Events

Attention: there are new changes to how events are submitted to the GGACC events calendar. If you would like to host/schedule a lesson, dinner, fish out, Rondy or any other type of Club related event, you must fill out the Event Submission form. Emailing the Events Coordinator or any other Board Member directly will no longer receive a response. Out of respect to the Events Coordinator's time, there will be no exceptions. The form must be completed in full to be considered for the Events Calendar.

Once the Event Submission form is completely filled out and submitted, it will be reviewed by the Events Coordinator -- or applicable party -- on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the Events Coordinator and all other positions at the Club are of a volunteer nature, done in spare time. Please submit your event as early as possible.

Upcoming events

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Anglers Lodge board room, Golden Gate Park

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

    GGACC members are welcome to attend.  Please contact the club president (Willy George, busygeorges@aol.com) if you have any new business to present to the Board. 

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 28 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area off CA-152
    • 5
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    This 2018 LTFF Intermediate Class fish-outs for Striped Bass on O'Neill Forebay are scheduled for 7:00AM -- 5:00PM on Saturday, September 27 (for Group 1) and Sunday, Sept. 28 (for Group 2).  The O'Neill Forebay is in the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA) on CA Hwy 152 just over Pacheco Pass.

    The limited spots in these two fish-out dates on Oct. 27 & 28 are reserved for 2018 registered "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) Intermediate Students ONLY -- unless specifically announced otherwise by the LTFF Program Director John Murphy.  

    Registration will be limited to 5 students in each Group.  Initially register for only one group, but it is likely there will be opportunity for some to fish with both groups.  Anyone registering for one of these two O'Neill Striper fish-outs is strongly encouraged to have attended the free Striper Clinic on Wednesday evening, October 10, 2018, in the Anglers Lodge that will serve as the pre-meeting for these fish-outs

    Students must bring their own (or rented or borrowed) personal watercraft for this fish-out.  There are not any local rental shops that we know of out there.  

    Located in the Central Valley, this body of water can be exposed to strong winds, in which case it will be closed to all watercraft and this fish-out could be cut short or cancelled on short notice (there is little point in fly fishing from the shore in high winds).  If it has to be cancelled beforehand for weather reasons, all registrations fees will be refunded. 

    The entrance to this Forebay (which is just below the dam since it happens to also be an Afterbay) is on the north side of Hwy CA-152E when driving east from Gilroy over the Pacheco Pass (before you get to Los Banos). Although each one-day fish-out will officially end at 5:00pm, you also have the option of staying until almost sunset that evening (when the action can be very productive if the wind cooperates) and fishing with others in the group or independently. But all watercraft must be off the water at sunset or face a fine from the park rangers.

    This is a wonderful Striped Bass fishery, with a great many fish in the "schoolie" size of 13" to 16" making high numbers of landed fish possible.  Even though the fish in this O'Neill Forebay and the main reservoir are a land-locked sub-species of Striped Bass, this reservoir also holds the record for the largest Striped Bass caught in California.

    Bill Scharninghausen will mentor this LTFF fish-out.  As an extremely experienced Northern California angler, Bill also mentors our combined LTFF and Rondy Surf outings each year.  

    Meet spot:  We will meet up with Bill at 7:00am just inside the Forebay park entrance (off to the right) where all watercraft, waders, boots, and fins will be inspected by a park ranger for invasive species (be sure that ALL gear is clean and totally DRY!  Any damp gear will be cause for rejecting your boating permit.)  Those expecting to fish for two days or leaving the SRA for any reasons will need to have their gear bundled and tagged by the ranger at the end of the first day or before driving out of the gate. 

    Safety:  Use of your own personal watercraft will be required for this fish-out, and wearing a PFD will be mandatory. Personal watercraft can be float tubes or Watermasters (either of these work best), pontoon boats, or kayaks. The Forebay can be quite windy so a good anchor may be helpful if you need to stay put while changing flies or rigging.  Under no circumstances however should you try to rely on your anchor to hold your position more than momentarily.  Seek refuge on the shore, not at anchor, in any marginal wind. 

    Gear required:  A float tube or pontoon boat; chest waders; at least one wading belt; a PFD (to be worn at all times on this water); a 7-9wt fly rod; fast sinking shooting heads such as Type 6 or T-14 (Bill prefers to use an integrated shooting head of 250-300 grains on a 7wt rod); 15-20# nylon tippet; clousers or other striper flies; stripping fingers, stripping glove, or stretchy tape for this purpose; forceps or pliers; nippers; your own lunch and drinks; sunglasses; and finally, rain and sun protection for on the water, including a hat with straps or a buff to secure a billed hat. You don't need a lot of gear or flies, so keep it simple.

    Camping / Lodging:  There are options for both camping in the rec area itself and staying in local motels.  For more info about the rec area, especially the two campgrounds on O'Neill Forebay (San Luis Creek Campground which is reservable, and Medeiros Primitive Campground which is on a first-come basis only and not as convenient) and also about the warning light system controlling watercraft access on the forebay, go to:  https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=558  

    Students shall make their own arrangements for staying overnight Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday nights. To make a reservation for San Luis Creek Campground, go to:  https://www.reservecalifornia.com/CaliforniaWebHome/Facilities/AdvanceSearch.aspx 

    Note:  We discovered last year that you could no longer choose your camp site online. If that is the case again this year, the camp host at the San Luis Creek Campground (or at the SRA gate) may be assigning camp sites upon your arrival. 

    There is at least three motel options (including a couple Motel 6's) no more than 4 miles east of the SRA but before Los Banos (near the I-5/ CA-152 interchange), but many more options in Gustine and further east in Los Banos.  Google for "Hotels near San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area". 

    The registration fee for this fish-out is $75.00, which includes a few sample flies, but does NOT include any gratuity, meals, the rec area access fee / daily boating permit, camping fee, or other lodging cost.  

    For more information, contact:

    John Murphy 650-799-1695   jmurphy7599@gmail.com

    Bill Scharninghausen 415-203-5819    billsch8@gmail.com


    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Angler's Lodge
    • 0
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    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.

    This is the 1st of (6) Thursday night sessions for this Rod Building Workshop #10, taught by Larry Kenney or one of more of his proteges and offered to currently active club members only.  

    There are currently two separate classes (Workshops #10 & 11) posted on the club calendar, but each workshop is offered on a different set of nights or dates.  The registrants for this Workshop #10 may NOT attend any sessions of the other workshop without prior written approval from that second session's instructor.   Note: There will be NO class on Thurs., November 8, 2018 (while components are sourced) nor on Thurs., November 22 (Thanksgiving). 

    Learn to build a fly rod by doing it

    Participants will be taken through everything from choosing and purchasing a blank and components to installing reel seats, making cork grips, wrapping guides and finishing guide wraps.  There is no fee for this class, but the participants are responsible for acquiring their own blanks, components, and a few simple tools -- which will be discussed in the first class.  

    This Nov. 1 through Dec. 20, 2018 Workshop #10 is limited to 6 club members via online registration only.  Register for this FIRST class session ONLY for enrollment in all 6 sessions of Workshop #10. 

    If there is no large Register button showing on the left side of this screen now, the class has filled.  However, you may wish to sign the online Wait List since any drop-outs before the first session will be replaced from this list in the order that they signed it.  The Wait List will only be generated when the registration closes because the class has filled. Those on the Wait List for this class may also be contacted about their interest in any future class when that has been scheduled. 

    Class dates and the expected subjects to be covered and the corresponding class activity in each session for this workshop are:

    Nov. 1 - Introduction -- Choosing the right blank and components

    Nov. 15 - Assembling components -- Reel seats/Cork

    Nov. 29 - Making the grip -- Cork/Turn

    Dec. 6 - Rod wrapping -- Wrap 

    Dec. 13 - Rod wrapping --Wrap/Coat

    Dec. 20 - Finishing -- Coat

    For those inclined to book learning, Larry recommends reading: Art Scheck's Fly Rod Building Made Easy,  published by Countryman Press (2002 and 2014)

    For any questions about this workshop, please contact:

    Larry Kenney at  lmkenney@earthlink.net 

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    • REDDING, CA
    • 2
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    This Lower Sacramento River Float Trip on Sat., Nov. 3, is a fish-out offered to those students registered for the "Learn to Fly Fish" Step 2 Novice Class for 2018 as part of this educational fly fishing program for club members only.  This will be the second offering of this trip in 2018. 

    The Lower "Sac" is a famous wild rainbow trout fishery, probably the best in the state for numbers and size of fish. Due to the relatively deep and swift flow of this big river, it is primarily fly-fished by nymphing from drift boats since there are only limited dry fly opportunities and little wading access most of the time.

    We will be fishing from guided drift boats, with two novices and one guide per each boat.  Our guides (provided by Kirk Portocarrero, www.SacRiverGuide.com, 800-670-4448) are very experienced on the "Sac" and, in addition to guiding trout anglers, they may also guide steelhead, salmon, or shad trips on this river. The guides will provide excellent instruction -- in addition to any gear that you don't have, all flies and tippet materials, water or sodas, and a nice lunch on the river.

    BE SURE THAT YOU ARRIVE ON TIME (by 7:00am!) AT THE DESIGNATED BOAT RAMP (tbd) IN REDDING SINCE THE BOATS MAY NOT WAIT FOR YOU. 

    It is strongly suggested that you arrive Friday night to get a good night's sleep there as this will be a long day on the water.  And we also want you to stay a second night in Redding to enjoy the included group restaurant dinner.  Driving home this far after fishing all day is emphatically discouraged -- we don't need any more people falling asleep at the wheel.  

    A 5 or 6 wt fly rod and floating fly line is recommended. The guides can provide a rod (if requested in advance) and will provide leaders, tippet, and all flies.  Waders are not required and NOT suggested unless it is raining that day and you don't have a good pair of rain pants to wear. Wear wading sandals, boots, or other footwear that allows you to step into the water while getting in and out of the boat. Bring hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, rainwear, appropriate layers as dictated by the weather forecast, and of course, your fishing license, which the guide needs to see.  (According to the outfitter, a steelhead card is not required for targeting trout.)

    The registration fee is $335, which covers the boat, guide, lunch on the river, and Saturday night's dinner at a nice restaurant in Redding, but NOT the cost of the guide gratuity or your lodging. 

    Additional details, including how to find the designated boat launching ramp and how to get to the restaurant that night, will be provided via email to those who register for this trip.

    Unless notified otherwise, this fish-out is for students who are previously registered for the 2018 LTFF STEP 2 Novice Class ONLY and attended this year's class days back in March. 

    SIGN-UP QUICKLY FOR THIS FISH-OUT SINCE WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF BOATS AVAILABLE.  If you do miss out, be sure to sign up for the wait list in case a spot opens up later or we are able to get more boats. 

    Location:  Boat Ramp TBD near Redding
    Fee:  $335, exclusive of the guide gratuity (sugg. $40-60)

    Contacts:  John Murphy (jmurphy7599@gmail.com)  cell ph. 650-799-1695

    Lodging in Redding:  There are roughly 30 listed motels in and around Redding. The major ones include: Holiday Inn 530-221-7500, Red Lion  530-221-8700, Best Western 530-221-6100, Motel 6 530-221-1800, Oxford Suites 530-221-0100, and the Thunderbird Lodge 530-243-5422.  Some other well known (and possibly nicer) possibilities include:  Fairfield Inn & Suites (Marriott), Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Town Place Suites.

    A list of all registrants and their contact info will be distributed before this fish-out since you may want to email or talk to others who sign up about carpooling, sharing a room, or even a group of you booking into the same motel to get to know one another better.



    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #1

    Dates:  November 3, 2018  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  408-515-9115  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers:  7

    Description:  There are two (2) one-day Steelhead guided float trip Rondies for the Trinity River.  This one will be on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The second one will be on Sunday, November 4, 2018  (sign up for the second on a separate event page). 

    The Trinity is a gorgeous river in the Fall!  And has a dependable run of wild and hatchery Steelhead.  There are several techniques used for fishing for Steelhead in the fall: 1) Indicator nymph fishing using a 5-7 wt. single hand fly rod with floating line and Fluorocarbon tippet (from 1X-4X);  2) Swinging steelhead flies with a 6-8 wt single hand rod with a floating or intermediate head or sink tip and short 9-12# mono tippet;  and 3) Swinging steelhead flies with a 5-7 wt Spey rod with a floating or intermediate fly line or sink tip, and again using a short 9-12# mono tippet.  We will do our best to match boat partners to their preferred technique.  

    The guides we use are great.   They are: 

    Confluence Outfitters http://www.confluenceoutfitters.com/ 

    and Aaron Gabriel http://www.thenortherncaliforniaguide.com/

    Suggested Gear:  5-7 wt single handed fly rods for nymhing; 6-8 wt single handed rods for swinging; 5-7 wt Spey rods for swinging.  Note that the weather can be very cold, bring multi-layers and good rain gear. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $280  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, transportation, lodging.  We also do an optional no-host dinner on Saturday night at the restaurant in Indian Creek Lodge for anyone who would like to attend.  

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds and lodge locker room

    NOTE:  The date for this event has changed from Sunday, Nov. 4 to Saturday, Nov. 3. 

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, but open to any registered person who would like to participate and test their skill against others -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    Unless noted otherwise, the casting games at the GGACC casting ponds are typically held on the first Sunday of each month (except it's on 2nd Sunday in Sept.) from 9am-2pm.  This event will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and all 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 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Drift #2

    Dates:  November 4, 2018  

    Leader:  Joe Waterman  408-515-9115  mailto:josephwaterman@yahoo.com

    Number of anglers:  8

    Description:  There are two (2) one-day Steelhead guided float trip Rondies for the Trinity River.  This one will be on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The first one will be on Saturday, November 3, 2018  (sign up for the second on a separate event page). 

    The Trinity is a gorgeous river in the Fall!  And has a dependable run of wild and hatchery Steelhead.  There are several techniques used for fishing for Steelhead in the fall: 1) Indicator nymph fishing using a 5-7 wt. single hand fly rod with floating line and Fluorocarbon tippet (from 1X-4X);  2) Swinging steelhead flies with a 6-8 wt single hand rod with a floating or intermediate head or sink tip and short 9-12# mono tippet;  and 3) Swinging steelhead flies with a 5-7 wt Spey rod with a floating or intermediate fly line or sink tip, and again using a short 9-12# mono tippet.  We will do our best to match boat partners to their preferred technique.  

    The guides we use are great.   They are: 

    Confluence Outfitters http://www.confluenceoutfitters.com/ 

    and Aaron Gabriel http://www.thenortherncaliforniaguide.com/

    Suggested Gear:  5-7 wt single handed fly rods for nymhing; 6-8 wt single handed rods for swinging; 5-7 wt Spey rods for swinging.  Note that the weather can be very cold, bring multi-layers and good rain gear. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $280  

    Other expenses will be guide gratuities, transportation, lodging.  We also do an optional no-host dinner on Saturday night at the restaurant in Indian Creek Lodge for anyone who would like to attend.  

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • Weaverville, CA on Trinity River
    Register

    This Learn to Fly Fish (LTFF) Trinity River Steelhead Fish-out is offered initially to only those students enrolled in the club's 2018 LTFF Intermediate Class.  Until advised otherwise by the fish-out leader, each student can sign up for only one group for one day's fishing on this weekend (i.e., for Grp. 1 on Sat., 11/10 or for Grp. 2 on Sun., 11/11). However, with the 5 boats we have, it is likely that some students will be able to have guided fishing both days. 

    Due to the distance to this river, everyone will need to find their own lodging in the Weaverville / Douglas City area for at least the night before and, ideally, for the night after fishing also.  Campgrounds may be closed at this time of year, so check ahead if that is your plan. 

    Registration Fee:  $275.00 each day, includes the guide fee and the shuttle service cost but DOES NOT INCLUDE guide gratuity, lodging, meals (other than lunch), or travel costs. Suggested gratuity is $40-60 from each person. 

    Meeting place:  We will meet our Confluence Outfitters' guides each morning in the parking lot in front of Tops Supermarket in Weaverville (located behind the Burger King, on your right as you drive into town).  Unless advised otherwise, the meet time will be 7:30AM sharp each morning, dressed in your waders and ready to go.  Please be prompt. 

    Check the weather before leaving home and pack accordingly, including rain gear (always) and proper layering to adjust for temp changes during the day.  In addition to a lunch and non-alcoholic beverages, our guides will provide (for sure) single hand fly rods, rigging for at least indicator fishing, and all flies needed, but you may bring your own rod if you prefer (or bring it cased up as a back-up, should you not be comfortable with the guide's rod).  

    Fishing Gear:  If you choose to or need to bring your own, rods should be 6wt-8wt (7wt is ideal for a sgl. hand rod, 6wt is best on this smaller river for 2-handed rods) and at least 9' or longer.  We will be trying to accommodate all Spey casters (or those choosing to swing with single hand rods and shooting head set-ups) as much as we can, but both students in a boat will need to be doing that at any given time since that requires wading the runs (rather than drifting them in the boat while indicator nymphing).  

    If you are a Spey caster (sgl. or 2-handed) and wish to swing rather than indicator nymph, be sure to bring your own rod, reel, and various heads or tips for this purpose (floating, intermediate, slow to fast sink polyleaders, or Type 2-4 shooting heads, or T-7 to T-10 sink heads) in case the guides don't have something better to offer you for swinging. (If need be, let me know your needs in advance and I will try to communicate this to the guides).  

    Gear list (other than fishing gear):

    Waders and boots (recommend felt or studded felt); wading belts (2 preferably); rain jacket; one or more hats depending on weather; gloves (both warm & sun); wading staff; spare set of clothes in a dry bag; water-protected phone or camera; polarized sunglasses; headlamp; sunscreen and/or buff; 2018 Fishing License & Steelhead Card; and (optional) area map or Delorme California atlas.

    Participants will be assigned to guides based on whether they indicate that they wish to mostly nymph (indicator) or swing (one or two-handed).

    Dinners:  Suggestions for possible group dining include Indian Creek Lodge Cafe (on CA299 approx. 8 mi EAST of Weaverville) and The Grange Restaurant in the historic center of town (reopened recently under new mgt.).  Let John know your wishes ASAP since we may need to get a reservation beforehand. 

    Since this Weaverville destination is more than an hour over a pass from Redding (nearly 5 hours or more total drive time), it is important that you arrive in the area the night before and strongly suggested that you spend another night in the area before driving home.

    Lodging recommendations and more info:  Go to www.confluenceoutfitters.com and under the "Lodging" tab, click on Weaverville CA and scroll down to find a list of suggested lodging and motels in the area.  The nicest place is Indian Creek Lodge is about 8 miles east of Weaverville on CA-299 as you come down from the pass (beyond Steel Bridge Road but east of Douglas City), the farthest away and maybe cheapest is Lewiston Valley Motel (on the other side of the pass and 4 miles north of the highway), but there are several good motel options right in Weaverville too. 

    Additional Information for your Trinity River Trip:

    Trinity River Fishing License Requirements: You must have a regular freshwater fishing license (either a daily license or a season license) AND a Steelhead Catch Report Card. If ordering your license online, please do so at least two weeks prior to your trip because you must have the original copy of the Steelhead Card on your person while fishing. Go to www.ca.wildlifelicense.com to buy your license online.


    Fish-out leader:  John Murphy

    Email: jmurphy7599@gmail.com
    Mobile Phone: 650-799-1695


    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools
    Register

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month, and they are open to BOTH club members and to the general public. There is no charge for these lessons. Besides pre-registering online for each session that you plan to attend, please re-check the website for possible late changes in the dates. 

    2. Casting classes are a "go", whether rain, wind, snow or shine. 

    3. Please wear eye protection. 

    4. Classes will be divided into four groups (the classes will be held concurrently): 

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    5. If you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for IFFF Casting Instructor (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

    6. At the present, the classes are limited to instruction in the use of a single handed rod. 

    7. We have free single-handed fly casting equipment at the club to loan out for these lessons only (in exchange for holding your drivers license); however, if you intend to take advantage of this limited free equipment, please try to arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website beforehand to make certain that the monthly class has not been moved forward or backward a week or two due to conflicts with other events (i.e., the Outside Lands Concert in early August). 

    9. FINALLY, please pre-register [in order to help determine the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

    For any questions, contact John C. Till at johnctill@comcast.net or by phone at 650-348-1216.

    Directions:  For directions to the ponds, go to the Location page 


    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    Register
    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.  

    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:
    Garth Thompson mailto:recondite@gmail.com

    Mark Donahue  mwdonahue@yahoo.com


    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Weaverville, CA
    • 0
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    Rondy:  Trinity River Steelhead Walk & Wade

    Dates:  November 14-15, 2018  

    Leader:  Bill Corkery  650-245-6980  mailto:billcorkery@att.net 

    Number of anglers:  4

    Description:  This rondy is an excellent opportunity for Walk-and Wade fly fishing for Steelhead on the Trinity River near Junction City, CA.  Bill Corkery, a GGACC Member, knows the area well and can take up to 4 anglers on this two-day fishing trip. The opportunity exists to catch both adult and smaller (i.e. "1/2 pound") steelhead.

    There are several options for how to fly fishing for steelhead on this wading trip: 1) Indicator nymph fishing with a  5-7wt single hand rod with floating line and Fluoro tippet (1X-4X) and split-shot below an indicator; 2) Swinging steelhead flies with a 6-8wt single hand rod and floating or intermediate head line and sink tips with short 8-12# mono tippet; or 3) Swinging flies with a 5-7wt Spey rod with floating or intermediate fly line & sink tips with short 8-12# mono tippet. 

    Suggested Gear:  5-7 wt single handed fly rods for nymhing; 6-8 wt single handed rods for swinging; 5-7 wt Spey rods for swinging.  Note that the weather can be very cold, bring multi-layers and good rain gear. 

    Cost:  The fee for this Rondy is $25  

    Other expenses will include travel, food, lodging (motels in Weaverville). 

    Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds.  In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction.  This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.

    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 2nd of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Nov. 1st class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the November, 1st posting about getting into another posted class or sign up on the waitlist for this one to be contacted when another class opens.  


    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 3rd of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Nov. 8 or Nov. 22, 2018.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Nov. 1st class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the November, 1st posting about getting into another posted class or sign up on the waitlist for this one to be contacted when another class opens.    


    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge

    The club's usual end-of-year Swap Meet will be held this year on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 9:00am to 1:00pm (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 meet, contact John Murphy (jmurphy7599@gmail.com)


    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anglers' Lodge
    Register

    The club's traditional end-of-year Holiday Party will be held this year on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 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 9:00am to 1:00pm. 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)

    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GGACC casting ponds and lodge locker room

    Fun and friendly casting competition held in conjunction with the Oakland Casting Club, but open to any registered person who would like to participate and test their skill against others -- all are welcome, including beginning casters!

    The casting games at the GGACC casting ponds are typically held on the first Sunday of each month (except 2nd. Sunday in Sept.) from 9am-2pm.   This event will have priority use of the Lodge locker room and all 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

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening. 

    This is the 4th of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Nov. 8 or Nov. 22, 2018.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Nov. 1st class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the November, 1st posting about getting into another posted class or sign up on the waitlist for this one to be contacted when another class opens.  


    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GGACC Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools
    Register

    1. Casting classes are usually held on the Second Saturday of each month, and they are open to BOTH club members and to the general public. There is no charge for these lessons. Besides pre-registering online for each session that you plan to attend, please re-check the website for possible late changes in the dates. 

    2. Casting classes are a "go", whether rain, wind, snow or shine. 

    3. Please wear eye protection. 

    4. Classes will be divided into four groups (the classes will be held concurrently): 

    • Beginner 
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

    5. If you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for IFFF Casting Instructor (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

    6. At the present, the classes are limited to instruction in the use of a single handed rod. 

    7. We have free single-handed fly casting equipment at the club to loan out for these lessons only (in exchange for holding your drivers license); however, if you intend to take advantage of this limited free equipment, please try to arrive by 8:45 AM. 

    8. You should always check the website beforehand to make certain that the monthly class has not been moved forward or backward a week or two due to conflicts with other events (i.e., the Outside Lands Concert in early August). 

    9. FINALLY, please pre-register [in order to help determine the number of needed instructors] via the "Register" link on this page. 

    For any questions, contact John C. Till at johnctill@comcast.net or by phone at 650-348-1216.

    Directions:  For directions to the ponds, go to the Location page 


    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Angler's Lodge
    Register
    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.  

    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:
    Garth Thompson mailto:recondite@gmail.com

    Mark Donahue  mwdonahue@yahoo.com


    • 09 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge meeting room

    The Anglers Lodge meeting room is reserved for an all day meeting of the GGACC Board of Directors to strategize and plan for year 2019.  All current Board members are requested to attend. 

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 5th of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Nov. 8 or Nov. 22, 2018.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Nov. 1st class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the November, 1st posting about getting into another posted class or sign up on the waitlist for this one to be contacted when another class opens.

    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge (boardroom) & center pond

    GGACC's Spey Angler Program is unique, in that its goal is to actually teach anglers how to fish with a double-handed rod. This one weekend-long class is more than a casting lesson.

    On Saturday we will cover the fundamentals of Spey in a classroom setting, then quickly move to the ponds to learn the fundamental Spey casts.

    Sunday we head to Sacramento's American River and learn to fish the casts learned on Saturday. We then add sink tips to replicate real world conditions. Also covered are rotation fishing, river courtesy, and fighting and landing steelhead and salmon.

    We meet Saturday at 9AM in the Anglers Lodge meeting room, dressed in waders (leave spiked boots outside), and after some classroom instruction, we'll get into the water from 10AM to 4PM with appropriate breaks. On Sunday we meet on the American River at 8:30 AM at a location in the Sacramento area to be provided to the group on Saturday (bring a camp chair for this). 

    Your instructors will be Bill Gallogly and other volunteers (possibly Bob Pauli and Steve Morikawa).

    Enrollment is by approved appointment only in response to your request to be admitted into a specific class as emailed to Bill Gallogly at slazanger2@icloud.com and the subsequent submission and potential approval of the provided questionnaire regarding your fishing experience and single-handed casting skill.  Please list the word "Spey" in the subject line of your emails.

    Each class will be limited to 5 students due to space issues in the ponds and on the river.

    There is a $100 fee for this program. If notified of your approval for registering for this class, you will be given a club website link to make an online payment of this fee via credit card or PayPal. (Personal checks are no longer accepted.) 

    Bring your own waders, eyewear, hat, and lunches each day, but students may use the club's Spey rods each class day, both in the ponds and on the river. 

    A full description of this Spey Angler Program (and the follow-up Spey Improver Program) is posted on the club's website under the Events tab. 

    For any further questions about this class, email Bill Gallogly  slazanger2@icloud.com

    • 16 Dec 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • American River, location TBD

    This 2nd session of the Spey Angler Program's class that began Saturday, December 15, 2018, will be held on the American River on Sunday, December 16, beginning at 8:30AM at a place to be announced in the previous day's class.  

    Bring camp chair and lunch in addition to the gear required for the previous day's class. 

    This program is by appointment only.  See the previous day's event posting for details.  

    • 16 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge meeting & locker rooms.

    Angler's Lodge is reserved for club use on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 1-5pm. Contact Willy George, GGACC President, with any questions. 

    • 20 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the last of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Nov. 8 or Nov. 22, 2018.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Nov. 1st class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the November, 1st posting about getting into another posted class or sign up on the waitlist for this one to be contacted when another class opens.  


    • 03 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Angler's Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.

    This is the 1st of (6) Thursday night sessions for this Rod Building Workshop #11, taught by Larry Kenney or one of more of his proteges and offered to currently active club members only.  

    There are currently two separate classes (Workshops #10 & 11) posted on the club calendar, but each workshop is offered on a different set of nights or dates.  The registrants for this Workshop #11 may NOT attend any sessions of the other workshop without prior written approval from that second session's instructor.   Note: There will be NO class on Thurs., January 10, 2018 (while components are sourced)

    Learn to build a fly rod by doing it

    Participants will be taken through everything from choosing and purchasing a blank and components to installing reel seats, making cork grips, wrapping guides and finishing guide wraps.  There is no fee for this class, but the participants are responsible for acquiring their own blanks, components, and a few simple tools -- which will be discussed in the first class.  

    This Jan. 3 through Feb. 14, 2019 Workshop #11 is limited to 6 club members via online registration only.  Register for this FIRST class session ONLY for enrollment in all 6 sessions of Workshop #11. 

    If there is no large Register button showing on the left side of this screen now, the class has filled.  However, you may wish to sign the online Wait List since any drop-outs before the first session will be replaced from this list in the order that they signed it.  The Wait List will only be generated when the registration closes because the class has filled. Those on the Wait List for this class may also be contacted about their interest in any future class when that has been scheduled. 

    Class dates and the expected subjects to be covered and the corresponding class activity in each session for this workshop are:

    Jan. 3 - Introduction -- Choosing the right blank and components

    Jan. 17 - Assembling components -- Reel seats/Cork

    Jan. 24 - Making the grip -- Cork/Turn

    Jan. 31 - Rod wrapping -- Wrap 

    Feb. 7 - Rod wrapping --Wrap/Coat

    Feb. 14 - Finishing -- Coat

    For those inclined to book learning, Larry recommends reading: Art Scheck's Fly Rod Building Made Easy,  published by Countryman Press (2002 and 2014)

    For any questions about this workshop, please contact:

    Larry Kenney at  lmkenney@earthlink.net 

    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 2nd of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Jan. 3rd class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the January 3rd posting to sign up on the waitlist for this one in order to be contacted when another class opens.

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 3rd of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Jan. 3rd class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the January 3rd posting to sign up on the waitlist for this one in order to be contacted when another class opens.


    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening. 

    This is the 4th of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Jan. 3rd class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the January 3rd posting to sign up on the waitlist for this one in order to be contacted when another class opens.  

      


    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the 5th of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Jan. 3rd class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the January 3rd posting to sign up on the waitlist for this one in order to be contacted when another class opens.

    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge

    The Anglers Lodge locker and meeting rooms are reserved for this event on this evening.  

    This is the last of (6) Thursday night sessions for this workshop. (There was no class on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2019.)

    For a description of this Rod Building class, what is planned for each session, and to register for this workshop, see the Jan. 3rd class posting for Session 1. 

    This limited class is CLOSED to all who have not previously registered for it.  See the January 3rd posting to sign up on the waitlist for this one in order to be contacted when another class opens.

    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge, Golden Gate Park
    • 20

    Note: GG Angler's Lodge (Board Room) is reserved exclusively for this scheduled event for those registered club members participating in this year's Learn to Fly Fish program. 

    Those wishing to join the 2019 "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) Step 1 Beginners Class, the 1st year of the club's 3-year long mentored fly fishing educational program (which is not a learn to fly cast program) should be sure to attend the October and / or November 2018 sessions of the club's 2nd Saturday morning "Free Fly Casting Lessons on the GGACC Ponds" in order to hear an announcement at 9:30am (just before the start of the lessons) of the date and precise time that the online registration will first open in the late fall of 2018

    Due to the expected size of the 2019 LTFF Beginners class exceeding the capacity for seating at tables in our Anglers Lodge, there will necessarily be two separate classroom sections -- a Section A on Saturday mornings and a Section B on Sunday mornings -- for the two 2019 classroom weekends of March 2-3 and March 16-17 (referred to as "Class Days 1 & 2", respectively).  These section groupings on Saturdays or Sundays will apply to these class days only, and not to the subsequent fish-outs. 

    To join the 2019 LTFF Program at the STEP 1 "Beginners" level (i.e., meaning that you have little or no fly fishing experience without guides and/or no formal training), you must be quick to register (online only, on the announced date and time in the late fall of 2018) at the LTFF STEP 1 "Beginners Class Day 1" calendar event for either Saturday, March 2, 2019 (for Section A)  OR Sunday, March 3, 2019 (for Section B). 

    Registration fee for the mandatory Class Days:  $100 payable online via credit card or PayPal account.  Besides the cost of books, hand-outs, badges, beverages, snacks, etc. for the class days, this fee also covers costs for putting on the offered LTFF Casting Clinics.

    Until the available openings fill up in any given class section, you may be able to choose your preferred section day when the large "Register" button appears on that day's event if you click on that quickly enough when the online registration is first opened on the announced date and time.  If this "Register" button has already changed to a "Join Waitlist" button, you may wish to click on that quickly before trying to register for the other Beginners class section day on its Day 1 calendar event (that same weekend).  

    Be very careful that you are navigating to the LTFF STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 calendar events on March 2nd & 3rd, and not by mistake to the LTFF STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 events on those same dates.  

    Registration for those eligible (and granted express written permission) for signing up for any remaining Novice (2nd year) spots -- those not accepted by the previous year's Beginners -- will be opened on a separate date and time.  So there will be no large "Register" button nor "Join Waitlist" button visible to click on those two Novice Class Day 1 events.  Anyone choosing to skip the first year of the LTFF program must petition the Program Director for approval based on the described extent of their small river or stream fly fishing and wading experience -- without the use of guides. 

    Only current club members are eligible to participate in this LTFF Program -- and only current members will be able to register online on the announced 2018 date for opening of registration for the 2019 program (note: joining the club or renewing your membership in the last couple months of the previous year will be valid for the following calendar year, so be sure that you are signed up before trying to register).  

    Basic fly casting proficiency is a prerequisite to joining the LTFF program!  Unlike other fly fishing programs, our LTFF program is NOT focused on teaching basic fly casting skill, which is a skill that you will need to have acquired previously.  If you are learning to fly cast at GGACC, and if, after attending the club's monthly casting lessons for perhaps 4 or more months, you have made good progress at mastering loop control, line management, and line slipping at the "Novice Casting Level" (2nd level) -- OR, if you have been promoted by one of the casting instructors up to either the "Intermediate Casting (3rd) Level" or to the "Advanced Casting (4th) Level" in the club's 2nd Saturday of the month "Free Casting Lessons on the Ponds", you have likely achieved this expected basic casting proficiency. 

    If you are only a novice level fly caster now, you still have time to up your casting game in the months before the new LTFF casting prequalificaton clinic to be held mid-afternoon on January 12, 2019 (or on February 9, 2019, if granted permission to prequal then) following the GGACC's regular 2nd Saturday casting lessons on those dates.  Unless granted approval for prequalifying on Feb. 9, all 2019 LTFF Beginner registrants will need to perform some casting drills during that January 12th clinic in order to allow us to evaluate whether you can proceed to attend the upcoming class days and subsequent fish-outs, or whether you will need to give up your registration (your fee will be refunded) to someone on the waitlist, while you work on your casting skills to try again the following year. 

    There will be only one 2019 Beginners Class for purposes of class communication and signing up for all scheduled class fish-outs or clinics, even though this Beginners Class must be split into 2 separate "Class Sections" for the classroom instruction ONLY due to space constraints in our Anglers Lodge meeting room.   

    REGISTRATION FOR THIS LTFF PROGRAM IS ON A FIRST-COME BASIS ONLY AND THE 2018 YEAR'S CLASS FILLED VERY QUICKLY.  THE DATE AND THE EXACT TIME THAT ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE OPENED FOR NEXT YEAR'S CLASS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE OCT. & NOV., 2018 (2nd Sat.) FREE PUBLIC CASTING LESSONS -- and to those still on the waitlist from this past year's 2018 Beginners class via an email in the fall. 

    "LTFF" PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  This Step 1 "Beginner Class" is for the first-year fly fisher in the GGACC's 3-yr. long "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) Program who has done very little or no fly fishing on his or her own. This program offers classroom instruction in each of the first two years, as well as an increasing number each year of mentored or guided fish-outs. This educational program is designed to help the Beginner (1st yr.) or Novice (2nd yr.) fly fisher or angler (in this case, one who already knows how to fly cast) to transition from the free casting lessons on the club ponds (or other suitable fly casting lessons) to fly fishing with club mentors (or, in some cases, professional guides) starting on small streams and later on lakes and larger rivers.  Intermediate (3rd yr) students are offered advanced clinics and exposed to a wide variety of fisheries in both Northern California and beyond, including the SF Bay and ocean surf. Besides the knowledge to be learned and all the fun we have in this program, it is also a wonderful way to gain new friends and life-long fishing buddies. 

    This LTFF Program is offered to new or current club members only and, in addition to prepaying the required membership dues, does require the payment of fees as needed to cover the club's costs for hosting or reserving different events, both for the class (and any casting instruction) as well as for the fish-outs.  The Beginner Class Day cost is $100 total for the two days of classroom instruction, including any subsequent specialized casting instruction offered on various announced 2nd Saturdays of the month.

    Participation in this Learn to Fly Fish program, AS A PREREQUISITE, requires the ability to proficiently make relatively accurate presentations of the fly to at least 35'-40' with good loops and line control. This includes making both roll casts and overhead casts, with loop and change of direction control, line mgt. skills, and the ability to extend casts by slipping line during false casts as taught by the club in the Beginner and Novice sections of the monthly free public casting lessons (typ. held every 2nd Saturday of each month, see club calendar to register for these free casting classes). Participants are encouraged to develop their casting skills beyond these minimal prerequisite requirements as quickly as they can by attending as many of these free casting lessons as possible, and by participating in any LTFF Casting Clinics held on some of those same days.  The GG casting ponds are open on most days of the year for individual practice when not reserved on the GGACC calendar for club events. 

    CLASS DAYS:  Attendance at class days is generally mandatory and requisite for being allowed to participate in fish-outs. The Beginners classroom instruction will cover required gear, knots, entomology, reading the water, and wading safety.  Specialized casting techniques will now be taught in LTFF Casting Clinics in the afternoons on 2nd Saturdays of the month for various months as announced later by emails. Casting instructors will work with you then to help prepare you for the 3 or more planned "mentored" fish-outs to be offered beginning in the late spring.

    We will be teaching classes for both the Beginners (1st yr students) and Novices (2nd yr, or by approval of the prog. dir.) on the same days again this year, with Beginners classes held in the mornings followed by the Novices classes in the afternoon each day. Since each day's instruction is only for the half-day, there will be no lunch provided for the students. 

    Beginners will be spending each class day in the Anglers Lodge from 8:30AM to Noon. If you are not familiar with where this is, please see the map included on our website under the "About us" tab. Please arrive promptly to get a name badge and seat. There is no need to bring anything to class other than paper and pen to take notes with. There will be a quiz on the 2nd class day, and the class days are purposely spaced two weeks apart to give students time to read the issued book, study their notes and hand-outs, and to practice tying those knots taught on the first class day.

    FISH-OUTS: The cost of the separately posted fish-outs will be listed on their event pages when posted, but typically run from $100-200 for Beginners depending on the destination and what the program's expenses are for that fish-out. These fees do not cover any your equipment costs, guide gratuities, driving expenses, certain meals, and any lodging costs. Only students who have registered for and attend the two class days will receive emailed notices of when the Beginner fish-outs are first opened for online registration sign-up and payment.

    Since there are not enough available weekends to create any additional weekend fish-outs in the program for the now much larger class size, the previous one-day fish-outs on any weekend will be scheduled as two separate one-day fish-outs on that same weekend, and all previous two-day weekend fish-outs will become two separate two-day fish-outs on Friday-Sat. and Sunday-Monday for Groups 1 & 2.  

    Most of the new Beginners fish-outs still need to be scheduled and the available mentors or guides confirmed before posting on the club's events calendar (or the LTFF Program's   extracted calendar found under the Events tab dropdown menu on the homepage). You don't need to watch or keep checking for these online postings, however, since the entire class will be notified simultaneously via a group email whenever one of your fish-outs is posted and also notified what date and time the online registration will be opened for it. 

    GEAR:  The special casting lessons on the dates that LTFF Casting Clinics are offered to the combined Beginners and Novices will generally require you to bring your own gear unless notified otherwise that club rods will be made available or used for these clinics. Unless told differently or asked to bring other gear, bring your fly rod (we generally suggest a 9' or 9'-6" long 5wt rod-- but any 4wt to 6wt fly rod of at least 7-1/2' length will suffice -- with reel, floating line, a 0X, 2X, or 3X tapered practice leader that's at least 6' long, with a small piece of yarn tied on (in lieu of a fly with hook -- cut pieces of yarn are available in the clubhouse), and possibly (subsequent to the class days) -- when specially requested -- also chest waders (with wading belt) and wading boots. Owning your own "breathable-fabric, stocking-foot, chest waders" and a pair of good wading boots (felt-soled, or rubber-soled with studs) will usually be needed to get the most benefit out of what may be "in-pond" specialized casting instruction, and generally necessary for most fish-outs.  The class instruction will cover all the gear you will need to purchase, as well as some other gear that you may choose to buy, in order to participate in the fish-outs. Most fish-outs involve our camping in campgrounds (with motels as an added cost option).  Buying needed camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, pad or cot, headlamp, lantern, stove, etc.) may be another expense if you don't already own this gear (or prefer not to rent it from REI).

    REGISTRATION:  The past year's Beginner class was quickly filled when the online registration first opened last fall, and a substantial waitlist was soon generated. The same is expected for the 2019 class registering on this Beginners Class Day 1 calendar event. Those interested in the following year's (2020) class may sign this event's waitlist to be notified by email next fall of the announced opening date & time of the online registration for that 2020 class.  

    For the 2019 Beginners class, you will need to REGISTER QUICKLY to have a good chance at a spot in this limited class. Class size will generally be limited to the first 40 new members to sign up (20 per section), but a prior year's Beginner student will be allowed to pre-register to repeat the class one time if that person is not ready to advance.  Couples hoping to enroll in the 2019 class together (and target the same class section if possible) should attempt to register simultaneously from different web devices using separate email addresses for each name (multiple registrations by the same contact are not allowed, so each contact must have their own email address).

    Registration Fee for the two Beginner Class Days (plus any LTFF Casting Clinics) is $100. This fee covers the cost of instructional materials and other miscellaneous class expenses only (all instructors' time is offered free by club volunteers). Registering and paying for the 1st Class Day covers registration for the 2nd Class Day.  Registrants will receive special badges to allow them to participate in the LTFF Class Days and Casting Clinics. 

    Additional Notes:  

    You must be a club member in good standing to BOTH register for and to participate in this program. You can immediately join or renew club membership, as well as for the following calendar year anytime after Nov.1 for the price of only the annual dues, by clicking on the "Join us" tab on the Home Page.  Family memberships must list the name and a separate email address for each family member (18 or over) hoping to participate in this LTFF program or other club programs requiring registration.  (Note:  While each registrant's name is required for the LTFF class roster, the online software recognizes all valid member contacts by email address for registration purposes rather than by their name). 

    All LTFF participants must be at least 18 years of age before registering for the program, and willing to provide valid proof of age identification if requested.    

    Due to restrictions for the given destination, river etiquette or other factors, there will usually not be enough spots available for all of the class's students to attend each fish-out. These spots can only be offered on a first come basis, so you are encouraged to sign up quickly upon receiving the emailed announcement of the date and time of each fish-out's online registration opening. 

    Students who have registered for a fish-out and later learn that they can't attend will be solely responsible for finding their own replacement to pay them directly for whatever they can collect if there is no one on the waitlist willing to take their spot. Since fish-outs must be scheduled months ahead and the program's expenses paid for in advance, club refunds are NOT generally possible.

    Lastly, we want to emphasize that this program is run by club volunteers and would not exist without the generous commitment of their time and efforts to make this program so very successful.  Participants in the program will be asked -- and expected -- to contribute however they can to helping out with this program or other club activities while they are LTFF students and after.  In due time subject to availability, graduates of this LTFF program are often asked to serve as fish-out mentors or leaders as their skill and experience permits.  If so asked, please recall what all your mentors' help meant to you. 

    For any questions not answered above, please contact:

    John Murphy, LLTF Program Dir., (jmurphy7599@gmail.com)


    • 03 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge, Golden Gate Park
    • 20

    Note: GG Angler's Lodge (Board Room) is reserved exclusively for this scheduled event for those registered club members participating in this year's Learn to Fly Fish program. 

    Those wishing to join the 2019 "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) Step 1 Beginners Class, the 1st year of the club's 3-year long mentored fly fishing educational program (which is not a learn to fly cast program) should be sure to attend the October and / or November 2018 sessions of the club's 2nd Saturday morning "Free Fly Casting Lessons on the GGACC Ponds" in order to hear an announcement at 9:30am (just before the start of the lessons) of the date and precise time that the online registration will first open in the late fall of 2018

    Due to the expected size of the 2019 LTFF Beginners class exceeding the capacity for seating at tables in our Anglers Lodge, there will necessarily be two separate classroom sections -- a Section A on Saturday mornings and a Section B on Sunday mornings -- for the two 2019 classroom weekends of March 2-3 and March 16-17 (referred to as "Class Days 1 & 2", respectively).  These section groupings on Saturdays or Sundays will apply to these class days only, and not to the subsequent fish-outs. 

    To join the 2019 LTFF Program at the STEP 1 "Beginners" level (i.e., meaning that you have little or no fly fishing experience without guides and/or no formal training), you must be quick to register (online only, on the announced date and time in the late fall of 2018) at the LTFF STEP 1 "Beginners Class Day 1" calendar event for either Saturday, March 2, 2019 (for Section A)  OR Sunday, March 3, 2019 (for Section B). 

    Registration fee for the mandatory Class Days:  $100 payable online via credit card or PayPal account.  Besides the cost of books, hand-outs, badges, beverages, snacks, etc. for the class days, this fee also covers costs for putting on the offered LTFF Casting Clinics.

    Until the available openings fill up in any given class section, you may be able to choose your preferred section day when the large "Register" button appears on that day's event if you click on that quickly enough when the online registration is first opened on the announced date and time.  If this "Register" button has already changed to a "Join Waitlist" button, you may wish to click on that quickly before trying to register for the other Beginners class section day on its Day 1 calendar event (that same weekend).  

    Be very careful that you are navigating to the LTFF STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 calendar events on March 2nd & 3rd, and not by mistake to the LTFF STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 events on those same dates.  

    Registration for those eligible (and granted express written permission) for signing up for any remaining Novice (2nd year) spots -- those not accepted by the previous year's Beginners -- will be opened on a separate date and time.  So there will be no large "Register" button nor "Join Waitlist" button visible to click on those two Novice Class Day 1 events.  Anyone choosing to skip the first year of the LTFF program must petition the Program Director for approval based on the described extent of their small river or stream fly fishing and wading experience -- without the use of guides. 

    Only current club members are eligible to participate in this LTFF Program -- and only current members will be able to register online on the announced 2018 date for opening of registration for the 2019 program (note: joining the club or renewing your membership in the last couple months of the previous year will be valid for the following calendar year, so be sure that you are signed up before trying to register).  

    Basic fly casting proficiency is a prerequisite to joining the LTFF program!  Unlike other fly fishing programs, our LTFF program is NOT focused on teaching basic fly casting skill, which is a skill that you will need to have acquired previously.  If you are learning to fly cast at GGACC, and if, after attending the club's monthly casting lessons for perhaps 4 or more months, you have made good progress at mastering loop control, line management, and line slipping at the "Novice Casting Level" (2nd level) -- OR, if you have been promoted by one of the casting instructors up to either the "Intermediate Casting (3rd) Level" or to the "Advanced Casting (4th) Level" in the club's 2nd Saturday of the month "Free Casting Lessons on the Ponds", you have likely achieved this expected basic casting proficiency. 

    If you are only a novice level fly caster now, you still have time to up your casting game in the months before the new LTFF casting prequalificaton clinic to be held mid-afternoon on January 12, 2019 (or on February 9, 2019, if granted permission to prequal then) following the GGACC's regular 2nd Saturday casting lessons on those dates.  Unless granted approval for prequalifying on Feb. 9, all 2019 LTFF Beginner registrants will need to perform some casting drills during that January 12th clinic in order to allow us to evaluate whether you can proceed to attend the upcoming class days and subsequent fish-outs, or whether you will need to give up your registration (your fee will be refunded) to someone on the waitlist, while you work on your casting skills to try again the following year. 

    There will be only one 2019 Beginners Class for purposes of class communication and signing up for all scheduled class fish-outs or clinics, even though this Beginners Class must be split into 2 separate "Class Sections" for the classroom instruction ONLY due to space constraints in our Anglers Lodge meeting room.   

    REGISTRATION FOR THIS LTFF PROGRAM IS ON A FIRST-COME BASIS ONLY AND THE 2018 YEAR'S CLASS FILLED VERY QUICKLY.  THE DATE AND THE EXACT TIME THAT ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE OPENED FOR NEXT YEAR'S CLASS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE OCT. & NOV., 2018 (2nd Sat.) FREE PUBLIC CASTING LESSONS -- and to those still on the waitlist from this past year's 2018 Beginners class via an email in the fall. 

    "LTFF" PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  This Step 1 "Beginner Class" is for the first-year fly fisher in the GGACC's 3-yr. long "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) Program who has done very little or no fly fishing on his or her own. This program offers classroom instruction in each of the first two years, as well as an increasing number each year of mentored or guided fish-outs. This educational program is designed to help the Beginner (1st yr.) or Novice (2nd yr.) fly fisher or angler (in this case, one who already knows how to fly cast) to transition from the free casting lessons on the club ponds (or other suitable fly casting lessons) to fly fishing with club mentors (or, in some cases, professional guides) starting on small streams and later on lakes and larger rivers.  Intermediate (3rd yr) students are offered advanced clinics and exposed to a wide variety of fisheries in both Northern California and beyond, including the SF Bay and ocean surf. Besides the knowledge to be learned and all the fun we have in this program, it is also a wonderful way to gain new friends and life-long fishing buddies. 

    This LTFF Program is offered to new or current club members only and, in addition to prepaying the required membership dues, does require the payment of fees as needed to cover the club's costs for hosting or reserving different events, both for the class (and any casting instruction) as well as for the fish-outs.  The Beginner Class Day cost is $100 total for the two days of classroom instruction, including any subsequent specialized casting instruction offered on various announced 2nd Saturdays of the month.

    Participation in this Learn to Fly Fish program, AS A PREREQUISITE, requires the ability to proficiently make relatively accurate presentations of the fly to at least 35'-40' with good loops and line control. This includes making both roll casts and overhead casts, with loop and change of direction control, line mgt. skills, and the ability to extend casts by slipping line during false casts as taught by the club in the Beginner and Novice sections of the monthly free public casting lessons (typ. held every 2nd Saturday of each month, see club calendar to register for these free casting classes). Participants are encouraged to develop their casting skills beyond these minimal prerequisite requirements as quickly as they can by attending as many of these free casting lessons as possible, and by participating in any LTFF Casting Clinics held on some of those same days.  The GG casting ponds are open on most days of the year for individual practice when not reserved on the GGACC calendar for club events. 

    CLASS DAYS:  Attendance at class days is generally mandatory and requisite for being allowed to participate in fish-outs. The Beginners classroom instruction will cover required gear, knots, entomology, reading the water, and wading safety.  Specialized casting techniques will now be taught in LTFF Casting Clinics in the afternoons on 2nd Saturdays of the month for various months as announced later by emails. Casting instructors will work with you then to help prepare you for the 3 or more planned "mentored" fish-outs to be offered beginning in the late spring.

    We will be teaching classes for both the Beginners (1st yr students) and Novices (2nd yr, or by approval of the prog. dir.) on the same days again this year, with Beginners classes held in the mornings followed by the Novices classes in the afternoon each day. Since each day's instruction is only for the half-day, there will be no lunch provided for the students. 

    Beginners will be spending each class day in the Anglers Lodge from 8:30AM to Noon. If you are not familiar with where this is, please see the map included on our website under the "About us" tab. Please arrive promptly to get a name badge and seat. There is no need to bring anything to class other than paper and pen to take notes with. There will be a quiz on the 2nd class day, and the class days are purposely spaced two weeks apart to give students time to read the issued book, study their notes and hand-outs, and to practice tying those knots taught on the first class day.

    FISH-OUTS: The cost of the separately posted fish-outs will be listed on their event pages when posted, but typically run from $100-200 for Beginners depending on the destination and what the program's expenses are for that fish-out. These fees do not cover any your equipment costs, guide gratuities, driving expenses, certain meals, and any lodging costs. Only students who have registered for and attend the two class days will receive emailed notices of when the Beginner fish-outs are first opened for online registration sign-up and payment.

    Since there are not enough available weekends to create any additional weekend fish-outs in the program for the now much larger class size, the previous one-day fish-outs on any weekend will be scheduled as two separate one-day fish-outs on that same weekend, and all previous two-day weekend fish-outs will become two separate two-day fish-outs on Friday-Sat. and Sunday-Monday for Groups 1 & 2.  

    Most of the new Beginners fish-outs still need to be scheduled and the available mentors or guides confirmed before posting on the club's events calendar (or the LTFF Program's   extracted calendar found under the Events tab dropdown menu on the homepage). You don't need to watch or keep checking for these online postings, however, since the entire class will be notified simultaneously via a group email whenever one of your fish-outs is posted and also notified what date and time the online registration will be opened for it. 

    GEAR:  The special casting lessons on the dates that LTFF Casting Clinics are offered to the combined Beginners and Novices will generally require you to bring your own gear unless notified otherwise that club rods will be made available or used for these clinics. Unless told differently or asked to bring other gear, bring your fly rod (we generally suggest a 9' or 9'-6" long 5wt rod-- but any 4wt to 6wt fly rod of at least 7-1/2' length will suffice -- with reel, floating line, a 0X, 2X, or 3X tapered practice leader that's at least 6' long, with a small piece of yarn tied on (in lieu of a fly with hook -- cut pieces of yarn are available in the clubhouse), and possibly (subsequent to the class days) -- when specially requested -- also chest waders (with wading belt) and wading boots. Owning your own "breathable-fabric, stocking-foot, chest waders" and a pair of good wading boots (felt-soled, or rubber-soled with studs) will usually be needed to get the most benefit out of what may be "in-pond" specialized casting instruction, and generally necessary for most fish-outs.  The class instruction will cover all the gear you will need to purchase, as well as some other gear that you may choose to buy, in order to participate in the fish-outs. Most fish-outs involve our camping in campgrounds (with motels as an added cost option).  Buying needed camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, pad or cot, headlamp, lantern, stove, etc.) may be another expense if you don't already own this gear (or prefer not to rent it from REI).

    REGISTRATION:  The past year's Beginner class was quickly filled when the online registration first opened last fall, and a substantial waitlist was soon generated. The same is expected for the 2019 class registering on this Beginners Class Day 1 calendar event. Those interested in the following year's (2020) class may sign this event's waitlist to be notified by email next fall of the announced opening date & time of the online registration for that 2020 class.  

    For the 2019 Beginners class, you will need to REGISTER QUICKLY to have a good chance at a spot in this limited class. Class size will generally be limited to the first 40 new members to sign up (20 per section), but a prior year's Beginner student will be allowed to pre-register to repeat the class one time if that person is not ready to advance.  Couples hoping to enroll in the 2019 class together (and target the same class section if possible) should attempt to register simultaneously from different web devices using separate email addresses for each name (multiple registrations by the same contact are not allowed, so each contact must have their own email address).

    Registration Fee for the two Beginner Class Days (plus any LTFF Casting Clinics) is $100. This fee covers the cost of instructional materials and other miscellaneous class expenses only (all instructors' time is offered free by club volunteers). Registering and paying for the 1st Class Day covers registration for the 2nd Class Day.  Registrants will receive special badges to allow them to participate in the LTFF Class Days and Casting Clinics. 

    Additional Notes:  

    You must be a club member in good standing to BOTH register for and to participate in this program. You can immediately join or renew club membership, as well as for the following calendar year anytime after Nov.1 for the price of only the annual dues, by clicking on the "Join us" tab on the Home Page.  Family memberships must list the name and a separate email address for each family member (18 or over) hoping to participate in this LTFF program or other club programs requiring registration.  (Note:  While each registrant's name is required for the LTFF class roster, the online software recognizes all valid member contacts by email address for registration purposes rather than by their name). 

    All LTFF participants must be at least 18 years of age before registering for the program, and willing to provide valid proof of age identification if requested.    

    Due to restrictions for the given destination, river etiquette or other factors, there will usually not be enough spots available for all of the class's students to attend each fish-out. These spots can only be offered on a first come basis, so you are encouraged to sign up quickly upon receiving the emailed announcement of the date and time of each fish-out's online registration opening. 

    Students who have registered for a fish-out and later learn that they can't attend will be solely responsible for finding their own replacement to pay them directly for whatever they can collect if there is no one on the waitlist willing to take their spot. Since fish-outs must be scheduled months ahead and the program's expenses paid for in advance, club refunds are NOT generally possible.

    Lastly, we want to emphasize that this program is run by club volunteers and would not exist without the generous commitment of their time and efforts to make this program so very successful.  Participants in the program will be asked -- and expected -- to contribute however they can to helping out with this program or other club activities while they are LTFF students and after.  In due time subject to availability, graduates of this LTFF program are often asked to serve as fish-out mentors or leaders as their skill and experience permits.  If so asked, please recall what all your mentors' help meant to you. 

    For any questions not answered above, please contact:

    John Murphy, LLTF Program Dir., (jmurphy7599@gmail.com)


    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge meeting room, GG Park

    The Angler's Lodge (Board Room) is reserved exclusively for this scheduled event for those registered club members participating in this year's Learn to Fly Fish program. 

    This event is the 2nd Day of Step 1 "Beginners" Class instruction for Section A  registered students in the "Learn to Fly Fish" Program, taking place in the clubhouse meeting room ONLY from 8:30am to 12:00 noon. (There will be a Novice class in the meeting room from 12:30pm to 4:00pm.)  This event is open to only those eligible club members who signed up and paid for this class on the 1st Class Day event posting for either Saturday, March 2, or Sunday, March 3, 2019. 

    Since this is a half-day class only, there will be no lunch offered to students.

    For further information regarding this event, see the calendar event on either March 2nd or March 3rd, 2019, for the LTFF Step 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1.

    Contact for questions:  John B. Murphy, LTFF Prog.Dir. (jmurphy7599@gmail.com)


    • 17 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Anglers Lodge meeting room, GG Park

    The Angler's Lodge (Board Room) is reserved exclusively for this scheduled event for those registered club members participating in this year's Learn to Fly Fish program. 

    This event is the 2nd Day of Step 1 "Beginners" Class instruction for Section B  registered students in the "Learn to Fly Fish" Program, taking place in the clubhouse meeting room ONLY from 8:30am to 12:00 noon. (There will be a Novice class in the meeting room from 12:30pm to 4:00pm.)  This event is open to only those eligible club members who signed up and paid for this class on the 1st Class Day event posting for either Saturday, March 2, or Sunday, March 3, 2019. 

    Since this is a half-day class only, there will be no lunch offered to students.

    For further information regarding this event, see the calendar event on either March 2nd or March 3rd, 2019, for the LTFF Step 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1.

    Contact for questions:  John B. Murphy, LTFF Prog.Dir. (jmurphy7599@gmail.com)


    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • GGACC Anglers Lodge & Casting Pools, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

     The park-approved dates for the 2019 Spey-O-Rama are Friday-Sunday, April 26-28. More information about this annual event will be posted on the calendar as soon as it is available from the SOR chairwoman Libby Wolfensperger (elwolfensperger@me.com). 

Past events

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
06 Oct 2018 Spey Angler Program #98 --in ponds
05 Oct 2018 Restricted Access to Lodge and Ponds for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival 10/5-10/7
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 & 24-25
20 Jun 2018 GGACC Club Event
16 Jun 2018 Rajeff Sports "Spring Fling" Demo Day
16 Jun 2018 Spey Improver Class #84, American River - 6/16
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: Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (Section B)
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 Spey Improver Class #83, American River - 3/17
17 Mar 2018 CLOSED -Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 2 (Section A)
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
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 Spey Angler Program #88 --in ponds
02 Dec 2017 GGACC Annual Swap Meet
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
21 Oct 2017 NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT - Day 1
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 2
26 Aug 2017 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Stanislaus River Day 1
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 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Beg. Yosemite High Alpine Fish-out
08 Jul 2017 GGACC Board Meeting - CANCELLED
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 Fall River "Traditional Fly Fishing" Rondy 1 - 5/25-26
24 May 2017 Rod Building Workshop #7A, Add'l. Session
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 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (2nd Saturday)
18 Mar 2017 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" 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 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
09 Sep 2016 Lake Almanor Rondy Sept 9-12
05 Sep 2016 Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing & Backpacking Rondy 9/5-11
31 Aug 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
29 Aug 2016 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Stanislaus River Day 2
28 Aug 2016 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Stanislaus River Day 1
27 Aug 2016 RIO Line Demo Day at GGACC
27 Aug 2016 Klamath Steelhead Rondy 8/27,28 & 29
21 Aug 2016 Spey Anglers Program #72.2 - Graduates' "Steelhead Spey on the Deschutes" - Group 2
17 Aug 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
17 Aug 2016 Spey Anglers Program #72.1 - Graduates' "Steelhead Spey on the Deschutes" - Group 1
13 Aug 2016 LTFF Program's Annual Dinner
13 Aug 2016 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Stanislaus River
13 Aug 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building - Knot Tying
13 Aug 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
09 Aug 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #2.5
03 Aug 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
30 Jul 2016 Klamath Steelhead Rondy "Pre-Meeting" on 7/30
24 Jul 2016 Fall River Rondy 7/25 & 26
23 Jul 2016 Colorado Backpack Rondy 7/23-26
20 Jul 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
15 Jul 2016 Backpacking Rondy 7/15-17 on the North Fork of the Stanislaus River
14 Jul 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast --Fly Rod Presentation
10 Jul 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz., 3/8oz., Angler's Fly
09 Jul 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Rigging (a hands-on lab)
09 Jul 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Jul 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Class - Montana Fish-out
29 Jun 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
25 Jun 2016 LTFF STEPS 1&2- Beg./Novice HAT CREEK Fish-out, 6/25-26 -- NOW OPEN TO ALL CURRENT & FORMER LTFF STUDENTS
22 Jun 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
22 Jun 2016 Fall River Rondy 6/23 & 24
19 Jun 2016 Spey Angler Program #70 - American River
18 Jun 2016 Spey Angler Program #70 --in ponds
18 Jun 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Surf Fish-out
18 Jun 2016 Palm Beach State Park Surf Rondy 6/18 - CLOSED
11 Jun 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Int'l Destinations
11 Jun 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
11 Jun 2016 LTFF Step 1 Beginner Fish-out - North Yuba River
08 Jun 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
08 Jun 2016 Shad Rondy II June 8 for Single Hand Rods
07 Jun 2016 Shad Rondy June 7 for Single Hand Rods
05 Jun 2016 LTFF Step 2 Novice Shad Fish-out - American River
05 Jun 2016 GGACC "Emergers" (Youth) Class -POSTPONED
05 Jun 2016 Shad Rondy June 5-6 for Experienced Spey Casters
04 Jun 2016 Kelsey Bass Ranch June 4 Rondy
01 Jun 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
31 May 2016 Surf Clinic for Surf Rondy & LTFF Intermediates
24 May 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #2.4 --CLOSED
23 May 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Shad Fish-Out - Day 2 -NOW OPEN TO ANY CLUB MEMBER, Register b4 noon Friday, May 20
22 May 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Shad Fish-Out - Day 1 --NOW OPEN TO ANY CLUB MEMBER, Register b4 noon Friday, May 20
21 May 2016 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Lower Sac River Float -NOW CLOSED
18 May 2016 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
17 May 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #2.3 - CLOSED
14 May 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Rigging
14 May 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
10 May 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #2.2 - CLOSED
07 May 2016 LTFF Step 2 Novice Fish-out - Luk Lake
03 May 2016 Beginning Fly Tying, Class #2.1 - CLOSED
01 May 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz., 3/8oz., Angler's Fly
23 Apr 2016 Spey-O-Rama Spey Casting Tournament
22 Apr 2016 Competitor Sign-up for Spey-O-Rama 2016
12 Apr 2016 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Step 2 Novices - Luk Lake & Lower Sac fish-outs
09 Apr 2016 Mel's Day - Free Casting Lessons
03 Apr 2016 LTFF Step 3 Intermediate Fish-out - Pyramid Lake
03 Apr 2016 LTFF Intermediate ONE-DAY Fish-out - Pyramid Lake
02 Apr 2016 Stanislaus River Walk-and-Wade Rondy April 2
28 Mar 2016 Pond Cleaning --Help needed!
27 Mar 2016 Casting Ponds Closed for Cleaning & Maintenance
22 Mar 2016 Pyramid Lake, NV Rendezvous 2
20 Mar 2016 Pyramid Lake, NV Rendezvous 1
19 Mar 2016 Shooting Head & Sinking Line Clinic for LTFF -3/19
19 Mar 2016 Pre-Meeting for LTFF Step 3 Intermediate - Montana Fish-out
13 Mar 2016 Backpacking & Fly Fishing Rondies Meeting March 13 @ 3:30
13 Mar 2016 Shooting Head & Sinking Line Clinic for Rondies- 3/13
13 Mar 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
12 Mar 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Entomology
12 Mar 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Mar 2016 Baum Lake Rondy 3/8-9
06 Mar 2016 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 2 (2nd Sunday)
06 Mar 2016 Learn to Fly Fish- Beginners Class Day 2 (2nd Sunday)
05 Mar 2016 Spring Creek Fly Fishing Seminar by Master Guide Art Teter
05 Mar 2016 Pre-Mtg for Fall River Rondy, 6/23-24
28 Feb 2016 Accuracy Casting Games - "Red & Blue": Dry Fly, Wet Fly , 5/8oz.
21 Feb 2016 Learn to Fly Fish -STEP 2 "Novice" Class Day 1 (1st Sunday)
21 Feb 2016 Learn to Fly Fish- STEP 1 "Beginners" Class Day 1 (1st Sunday)
21 Feb 2016 Spey Angler Program #66, American River (by appointment)
20 Feb 2016 Jerry Saltzgaber Appreciation Dinner - POSTPONED
20 Feb 2016 Spey Angler Program #66, casting ponds (by appointment)
18 Feb 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 6 -CLOSED
13 Feb 2016 Baum Lake Pre-meeting 3/13 2:30-4:00PM
13 Feb 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Planning your trips
13 Feb 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
11 Feb 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 5 - CLOSED
10 Feb 2016 LTFF STEP 3 Intermediate Class Registration CLOSED (wait list open)
04 Feb 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 4 - CLOSED
02 Feb 2016 Beginning Fly Tying -Final Session
31 Jan 2016 Accuracy Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz., Wet Fly
30 Jan 2016 Spey -- Longer Lines II (possibly also Skagit sink tips)
28 Jan 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 3 - CLOSED
26 Jan 2016 Beginning Fly Tying -Session 3
23 Jan 2016 Annual Crab Feed --SOLD OUT
21 Jan 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 2 - CLOSED
19 Jan 2016 Beginning Fly Tying -Session 2
18 Jan 2016 2016 Rendezvous (Rondy) Program
16 Jan 2016 Long Line Competitive Spey Casting Workshop
12 Jan 2016 Beginning Fly Tying -CLOSED
10 Jan 2016 Traditional Fly Fishing by Bob Pauli
09 Jan 2016 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -Pyramid Lake
09 Jan 2016 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
07 Jan 2016 Rod Building Workshop #3, Session 1-CLOSED
19 Dec 2015 Spey -- Longer Lines
12 Dec 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - International Fly Fishing
12 Dec 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
06 Dec 2015 Accuracy Casting Games - Directors' Cup: Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 5/8oz
06 Dec 2015 Spey Angler Program 64.3, American River (by appointment)
05 Dec 2015 GGACC Holiday Party
05 Dec 2015 Spey Angler Programs 64.1 and 64.2, casting ponds (by appointment)
05 Dec 2015 Annual Swap Meet
14 Nov 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Putah Creek
14 Nov 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
07 Nov 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate Fly Fishing - Steelhead Fish-Out - CLOSED
01 Nov 2015 Accuracy Casting Games - Turkey Shoot: Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 5/8oz
17 Oct 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Gear for your vest/pack
17 Oct 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
15 Oct 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate Fly Fishing - Upper SAC & McCloud - CLOSED
11 Oct 2015 2015 Northwestern Tournament- Dry Fly, Wet Fly, 3/8oz & 5/8oz accuracy events and a 5/8oz. team event
10 Oct 2015 2015 Northwestern Tournament - Trout, Bass, 1/4oz, & Open Plug accuracy events and Stlhd.Fly & 1/4oz. distance events
04 Oct 2015 Accuracy Casting Games- Trout Fly, Bass Bug, 3/8oz, 5/8oz, Wet Fly
02 Oct 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate - Delta Striper Fish-Out - CLOSED
22 Sep 2015 PRE-MEETING for Step 3 - Intermediate Fly Fishing - Upper SAC & McCloud - Registr. CLOSED
19 Sep 2015 Submarine Club's all-day use of the West Pond
13 Sep 2015 Accuracy Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, 1/4oz, 5/8oz, Wet Fly
12 Sep 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -- Knot-Tying
12 Sep 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
12 Sep 2015 PRE-MTG/CLINIC for Step 3-Intermediate class- Delta Striper Fish-Out
05 Sep 2015 STEPS 1&2- Beg./Novice HAT CREEK Fish-out, 9/3-9/7
29 Aug 2015 RIO Line Demo Day at GGACC
26 Aug 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
16 Aug 2015 Spey Angler Program 60.3, American River (by appointment)
15 Aug 2015 Spey Angler Programs 60.1 and 60.2, casting ponds (by appointment)
15 Aug 2015 Step 2 - Novice Fly Fishing - Stanislaus River Fish-Out - CLOSED
12 Aug 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
06 Aug 2015 Pond Closure
01 Aug 2015 Fly Fishing Program Annual Dinner
01 Aug 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program -- Rods & Reels
01 Aug 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
29 Jul 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
18 Jul 2015 Spey Long-line Turkey Shoot & Casting Seminar
15 Jul 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
12 Jul 2015 Accuracy Casting Games- Dry Fly, Bass Bug, 1/4oz, 3/8oz, Angler's Fly
11 Jul 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program - Fly Lines & Rigging
11 Jul 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
11 Jul 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate Class - Road Trip to Montana -CLOSED
11 Jul 2015 Step 1 Beginners- Sugar Crk Ranch Fish-Out --CANCELLED
01 Jul 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
20 Jun 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate Fly Fishing - Surf Fish-Out- CLOSED
17 Jun 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
13 Jun 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Prgm -Intro to Accuracy Casting
13 Jun 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
07 Jun 2015 Accuracy Casting Games- Trout Fly, Dry Fly, 1/4oz, 5/8oz, Wet Fly
06 Jun 2015 Step 1 - Beginner Fly Fishing - North Yuba River Fish-Out (CLOSED)
03 Jun 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
23 May 2015 Step 1 - Beginning Fly Fishing - Shad Fish-Out (CLOSED)
20 May 2015 In Search of the Perfect Cast - casting lessons
17 May 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate - Shad Fish-Out - CLOSED
16 May 2015 Step 2 - Novice Fly Fishing - Sacramento River (CLOSED)
09 May 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program --Bugs
09 May 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
02 May 2015 Step 2 - Novice Fly Fishing - Luk Lake (CLOSED)
17 Apr 2015 Competitor Sign-up Spey-O-Rama 2015
17 Apr 2015 Spey-O-Rama
11 Apr 2015 Mel's Day - Free Casting Lessons
30 Mar 2015 GGACC Pond Clean-up 2015
28 Mar 2015 Spey Angler Program 54.3 on the American River for GGACC members only (by Appointment)
22 Mar 2015 Spey Angler Program 54.2 for GGACC members only (by Appointment)
22 Mar 2015 Step 3 - Intermediate Fly Fishing -Pyramid Lake Fish-Out (CLOSED)
21 Mar 2015 Spey Angler Program 54.1 for GGACC members only (by Appointment)
14 Mar 2015 Fly Fishing Skill Building Program (CANCELLED)
14 Mar 2015 Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC Angler's Ponds
08 Mar 2015 Annual Membership Meeting
07 Mar 2015 Step 2 - Novice Fly Fishing - Class Day 2 (CLOSED)
07 Mar 2015 Step 1 - Beginner Fly Fishing - Class Day 2 (CLOSED)
28 Feb 2015 Step 1 - Beginner Fly Fishing - Class Day 1 (CLOSED)
28 Feb 2015 Step 2 - Novice Fly Fishing - Class Day 1 (CLOSED)
13 Dec 2014 Step 3 - 2015 Fly Fishing for Intermediates (CLOSED)

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

General Information:

club.ggacc@gmail.com

Rondy Program:

rondy.ggacc@gmail.com

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