Cast" is an after-work casting session dedicated to teaching fly anglers how to improve their casting technique through deliberate practice and drills. It all began when a few casting nerds started to get together at the casting ponds to discuss the subtleties of the fly cast. In keeping with tradition, you will find good people, great advice, and camaraderie as you practice your casting skills with like-minded anglers.

Our class is designed to accommodate fly casters at all skill levels in advancing their fishing abilities. We focus on teaching foundational techniques and concepts that you can further explore on your own time, in future classes and on the stream. We will explore techniques ranging from the fundamentals of loop shape, timing, and trajectory to the finer points of single hand spey casting techniques. You will have the opportunity to play with equipment ranging from the modern graphite fly rod to the traditions of bamboo and fiberglass.

Your lead instructor, George Revel, is IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor, Past President of Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, California Trout Ambassador, National Casting Champion, and owner of Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop. (



May 8, 2019 (Fly Fishing Crash Course)
May 22, 2019


June 5, 2019
June 19, 2019

June 26, 2019 (Fly Fishing Crash Course) on back-to-back Weds.


July 10, 2019
July 24, 2019


August 14, 2019 (skipped prev. wk. --music festival) 

August 28, 2019


September 11. 2019

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

General Information:

Rondy Program:

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

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