My favorite stop on the Golden Gate Park walk was the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club facilities. The club has classes you can sign up to practice casting in small man-made bodies of water (set with grids to help determine how far and how accurate your cast is). They also offer classes to make fly fish hooks, a beautiful work of art mimicking insects. And, Angler's lodge is a log cabin in the park open to the public where you can store your fishing equipment, take a rest, or enjoy framed fly fish hooks. It was a very friendly place to be and watching people practice casting was very enjoyable to me.