Free Casting Lessons at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds

  • 14 Nov 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco

FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN AGAIN PROCEED WITH MONTHLY FREE CASTING LESSONS ON A RESTRICTED BASIS WITH APPROVAL OF SAN FRANCISCO REC & PARKS DEPT. 

WHEN APPROVED, SUCH RESTRICTIONS WILL BE DESCRIBED LATER IN THIS CALENDAR POSTING TO REPLACE THE TYPICAL DESCRIPTION BELOW. 


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.  These lessons are followed by a free small lunch courtesy of GGACC.  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 and for lunch planning purposes.  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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