First Cast Day
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

First Cast Day

Presented by: Golden Gate Trout Unlimited & FishFirst

Youth ages 10-18 are invited to the First Cast Day held at the Marin Civic Center Lagoon, Sunday, Sep 16,  9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Limited to 36 participants.

Participants will cycle through 6 activity stations (30 min each) to include Reading the Waters,  Gear & Rigging,  Key Knots,  Fly Casting Fly Tying, and Entomology.  This will be followed by a drawing (each participant receives a raffle ticket) for tackle, gear, and other fly fishing equipment, and a delicious FREE BBQ lunch.  

Participants with accompanying adult supervision will be invited to coached fishing outings on Alpine Lake and Putah Creek to reinforce First Cast Day learning.

Location: Civic Center Lagoon picnic area on the south side of the lagoon near the playground on Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

To register, please contact Larry Lack:

Phone: 415-307-5363

Email: larry.lack17@att.net

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FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear & Knots for Kids
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear & Knots for Kids

Chris Korich (World Casting Champion and U.S. Team Coach) and fellow volunteer instructors at Bay Area angling & casting clubs, are helping prepare local kids (ages 8-12) for future fly fishing opportunities.

FUN youth casting sessions will emphasize the following foundational fly fishing skills, conservation and safety education:

  • Grip & Stance Alignment (at targets!)
  • Roll Casting
  • Pick Up & Lay-Down casts
  • Line Extending & Retrieving
  • Fish hooking, fighting & releasing
  • Eye, skin and water safety

 

While pre-teen instruction will focus on learning basic fly casting skills by performing FUN drills and playing games, we will also be teaching your child about proper tackle use, set-up/take-down, maintenance, and basic knot tying.

 

  • Location:                 The Oakland Casting Club (see map)
  • Date:                        Sunday, September 15, 2018
  • Time:                       1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Cost:                        $5.00 (cash or check paid on-site)
  • Includes                   All equipment & lesson supplies

 

Please Note: All BAYFF club sponsored casting sessions, require full-time adult parent or guardian supervision and the signing of liability and photo release forms, before or at event registration.

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FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear & Knots for Kids
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear & Knots for Kids

Chris Korich (World Casting Champion and U.S. Team Coach) and fellow volunteer instructors at Bay Area angling & casting clubs, are helping prepare local kids (ages 8-12) for future fly fishing opportunities.

FUN youth casting sessions will emphasize the following foundational fly fishing skills, conservation and safety education:

  • Grip & Stance Alignment (at targets!)
  • Roll Casting
  • Pick Up & Lay-Down casts
  • Line Extending & Retrieving
  • Fish hooking, fighting & releasing
  • Eye, skin and water safety

 

While pre-teen instruction will focus on learning basic fly casting skills by performing FUN drills and playing games, we will also be teaching your child about proper tackle use, set-up/take-down, maintenance, and basic knot tying.

 

  • Location:                The Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club
  • Date:                       Sunday, August 5th, 2018
  • Time:                       1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Cost:                       $5.00 (cash or check paid on-site)
  • Includes                  All equipment & lesson supplies

 

Please Note: All BAYFF club sponsored casting sessions, require full-time adult parent or guardian supervision and the signing of liability and photo release forms, before or at event registration.

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FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear & Knots for Kids
Jul
1
1:00 PM13:00

FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear & Knots for Kids

Chris Korich (World Casting Champion and U.S. Team Coach) and fellow volunteer instructors at Bay Area angling & casting clubs, are helping prepare local kids (ages 8-12) for future fly fishing opportunities.

FUN youth casting sessions will emphasize the following foundational fly fishing skills, conservation and safety education:

  • Grip & Stance Alignment (at targets!)
  • Roll Casting
  • Pick Up & Lay-Down casts
  • Line Extending & Retrieving
  • Fish hooking, fighting & releasing
  • Eye, skin and water safety

 

While pre-teen instruction will focus on learning basic fly casting skills by performing FUN drills and playing games, we will also be teaching your child about proper tackle use, set-up/take-down, maintenance, and basic knot tying.

 

  • Location:                The Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club
  • Date:                       Sunday, July 1st, 2018
  • Time:                       1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Cost:                       $5.00 (cash or check paid on-site)
  • Includes                  All equipment & lesson supplies

 

Please Note: All BAYFF club sponsored casting sessions, require full-time adult parent or guardian supervision and the signing of liability and photo release forms, before or at event registration.

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FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear & Knots for Kids
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear & Knots for Kids

Chris Korich (World Casting Champion and U.S. Team Coach) and fellow volunteer instructors at Bay Area angling & casting clubs, are helping prepare local kids (ages 8-12) for future fly fishing opportunities.

FUN youth casting sessions will emphasize the following foundational fly fishing skills, conservation and safety education:

  • Grip & Stance Alignment (at targets!)
  • Roll Casting
  • Pick Up & Lay-Down casts
  • Line Extending & Retrieving
  • Fish hooking, fighting & releasing
  • Eye, skin and water safety

 

While pre-teen instruction will focus on learning basic fly casting skills by performing FUN drills and playing games, we will also be teaching your child about proper tackle use, set-up/take-down, maintenance, and basic knot tying.

 

  • Location:                 The Oakland Casting Club (see map)
  • Date:                        Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time:                       1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Cost:                        $5.00 (cash or check paid on-site)
  • Includes                   All equipment & lesson supplies

 

Please Note: All BAYFF club sponsored casting sessions, require full-time adult parent or guardian supervision and the signing of liability and photo release forms, before or at event registration.

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Bay Area Youth Fly Fishers - GGACC Launch Event
May
19
9:15 AM09:15

Bay Area Youth Fly Fishers - GGACC Launch Event

  • Golden Gate Anglers Lodge & Casting Pools (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

(GPS Address: 1232 John F. Kennedy Dr.)

(Registration has ended for the May 19th event. Please check back for upcoming events!)

This event will be limited to the first 60 youth participants to register, so don’t delay!


The Bay Area Youth Fly Fishers is a collaborative partnership of Bay Area Fly Fishing and Conservation organizations dedicated to enabling a new generation of fly fishers and conservation minded youth. 

Girls and boys will be introduced to a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime with family and friends.  The age range for this May event is narrow by design (2017-2018 school grades 4-7). It’s aimed at drawing younger families who value fun learning activities for their children and reward patience and practice.  This event is the first in a year round program of activities with rewards designed to reinforce accomplishments and skills progression.  Kids will learn about Fly Casting, Knots & Rigging, Fly Tying, and Conservation – all they’ll need to fish with family, friends, mentors and guides.


Event Schedule

Time               Activity                      

09:15  am       Check-in opens

10:00              Welcome, BAY-FF Overview, Event Schedule, Activity Sessions

10:30              Morning Activity Sessions

12:00  noon   BBQ Luncheon

12:45              Afternoon Activity Sessions

  2:15              Treats, Refreshments & Wrap-up

  2:30              Free time to practice & re-visit Activity Areas

  3:00  pm      Event Closing


The Fine Print

Youth participant tickets are $8.00; Adults and non-participating youth are free

Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and the liability release forms below must be signed for minors and adults in order to participate.

Please review the waivers below, print, sign, date and bring them with you to turn in at the event. 

Note on 5/16: Please note that the liability waiver forms have now been revised by legal counsel to include the city of San Francisco. These replace the previous forms. All attendees (parents/guardians signing for their youth attendees, volunteers, non-participating adults) are required to sign these new forms and turn them in at the event check-in table on May 19. If you do not have a printer available, we will have extra blank copies available at check-in. We apologize for the inconvenience to those who may have already signed the prior liability waiver forms.

Adults will be able to observe their kids, and in small groups learn fly fishing skills as well. 

What to bring? Clothing layers, rainwear, sun/safety glasses, hat, sunscreen, notebook/pen. 
 


Questions? Contact us.

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