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Beginners Fly Fishing Clinic

  • Oakland Casting Club Carson at Aliso Streets Oakland CA USA (map)

The Grizzly Peak Fly Fishers and the John Muir Chapter of Trout Unlimited are hosting a joint beginners fly fishing clinic at the Oakland Casting Ponds in September. This is a very comprehensive and hands-on class. The morning will begin in an outdoor classroom setting at the picnic tables and then we will be casting on the ponds. There will be some handouts for you to take home to practice your new skills and there are several instructors so you will get plenty of individual help with everything. We hope to make this a fun event for you and to make your introduction to fly fishing an easy one! Lets take the mystique out of Fly Fishing...

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When: September 30 from 9:30AM-2:30PM

Where: McCrea Park at Carson and Aliso Streets, Oakland CA

Cost: $75

Class size limited to 15 people.

You must register and pay through PayPal to reserve a spot. Fly rods will be available for you or you may bring your own.

What we are teaching:

1. Knowing you Knots

2. Basic Gear and Setups

3. Entomology(knowing your bugs)

4. Understanding Trout Biology

5. Casting


Your instructors are:

Lead  - Roger Wachtler

Knots/Setups - Loretta Stricktland and Gary Bard

Entomology/Bugs - Peter Mangarella

Biology - Roger Wachtler

Casting - Dan Zimmerlin


Email Roger Wachtler at for questions.