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The Oakland Casting Club

February 22, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

“It’s an unlikely landmark — a little bit of Mayberry in East Oakland. Even some neighbors aren’t aware that there are two world-class fly-fishing casting pools in their backyard. Oakland Casting Club members say passers-by often guess wrong about the pools’ purpose, assuming they are reservoirs or trout ponds.” Peter Hartlaub, the pop culture critic for The San Francisco Chronicle, writes about the unexpected history of the Oakland Casting Club.