Guest Presenter at Red's Rendezvous IV - Brian Silvey
- We are proud to introduce, Brian Silvey, owner of a year-round
Oregon fly fishing guide service operated from his home in
Brian has spent 23 years as a fly fishing guide along the banks
of the Deschutes and Sandy Rivers. He holds a degree in
Fisheries Biology & Fisheries Management, has worked 28 years as
a private and commercial Fly Tier, is a
Signature tier for Idylewilde Flies (some of which we sell at
Brian also won the Best Of The West fly casting contest
5 wt rod won with 102 ft cast in 1999 (that was with a single
handed rod BTW!).
He is a great guy to spend some time with and we hope you take
the time to chat with Brian about any and everything fly fishing
related. He is a super nice guy and you are sure to enjoy
meeting him in person.
What are You
"Ok, so you want to catch more fish... so you want to catch
bigger fish... so you want to cast further... ok ok. We
get it. Just come to the Red's Rendezvous and our team
will help you GET 'ER DONE" Read more...
Meet Jim. Jim is smiling because he was last year's mega
raffle winner. That is a new Sage fly rod and reel in his hands
right there. You would be smiling too. Want a free
rod? Come to Red's Rendezvous IV.
Silvey's Tube Sculpin
- This fly was created by... you guessed it Brian Silvey!
He will teach how to tie this fly at the Rendezvous on April
20th. It is an instant winner! We just got this into the
shop this winter and WE LOVE this pattern already. It
fishes great and is a very effective pattern for big trout.
The Red's Rendezvous is
the ultimate "open house" event in fly fishing. There is NO entry
fee this year, only if you want to see the Fly Fishing Film Festival.
Buy your tickets in advance online.
We are pulling out all the stops to make sure you have a stellar time
celebrating and learning the sport of fly fishing. We just posted
the semi-official seminar times but make sure to get a flyer the morning
of the event to make sure nothing has changed. If you want to spey
cast bring your waders! We'll have the rods.
A couple of updates are
that we will be showing the most recent Trout TV Show filmed at
Red's in the Yakima River Canyon that day, it happens to be airing on TV
the same day as the Rendezvous! Crazy coincidence and it was
really good fishing and a cool show. We'll put it on the giant
screen before and after the Fly Fishing Film Festival.
If you want to cast Switch
Rods, oh man... come to the Red's Rendezvous! We will have
almost anything you want to try along with great lessons free of charge.
We also need your help with our "Switch Rod Shootout" and could use your
feedback on what rods you like best so we can help your fellow consumer
sort things out! Even if you have never touched a switch rod
before please come for this.
Also, see our
Facebook Page about the event as you
will see updates on that as well.
See you then!
The Entire Red's Fly Shop
and Canyon River Ranch Staff!
Fish-In Mega Raffle at Rendezvous
$1530 Package Value!
Included in the MEGA Raffle Package:
Sage 12'6" 6 weight VXP Spey Rod
Ross CLA 5 Fly Reel
Rio Braided 20 Pound Backing
Rio Skagit Flight Spey Line and Running Line
Guide Stockingfoot Waders (sized to winner)
Simms Freestone Wading Boot Felt Sole (sized to fit winner)
Every year the Yakima Greenway
Foundation sponsors a really cool event in conjunction with
WDFW and many other fine organizations. The goal is to
get as 1000 kids fishing! Many are underprivelaged
without the resources for their families to do it on their
own. Please help support this event by purchasing
raffle tickets for this MEGA Raffle at the Red's Rendezvous!
The kid's need your help and you have a shot at winning a
$1530 package at the same time.
Tickets are $10 each, or 6 for $50!
Seminars and Lodging Info for Red's Rendezvous IV
Canyon River Ranch
Lodge is now booked full Rendezvous weekend, for lodging arrangements
any of the Motels in Ellensburg are a great choice.
Western is especially convenient, call them at
Rendezvous IV Riverside Seminars:
All Day - Beginner's Fly Casting - Federation of Fly Fishers
- Hosted at the lower meadow 10:00 am Practical Spey Casting
for All Skill Levels
- Brian Silvey (Brian will be offering additional spey lessons off and
on from 10 am - 12:30 pm) - Hosted on the river in front of the lodge. 11:00 am Switch Rod Casting Seminar - Joe Rotter - Hosted on the
river in front of the lodge. 12:00 pm Better Nymph Fishing Strategies - Troy Lichttenegger -
Hosted on the river in front of the lodge. 1:00 pm Steelhead Fishing 101 - Steve Joyce - Hosted at the main
boat launch. 2:00 pm Increase Your Fly Casting Power and Distance - Joe Rotter
- Hosted at the Red's Fly Shop Casting Arena 3:00 pm Riverside Entomology Clinic - Matt Turner - Hosted on the
river in front of the lodge.
10:30 am Yakima River Basin Fisheries Health, Science, and INTERESTING Facts!
- Eric Anderson - WDFW Regional Biologist for the Yakima and Naches
River Basins and High Creeks and Lakes - MUST SEE! - Hosted in the
lodge library. 12:00 pm Giant Trevally,
Bonefish, and Sun... Sounds Like Christmas Island! - Jon Covich -
Hosted in the lodge library. 1 pm Ascension Bay Flats Fishing - Joe Rotter - Hosted in the
lodge library. 1 pm - 2 pm - Tying Tube Flies and Top Patterns for Trout and Steelhead
- Brian Silvey - Lodge Great Room. 1 pm - 4 pm - Kid's Book Signing with Kirk Werner - Buy and get a
new children's book signed by author of the "Olive the Wooley Bugger
Series" - Fly Shop Restaurant Area.
All Day - 5 Weight Fly Casting
Competition - Hosted by Mike Canady - Main casting arena in front of
the lodge. All Day - Switch Rod
Hosted by Steve Joyce - Hosted Near the Main Boat Launch. 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Watermaster Boat Test Drives.. in the river ON SITE!
- Hosted by
Stefan Woodruff - Floats start at the Upper Boat Launch end at the Lower
Boat Launch. 3:30 pm 5 Weight Fly Casting Championship Top 5 Finalists - Main
casting arena in front of the lodge. 12:00 pm 100' Fly Casts
Made Easy -
Hosted by Steve Joyce - Hosted at the Red's Fly Shop Casting Arena. All Day - Sage CIRCA Test
Drive - Hosted
by Mike Canady - Main casting arena in front of the lodge. All Day - Casino Casting for Prizes - Hosted by
Mike Canady/Zach Sanders - Main casting arena in front of the lodge. 11 am - 2 pm - Kid's Fly Fishing Activities - Hosted by Mike Milligan
- Orbits around the entire property, join group at any time! 1 pm - 3 pm - Hosted by Yakima Pheasants Forever - Demonstrations
by Lodge General Manager Ron Stiffler - Hosted at the north end of the
Beer and Wine
Great Food - Outside or at the New Restaurant!
Children's Book Signing - "Olive the
be an author on-site signing children's books, "Olive the Wooley
Bugger"! Kirk Werner is a PNW resident and his line of fly fishing
oriented children's books are fantastic. Parents can purchase
books at the Rendezvous and have them signed right there on the spot.
Very cool to have Kirk here and these books are awesome.
From the Friendly Pros at Red's
Workshops, Casting Competitions, and more!
This will be the biggest and best one
yet. More fly
fishing than you could possibly absorb in a single day! And the new
restaurant will be open! The Red's Rendezvous IV will feature the most genuine
and real fly fishing seminars on the planet. Plus it is all right here
ON THE RIVER at Red's Fly Shop and Canyon River Ranch. Plus, general
admission is free along with a chance to win great door prizes just for
Our workshops at the Red's Rendezvous
are HANDS ON! You will get tons of opportunity to try new casts, new
rods, and put some new knowledge to work either on or off the river that
same day! After you put some work in, enjoy a cold beverage by the
pool! As many of you remember, the pool area was our "beer garden"
last year. See you there.