Events Calendar

Below is our club calendar of upcoming events. This calendar changes often so check back frequently.

Should you want to add an event to the calendar, please submit your request on the Event Request Submission Form found here.

Upcoming events

    • 09 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 11 Dec 2021
    • (PST)
    • 12 sessions
    • Zoom mtg.; contact club president for invite

    DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF ANGLERS LODGE FOR COVID-19 CONCERNS, BEGINNING IN APRIL, 2020, AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL GGACC BOARD MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ONLINE AS VIRTUAL MEETINGS (via Zoom).  These virtual meetings will start at 9:00AM on the scheduled date (usually 2nd Saturday of the month).


    This is the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club, for which the meeting room in the Anglers Lodge is reserved from 8-9am.  

    If you have new business to present to the Board, please contact us at ggaccdirectors@gmail.com 

    GGACC members are welcome to attend.  


    • 18 Apr 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club and San Jose Flycasters, but open to any registered person who would like to participate to test their skill against others or to just take part in the training to be offered as part of these casting games this year -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds have been scheduled to be typically held on the third Sunday of each month from 9:30am to about 12:30pm. But be sure to check the calendar each month for the actual date for this event.  Once the Lodge has been re-opened, these events will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and the center and east casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net  

    • 20 Apr 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Golden Gate Casting Ponds
    Register

    This year's pond cleaning will take place on TUESDAY, April 20, 2021, starting at 7:30 AM. 

    Join us for for spring cleaning at the GGACC — we need your help to get the ponds in shape and ready for a season of casting! 

    Every year in the spring, a group of hard-working club members, better known as the Water  Warriors, along with staff from SF Rec and Parks, spend a few hours preparing the club’s casting ponds for the season. We plan to meet up in the morning at 7:30AM and are usually done by 12:30PM.

    The tools we use are old-school: brooms and shovels, wheelbarrows and elbow grease. Those who are feeling adventurous can volunteer for the the hose crew! The Rec & Parks Dept. will provide all of the tools and a handful of employees to help us with the work.  After the ponds are thoroughly cleaned and dry, they will also coordinate the removal of any aquatic growth in the ponds and repair the cracks in the concrete. 

    All you need to bring is your mask, waders (or a pair of rubber boots), eye protection, and maybe a pair of work gloves.

    This year as we come out of lockdown, it is still important to observe the guidance set forth by the Department of Public Health:

    • Mask compliance
    • Safe distancing
    • Hand sanitizing 

    We hope you will consider joining us on April 20th, and giving the GGACC a few hours of your time. We need at least 30 volunteers to get the job done.  To sign up for this activity on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, please send an email to this year's Pond Cleaning Coordinator:  
    Robbins Peek: Club.ggacc@gmail.com

    Have any questions about this activity? Feel free to contact Robbins -- he'll be very glad to hear from you!


                                  

    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    Note:  This one-day Spey Angler class is an extended-hour make-up session for the previously scheduled Spey Angler class #125 on January 23-24, 2021 that was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.  As such, only those previously registered for the January event or, if necessary someone on the waitlist, may be invited to attend this event.  

    There are no new registrations expected to be allowed for this event.

    • 25 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • American River near Sacramento, location TBD

    Note:  This Spey Improver class #128 is a make-up session for the Spey Improver #123 class on November 21, 2020, that was cancelled due to Covid concerns.  Only those who were previously registered for the Nov. class or, if need be, waitlisted for that class may participate in this one day make-up event to be held on the American River.

    As such, no new registrations are expected for this event. 

    • 26 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual - Online Zoom meeting
    Register

    With the re-start of GGACC’s Learn To Fly Fish program, we are looking for volunteers to be “Fish-Out Leaders” for the outings we are scheduling for Learn To Fly Fish students.

    As a Fish-Out Leader, you are the host for students attending a Fish-Out event. Your primary responsibilities are to insure the organization and safety of students during the event. As we re-boot the program, we will primarily be using professional guides as our instructors and leaders on the water. You may assist in this respect, providing an “extra hand” where necessary, but you will join the class on the water and benefit from the guide’s instruction and knowledge as an observer.

    The event planning and organization will be done by the program leadership. You will attend a logistics preparation meeting/call with the registered students a week or so prior to the outing. As students arrive at the event location, you will help them get settled and ready for the guided outing. Working with program leadership, you will assign students to their guides and make sure they are prepared for the day and know when and where they are to be for the outing on the water. After assisting (along with a cast or two yourself), you will insure everyone is safely off the water and accounted for.

    We are scheduling outings, and are in need of several leaders ASAP. We are looking for a dependable and solid team of leaders which enables us to serve the nearly 100 LTFF students in the program, offering as many outing opportunities as possible.

    If you have interest, please plan to attend an informational Zoom call on Monday evening, April 26th at 7pm (see GGACC events calendar). We will discuss more details and answer your questions. The call will also be recorded if you cannot make it.

    Bruce Greenwood

    GGACC LTFF Program Leader


    • 29 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual Meeting over Zoom
    • 41
    Register

    Fireside Environmental Speaker Series

    The GGACC Conservation Committee is pleased to invite you to our Virtual speaker event:

    "THE MOKELUMNE RIVER"

    A presentation by Michael Weir of CalTrout

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7 pm PT

    Hosted by Stephen Starke


    Program:  MORE DESCRIPTION TO FOLLOW WHEN AVAILABLE


    REGISTRATION: Members can register on this page by clicking on the “Register” button to be shown here following the formal announcement of this event via email blast to the club's membership. Registrants will receive an email prior to the talk with a Zoom link to join the presentation..   

    This presentation is for GGACC members exclusively. If you would like to invite a fishing buddy, they can sign up to become a member through our website at GGACC.org for access to this event, in addition to all of our programs and events throughout the year.        

    For more information about this event or for suggestions about future conservation speakers, please contact Stephen Starke, Chairperson, GGACC Fireside Environmental Speaker Series, at sstarke@comcast.net

    If you are having difficulty in connecting to this Zoom meeting using the link emailed out to the registrants shortly before the event, email Mika McHenry at foxandmika@gmail.com

    About the Presenter

    Michael Wier

    Growing up in the Sierra Foothills Michael was always close to Nature.  Spending a lot of time at the Lakes and Rivers he learned to fish and tie flies at a young age. Once he moved to Lake Tahoe he began to split his time between snowboarding in the winters and fly-fishing in the summers.  Michael spent 15 seasons fishing and guiding the waters of the Truckee, Carson, Walker rivers and surrounding waters.  In 2001 he started BURL Productions specializing in adventure and outdoor films.  Notable titles to his credit include FISH EYE Videos, Trout Bum Dairies 1, SOULFISH 1&2 and CALI RUSH. Michael now works for California Trout helping to protect California’s Trout Salmon Steelhead and blue ribbon waters.  Michael is an Ambassador for Patagonia Fly-Fishing, Smith, Loon Outdoors, Galvan Reels and Outcast boats.  


    • 08 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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'S 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.

    • 08 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • GGACC casting ponds
    • 20
    Register

                            Learn To Fly Fish (LTFF) Casting Lessons

    This event is open to current Learn To Fly Fish (GGACC LTFF) students only.

    This is a two hour casting session open to current "Learn To Fly Fish" students only who were previously registered students in the club's 2020 LTFF program. Participants must be current on their club dues renewal for calendar year 2021. 

    There will be two separate, 2-hour classes held on Saturday May 8th.   Due to strict Covid restrictions, class size is limited to 30 students per class session.  Please sign up for one class session only.

    Priority will be given to Level 1 (formerly Beginners) and Level 2 (formerly Novice) students. Level 3 (formerly Intermediate) students may fill any remaining openings. 


    Level 1 and 2 students (and subsequently Level 3 students) will be notified via email of the date and time that registration will open and the Register button first appears.


    Click on the large "REGISTER" button (once it appears) to register for one these two Class sessions (this choice will appear in the second step): 

            Session 1   10AM-Noon  Saturday, May 8, 2021

            Session 2    1pm- 3pm   Saturday, May 8, 2021

    Please register for only one session.    More details will be provided to confirmed registrants.

    Casting lessons will be held at the GGACC ponds, Golden Gate Park.

    For questions, contact:  Bruce Greenwood  brucegre@pacbell.net

    • 08 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Angler's Lodge when allowed; otherwise likely Zoom mtg.

    THIS EVENT IS UNLIKELY TO BE HELD IN PERSON THIS MONTH DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CLOSING THE GG ANGLERS LODGE.  THIS SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM MAY SOON BE PRESENTED AS A SERIES OF ZOOM MEETINGS ON CERTAIN MONTHS.  CHECK BACK LATER TO THIS MONTHLY CALENDAR EVENT FOR ANY POTENTIAL CHANGE OF STATUS.

    FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN AGAIN PROCEED WITH MONTHLY SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM 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. 

    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons that month. Attendance may be limited to the maximum seating available for a particular program, so please register in advance of the event. 

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set.

    All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:

    Steve Fuerstenau  sfuerstenau@yahoo.com

    Patrick Mullin   patrickcmullin@gmail.com



    • 15 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    Note:  This one-day Spey Angler class is an extended-hour make-up session for the previously scheduled Spey Angler class #126 on February 6-7, 2021 that was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.  As such, only those previously registered for the February event or, if necessary someone on the waitlist, may be invited to attend this event.  

    There are no new registrations expected to be allowed for this event.

    • 15 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 16 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Upper McCloud River, Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort
    • 14
    Register

             LTFF Upper McCloud River Fish-outs -- Level 1 Students

    These two Upper McCloud River Fish-outs on May 14-16 (Group 1, guided fishing on May 15th) and May 15-17 (Group 2, fishing on May 16th) are exclusively intended for currently registered Level 1 (former Beginner) students in the GGACC's "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) program. Online registration will be opened at a date and time to be announced to the entire LTFF Level 1 Class via email. Registration for these fish-outs is limited and based on a first-to-register basis only.  There will be 16 openings for each group.  Registration is limited to only one group initially, with 2 day options open as availability allows (per LTFF Program Leader discretion).

    No doubt you have heard of the McCloud River if you have talked with many fly anglers in Northern California, since it is truly one of our state's most treasured fisheries for rainbow and brown trout.  However, most of that reputation comes from the larger Lower McCloud River that comes out of the McCloud Reservoir and runs down to Lake Shasta through some picturesque but rugged canyons that cross both public and private lands, including limited access into the Nature Conservancy waters and members-only access to some very exclusive club water.  The Lower McCloud is particularly well-known for big browns that come out of Lake Shasta in the fall to spawn.  But the Lower McCloud is not a good river for teaching Beginners how to fly fish, especially in the spring, so we are headed to the smaller Upper McCloud River instead, in the section of the river best known to campers, sightseers, and hikers for its scenic Lower Falls and Middle Falls.  

    Since much of the water for the Upper McCloud River comes from springs, we're hoping to find a little less run-off and high water than currently expected on Sierra streams, giving us a chance to teach you dry fly, dry-dropper, and indicator nymphing techniques as well as how to read water and wade safely.  We have hired professional guides from Confluence Outfitters. These guides will be primarily teaching and not acting as normal guides would -- meaning that they are not going to be doing everything that they would normally do for you (except casting or catching and landing fish), especially since they will have four of you to be working with and not the usual limit of just one or two anglers per guide.  We have selected Confluence Outfitters and these guides specifically for their teaching expertise.  We plan to have 4 guides with a guide to student ratio of 1:4.

    Under the watchful eyes of these guides, the students will be deciding how and where to start fishing, rigging up their own rods, selecting and tying on their own flies, untangling their own casting messes, and landing their own fish (hopefully). The guides will be helping to instruct you wherever you need it and offering suggestions about the required casting techniques, how to approach the water and what to look for there, while helping you select a target for your cast and suggesting how to move safely into position for that cast.  You learn best by listening carefully and then attempting it on your own with subsequent critique from your guide about your mistakes. Wading safety will be emphasized, as well as other safety precautions. We will hold several preparation sessions (likely Zoom meetings) prior to this event to prepare you as well for the outing.

    Meeting Location EACH morning at 8:30AM:  You will meet and check in with your fish-out leader on your guided fishing day in Fowlers Campground at a specific location there still to be confirmed with the guides. The leader will be sure you receive your flies and then assign you to a guide for the day. Following COVID safety guidelines, each student will bring their own lunch/snacks and water for the day.  You are expected to arrive, wader up, and be ready to listen/learn at 9AM and, after some instruction in rigging from your guide, head to the water soon afterward to start fishing. 

    Fowlers Campground is 5 miles east of the town of McCloud on CA Hwy 89 and about 1 mi. south of the highway on Fowler Public Camp Rd.  Look for a sign "Fowlers / Lower Falls" and turn right just after the sign to go another mile south.  Once you cross River Loop Rd., the left fork goes to the campground and the right fork goes to the day use area for the Lower Falls.  Watch for further info about where to park.  GPS Coord. for the campground:  Lat. 41.2448556, Long. -122.0232556

    Camping or Lodging Options:   We have reserved group campsites at Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort, which is off I-5, a short distance first west and then south of the town of Mt. Shasta, about 4-1/2 hours north of SF (without traffic) and about a 30 minute drive west of your fishing day's meet-up location at Fowlers Campground. (Use Google or other online map app for the I-5 exit and street directions to the lake resort.) 

    Group 1 and Group 2 each have separate, 2-night overlapping reservations at the campground (overlap is Saturday night).   Fees for these campsites are included in the registration fees.  Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort will have restroom facilities available for campers.   You must bring your own camping and cooking gear and food/drink for your stay at Lake Siskiyou.  Students are strongly encouraged to stay at the group camp and enjoy the opportunity to get to know your fellow anglers.  But, if you are absolutely opposed to the idea of camping, motel accommodations can be found in the nearby towns of Dunsmuir, Mt. Shasta, Weed, or possibly McCloud.

    Gear Needed:  Other than any camping gear that you may decide to bring, your fishing and other gear should include:  a 4 or 5 wt fly rod with floating line, at least 2-3 9ft. 4X tapered leaders, mono tippet spools in 3X-5X, fluoro tippet in 4X-5X, a few medium sized indicators of your choice, split-shot in at least AB & BB sizes, forceps, nippers, gel (or liquid) silicon fly floatant, dry-shake dessicant floatant, and a small or medium sized fly box (preferably watertight).   Your registration fee includes a selection of both dry flies and nymphs for the Upper McCloud.  We will be discussing entomology and fly imitations during our preparations meetings to help you purchase flies or tie your own to bring with you besides the limited number of flies being provided.

    Bring a pack of some sort, or a fishing vest with large back pocket, suitable to carry your fishing gear, lunch, and at least one liter of drinking water, plus a packable rain jacket or water resistant shell if there is any chance of rain or cool weather.  Other items that you MUST have include a wading staff with a lanyard, a hat with brim or bill, polarized sunglasses, and at least one wading belt for your waders.  

    Bring waders and wading boots (either felt-soled or studded rubber-soled, or even studded felt soles) and, if you really think that you might prefer to wet-wade (if it's very hot), a pair of neoprene guard socks (to wear over cotton wading socks to both fill your wading boots and help keep sand out of your socks).  Be forewarned though, a spring-time alpine stream -- whether spring-fed or snow-melt -- can be quite cold when you need to stand in it for more than a few minutes to make casting easier. 

    Don't forget your 2021 fishing license (guides are required to record your license into their guide log, it's a steep fine if caught fishing without one on your person, and it's a long drive back to get a duplicate copy), sunscreen, and bug repellent.   Optional gear includes sungloves, a buff, a landing net on a stretchy lanyard, a marine safety whistle, tiny first aid kit, small toilet paper or kleenex pack, and a little note book & pencil -- and maybe a stream thermometer and small fishnet or sieve if you are really getting into it.  

    We will follow Covid safety guidelines as well.  If you have not already received a vaccination, plan to have at least your first vaccine completed before this outing.  Bring your masks and hand sanitizer lotion.

    Registration fee of $190.00 is non-refundable and covers the guides' fees, flies, and campground fees. It does not cover travel costs, lodging (if you decide not to camp), food, or the guide's gratuity / tip.  (Suggested gratuity is $25-$35 cash per day per student for this particular trip)

    Students should remember to personally thank and tip their guide at the end of each day (based on how much you learned from him, not how many fish you caught). 

    Registrations must be completed by paying the fee online within 15 minutes of beginning the registration process to entitle you to a spot.  There are no refunds possible if you are unable to go after having completed your registration unless there is someone on a waitlist willing to pay that fee to replace you. 

    As soon as the registrations are mostly filled, you will be getting rosters of the registrants in each group and their contact info so that you may choose to reach out to your group about further plans, etc.

    For questions, contact:  Bruce Greenwood (brucegre@pacbell.net)


    • 16 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    GGACC casting ponds are reserved for this event. 

    More description to follow when details are finalized.  

    • 16 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Golden Gate casting ponds --east and center ponds only

    Introduction to the Sport of Competition Casting 

    Casting events:  Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz. Open-face Plug, Fly Distance demo 

    Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 9:30am to 1:00pm  

    Bring a fly rod (6wt preferably) with a floating line and 9' tapered leader (apprx. 4X).

    To register, contact Alice Gillibert    alicegillibert@comcast.net 


    This is a demonstration and training event for a necessarily very limited audience of GGACC members only, who have an interest in learning accuracy casting events in order to participate in the inter-club competition casting games (3 levels of competition, including Beginners Class C) held monthly at the GG casting ponds on the third Sunday morning.  

    Registration is limited to 6 current club members to comply with SF Rec & Parks Covid-19 restrictions.  Covid protocols of wearing masks and maintaining adequate spacing must be followed.  There should be no sharing of equipment. 

    For more info or to register, contact Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net 

    • 16 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club and San Jose Flycasters, but open to any registered person who would like to participate to test their skill against others or to just take part in the training to be offered as part of these casting games this year -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds have been scheduled to be typically held on the third Sunday of each month from 9:30am to about 12:30pm. But be sure to check the calendar each month for the actual date for this event.  Once the Lodge has been re-opened, these events will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and the center and east casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net  

    • 29 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 30 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Upper McCloud River, Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort
    • 19
    Register

              LTFF Upper McCloud River Fish-outs -- Level 2 Students

    These two Upper McCloud River Fish-outs on May 28-30 (Group 1, fishing with guides on May 29th) and May 29-31 (Group 2, fishing on May 30th) are exclusively intended for currently registered Level 2 (formerly Novice) students in the GGACC's "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) program. Registration for these fish-outs is limited and based on a first-to-register basis only.  There will be 16 openings for each group.  Registration is limited to only one group initially, with 2 day options open as availability allows (per LTFF Program Leader discretion).

    No doubt you have heard of the McCloud River if you have talked with many fly anglers in Northern California, since it is truly one of our state's most treasured fisheries for rainbow and brown trout.  However, most of that reputation comes from the larger Lower McCloud River that comes out of the McCloud Reservoir and runs down to Lake Shasta through some picturesque but rugged canyons that cross both public and private lands, including limited access into the Nature Conservancy waters and members-only access to some very exclusive club water.  The Lower McCloud is particularly well-known for big browns that come out of Lake Shasta in the fall to spawn.  But the Lower McCloud is not a good river for teaching Beginners how to fly fish, especially in the spring, so we are headed to the smaller Upper McCloud River instead, in the section of the river best known to campers, sightseers, and hikers for its scenic Lower Falls and Middle Falls.  

    Since much of the water for the Upper McCloud River comes from springs, we're hoping to find a little less run-off and high water than currently expected on Sierra streams, giving us a chance to teach you dry fly, dry-dropper, and indicator nymphing techniques as well as how to read water and wade safely.  We have hired professional guides from Confluence Outfitters. These guides will be primarily teaching and not acting as normal guides would -- meaning that they are not going to be doing everything that they would normally do for you (except casting and catching the fish), especially since they will have four of you to be working with and not the usual limit of just one or two anglers per guide.  We have selected Confluence Outfitters and these guides specifically for their teaching skills. We plan to have 4 guides with a guide to student ratio of 1:4.

    Under the watchful eyes of these guides, the students will be deciding how and where to start fishing, rigging up their own rods, selecting and tying on their own flies, untangling their own casting messes, and landing their own fish (hopefully). The guides will be helping to instruct you wherever you need it and offering suggestions about the required casting techniques, how to approach the water and what to look for there, while helping you select a target for your cast and suggesting how to move safely into position for that cast.  You learn best by listening carefully and then attempting it on your own with subsequent critique from your guide about your mistakes.  Wading safety will be emphasized along with other safety precautions.  We will hold several preparation sessions (likely Zoom meetings) prior to this event to prepare you as well for the outing.

    These Level 2 fish-outs will be distinguished from similar Level 1 fish-outs held 2 weeks prior with the guides covering more advanced topics including presentation techniques.   Don’t overlook this chance to fish these beautiful waters with great guides and the opportunity to catch trout on dry flies.  We will look to challenge you on these waters.

    Meeting Location EACH morning at 8:30AM:  You will meet up and check in with your fish-out leader on your fishing day morning in Fowlers Campground at a specific location there still to be confirmed with the guides.  The leader will be sure you receive your flies and then assign you to a guide for the day.  Following COVID safety guidelines, each student will bring their own lunch/snacks and at least a liter of drinking water for that day.  You are expected to arrive, wader up, and be ready to listen/learn starting at 9AM, before rigging up as instructed by your guide. 

    Fowlers Campground is 5 miles east of the town of McCloud on CA Hwy 89 and about 1 mi. south of the highway on Fowler Public Camp Rd.  Look for a sign "Fowlers / Lower Falls" and turn right just after the sign to go another mile south.  Once you cross River Loop Rd., the left fork goes to the campground and the right fork goes to the day use area for the Lower Falls.  Watch for further info about where to park.  GPS Coord. for the campground:  Lat. 41.2448556, Long. -122.0232556

    Camping or Lodging Options:   For Group 1 only, we have reserved a group campsite for both Friday and Saturday nights at Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort, which is off I-5, a short distance first west and then south of the town of Mt. Shasta, about 4-1/2 hours north of SF (without traffic) and about a 30 minute drive west of your fishing day's meet-up location at Fowlers Campground. (Use Google or other online map app for the I-5 exit and street directions to the lake resort.)  Fees for the Group 1 campsite is included in the registration fee.  Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort will have restroom facilities available for campers.   You must bring your own camping and cooking gear and food/drink for your stay at Lake Siskiyou.  Students are strongly encouraged to stay at the group camp and enjoy the opportunity to get to know your fellow anglers.

    Unfortunately, any group camping accommodations were no longer available for Group 2.  Therefore, if you wish to take advantage of this fish-out event on Sunday, May 30th (Group 2), you will need to arrange for your own camping site among the various NFS, State Park, and private campground options along I-5 or for motel accommodations in the nearby towns of Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir, Weed, or McCloud.  Correspondingly, Group 2 registration fees are lower for not including camping fees. (Note:  Fowlers Campground and others along the Upper McCloud River do not allow reservations and will likely already be full for the full week before this Memorial Day weekend.)  

    Gear Needed:  Other than any camping gear that you may decide to bring, your fishing and other gear should include:  a 4 or 5 wt fly rod with floating line, at least 2-3 9ft. 4X leaders, mono tippet spools in 3X-5X, fluoro tippet in 4X-5X, a few medium sized indicators of your choice, split-shot in at least AB & BB sizes, forceps, nippers, gel (or liquid) silicon fly floatant, dry-shake desiccant floatant, and a small or medium sized fly box (preferably watertight).   Your registration fee includes a selection of both dry flies and nymphs for the Upper McCloud.  We will be discussing entomology and fly imitations during our preparations meetings to help you purchase or tie other flies to bring with you. 

    Bring a pack of some sort or a fishing vest suitable to carry your fishing gear, lunch, and at least a liter of drinking water, plus a packable rain jacket or water resistant shell if there is any chance of rain or cool weather.  You must have a wading staff with a lanyard, a hat with brim or bill, polarized sunglasses, and at least one wading belt for your waders.  

    Bring waders and wading boots (felt-soled or studded rubber-soled) and, if you think that you might prefer to wet-wade if its hot, a pair of neoprene guard socks (to wear over cotton wading socks to both fill your wading boots and help keep sand out of your socks).

    Don't forget your fishing license (it's a long drive back to get a duplicate copy), sunscreen, and bug repellent.   Optional gear includes sungloves, a buff, a landing net on a stretchy lanyard, a marine safety whistle, tiny first aid kit, small toilet paper or kleenex pack, and a little note book & pencil and maybe a stream thermometer if you are really getting into it.  

    We will follow Covid safety guidelines as well.  If you have not already received a vaccination, plan to have at least your first vaccine completed before this outing.  Bring your masks and hand sanitizer lotion.

    Group 1 Registration fee of $190.00 is non-refundable and covers the guide's fee, a selection of flies, and group campground fees. It does not cover travel costs, lodging (if you decide not to camp), food, or the guide's gratuity.  

    Group 2 Registration fee of $175.00 is non-refundable and covers the guide's fee and a selection of flies.  It does not cover travel costs, lodging, campground fees, food, or the guide's gratuity.  

    Students should remember to personally thank and tip their guide at the end of each day (suggested gratuity for these particular fish-outs is $25-$35 cash per day per studenbased on how much you learned from your guide, not how many fish you caught).  

    Registrations must be completed by paying the fee online within 15 minutes of beginning the registration process to entitle you to a spot. There are no refunds possible if you are unable to go after having completed your registration unless there is someone on a waitlist willing to pay that fee to replace you. 

    As soon as the registrations are mostly filled, you will be getting rosters of the registrants in each group and their contact info so that you may choose to reach out to your group about further plans, etc.

    For questions, contact:  Bruce Greenwood (brucegre@pacbell.net)

    • 12 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco

    THIS EVENT IS POSTED ON THE CALENDAR NOW AS A PLACEHOLDER ONLY! 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'S 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.

    • 12 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Angler's Lodge when allowed; otherwise likely Zoom mtg.

    THIS EVENT IS UNLIKELY TO BE HELD IN PERSON THIS MONTH DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CLOSING THE GG ANGLERS LODGE.  THIS SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM MAY SOON BE PRESENTED AS A SERIES OF ZOOM MEETINGS ON CERTAIN MONTHS.  CHECK BACK LATER TO THIS MONTHLY CALENDAR EVENT FOR ANY POTENTIAL CHANGE OF STATUS.

    FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN AGAIN PROCEED WITH MONTHLY SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM 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. 

    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons that month. Attendance may be limited to the maximum seating available for a particular program, so please register in advance of the event. 

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set.

    All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:

    Steve Fuerstenau  sfuerstenau@yahoo.com

    Patrick Mullin   patrickcmullin@gmail.com



    • 19 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 20 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Upper Sacramento River, Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort
    • 14
    Register

       LTFF Upper Sacramento River Fish-outs -- Level 1 Students only 

    These two Upper Sac River Fish-outs on June 18-20 (Group 1, fishing with guides on June 19th)  and June 19-21 (Group 2, fishing on June 20th) are exclusively intended for currently registered Level 1 students in the GGACC's "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) program.  Online registration for these fish-outs will be opened at a date and time to be announced to the entire LTFF Level 1 Class via email. Registration for these fish-outs is limited and based on a first-to-register basis only.  There will be 12 openings for each group.  Registration is limited to only one group initially, with possible 2 fish day options opened afterward as availability allows (per LTFF Program Leader discretion).

    The Upper Sacramento River is one of Northern California's best known fly fishing rivers for rainbow and brown trout due to all the wadeable riffles and pocket water, especially in its upper stretches, which are relatively easy to access from both Interstate 5 and the railroad tracks that parallel much of the river from Lamoine at the south end up to the Cantara railroad bridge that's just north of the historic town of Dunsmuir.  Unlike the Lower Sacramento River, a big tailwater river, that flows out of Lake Shasta, this upper river follows a much more picturesque landscape of forested mountainsides and canyons, including the stunning mountain crags in Castle Crags State Park that borders this river. Most of the I-5 exits along the interstate here lead to some sort of access to the river.  

    Join this fish-out to learn some of the very best places to fish this gorgeous river from our Confluence Outfitter guides.  We plan to have 4 guides, with a guide to student ratio of 1:3.

    Pending further announcement, we will meet up with the guides at 8:30 AM at a location to be communicated later to all registrants. 

    Following COVID safety guidelines, each student will bring their own lunch/snacks and water for the day.  You are expected to arrive, wader up and be ready to listen/learn. The fish-out leader will distribute flies to you and assign you to your guide for the day,  The guide will instruct you how to rig up and go over other subjects starting at 9AM before getting you on the water. 

    Gear Needed:  Other than any camping gear that you may decide to bring, your fishing and other gear should include:  a 4 or 5 wt fly rod with floating line, at least 2-3 9ft. 4X leaders, mono tippet spools in 3X-5X, fluoro tippet in 4X-5X, a few medium sized indicators of your choice, split-shot in at least AB & BB sizes, forceps, nippers, gel (or liquid) silicon fly floatant, dry-shake dessicant floatant, and a small or medium sized fly box (preferably watertight).   Flies will be provided as part of the registration fees.  Entomology and fly imitations will be discussed in prep meetings prior to the fish-out to help you purchase some extra flies to bring along or tie your own before the trip. 

    Bring a pack of some sort, or a fishing vest with a large back pocket, suitable to carry your fishing gear, lunch, and at least one liter of drinking water, plus a packable rain jacket or water resistant shell if there is any chance of rain or cool weather.  You must have a wading staff with a lanyard, a hat with brim or bill, polarized sunglasses, and at least one wading belt for your waders.  

    Bring waders and wading boots (felt-soled or studded rubber-soled) and, if you think that you might prefer to wet-wade if it's really hot, a pair of neoprene guard socks (to wear over cotton wading socks to both fill your wading boots and help keep sand out of your socks). This river will likely be running pretty high still due to snow-melt and running pretty cold, so be sure you bring waders along in your vehicle no matter what you decide to do there.

    Don't forget your fishing license (it's a long drive back to get a duplicate copy), also sunscreen, and bug repellent.   Optional gear includes sungloves, a buff, a landing net on a stretchy lanyard, a marine safety whistle, tiny first aid kit, small toilet paper or kleenex pack, and a little note book & pencil and maybe a stream thermometer if you are really getting into it.  

    We will follow Covid safety guidelines as well.  If you have not already received a vaccination, plan to have at least your first vaccine completed before this outing.  Bring your masks and sanitizer lotion as well.

    Camping or Lodging Options:   We have reserved group campsites at Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort, which is a short distance first to the west and then south of the I-5 exit near the town of Mt. Shasta.  (Use Google or other map apps to get interstate exit and street directions to the resort.)  Travel time from the City is about 4-1/2 hours -- without accounting for traffic, so be sure to leave early enough to not be making others unhappy by setting up your camp after most others have gone to sleep.  

    Group 1 and Group 2 each have separate, overlapping two-night reservations at the campground (overlap is Saturday night).   Fees for these campsites are included in the registration fees.  Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort will have restroom facilities available for campers.   You must bring your own camping and cooking gear and food/drink for your stay at Lake Siskiyou.

    Camping is strongly encouraged to get better acquainted with your fellow students. However, if you need a motel instead, there are motel accommodations possible in the nearby towns of Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir, and Weed. 

    This fish-out is limited to the first 24 of the Level 1 students to register (two groups of 12 students).  The time and date that online registration opens will be announced to the class by email.  It is highly recommended that you try to attend the first fish-out in mid-May at the Upper McCloud so you are better prepared for this more challenging venue.

    Registration fee of $240.00 is non-refundable and covers the guide's fee (but not guide gratuities of $25-50 per day per person), flies, and campground fees. It does not cover your travel costs, motels (if you decide not to camp), food, or guide gratuities. Online payment of registration fee must be made within 15 minutes of starting the registration steps and your registration is not completed until notice shows of email confirmation sent. 

    For questions, contact:  Bruce Greenwood (brucegre@pacbell.net)


    • 26 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 27 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Upper Sacramento River, Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort
    • 6
    Register

          LTFF Upper Sacramento River Fish-outs -- Level 2 Students only 

    These two Upper Sac River Fish-outs on June 25-27 (Group 1, fishing with guides on June 26th)  and June 26-28 (Group 2, fishing on June 27th) are exclusively intended for currently registered Level 2 students in the GGACC's "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) program.  Online registration for these fish-outs will be opened at a date and time to be announced to the entire LTFF Level 2 Class via email. Registration for these fish-outs is limited and based on a first-to-register basis only.  There will be 12 openings for each group.  Registration is limited to only one group initially, with 2 fish day options opened afterward as availability allows (per LTFF Program Leader discretion).

    The Upper Sacramento River is one of Northern California's best known fly fishing rivers for rainbow and brown trout due to all the wadeable riffles and pocket water, especially in its upper stretches, which are relatively easy to access from both Interstate 5 and the railroad tracks that parallel much of the river from Lamoine at the south end up to the Cantara railroad bridge that's just north of the historic town of Dunsmuir.  Unlike the Lower Sacramento River, a big tailwater river, that flows out of Lake Shasta, this upper river follows a much more picturesque landscape of forested mountainsides and canyons, including the stunning mountain crags in Castle Crags State Park that borders this river. Most of the I-5 exits along the interstate here lead to some sort of access to the river.  

    Join this fish-out to learn some of the very best places to fish this gorgeous river from our Confluence Outfitter guides.  We plan to have 4 guides, with a guide to student ratio of 1:3.

    Pending further announcement, we will meet up with the guides at 8:30 AM at a location to be communicated later to all registrants. 

    Following COVID safety guidelines, each student will bring their own lunch/snacks and water for the day.  You are expected to arrive, wader up and be ready to listen/learn. The fish-out leader will distribute flies to you and assign you to your guide for the day,  The guide will instruct you how to rig up and go over other subjects starting at 9AM before getting you on the water. 

    Gear Needed:  Other than any camping gear that you may decide to bring, your fishing and other gear should include:  a 4 or 5 wt fly rod with floating line, at least 2-3 9ft. 4X leaders, mono tippet spools in 3X-5X, fluoro tippet in 4X-5X, a few medium sized indicators of your choice, split-shot in at least AB & BB sizes, forceps, nippers, gel (or liquid) silicon fly floatant, dry-shake dessicant floatant, and a small or medium sized fly box (preferably watertight).   Flies will be provided as part of the registration fees.  Entomology and fly imitations will be discussed in prep meetings prior to the fish-out to help you purchase some extra flies to bring along or tie your own before the trip. 

    Bring a pack of some sort, or a fishing vest with a large back pocket, suitable to carry your fishing gear, lunch, and at least one liter of drinking water, plus a packable rain jacket or water resistant shell if there is any chance of rain or cool weather.  You must have a wading staff with a lanyard, a hat with brim or bill, polarized sunglasses, and at least one wading belt for your waders.  

    Bring waders and wading boots (felt-soled or studded rubber-soled) and, if you think that you might prefer to wet-wade if it's really hot, a pair of neoprene guard socks (to wear over cotton wading socks to both fill your wading boots and help keep sand out of your socks). This river will likely be running pretty high still due to snow-melt and running pretty cold, so be sure you bring waders along in your vehicle no matter what you decide to do there.

    Don't forget your fishing license (it's a long drive back to get a duplicate copy), also sunscreen, and bug repellent.   Optional gear includes sungloves, a buff, a landing net on a stretchy lanyard, a marine safety whistle, tiny first aid kit, small toilet paper or kleenex pack, and a little note book & pencil and maybe a stream thermometer if you are really getting into it.  

    We will follow Covid safety guidelines as well.  If you have not already received a vaccination, plan to have at least your first vaccine completed before this outing.  Bring your masks and sanitizer lotion as well.

    Camping or Lodging Options:   We have reserved group campsites at Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort, which is a short distance first to the west and then south of the I-5 exit near the town of Mt. Shasta.  (Use Google or other map apps to get interstate exit and street directions to the resort.)  Travel time from the City is about 4-1/2 hours -- without accounting for traffic, so be sure to leave early enough to not be making others unhappy by setting up your camp after most others have gone to sleep.  

    Group 1 and Group 2 each have separate, overlapping two-night reservations at the campground (overlap is Saturday night).   Fees for these campsites are included in the registration fees.  Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort will have restroom facilities available for campers.   You must bring your own camping and cooking gear and food/drink for your stay at Lake Siskiyou.

    Camping is strongly encouraged to get better acquainted with your fellow students. However, if you need a motel instead, there are motel accommodations possible in the nearby towns of Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir, and Weed. 

    This fish-out is limited to the first 24 of the Level 2 students to register (two groups of 12 students).  The time and date that online registration opens will be announced to the class by email.  It is highly recommended that you try to attend the first fish-out in mid-May at the Upper McCloud so you are better prepared for this more challenging venue.

    Registration fee of $240.00 is non-refundable and covers the guide's fee (but not guide gratuities of $25-50 per day per person), flies, and campground fees. It does not cover your travel costs, motels (if you decide not to camp), food, or guide gratuities. Online payment of registration fee must be made within 15 minutes of starting the registration steps and your registration is not completed until notice shows of email confirmation sent. 

    For questions, contact:  Bruce Greenwood (brucegre@pacbell.net)

    • 09 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • 13 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Missouri River near Craig, MT
    • 0
    Join waitlist

                       Montana Fish-Out (LTFF Level 3&4 - Intermediates)

    This extremely popular fish-out is what most of you have waited your 3 years in the LTFF program for:  The Learn to Fly Fish trip to Montana always seems to be the highlight for most students in the program and is the one trip that just about everyone who goes each year ends up pleading to get the chance to go again.

    But we can never promise that and we can never take more than at most 10 from the class each year.  So, if you can possibly be one of the lucky 10 students that gets to go this year for 3 days of fabulous guided drift fishing (after arriving Friday, July 9 and not leaving before Tuesday, July 13), you'll want to do it.  These dates are the weekend following the July 4th weekend (which is never a good time to fish this river due to the crowds).   

    We will be float (or drift) fishing on a famed tailwater stretch of the upper Missouri River for 3 days (on Saturday -- Monday this year) out of Craig, Montana each day.  The dry fly and nymph fishing for the big strong rainbow and brown trout in this incredibly abundant fishery is world renowned. (Our club casting instructor lead, and former president Willy George loves this place and often stays in his camper there for up to 2 weeks at a time to fish the "Mo" at this time of year, as he has done for probably 20 plus years.)

    We will be fishing with the HeadHunters Fly Shop's guides, some of the very best you'll ever experience. They will supply all the gear required including fly rods, leaders, flies, etc. However, you are welcome to bring your own gear if you desire, especially if you can stick around to walk/wade fish this river with some of us for a few days more and fish one or more of the other famous rivers in the area on your own, or with a guide that maybe a couple of you will line up afterword to float or wade/walk with.

    Sandals or water shoes, rather than waders, are advised on these Missouri River drift boats for most of the warm sunny days at this time of year which, like most areas flanking the Rockies, may offer also a brief afternoon rain shower. However, if you don't bring waders (only bring them because you need them for something else), DO remember to pack a pair of rain pants along with a good-quality rain jacket. One cold, all-day-long rainstorm on our first day on the river a couple years ago taught us this lesson, and there's always the possibility of a cold rain or hail storm blowing through. 

    The transportation options, logistics, gear, licensing, the fish-out rules, etc. will be covered in a pre-fishout meeting, so do try hard to be there if you can.  I will send out some notes to those who can't make it, but you should look at the pre-meeting as a good opportunity to coordinate your travel plans or to discuss teaming up for traveling and fishing in the area, or for arranging to share a car rental from one of the local airports. 

    We have rented the Jumping Rainbow Lodge, a large house that is situated right on the river about 8 miles from Craig. We have rented this house for many years now because it makes a great home base for us and there is nothing in town or in the area nearly as big.

    The tiny town of Craig, MT is located on Interstate I-15 about halfway between the cities of Helena and Great Falls (it's about a 50 mile drive northeast from Helena and a little shorter drive southwest from Great Falls).  

    If you are planning to fly there, the airports in those two cities are the closest possibilities, but there is also Bozeman, MT which is about a 2-1/2 hour drive away and Missoula, MT, which is probably just about as far. Flights fill up quickly, so start looking at your options and checking available flights and prices now before the first pre-meeting to be able to discuss your preference for driving there or flying to one of these airports. 

    If possible, you want to arrive at the rental house sometime on Friday afternoon, July 9, (since I should be able to get us into the house around 3PM).  And you won't need to leave the house until 10AM, Tuesday morning, July 14, since we've also rented the house for that Monday night to allow for a full day's fishing on Monday.  

    Some of you may wish to stay on for a few days of wade fishing the Missouri River or local creeks and other rivers, in which case, we'll try to extend our reservation in Jumping Rainbow Lodge, if possible and if there's enough interest, or locate other nearby lodging that's smaller.  Additional nights will be charged accordingly.  

    We will cook our own group dinner on Friday night, but our dinner on Saturday and Sunday nights will be catered (which will provide left-overs for Monday night).  Lunches will be provided by the guides on Sat.-Mon., and we will have enough food in the house for a quick breakfast each morning and for hors d'oevres and adult beverages for happy hour each afternoon. Volunteering for helping to cook breakfasts and some kitchen clean-up will be covered in the pre-meeting. 

    Covid:  Covid vaccinations will be required.  It is understood that there may be differing points of view on this, but please consider:

    • -        Many guides are now requiring vaccinations.   Maintaining proper social distance in drift boats is nearly impossible.
    • -        As we will be eating and rooming together at the lodge, it makes sense out of mutual respect for each other, as well as our hosts and guides.

    Your compliance and cooperation is appreciated by all.

    The total fee for this event this year is $1,450 which covers all 3 days of top-notch guided fishing and gear, 4 nights in the lodge, and all meals and beverages (including wine and beer) for most of those 4 days. It DOES NOT cover your transportation expenses, a Montana fishing license (with a req'd. small conservation fee and separate aquatic nuisance fee), or the guides' gratuities. 

    Those who have gone on this fish-out before have had some of their best fishing days ever, and had such a grand time together, that they would go again in a heartbeat if we'd only let them.  So, if you regrettably can't make it, you may be making someone else very happy. 

    For lodging reasons, this trip is limited to only 10 Intermediate students, so sign up as quickly as you can so that you don't miss out!  

    Cost:  $1,450 payable online as a non-refundable registration fee (unless there is someone on the waitlist to replace you).  

    Contact for more info:

    Bruce Greenwood (brucegre@pacbell.net)

    • 10 Jul 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco

    THIS EVENT IS POSTED ON THE CALENDAR NOW AS A PLACEHOLDER ONLY! 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'S 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.

    • 10 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Angler's Lodge when allowed; otherwise likely Zoom mtg.

    THIS EVENT IS UNLIKELY TO BE HELD IN PERSON THIS MONTH DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CLOSING THE GG ANGLERS LODGE.  THIS SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM MAY SOON BE PRESENTED AS A SERIES OF ZOOM MEETINGS ON CERTAIN MONTHS.  CHECK BACK LATER TO THIS MONTHLY CALENDAR EVENT FOR ANY POTENTIAL CHANGE OF STATUS.

    FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN AGAIN PROCEED WITH MONTHLY SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM 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. 

    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons that month. Attendance may be limited to the maximum seating available for a particular program, so please register in advance of the event. 

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set.

    All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:

    Steve Fuerstenau  sfuerstenau@yahoo.com

    Patrick Mullin   patrickcmullin@gmail.com



    • 18 Jul 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club and San Jose Flycasters, but open to any registered person who would like to participate to test their skill against others or to just take part in the training to be offered as part of these casting games this year -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds have been scheduled to be typically held on the third Sunday of each month from 9:30am to about 12:30pm. But be sure to check the calendar each month for the actual date for this event.  Once the Lodge has been re-opened, these events will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and the center and east casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net  

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco

    THIS EVENT IS POSTED ON THE CALENDAR NOW AS A PLACEHOLDER ONLY! 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'S 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.

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Angler's Lodge when allowed; otherwise likely Zoom mtg.

    THIS EVENT IS UNLIKELY TO BE HELD IN PERSON THIS MONTH DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CLOSING THE GG ANGLERS LODGE.  THIS SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM MAY SOON BE PRESENTED AS A SERIES OF ZOOM MEETINGS ON CERTAIN MONTHS.  CHECK BACK LATER TO THIS MONTHLY CALENDAR EVENT FOR ANY POTENTIAL CHANGE OF STATUS.

    FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN AGAIN PROCEED WITH MONTHLY SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM 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. 

    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons that month. Attendance may be limited to the maximum seating available for a particular program, so please register in advance of the event. 

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set.

    All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:

    Steve Fuerstenau  sfuerstenau@yahoo.com

    Patrick Mullin   patrickcmullin@gmail.com



    • 22 Aug 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club and San Jose Flycasters, but open to any registered person who would like to participate to test their skill against others or to just take part in the training to be offered as part of these casting games this year -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds have been scheduled to be typically held on the third Sunday of each month from 9:30am to about 12:30pm. But be sure to check the calendar each month for the actual date for this event.  Once the Lodge has been re-opened, these events will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and the center and east casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net  

    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco

    THIS EVENT IS POSTED ON THE CALENDAR NOW AS A PLACEHOLDER ONLY! 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'S 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.

    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Angler's Lodge when allowed; otherwise likely Zoom mtg.

    THIS EVENT IS UNLIKELY TO BE HELD IN PERSON THIS MONTH DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CLOSING THE GG ANGLERS LODGE.  THIS SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM MAY SOON BE PRESENTED AS A SERIES OF ZOOM MEETINGS ON CERTAIN MONTHS.  CHECK BACK LATER TO THIS MONTHLY CALENDAR EVENT FOR ANY POTENTIAL CHANGE OF STATUS.

    FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN AGAIN PROCEED WITH MONTHLY SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM 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. 

    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons that month. Attendance may be limited to the maximum seating available for a particular program, so please register in advance of the event. 

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set.

    All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:

    Steve Fuerstenau  sfuerstenau@yahoo.com

    Patrick Mullin   patrickcmullin@gmail.com



    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Angler's Lodge when allowed; otherwise Zoom mtg.

    THIS EVENT IS UNLIKELY TO BE HELD IN PERSON THIS MONTH DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CLOSING THE GG ANGLERS LODGE.  THIS SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM MAY SOON BE PRESENTED AS A SERIES OF ZOOM MEETINGS ON CERTAIN MONTHS.  CHECK BACK LATER TO THIS MONTHLY CALENDAR EVENT FOR ANY POTENTIAL CHANGE OF STATUS.

    FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN AGAIN PROCEED WITH MONTHLY SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM 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. 

    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons that month. Attendance may be limited to the maximum seating available for a particular program, so please register in advance of the event. 

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set.

    All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:

    Steve Fuerstenau  sfuerstenau@yahoo.com

    Patrick Mullin   patrickcmullin@gmail.com



    • 19 Sep 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club and San Jose Flycasters, but open to any registered person who would like to participate to test their skill against others or to just take part in the training to be offered as part of these casting games this year -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds have been scheduled to be typically held on the third Sunday of each month from 9:30am to about 12:30pm. But be sure to check the calendar each month for the actual date for this event.  Once the Lodge has been re-opened, these events will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and the center and east casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net  

    • 09 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco

    THIS EVENT IS POSTED ON THE CALENDAR NOW AS A PLACEHOLDER ONLY! 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'S 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.

    • 09 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Angler's Lodge when allowed; otherwise likely Zoom mtg.

    THIS EVENT IS UNLIKELY TO BE HELD IN PERSON THIS MONTH DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CLOSING THE GG ANGLERS LODGE.  THIS SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM MAY SOON BE PRESENTED AS A SERIES OF ZOOM MEETINGS ON CERTAIN MONTHS.  CHECK BACK LATER TO THIS MONTHLY CALENDAR EVENT FOR ANY POTENTIAL CHANGE OF STATUS.

    FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN AGAIN PROCEED WITH MONTHLY SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM 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. 

    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons that month. Attendance may be limited to the maximum seating available for a particular program, so please register in advance of the event. 

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set.

    All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:

    Steve Fuerstenau  sfuerstenau@yahoo.com

    Patrick Mullin   patrickcmullin@gmail.com



    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 17 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club and San Jose Flycasters, but open to any registered person who would like to participate to test their skill against others or to just take part in the training to be offered as part of these casting games this year -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds have been scheduled to be typically held on the third Sunday of each month from 9:30am to about 12:30pm. But be sure to check the calendar each month for the actual date for this event.  Once the Lodge has been re-opened, these events will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and the center and east casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net  

    • 22 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 24 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • The Angler’s Lodge and the East and Center ponds and the adjacent walkways and docks are reserved these 3 days for this event

    GGACC is hosting a three day event for casting instructors including more than 2 dozen instructors who teach at Golden Gate. Casting experts and students alike from across the U.S. will be joining us for seminars, workshops, and demonstrations all focusing on casting instruction.  Fly Fishers International will be conducting certification exams for both the single-handed and two-handed certification tests.  Anyone interested in becoming a casting instructor is welcome to attend this event by contacting GGACC’s Head Casting Instructor, Willy George at busygeorges@aol.com

    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco

    THIS EVENT IS POSTED ON THE CALENDAR NOW AS A PLACEHOLDER ONLY! 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'S 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.

    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PST)
    • Angler's Lodge when allowed; otherwise likely Zoom mtg.

    THIS EVENT IS UNLIKELY TO BE HELD IN PERSON THIS MONTH DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CLOSING THE GG ANGLERS LODGE.  THIS SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM MAY SOON BE PRESENTED AS A SERIES OF ZOOM MEETINGS ON CERTAIN MONTHS.  CHECK BACK LATER TO THIS MONTHLY CALENDAR EVENT FOR ANY POTENTIAL CHANGE OF STATUS.

    FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN AGAIN PROCEED WITH MONTHLY SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM 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. 

    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons that month. Attendance may be limited to the maximum seating available for a particular program, so please register in advance of the event. 

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set.

    All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:

    Steve Fuerstenau  sfuerstenau@yahoo.com

    Patrick Mullin   patrickcmullin@gmail.com



    • 21 Nov 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club and San Jose Flycasters, but open to any registered person who would like to participate to test their skill against others or to just take part in the training to be offered as part of these casting games this year -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds have been scheduled to be typically held on the third Sunday of each month from 9:30am to about 12:30pm. But be sure to check the calendar each month for the actual date for this event.  Once the Lodge has been re-opened, these events will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and the center and east casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net  

    • 04 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • Angler's Lodge

    THIS IS A PLACEHOLDER ONLY FOR THIS EVENT SINCE WE MAY NOT ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO ONCE AGAIN HOLD IT THIS YEAR DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  

    The club's usual end-of-year Swap Meet MAY be held this year on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 10:00am to 12:30pm (preceding the Holiday Party). 

    Members are asked to bring any fly fishing gear or related literature, photos, etc., that you may wish to sell to or swap with others.  Also be sure to bring your wallet or checkbook to pay for items you might wish to buy. 

    Tables will be set up in front of Angler's Lodge to facilitate this event, but watching over your own gear, pricing it, and all transactions will be your own private responsibility.  

    For questions about this swap, contact Libby Wolfensperger (elwolfensperger@me.com)


    • 04 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Anglers' Lodge

    THIS IS A PLACEHOLDER ONLY FOR THIS EVENT THIS YEAR, SINCE IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO HOLD THIS EVENT ONCE AGAIN DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  

    The club's traditional end-of-year Holiday Party MAY be held this year on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 1:00 to 5:00pm (except food service will end this year by 3:00pm, so don't arrive later than this if you hope to eat).

    There is no fee for this holiday meal for the membership.  

    [Note that there is a Swap Meet on this same day from 10:00am to 12:30pm. See separate calendar item for this event.]  

    Members attending the party are asked to bring an appetizer and/or dessert to share with others and to bring their own beverages of choice.  

    Please be sure to REGISTER yourself (and any guest) in advance for this event to give us a good headcount of how many to expect.

    Volunteers are needed for set-up, serving, and clean-up crews, so please email Xavier Carbonnet if you can possibly help us out. 

    Contact:  Xavier Carbonnet (xcarbonnet@yahoo.com)

    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco

    THIS EVENT IS POSTED ON THE CALENDAR NOW AS A PLACEHOLDER ONLY! 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'S 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.

    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PST)
    • Angler's Lodge when allowed; otherwise likely Zoom mtg.

    THIS EVENT IS UNLIKELY TO BE HELD IN PERSON THIS MONTH DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CLOSING THE GG ANGLERS LODGE.  THIS SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM MAY SOON BE PRESENTED AS A SERIES OF ZOOM MEETINGS ON CERTAIN MONTHS.  CHECK BACK LATER TO THIS MONTHLY CALENDAR EVENT FOR ANY POTENTIAL CHANGE OF STATUS.

    FURTHER REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DISABLED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT WE CAN AGAIN PROCEED WITH MONTHLY SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAM 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. 

    Cost: free.  This event is open to the public to register. 

    This Skills Building program is designed to enhance one's practical knowledge of the sport and to assist all fly fishers wishing to become more successful when out on the lakes and streams. Varying topics are presented by an experienced fly fisher with extensive knowledge about the specific topic.  

    Unless there will be no program offered in a particular month, this event is typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month following the free public casting lessons that month. Attendance may be limited to the maximum seating available for a particular program, so please register in advance of the event. 

    The program description will be posted here as soon as it has been set.

    All participants are requested to register for this event beforehand (whether or not there is any limit shown on the registration for this event) in order to gauge the expected size of the audience.

    For further info about this event, contact:

    Steve Fuerstenau  sfuerstenau@yahoo.com

    Patrick Mullin   patrickcmullin@gmail.com



    • 19 Dec 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • GGACC casting ponds

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club and San Jose Flycasters, but open to any registered person who would like to participate to test their skill against others or to just take part in the training to be offered as part of these casting games this year -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds have been scheduled to be typically held on the third Sunday of each month from 9:30am to about 12:30pm. But be sure to check the calendar each month for the actual date for this event.  Once the Lodge has been re-opened, these events will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and the center and east casting ponds during these hours.

    There is a $1 entry fee required for each casting event that you choose to compete in -- to be paid to the event host. Registration is by appointment via the contact person below. 

    All GGACC Casting Games will be conducted under ACA rules and will be ACA "registered" events (UON).

    To REGISTER, or for further information or rules explanation, please contact:  Alice Gillibert  alicegillibert@comcast.net  

Past events

15 Apr 2021 Fireside Enviro. Speaker Series: A Special Presentation by R. Valentine Atkinson
10 Apr 2021 Fly Fishing Skills Building -- Basic Fly Fishing Equipment for Trout
10 Apr 2021 LTFF Program's Casting Lessons
08 Apr 2021 Trout Spey - Women’s Program
25 Mar 2021 Fireside Enviro. Speaker Series: Wild N. Umpqua & Winchester Dam Removal
21 Mar 2021 GGACC Casting Games - Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz Plug
14 Mar 2021 Annual Membership Meeting (Virtual)
11 Mar 2021 Fireside Enviro. Spkr. Series: Spring Creeks & Wild Trout Restoration
06 Mar 2021 Spey IMPROVER Class #117 - 3/6/21
03 Mar 2021 Pyramid Lake Conversation - Women’s Program
21 Feb 2021 GGACC Casting Games - Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz Plug
20 Feb 2021 Fly Fishing Skills Building Program - Basic Knot Tying
13 Feb 2021 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
06 Feb 2021 TO BE RESCHEDULED - Spey Angler Program #126 --in ponds
24 Jan 2021 CANCELLED - Spey Angler Program #125 - Center Pond
23 Jan 2021 CANCELLED - Annual Crab Feed
23 Jan 2021 TO BE RESCHEDULED - Spey Angler Program #125 --in ponds
09 Jan 2021 CANCELLED - Fly Fishing Skills Building Program
09 Jan 2021 CANCELLED - Fly Fishing Skills Building Program
09 Jan 2021 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
20 Dec 2020 CANCELLED - Casting Games- Director's Cup Handicap
16 Dec 2020 Women's Program Presents: Spey 101
12 Dec 2020 CANCELLED - Fly Fishing Skills Building Program
12 Dec 2020 Fly Fishing Skills Building Program -- Fishing Caddis Patterns
12 Dec 2020 CANCELLED - 2020 LTFF BEGINNER CLASS - Group Casting Lessons
12 Dec 2020 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
06 Dec 2020 TO BE RESCHEDULED - Spey IMPROVER Class #114 - 12/6/20
05 Dec 2020 CANCELLED - GGACC Annual Holiday Party
05 Dec 2020 CANCELLED - GGACC Annual Swap Meet
22 Nov 2020 CANCELLED -2nd Day of Spey Angler Program #123
21 Nov 2020 Spey Angler Program #123-- American River
15 Nov 2020 CANCELLED - Casting Games- Turkey Shoot Handicap
15 Nov 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Trinity River Steelhead Drift #3
14 Nov 2020 CANCELLED - Fly Fishing Skills Building Program
14 Nov 2020 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
14 Nov 2020 2020 LTFF BEGINNER CLASS - Group Casting Lessons
14 Nov 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Trinity River Steelhead Drift #2
13 Nov 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Trinity River Steelhead Drift #1
11 Nov 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade
07 Nov 2020 GGACC Women's Spey Angler Class #1
05 Nov 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Delta Stripers #2
25 Oct 2020 Spey Angler Program #122 - Center Pond
24 Oct 2020 Spey Angler Program #122--American River
22 Oct 2020 GGACC Women's Program Presents: Whitney Gould
19 Oct 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Lower Sac Trout Spey
18 Oct 2020 CANCELLED - NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT in SF - Day 2
17 Oct 2020 CANCELLED - NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT in SF - Day 1
17 Oct 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: McCloud River Walk & Wade #2
16 Oct 2020 CANCELLED - Northwestern Tournament's Official Practice & U.S. Team Training
16 Oct 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Lower Sac Drift #3
10 Oct 2020 CANCELLED - Fly Fishing Skills Building Program
10 Oct 2020 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
08 Oct 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: East Walker River Walk & Wade
03 Oct 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #2
27 Sep 2020 CANCELLED - GGACC Casting Games
25 Sep 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Klamath Steelhead Walk & Wade
22 Sep 2020 GGACC Presents: Keep Fish Wet
18 Sep 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Sugar Creek Ranch Stillwater
17 Sep 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Alaska
13 Sep 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Putah Creek Clinic #2
12 Sep 2020 CANCELLED - GGACC Program Information Day & Members' Free BBQ
12 Sep 2020 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
09 Sep 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Lyell Fork Yosemite National Park Backpack
23 Aug 2020 CANCELLED - GGACC Casting Games
20 Aug 2020 Women's Program (virtual clinic) - Bay Area Surf Fly Fishing
16 Aug 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: 20 Lakes Basin Sierra Backpack
08 Aug 2020 CANCELLED-Fly Fishing Skills Building Program
08 Aug 2020 CANCELLED -Free Casting Lessons at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
06 Aug 2020 Fireside Enviro. Spkr. Series: Building a Better Fish Trap
06 Aug 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Upper Owens River & Hot Creek Walk & Wade
19 Jul 2020 GGACC Casting Games
19 Jul 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Yuba Stripers
13 Jul 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Emigrant Lake Backpack
11 Jul 2020 CANCELLED - Fly Fishing Skills Building Program
11 Jul 2020 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
10 Jul 2020 LTFF Step 3 Intrmd. - Montana Fish-out
10 Jul 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack
02 Jul 2020 Fireside Enviro. Spkr. Series: Klamath River Dam Removal
29 Jun 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Fall River
28 Jun 2020 CANCELLED - GGACC Casting Games
18 Jun 2020 Fireside Enviro. Spkr. Series: Pebble Mine Update by Guido Rahr
16 Jun 2020 GGACC Women's Program - Fly Fishing Community Q&A
13 Jun 2020 CANCELLED - Fly Fishing Skills Building Program
13 Jun 2020 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
11 Jun 2020 Fireside Eviro. Spkr. Series - Eel and Smith Rivers
09 Jun 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #1
05 Jun 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Pit River Walk & Wade
04 Jun 2020 Fireside Enviro. Spkr. Series: Steelhead Diversity & Behavior
31 May 2020 CANCELLED - GGACC Casting Games
31 May 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Yuba River Shad - 2 Handed Rods
28 May 2020 Fireside Enviro. Spkr. Series - Bringing Rivers to your Home
28 May 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Yamsi Ranch
18 May 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Lower Sac Shad Single Hand Rods
17 May 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Kistler Bass Ranch
13 May 2020 CANCELLED - In Search of the Perfect Cast
09 May 2020 CANCELLED - Fly Fishing Skills Building Program
09 May 2020 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
07 May 2020 GGACC Women's Program Presents: So you want to go fishing...
05 May 2020 POSTPONED - Beginner Fly Tying, Class #11
05 May 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Delta Stripers #1
02 May 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: McCloud River Walk & Wade #1
02 May 2020 CANCELLED Rondy: Manzanita Lake Stillwater "The Armando Memorial"
26 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - GGACC Casting Games
25 Apr 2020 VIRTUAL Class - LTFF Step 2 NOVICE Class Day 2 - via Zoom
25 Apr 2020 VIRTUAL Class - LTFF Step 1 BEGINNERS Class Day 2 - via Zoom
25 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear, & Knots for Kids!
23 Apr 2020 NEW! - California Heritage Trout Challenge Talk
17 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - Competitor Sign-up for Jimmy Green Spey-O-Rama 2020
17 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - Jimmy Green Spey-O-Rama - 2020 World Championship of Spey Casting
11 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - Scientific Anglers / Orvis Demo Event
07 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - Beginner Fly Tying, Class #11
05 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - Rondy: Putah Creek Clinic #1
04 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - Fly Fishing Skills Building Program
04 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons - 150th Park Anniversary Celebration & "Mel's Day"
29 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Eagle Canyon Stillwater
28 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - Rondy: Lower Sac Drift #1
27 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Pyramid Lake
24 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - Annual Pond Cleaning -- Volunteers Needed!
22 Mar 2020 POSTPONED - Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (Section B)
22 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - GGACC Casting Games
22 Mar 2020 POSTPONED - Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (Section B)
21 Mar 2020 POSTPONED - Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (Section A)
21 Mar 2020 POSTPONED - Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (Section A)
15 Mar 2020 Rondy: Pyramid Lake
14 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - Academic Study of Steelhead Populations - by Steven Fong
14 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - Fly Fishing Skills Building - Fly Fishing Putah Creek
14 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
08 Mar 2020 Annual Membership Meeting
07 Mar 2020 Spey IMPROVER Class #105 - 3/7/20
01 Mar 2020 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (Section B)
01 Mar 2020 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (Section B)
29 Feb 2020 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (Section A)
29 Feb 2020 LTFF Beginners - FUN-damentals Casting Clinic with Chris Korich
29 Feb 2020 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (Section A)
25 Feb 2020 Rondy: Baum Lake
23 Feb 2020 GGACC Casting Games
22 Feb 2020 PHWFF-SF Luncheon with Commandery of St. Francis, Order of St. John
16 Feb 2020 Spey Angler Program #114 - Center Pond
15 Feb 2020 Spey Angler Program #114 --in ponds
09 Feb 2020 Rondy: Yuba River - UC Regents Private Access - Day #2
08 Feb 2020 Fly Fishing Skills Building - Baetidae, the Small Minnow Mayflies
08 Feb 2020 LTFF Casting Qualifier for pre-registered 2020 Beginners & some Novices
08 Feb 2020 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
08 Feb 2020 Rondy: Yuba River - UC Regents Private Access - Day #1
06 Feb 2020 Fireside Enviro Speaker Series -- Reviving the Lost Coast
01 Feb 2020 LTFF Casting Practice / Training Session
01 Feb 2020 LTFF Shooting Head & Sinking Line Casting Clinic, 2/1/20
26 Jan 2020 GGACC Casting Games
25 Jan 2020 Annual Crab Feed
19 Jan 2020 Spey Angler Program #113 - Center Pond
18 Jan 2020 Spey Angler Program #113 --in ponds
15 Jan 2020 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing- SF Volunteers Meeting
11 Jan 2020 LTFF Program's Annual Dinner
11 Jan 2020 LTFF Casting Qualifier for all pre-registered 2020 Beginners & some Novices
11 Jan 2020 Fly Fishing Skills Building - Learn Secrets of Efficient Fly Casting from Chris Korich
11 Jan 2020 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
11 Jan 2020 GGACC Board Meeting (virtual)
08 Jan 2020 CANCELLED - Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program Class
02 Jan 2020 LTFF STEP 3 Intermediate Class Registration
19 Dec 2019 SF Rec & Parks Gardeners' Holiday Luncheon
17 Dec 2019 SF Rec & Parks HR Holiday Luncheon
15 Dec 2019 CANCELED- Casting Games- Director's Cup Hndcp. - Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz Plug,
14 Dec 2019 Fly Fishing Skills Building - Knot Tying
14 Dec 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
12 Dec 2019 GGACC Women's Program Holiday Event
08 Dec 2019 GGACC Board Planning Meeting
08 Dec 2019 Spey Angler Program #112 - American River
07 Dec 2019 GGACC Annual Holiday Party
07 Dec 2019 GGACC Annual Swap Meet
07 Dec 2019 Spey Angler Program #112 --in ponds
05 Dec 2019 Rod Building Workshop #14, Session 1
17 Nov 2019 Casting Games- Turkey Shoot Hndcp. - Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz Plug,
17 Nov 2019 Spey Angler Program #110 - American River
16 Nov 2019 Center pond reserved today.
16 Nov 2019 Spey Angler Program #110 --in ponds
13 Nov 2019 Rondy: Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade
09 Nov 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
09 Nov 2019 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Trinity River Steelhead Fish-Out
03 Nov 2019 Rondy: Trinity River Steelhead Drift #2
02 Nov 2019 Spey-O-Rama Practice & Workshop
02 Nov 2019 Spey Improver Class #101, American River - 11/2/19
02 Nov 2019 Rondy: Trinity River Steelhead Drift #1
30 Oct 2019 Rod Building Workshop #15, Session 1
25 Oct 2019 Rondy: East Walker River Walk & Wade
20 Oct 2019 NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT in SF - Day 2
19 Oct 2019 LTFF Intermediate Truckee River, Reno, NV Fish-out, 10/19
19 Oct 2019 NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT in SF - Day 1
18 Oct 2019 Northwestern Tournament's Official Practice & U.S. Team Training
15 Oct 2019 Rondy: McCloud River Walk & Wade
14 Oct 2019 Rondy: Lower Sac Trout Spey
12 Oct 2019 How a Tom Morgan Rodsmiths' Bamboo Rod is Made
12 Oct 2019 Tom Morgan Rodsmiths' Rod Demo Day at GGACC
12 Oct 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
12 Oct 2019 Rondy: Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #2
10 Oct 2019 Rod Building Workshop #13, Session 1
09 Oct 2019 Fireside Environmental Speaker Event -- Protecting Pacific Salmon
09 Oct 2019 Fireside Environmental Speaker Series -- Protecting Pacific Salmon
05 Oct 2019 Rondy: Deschutes River
04 Oct 2019 Restricted Access to Lodge and Ponds for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 10/4-10/6
29 Sep 2019 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 3/8oz Plug, 1/4oz Spin Dist. training
28 Sep 2019 Women's Day Event
28 Sep 2019 Rondy: Mono Hot Springs Dry Fly Guided Walk & Wade
28 Sep 2019 LTFF Intrmd. Striper Fish-out - O'Neill Forebay 9/28
27 Sep 2019 Rondy: Lower Sac Drift #3
21 Sep 2019 Submarine Club's all-day use of the West Pond
20 Sep 2019 Rondy: Alaska
20 Sep 2019 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - NF Stanislaus, 9/20-21 & 9/22-23
18 Sep 2019 Rondy: Klamath Steelhead
14 Sep 2019 GGACC Program Information Day & Members' Free BBQ
14 Sep 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
12 Sep 2019 Striper Clinic for GGACC Members & for LTFF Striper Fish-outs
08 Sep 2019 Rondy: Eastern Sierra Backpack
25 Aug 2019 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz Plug, 5wt Fly Dist. training
24 Aug 2019 Annual RIO / Sage / Redington & Simms Demo Day
23 Aug 2019 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-out -- Yosemite High Country
20 Aug 2019 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #10
17 Aug 2019 Celebration of Life honoring Armando Bernasconi
17 Aug 2019 Fly Fishing Skill Building -- Knot Tying
17 Aug 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
09 Aug 2019 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-outs - North Yuba River
05 Aug 2019 Lodge and Ponds Closure for Outside Lands music festival: closed Aug. 5-13
27 Jul 2019 Youth Camp - Calif. Academy of Sciences and Cal-Trout
21 Jul 2019 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz Plug, 1/4oz Spin Dist. training
19 Jul 2019 Rondy: North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack
19 Jul 2019 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - Hat Creek, 7/19-20 & 7/21-22
13 Jul 2019 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Intro to Tenkara
13 Jul 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
12 Jul 2019 LTFF Step 3 Intrmd. - Montana Fish-out
01 Jul 2019 Ladies Casting Night
28 Jun 2019 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-outs - Upper McCloud River
23 Jun 2019 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz Plug, 2-H Fly Dist. training
21 Jun 2019 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate -Upper Sac River Fish-out
20 Jun 2019 Rondy: Delta Smallmouth Bass #2 POSTPONED NEW DATES TBD
18 Jun 2019 Rondy: Delta Smallmouth Bass #1 POSTPONED NEW DATES TBD
15 Jun 2019 Echo / Airflo Demo Day with Rajeff Sports
15 Jun 2019 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Surf Fish-out
08 Jun 2019 LTFF Step 2 Novice Shad Fish-outs - American River
08 Jun 2019 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Rigging for Different Hatch Stages
08 Jun 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
04 Jun 2019 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #9
04 Jun 2019 Rondy: Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade #1 - CANCELLED
03 Jun 2019 Ladies Casting Night
02 Jun 2019 LTFF Step 3 Intrmd. Shad Fish-out - American River
02 Jun 2019 CANCELED - LTFF Step 3 Intrmd. - SAC. R. Shad Fish-Outs
02 Jun 2019 Rondy: Yuba River Shad
26 May 2019 RESCHEDULED Casting Games- Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz Plug, 1-H Fly Dist. training
26 May 2019 Rondy: Yuba River - UC Regents Private Access - Day #2 CANCELLED
25 May 2019 Rondy: Yuba River - UC Regents Private Access - Day #1 CANCELLED
20 May 2019 Rondy: Shad Two Hand Rods CANCELLED
19 May 2019 Rondy: Shad Single Hand Rods CANCELLED
18 May 2019 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - Lower Sac River Float
11 May 2019 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Tight-line Nymphing Techniques
11 May 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
09 May 2019 Surf Clinic for GGACC Members / LTFF Surf Fish-out Pre-Mtg.
09 May 2019 Rondy: Delta Stripers #2
08 May 2019 In Search of the Perfect Cast
06 May 2019 Ladies Casting Night
05 May 2019 Rondy: Putah Creek Clinic
03 May 2019 Rondy: Pit River Walk & Wade
26 Apr 2019 Competitor Sign-up for Jimmy Green Spey-O-Rama 2019
26 Apr 2019 Jimmy Green Spey-O-Rama - 2019 World Championship of Spey Casting
19 Apr 2019 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Pyramid Lake
15 Apr 2019 Rondy: Delta Stripers #1
14 Apr 2019 FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear, & Knots for Kids!
14 Apr 2019 Rondy: Kistler Bass Ranch
13 Apr 2019 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Fishing the McCloud River
13 Apr 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
02 Apr 2019 Pond Cleaning Day! Your help is needed!
24 Mar 2019 Casting Games- Red & Blue Team Event: Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz Plug
24 Mar 2019 Rondy: WOMEN'S Lower Sac Drift #2
23 Mar 2019 Scientific Anglers Fly Lines / Orvis Fly Rods Demo Event
23 Mar 2019 Rondy: Lower Sac Drift #1
17 Mar 2019 Spey Angler Program #103 - GGACC Ponds or American River
17 Mar 2019 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (Section B)
17 Mar 2019 Rondy: Pyramid Lake
16 Mar 2019 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (Section A)
16 Mar 2019 Spey Angler Program #103 --in ponds
16 Mar 2019 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (Section A)
13 Mar 2019 Rod Building Workshop #12, Session 6
10 Mar 2019 Annual Membership Meeting
09 Mar 2019 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Fly Fishing in the Surf/Bay
09 Mar 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
06 Mar 2019 Rod Building Workshop #12, Session 5
03 Mar 2019 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (Section B)
02 Mar 2019 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (Section A)
02 Mar 2019 LTFF Beginners - FUN-damentals Casting Clinic with Chris Korich
02 Mar 2019 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (Section A)
27 Feb 2019 Rod Building Workshop #12, Session 4
26 Feb 2019 Rondy: Baum Lake
24 Feb 2019 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz Plug, Dbl.-haul training
20 Feb 2019 Rod Building Workshop #12, Session 3
14 Feb 2019 Rod Building Workshop #11, Session 6
13 Feb 2019 Rod Building Workshop #12, Session 2
09 Feb 2019 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Small Stream Trout Fishing
09 Feb 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
07 Feb 2019 Rod Building Workshop #11, Session 5
02 Feb 2019 LTFF Casting Practice / Training Session
31 Jan 2019 Rod Building Workshop #11, Session 4
30 Jan 2019 Rod Building Workshop #12, Session 1
26 Jan 2019 Annual Crab Feed
24 Jan 2019 Rod Building Workshop #11, Session 3
20 Jan 2019 Spey Angler Program #101 - American River
19 Jan 2019 Spey Angler Program #101 --in ponds
17 Jan 2019 Rod Building Workshop #11, Session 2
12 Jan 2019 LTFF Casting Qualifier for registered 2019 Beginners & Novices Only
12 Jan 2019 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -- Tips for Better Angling
12 Jan 2019 Free Casting Lessons Open to the Public at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds
12 Jan 2019 GGACC Board Meeting
09 Jan 2019 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program Class
03 Jan 2019 Rod Building Workshop #11, Session 1
02 Jan 2019 LTFF STEP 3 Intermediate Class Registration
20 Dec 2018 Rod Building Workshop #10, Session 6
16 Dec 2018 GGACC Club Event
16 Dec 2018 Spey Angler Program #100 - American River
15 Dec 2018 Spey Angler Program #100 --in ponds
13 Dec 2018 Rod Building Workshop #10, Session 5
09 Dec 2018 GGACC Board Strategy & Planning Meeting
08 Dec 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -- Knot-Tying
08 Dec 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
06 Dec 2018 Rod Building Workshop #10, Session 4
02 Dec 2018 Director's Cup- Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz Plug
01 Dec 2018 GGACC Annual Holiday Party
01 Dec 2018 GGACC Annual Swap Meet, starting at 10AM
29 Nov 2018 Rod Building Workshop #10, Session 3
15 Nov 2018 Rod Building Workshop #10, Session 2
14 Nov 2018 Rondy: Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade
10 Nov 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Gear, Gear, and More Gear
10 Nov 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
10 Nov 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Trinity River Steelhead Fish-Out
04 Nov 2018 Rondy: Trinity River Steelhead Drift #2
03 Nov 2018 Turkey Shoot - Prizes - Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz Plug
03 Nov 2018 Rondy: Trinity River Steelhead Drift #1
03 Nov 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - 2nd Lower Sac River Float
01 Nov 2018 Rod Building Workshop #10, Session 1
27 Oct 2018 LTFF Intermediate Fish-outs - O'Neill Forebay Stripers 10/27
14 Oct 2018 OCC's NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT - Day 2, at Oakland
14 Oct 2018 Rondy: Putah Creek Walk & Wade #2
13 Oct 2018 GGACC Program Information Day & Members' Free BBQ
13 Oct 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
13 Oct 2018 OCC's NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT - Day 1, at Oakland
13 Oct 2018 Rondy: Putah Creek Walk & Wade #1
10 Oct 2018 Striper Clinic for GGACC Members & for LTFF Striper Fish-outs
08 Oct 2018 Rondy: Deschutes River #2
07 Oct 2018 CANCELLED -Northwestern Warm-up - Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Bass Bug, Wet Fly - 1/4oz Dist
07 Oct 2018 Spey Angler Program #98 - American River
07 Oct 2018 LTFF Introduction to Tenkara Workshop
05 Oct 2018 Restricted Access to Lodge and Ponds for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival 10/5-10/7
03 Oct 2018 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program Class
02 Oct 2018 Rondy: McCloud River Walk & Wade
01 Oct 2018 Rondy: Nicaragua - DATES MOVED TO FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER
30 Sep 2018 "Center Pond" Spey Casting Day 2
29 Sep 2018 Rondy: Lower Sac Drift #2
22 Sep 2018 Submarine Club's all-day use of the West Pond
19 Sep 2018 Rondy: Klamath Steelhead
14 Sep 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - NF Stanislaus, 9/14-15 & 16-17
13 Sep 2018 Rondy: McKenzie River
09 Sep 2018 LTFF Step 1 Beginners Casting Clinic with Chris Korich
09 Sep 2018 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 1/4oz, 5/8oz Plugs
08 Sep 2018 Celebration of Life for Frank Matarelli
08 Sep 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building - The Last Quarter
08 Sep 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
25 Aug 2018 RIO / Sage / Redington / Simms Demo Day featuring Simon Gawesworth
19 Aug 2018 Rondy: Eastern Sierra Backpack
18 Aug 2018 LTFF Program's Annual Dinner
18 Aug 2018 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Novice Stanislaus F/O's in Sept.
18 Aug 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Knot Tying
18 Aug 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
06 Aug 2018 Lodge and Ponds Closure for Outside Lands music festival: closed Aug. 6-14
05 Aug 2018 FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear, & Knots for Kids!
05 Aug 2018 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, 5/8oz Plug
28 Jul 2018 Scientific Anglers Fly Lines / Winston Fly Rods Demo Event
25 Jul 2018 East & Center Casting Ponds reserved for PHWFF-SF vets
20 Jul 2018 Rondy: North Fork Stanislaus River Backpack
17 Jul 2018 Rondy: Emigrant Lake Backpack
14 Jul 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building - What is Fly Fishing? An Intro
14 Jul 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
14 Jul 2018 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-out -- Yosemite High Country
08 Jul 2018 Spey Angler Program #95 - American River
07 Jul 2018 Spey Angler Program #95 --in ponds
05 Jul 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intrmd. - Montana Fish-out
01 Jul 2018 FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear, & Knots for Kids!
01 Jul 2018 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz Plugs, Angler's Fly
30 Jun 2018 "Center Pond" Spey Casting Day
22 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - Hat Creek, 6/22-23 & 6/24-25
20 Jun 2018 GGACC Club Event
16 Jun 2018 Rajeff Sports "Spring Fling" Demo Day
16 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Surf Fish-out
10 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Shad Fish-out - American River
09 Jun 2018 Fly Fishing Skills Building - Backpacking & Fly Fishing
09 Jun 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 1 Beginners Fish-out - Main Yuba River
05 Jun 2018 Rondy: Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade
03 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Sac. R. Shad Fish-Outs
03 Jun 2018 CANCELLED - Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz Plug
02 Jun 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - Lower Sac River Float
02 Jun 2018 Rondy: Kelsey Bass Ranch
23 May 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Upper Sac. River
22 May 2018 Surf Clinic for GGACC Members / LTFF Surf Fish-out Pre-Mtg.
22 May 2018 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #8
21 May 2018 Rondy: Shad Two Hand Rods
20 May 2018 Rondy: Shad Single Hand Rods
19 May 2018 Bay Area Youth Fly Fishers - GGACC "Launch" Event
19 May 2018 Rondy: Pit River Walk & Wade
18 May 2018 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-outs - North Yuba River
16 May 2018 Rondy: Delta Stripers #2
12 May 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -CANCELLED
12 May 2018 80th Anniversary Celebration - Angler's Lodge & Casting Ponds
12 May 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
09 May 2018 In Search of the Perfect Cast
06 May 2018 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz Plugs, Angler's Fly Dist.
05 May 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-outs (2) - Truckee River
04 May 2018 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-outs - Luk Lake
28 Apr 2018 Rondy: Delta Stripers #1
22 Apr 2018 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Pyramid Lake
21 Apr 2018 Spey-O-Rama Spey Casting Tournament
20 Apr 2018 Competitor Sign-up for Spey-O-Rama 2018
14 Apr 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Bldg. - Intro to Fly Fishing for Stripers
14 Apr 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Apr 2018 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz, 5/8oz Plugs
02 Apr 2018 PHWFF Fundraising Committee Meeting
31 Mar 2018 Rondy: Lower Sac Trout Spey
29 Mar 2018 GGACC Club Event
27 Mar 2018 Pond Cleaning Day! Help needed!
25 Mar 2018 Spey Angler Program #91 - American River
24 Mar 2018 Spey Angler Program #91 --in ponds
24 Mar 2018 Rondy: Lower Sac Drift #1
18 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Shooting Head & Sinking Line Clinic -3/18
18 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (Section B)
18 Mar 2018 Rondy: Pyramid Lake
17 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (Section A)
17 Mar 2018 CLOSED -Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (Section A)
17 Mar 2018 Spey Improver Class #83, American River - 3/17
11 Mar 2018 Annual Membership Meeting
10 Mar 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Bldg.- When & Where to Fish
10 Mar 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
04 Mar 2018 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (Section B)
04 Mar 2018 Red & Blue Team Tournament - Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz Plug
04 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (Section B)
03 Mar 2018 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (Section A)
03 Mar 2018 CLOSED: Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (Section A)
27 Feb 2018 Rondy: Baum Lake
22 Feb 2018 Lower Parking Lot Closed 8am-Noon for SF Rec & Parks Training
17 Feb 2018 Annual Crab Feed - NEW DATE
17 Feb 2018 LTFF Committee Meeting
17 Feb 2018 Southwestern Games in LONG BEACH, CA
15 Feb 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 6
10 Feb 2018 LTFF Casting Clinic - Casting/Mending Indicator Nymph Rigs
10 Feb 2018 All Casting Ponds Reserved
10 Feb 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Bldg. - Fly Rods (and fly lines) Then to Now
10 Feb 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Feb 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 5
07 Feb 2018 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program Class
06 Feb 2018 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #7
05 Feb 2018 PHWFF-SF Volunteer 2018 Planning Meeting
04 Feb 2018 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz Plug, Wet Fly
01 Feb 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 4
28 Jan 2018 Spey Angler Program #90 - American River
27 Jan 2018 Spey Angler Program #90 --in ponds
25 Jan 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 3
21 Jan 2018 Steelhead Fly Tying with Tyler Kushnir
20 Jan 2018 Free Spey Casting Clinic with Travis Johnson
18 Jan 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 2
13 Jan 2018 Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Presentations and Free Dinner - CLOSED
13 Jan 2018 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Saltwater Flats Fly Fishing
13 Jan 2018 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
13 Jan 2018 GGACC Board Meeting
09 Jan 2018 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #6
09 Jan 2018 PHWFF-SF Volunteer 2018 Planning Meeting -MOVED TO FEB. 5
07 Jan 2018 Spey Angler Program #89 - American River
06 Jan 2018 Spey Angler Program #89 --in ponds
04 Jan 2018 Rod Building Workshop #9, Session 1
02 Jan 2018 LTFF STEP 3 Intermediate Class Registration - CLOSED
28 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 6
21 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 5
20 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 6
16 Dec 2017 GGACC Club Event
14 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 4
13 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 5
09 Dec 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Knot Tying II
09 Dec 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
09 Dec 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
07 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 3
06 Dec 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 4
03 Dec 2017 Director's Cup- Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz Plug
03 Dec 2017 Spey Angler Program #88 - American River
02 Dec 2017 GGACC Annual Holiday Party
02 Dec 2017 GGACC Annual Swap Meet
02 Dec 2017 Spey Angler Program #88 --in ponds
30 Nov 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 2
29 Nov 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 3
22 Nov 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 2
16 Nov 2017 Rod Building Workshop #8, Session 1
11 Nov 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Gear, Gear, and more Gear
11 Nov 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
11 Nov 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
09 Nov 2017 PHWFF-SF Volunteer 2018 Planning Meeting -POSTPONED
08 Nov 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7B, Session 1
08 Nov 2017 Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade Rondy 11/8-9
05 Nov 2017 Turkey Shoot - Prizes - Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz Plug
05 Nov 2017 Trinity River Steelhead Rondy 2 - 11/5
04 Nov 2017 Trinity River Steelhead Rondy 1 - 11/4
04 Nov 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Lower Sac River Float POSTPONED
28 Oct 2017 Tom Morgan Rodsmiths' Demo Day
22 Oct 2017 NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT - Day 2
19 Oct 2017 Klamath Steelhead Rondy 10/19-21/2017
17 Oct 2017 McCloud River Walk & Wade Rondy 10/17-18
14 Oct 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program
14 Oct 2017 Putah Creek Walk & Wade Rondy - POSTPONED - NEW DATES TBD
14 Oct 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
14 Oct 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
13 Oct 2017 Lake Almanor Rondy 10/13-15
13 Oct 2017 Steelhead Spey on the Rogue
08 Oct 2017 Pyramid Lake Float Tube Rondy 10/8-9
07 Oct 2017 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Truckee Rivers
06 Oct 2017 Lodge and Pond Closure for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival
03 Oct 2017 McCloud River Walk & Wade Rondy#2- 10/3-4
01 Oct 2017 Northwestern Warm-up - Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Bass Bug, Wet Fly - 1/4oz Dist
01 Oct 2017 O'Neill Forebay Striper Rondy 10/1
30 Sep 2017 LTFF Intermediate Fish-out - O'Neill Forebay Stripers 9/30
23 Sep 2017 Deschutes River Fishing/Camping Rondy 9/23-25
20 Sep 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
16 Sep 2017 Submarine Club's all-day use of the West Pond
10 Sep 2017 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 1/4oz, 5/8oz Plugs
09 Sep 2017 Celebration of Life service for Gordon Rokes
09 Sep 2017 Skill Building Program CANCELLED this month
09 Sep 2017 GGACC Program Information Day & Members' Free BBQ
09 Sep 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
09 Sep 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
08 Sep 2017 Emigrant Lake Backpacking Rondy (CANCELLED)
06 Sep 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
04 Sep 2017 Eastern Sierra Backpacking Rondy 9/4 -10
29 Aug 2017 Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade Rondy2 on 8/29-31 - CANCELLED
26 Aug 2017 RIO Line Demo Day & Simms Wader Try-on Day
26 Aug 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Stanislaus River Day 1
26 Aug 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Stanislaus River Day 2
23 Aug 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons/Cal Trout
19 Aug 2017 LTFF Program's Annual Dinner
19 Aug 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Knot Tying
19 Aug 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
19 Aug 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
09 Aug 2017 In Search of Perfect Cast - CANCELLED THIS DATE
09 Aug 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program Class
09 Aug 2017 Lodge and Pond Closure for Outside Lands music festival
06 Aug 2017 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, 5/8oz Plug
04 Aug 2017 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-out -- Yosemite High Alpine
29 Jul 2017 Green River Fishing/ Camping Rondy 3 - 7/29-31
27 Jul 2017 109th ACA National Tournament -- SOUTH BAY locations
26 Jul 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
25 Jul 2017 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #5
23 Jul 2017 CANCELLED - Fall River "Traditional Fly Fishing" Rondy 2 - 7/24-25
23 Jul 2017 Lodge & Ponds Access Restricted for SF Marathon race
22 Jul 2017 Green River Fishing/ Camping Rondy 2 - 7/22-24
21 Jul 2017 N.Fork Stanislaus River Backpacking Rondy 7/21-23
21 Jul 2017 Colorado Backpack Rondy 7/21-24
12 Jul 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
08 Jul 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -CANCELLED
08 Jul 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Jul 2017 GGACC Board Meeting - CANCELLED
08 Jul 2017 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Beg. Yosemite High Alpine Fish-out
07 Jul 2017 LTFF Step 3 Intermed. Class - Montana Fish-out
02 Jul 2017 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz Plugs, Angler's Fly
28 Jun 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
24 Jun 2017 Spey Improver Class #82, American River - 6/24
24 Jun 2017 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-out - North Yuba River - CANCELLED
24 Jun 2017 LTFF STEP 1 Beginners Fish-out - Quarry Lakes
23 Jun 2017 CANCELLED--Davis Lake Rondy 6/23-25
21 Jun 2017 Belize Saltwater Fly Fishing Rondy Adventure
17 Jun 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Lower Sac River Float
14 Jun 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
11 Jun 2017 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Surf Fish-out
11 Jun 2017 Palm Beach State Park Surf Rondy 6/11
10 Jun 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Bldg Prgrm - Backpacking and Fly Fishing
10 Jun 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
10 Jun 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
04 Jun 2017 Memorial Celebration for George Rajeff
04 Jun 2017 Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz Plug
03 Jun 2017 Upper Sacramento River Walk & Wade Rondy 6/3-4
03 Jun 2017 Kelsey Bass Ranch Rondy 6/3
03 Jun 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice - Dead Drift / High Stick Clinic - Putah Creek
31 May 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
31 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7A, Add'l. Session
24 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7A, Add'l. Session
24 May 2017 Fall River "Traditional Fly Fishing" Rondy 1 - 5/25-26
22 May 2017 Shad Rondy May 22 for Spey Casters - CANCELLED
22 May 2017 Shad Rondy 2 for Sgl. Hand Rods 5/22 - CANCELLED
21 May 2017 Shad Rondy 1 for Sgl. Hand Rods 5/21 - CANCELLED
21 May 2017 Lodge & Ponds Access Restricted for Bay to Breakers race
20 May 2017 Surf Clinic - Saturday, 5/20 from 10:30-12:00
20 May 2017 Pit River Walk & Wade Rondy 5/20-22
20 May 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice - Hat Creek Fish-out, 5/20-21
17 May 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
17 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7A, Session 6
17 May 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program Class
13 May 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Techniques & Rigging for Trout
13 May 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
13 May 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
11 May 2017 Delta Striper Rondy 3 - Thurs. 5/11
10 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7A, Session 5
07 May 2017 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz Plugs, Angler's Fly Dist.
06 May 2017 Delta Striper Rondy 2 - Saturday 5/6
06 May 2017 Green River Fishing /Camping Rondy 1 - 5/6-8
06 May 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Luk Lake
03 May 2017 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
03 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7A, Session 4
03 May 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
29 Apr 2017 Float Tube Clinic 4/29
26 Apr 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7A, Session 3
24 Apr 2017 Two-Handed Casting Instructor (THCI) Certification Program
22 Apr 2017 Spey-O-Rama Spey Casting Tournament
21 Apr 2017 Competitor Sign-up for Spey-O-Rama 2017
19 Apr 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7A, Session 2
19 Apr 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
15 Apr 2017 Delta Striper Rondy - 4/15
15 Apr 2017 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Pyramid Lake
09 Apr 2017 Casting Instructor Continuing Education
08 Apr 2017 GGACC Casting Instructor Appreciation Dinner
08 Apr 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Entomology
08 Apr 2017 Mel's Day - Free Casting Lessons
08 Apr 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
05 Apr 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7A, Session 1
05 Apr 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
02 Apr 2017 Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz, 5/8oz Plugs
22 Mar 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
21 Mar 2017 Pond Cleaning Day! Help needed!
21 Mar 2017 Pyramid Lake, NV Rendezvous 2
20 Mar 2017 Casting Ponds Closed for Cleaning & Maintenance
19 Mar 2017 Shooting Head & Sinking Line Clinic for LTFF -3/19
19 Mar 2017 Boy Scouts use of west pond
19 Mar 2017 Delta Striper Rondy Pre-Meeting / Clinic
19 Mar 2017 Pyramid Lake, NV Rendezvous 1
18 Mar 2017 Native Fish Society Presentation and Free BBQ
18 Mar 2017 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (2nd Saturday)
18 Mar 2017 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (2nd Saturday)
12 Mar 2017 Backpacking Rondies Discussion
12 Mar 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
11 Mar 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -- Striped Bass Workshop
11 Mar 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Mar 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
05 Mar 2017 CANCELLED - Red & Blue Team Tournament - Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz Plug
04 Mar 2017 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (1st Saturday)
04 Mar 2017 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (1st Saturday)
28 Feb 2017 Baum Lake Rondy 2/28 & 3/1/2017
27 Feb 2017 Casting Instructor Certification Program - Examiner Training
23 Feb 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 6
22 Feb 2017 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Step 3 Interm. - Montana Fish-out
22 Feb 2017 Introducing Douglas Outdoors Fly Rods
22 Feb 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
21 Feb 2017 Beginner Fly Tying, Class #4
21 Feb 2017 An Evening with Untamed Angling
18 Feb 2017 CHANGE OF DATE for LTFF Step 2 "Novices" Class Day 1 to March 4, 2017
18 Feb 2017 CHANGE OF DATE for LTFF Step 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 to March 4, 2017
16 Feb 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 5
11 Feb 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Rods
11 Feb 2017 Green River 1 & 2 Pre-Rondy Meeting (2nd of 2 dates)
11 Feb 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
11 Feb 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
09 Feb 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 4
08 Feb 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
05 Feb 2017 CANCELLED - Casting Games- Trout Fly,Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz Plug, Wet Fly
05 Feb 2017 Spey Angler Program #78 - American River
04 Feb 2017 Spey Angler Program #78 --in ponds
02 Feb 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 3
01 Feb 2017 Green River 1 & 2 Pre-Rondy Meeting (1 of 2 dates)
29 Jan 2017 Long Line Competitive Spey Casting Workshop
28 Jan 2017 Long Line Competitive Spey Casting Workshop
28 Jan 2017 Fall River Rondies 1 & 2 - Pre-Meeting & Casting Clinic
26 Jan 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 2
25 Jan 2017 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Class
21 Jan 2017 Annual Crab Feed
18 Jan 2017 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 6 - CLOSED
14 Jan 2017 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Planning Fishing Trips
14 Jan 2017 Argentine/Patagonia Rendezvous(Rondy) January 14-21, 2017
14 Jan 2017 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
14 Jan 2017 GGACC Board Meeting
12 Jan 2017 Rod Building Workshop #6, Session 1
11 Jan 2017 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 5 - CLOSED
10 Jan 2017 PHWFF Volunteers Meeting
08 Jan 2017 Spey Angler Program #77 - American River
07 Jan 2017 Spey Angler Program #77 --in ponds
04 Jan 2017 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 4 - CLOSED
01 Jan 2017 LTFF Step 3 - 2017 Intermediate Student Registration -CLOSED
30 Dec 2016 Black Canyon of Gunnison Rondy Discussion
29 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 6 - CLOSED
28 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 3 - CLOSED
22 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 5 - CLOSED
21 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 2 - CLOSED
17 Dec 2016 LTFF Step 2&3 Novice/Intermed. Fish-out - Luk Lake
15 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 4 - CLOSED
10 Dec 2016 Pre-Mtg. is CANCELLED, BUT FISH-OUT STILL ON for LTFF Luk Lake 12/17-18
10 Dec 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Knot Tying II
10 Dec 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
10 Dec 2016 GGACC Board Meeting
08 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 3 - CLOSED
07 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #5, Session 1 - NEW START DATE
04 Dec 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Directors' Cup: Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz.
03 Dec 2016 GGACC Holiday Party & Swap Meet
01 Dec 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 2 - CLOSED
30 Nov 2016 FYI- Rod Bldg. Wkshp.#5 NOW STARTS ON DEC. 7
29 Nov 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #3
27 Nov 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Trinity Steelhead Fish-Out, Day 2- CLOSED
26 Nov 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Trinity Steelhead Fish-Out, Day 1- CLOSED
20 Nov 2016 Spey Angler Program #75 - American River
19 Nov 2016 Spey Angler Program #75 --in ponds
17 Nov 2016 Rod Building Workshop #4, Session 1 - CLOSED
12 Nov 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Winter Gear Maint. & Q&A
12 Nov 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
12 Nov 2016 GGACC Board Meeting
06 Nov 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Turkey Shoot: Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz.
06 Nov 2016 Trinity River Steelhead 11/6 Rondy 2
05 Nov 2016 Trinity River Steelhead 11/5 Rondy
02 Nov 2016 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program -- Volunteers Meeting
22 Oct 2016 Submarine Club's all-day use of the West Pond
18 Oct 2016 Upper Sacramento River Rondy 10/18-20
16 Oct 2016 Northwestern Tournament- Dry, Wet, 3/8oz., 5/8oz., 5/8oz. team
15 Oct 2016 Northwestern Tournament- Trout, Bass, 1/4oz., Open Plug, Angler's Fly, 1/4oz. dist.
11 Oct 2016 Trinity River Steelhead Walk-and-Wade Rondy 10/11-12
09 Oct 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz., 5/8oz., Wet Fly
08 Oct 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Gear, Gear, & More Gear
08 Oct 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Oct 2016 GGACC Board Meeting
01 Oct 2016 O'Neill Forebay 10/1 Rondy
30 Sep 2016 LODGE & PONDS LIKELY CLOSED for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in GG Park
17 Sep 2016 GGACC "Emergers" (Youth) Class
11 Sep 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Trout Fly, Dry Fly, 1/4oz., 5/8oz., Wet Fly
10 Sep 2016 Free GGACC Member BBQ and Club Program Information Day
10 Sep 2016