Wickstrom on the Golden Gate Casting Club

October 4, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Gordon Wickstrom recounts weaving his way through lascivious hippies in the sixties to find his way to the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, and then returning more than 40 years later. “It was thrilling for me to revisit this fabled shrine of angling where during the 1940s and ’50s, fly-fishing would take on an indelible and thoroughly American character. Here was codified the double haul cast, shooting head lines backed to monofilament, big-water, heavy-river distance casting, and a new dispensation in flies, the big ‘attractor’ flies capable of irritating steelhead and big trout into savage strikes.” In the Boulder Daily Camera.