LTFF Shooting Head & Sinking Line Casting Clinic, 2/1/20

  • 01 Feb 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • GG Casting ponds --all 3 ponds are reserved for this clinic
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Registration is closed

This "Shooting Head and Sinking Line Casting Clinic" to be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020, is primarily for those registered Intermediate students (and interested Novices) in the club's "Learn to Fly Fish" Program who have already acquired the necessary gear for this and are planning to attend the LTFF Intermediate Class's Pyramid Lake, Shad, Surf, Delta, or Steelhead fish-outs this year where these casting skills are likely or often needed. 

Rendezvous program participants who plan to attend similar "Rondies" or other club members are also welcome to register for this clinic since it is expected to be the only one offered this year.  Registration has been limited to 45 participants due to pond limitations.

Clinic attendees are reminded to bring your own fly rod and other gear, including waders if you wish to get in the ponds, but also whatever appropriate shooting head or sinking line gear you own now or intend to fish with. This gear includes rods, reels, lines, leaders, and in particular, shooting heads, running lines, sinking lines, and sink tips.  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. 

Coffee and Q&A on shooting heads and sinking lines/tips starting at 8:00AM:    Come to the ponds early on this morning for both a discussion and Q&A on what some of the various options are for shooting heads, sinking tips, and sinking lines these days with all the available lines and casting styles in use today.  

Over a cup of free coffee, Willy George will offer his thoughts about what works well for various fisheries and lead a Q&A session to answer some of your questions and hopefully clear up some of the confusion you may have now about sinking set-ups for strictly single-handed rods, which will be the focus of this clinic.  You are encouraged to break out your own sinking shooting head, commando head, sink tip, integrated sink-tip line, or full sinking line set-up (that you plan to cast with later in the casting portion of this clinic starting around 9:00AM) to be inspected and discussed with you about the suitability of this rig for your intended fishing destinations this coming year.  Who knows, you might learn about other options here that may work even better for you.

There is no fee for this clinic to be hosted by Willy George and some of his volunteer casting instructors, but all participants are requested to BE SURE TO REGISTER for this event in order to plan for the required number of instructors. 

For more info, contact John Murphy 

or Willy George,

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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