Oakland Casting Club Event
Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Oakland Casting Club Event

The Bay Area Youth Fly Fishers is a collaborative partnership of local angling & casting clubs and conservation organizations dedicated to enabling a new generation of fly fishers and conservation minded youth. 

Kids ages 9-12 years old are invited to an introduction to fly fishing at The Oakland Casting Club pools in McCrea Memorial Park in the Oakland hills. This event is aimed at drawing families who value fun learning activities for their children and grandchildren that reward patience and practice. Kids will learn about Casting & Equipment, Knots & Rigging, and Conservation – important skills and knowledge they’ll need to fish with family, friends, mentors and fishing guides.

All equipment and materials will be provided for the Youth Participants.

Additional Bay Area Youth Events will be scheduled in 2019 to reinforce accomplishments and skills progression.  


 Please Note: All BAYFF sponsored learning sessions, require full-time adult parent or guardian supervision and the signing of liability and photo release forms in advance, through registration on EventBrite.


Event Schedule

Time               Activity                      

9:30 am          Check-in opens

10:00              Opening remarks and overview

10:15              1st Learning Session

11:00              2nd Learning Session

11:45              Snack time & family play

12:15 pm        3rd Learning Session

1:00                Optional extra practice, park play and clean-up

1:30                Event ends


The Fine Print

Youth participant tickets are $10.00; Adults and non-participating youth are free to observe.

Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Adults will be able to observe their kids, and in small groups experience fly or plug casting as well. 

What to bring? Clothing layers, rain wear, sun/safety glasses, hat, sunscreen, notebook/pen,

picnic blanket and/or small camp chairs (extra seating is limited).
 


Questions? Contact us.

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Golden Gate Trout Unlimited Event - 18th Annual First Cast Day
Sep
15
8:30 AM08:30

Golden Gate Trout Unlimited Event - 18th Annual First Cast Day

Presented by: Golden Gate Trout Unlimited

As part of BAYFF, Golden Gate Trout Unlimited’s 18th Annual First Cast Day will be held at the Marin Civic Center Lagoon on Sunday, Sep 15, 2019. Youth ages 10-18 years old (accompanied by their parents or guardian) are invited to an introduction to fly fishing.

This event is aimed at drawing families who value fun learning activities for their children and grandchildren that reward patience and practice.

Registration for the event is free, limited to 36 participants. Activities commence at 8:30 AM. The participants will rotate through six teaching stations, with 30 minutes spent at each station, which include:

  • Reading the Waters,

  • Gear & Rigging

  • Knots

  • Fly Casting

  • Fly Tying

  • Entomology

Adults may also take lessons with a Master Casting Instructor, learning not only how to fly cast like a champion, but also how to coach their youngster in fly casting.

A BBQ lunch will be served with cheeseburgers, hotdogs, salads, fruit, beverages, and chocolate chip cookies.

Please note: the event location will be at the Civic Center Lagoon picnic area on the south side of the lagoon near the playground on Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

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FUN-damentals of Fly Casting & Knot Tying for Kids!
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

FUN-damentals of Fly Casting & Knot Tying for Kids!

Chris Korich, World Casting Champion and U.S. Team Coach, along with volunteer instructors from famous Bay Area angling & casting clubs, are helping prepare local kids (ages 9-12) for future fly fishing opportunities.

FUN fly casting and knot tying sessions will cover the following foundational skills.

  • Proper Grip & Stance Alignment

  • Roll Casting & Short Aerial Casts

  • Line Extending & Retrieving

  • How To Land Fish & Release

  • Basic Knot Tying & Home Practice

  • Tackle Care & Repair 

This youth-oriented instruction is focused on teaching FUN-damental skills, drills and casting games, so youngsters can learn to master shorter casts, tie basic knots, and fish with more experienced anglers or guides!

  • Location: The Oakland Casting Club (see map)

  • Date: Saturday, May 18th 2019

  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

  • Cost: $6.00

  • Includes All equipment & lesson supplies

 Please Note: All BAYFF club sponsored learning sessions, require full-time adult parent or guardian supervision and the signing of liability and photo release forms in advance, through registration on EventBrite.

This event will be limited to the first 16 youth participants to register, so don’t delay!


Image credit: Marissa Leshnov

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Flycasters Inc., San Jose Event
May
11
8:45 AM08:45

Flycasters Inc., San Jose Event

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. 

Kids ages 9-12 years old are invited to an introduction to fly fishing at the Los Gatos Creek County Park Flycasters Casting Ponds in Campbell, CA. This event is aimed at drawing families who value fun learning activities for their children and grandchildren and reward patience and practice.  Kids will learn about Fly Casting, Knots & Rigging, Fly Tying, and Conservation – all they’ll need to fish with family, friends, mentors and guides.

All equipment and materials will be provided for the Youth Participants.

Additional Bay Area Youth Events will be scheduled in 2019 to reinforce accomplishments and skills progression.  


 Please Note: All BAYFF sponsored learning sessions, require full-time adult parent or guardian supervision and the signing of liability and photo release forms in advance, through registration on EventBrite.

Update: Youth tickets have now sold out! Please visit our calendar to see additional upcoming events.


Event Schedule

Please note: There is a daily vehicle entry fee is $6 per vehicle (pay at pay station at park entrance). Free parking is available outside of the park on Dell Ave. and adjacent streets. Please do not park in the adjacent business parking lots, they will tow.

Time               Activity                      

8:45  am      Check-in opens

9:15              Welcome, BAY-FF & Flycasters Overview, Event Schedule, Activity Sessions

9:30             Morning Activity Sessions

11:00    Break / Snack Time

11:15             Mid-Morning Activity Sessions

12:45pm Sessions Summary & Next Steps

 1:00              Event Finished


The Fine Print

Youth participant tickets are $10.00; Adults and non-participating youth are free to observe

Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

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 (no glasses no classes), hat, sunscreen,

notebook/pen, picnic blanket/small camp chairs (seating is quite limited).
 


Questions? Contact us.

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FUN-damentals of Fly Casting & Knot Tying for Kids!
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

FUN-damentals of Fly Casting & Knot Tying for Kids!

Chris Korich, World Casting Champion and U.S. Team Coach, along with volunteer instructors from famous Bay Area angling & casting clubs, are helping prepare local kids (ages 9-12) for future fly fishing opportunities.

FUN fly casting and knot tying sessions will cover the following foundational skills.

  • Proper Grip & Stance Alignment

  • Roll Casting & Short Aerial Casts

  • Line Extending & Retrieving

  • How To Land Fish & Release

  • Basic Knot Tying & Home Practice

  • Tackle Care & Repair 

This youth-oriented instruction is focused on teaching FUN-damental skills, drills and casting games, so youngsters can learn to master shorter casts, tie basic knots, and fish with more experienced anglers or guides!

  • Location: The Oakland Casting Club (see map)

  • Date: Saturday, April 20th 2019

  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

  • Cost: $6.00

  • Includes All equipment & lesson supplies

 Please Note: All BAYFF club sponsored learning sessions, require full-time adult parent or guardian supervision and the signing of liability and photo release forms in advance, through registration on EventBrite.

This event will be limited to the first 16 youth participants to register, so don’t delay!

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GGACC 2019 Launch Event
Apr
14
9:30 AM09:30

GGACC 2019 Launch Event

  • Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club - GG Park in SF (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Don’t miss our special
Guest Demonstrator!

15 year-old Maxine McCormick
Accuracy & Distance World Fly Casting Champion

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Photos of Maxine by: Marissa Leshnov

Like many BAYFF kids, Maxine McCormick started learning to cast and fly fish when she was 9. At age 12, she became the youngest adult division GOLD medalist and World Champion in sports history! 

  • 3-Time World Fly Casting Champion in accuracy and distance events

  • 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at 2016 and 2018 WC of Flycasting

  • 2 World Records in both accuracy and distance events

  • 4 consecutive years on prestigious All American Team since 2015

  • Top female accuracy fly caster in North America since 2014

  • Holds all National Junior fly casting records for ages 9-12

  • Presented with 'California Legislature Assembly Resolution Award' in 2016

  • Inducted into 'The California Outdoors Hall of Fame' in 2019


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. 

Kids ages 9-12 years old are invited to an introduction to fly fishing at the world famous Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club in San Francisco. This event is aimed at drawing younger families who value fun learning activities for their children and reward patience and practice.  Kids will learn about Fly Casting, Knots & Rigging, Fly Tying, and Conservation – all they’ll need to fish with family, friends, mentors and guides.

Additional Bay Area Youth Events will be scheduled in 2019 to reinforce accomplishments and skills progression.  

Special guest Maxine McCormick will be providing a demonstration during lunch.


Youth tickets have sold out, however we are still accepting registration for Adult attendees (free to observe), volunteers, and lunch tickets.


Event Schedule

Time               Activity                      

09:30  am       Check-in opens

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

10:15              Morning Activity Sessions

12:00  noon   Maxine McCormick Demonstration + Lunch (kids tickets include lunch, additional lunch tickets may be purchased for $6 ea)

12:45              Afternoon Activity Sessions

  2:30             Event Closing


The Fine Print

Youth participant tickets (including lunch) are $10.00; Adults and non-participating youth are free to observe, additional lunch tickets may be purchased for $6

Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

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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LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: FUN-damentals of Fly Casting, Gear & Knots for Kids
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: 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 9-12) 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, November 4, 2018

  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Cost: $10.00 (tickets)

  • 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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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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