LTFF Level 3 Float Tube Safety Clinic

  • 24 Aug 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco

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NOTE:  The West casting pond is reserved exclusively for the following event for the afternoon of August 24 from 2-5pm.  This clinic will be held in the afternoon of the GGACC "Demo Day".

This Float Tube Clinic on Saturday afternoon, August 24th, from 2pm to 5:00pm is designed to prepare the Level 3 "Learn to Fly Fish" students to fly fish on still waters using a float tube.

Fly angling on a mountain lake—or really any pond or lake—can be both relaxing and rewarding.  Comfortably sitting in a float tube keeps you cool on hot days and creates an intimacy with the environment that you just don’t usually get otherwise.

Float tubes are light-weight, compact and easy-to-carry…  The lake that’s a short hike from the parking lot is easily accessible where that might not be the case without a boat launch.  Float tubes are relatively low cost (much less than a boat) and can easily be stored in a closet or your garage.  They are stable and comfortable, and provide a great platform for fishing lakes, and even trolling.

Float tubes can also be dangerous and a bit challenging if you haven’t learned some basic clues and approaches to entering/exiting the water, as well as casting while sitting in a float tube.   That’s what you will get from this clinic from our great GGACC instructors.  The primary objective is to teach basic float tube use and safety. Instructors will provide float tubes, fins, and PFD's for participants to try-out in the west pond—including training and tips on casting from a float tube. 

As a huge bonus, we will have the Outcast rep with us, in conjunction with the scheduled Far Bank Demo Day, to demonstrate and discuss float tube products.  If you decide to purchase your own, you will have all of the information you need to make a great choice with the right gear.

THIS CLINIC IS OPEN TO CURRENTLY REGISTERED LEVEL 3  2024 LEARN TO FLY FISH STUDENTS ONLY.  GGACC MEMBERS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO ATTEND THE PRESENTATION FROM THE OUTCAST REPRESENTATIVE AT 2pm.

LTFF students will need to bring their own waders and boots (or other booties) to this clinic if they wish to try-out one or more float tubes.  They should also bring their 9 ft 5 wt fly rod and reel to practice casting to targets while in a float tube.

Students will navigate a course in the far west pond that includes how to safely get in the tube, experience moving backwards, line management and casting.

1.    learn different kinds of tubes

2.    how to safely use a float tube

3.    how to navigate a float tube

4.    how to cast from a float tube

This clinic is limited to current LTFF Level 3 students ONLY, and is intended for both skills instruction and preparation for the LTFF Level 3 fish-out on Heenan Lake September 28th, 2024

For more information contact:  Bruce Greenwood   ltff.ggacc@gmail.com



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