March 26th, 2011 -
10 am - 4:30 pm Yakima Canyon
"Learn from the pros... without having to pay for
Fly Fishing Clinics by pro guides
Friendly Lessons and Lectures
*Live Music, Lunch, and Beverages
*Photography Seminars by world renowned Brian O'keefe
Casting Seminars, Competitions, and Novelties
Fly Fishing Activities
Raffles and Prizes
Drift Boat Rowing Lessons
*Simple and Effective Fly Tying
Rendezvous Activities and Events
The Rendezvous is a chance for anglers to
come together and celebrate fly fishing, share ideas, and learn new
skills for the upcoming season. For us, it is a chance to share
some of our knowledge and skills with the general public so shake the
winter dust off your fly gear and come have some fun in the sun at our
Spring Rendezvous on March 26th!
is held on our riverfront property in the Yakima River Canyon. The
fishing is usually very good that weekend, so fish on Friday or Sunday,
but join us at Rendezvous all day Saturday!
Super Duper Giant Raffle Package
We are giving away a HUGE raffle item at the Rendezvous on March 26th.
The value is $2250.00! Raffle tickets are available for $10 each
or 6 for $50. You can buy them over the phone, or at the
Rendezvous. All net proceeds go directly to the Kittitas Environmental
Education Network (KEEN) for development of the
Yakima Canyon Scenic Byway.
Tickets are available through Red's Fly
Shop, Canyon River Ranch Lodge, KEEN, and the Cascade Land Conservancy.
The winning ticket will be drawn at the Red's Rendezvous on March
26th at Canyon River Ranch lodge. Winner does not need to be present to
win. To purchase the winning ticket, call 509-933-2300. Credit card
payments are accepted.
Loomis NRX, Abel, Simms, Sharkskin,
Fishpond, and more!
The Big Package - $2250
G Loomis 9' 4 weight NRX fly rod (the
Abel Rainbow Trout Graphic
Sharkskin Fly Line
Simms Headwaters Wading
Pants (sized to fit winner)
Simms Guide Boot with
Vibram Sole (sized to fit winner)
Simms Invest Wading Jacket
(sized to fit winner)
Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack
Morell Fly Box with 5
DOZEN TROUT FLIES!
These are hosted IN the Yakima River!
These free seminars are done in the water so you can see real
techniques, get real info, and achieve real results with your own fly
Nymph Fishing the Yakima
River - Mike
Canady of Red's Fly Shop. Learn what actually works on the Yakima
River from a pro guide without having to pay for it! Mike will
give you on the water instruction on how to unlock the Yakima River from
underneath the surface.
Switch Rods and Spey 101 -
Pierre of Sage Fly Rods and Northwest Spey Casting. This course is
designed to explain Switch rods and basic spey fundamentals to anglers
that are... "spey curious".
Casting and Big Distance -
Charles St. Pierre of Sage Fly Rods and Northwest Spey Casting.
This is for anglers with some spey skill already, that want to learn
advanced technique and skills for monster casts.
These clinics are absolutely free! Plan
to attend the one that fits your skill level. They are very
educational and there is usually plenty of time for some 1:1 tutoring
Beginning Fly Casting
- by Dick Sagara of TFO
Fly Rods. Learn from the ground up, or find out what it is that
you have been doing wrong all these years. This is a great seminar
for any skill, but it is essential for beginners.
Fly Casting - by
Brian Okeefe of
Catch Magazine. See the Great One demonstrate techniques to
advance your casting and get "Raw Distance and Power" out of your fly
cast. Brian is unanimously regarded as one of the world's greatest
Fly Fishing - by
Dick Sagara of TFO Fly Rods. Fly casting is fun! Let your
kids learn the "right way" to cast and have some fun. Dick's
teaching methods are casual, fun, and effective!
Theatre in the Lodge Conference Room
Photography - by
Brian Okeefe of
Catch Magazine. He is one of the best fly fishing
photographers in the world, and he is willing to share some of his
techniques and tips to make your photos better, even if it means using
the same camera you already have. It involves photographing fish
as well as other outdoor subjects.
Yakima River Trout - by Joe Rotter of Red's Shop. Learn from a
long time pro guide on the Yakima River about how to fish the river
effectively 12 months out of the year. He will help you identify
the hatches that matter, and give you insight on approaching each one
Eastern Washington Steelhead Fishing - by Joe Rotter of Red's Fly
Shop. Learn how to effectively fish the Wenatchee, Methow, and
Klickitat Rivers for Steelhead. This program is beginner friendly
and will provide some effective insight on getting started.
How to Row a Drift Boat
ANYBODY can do this! It is 100% free, and you can learn to row a
boat safely in the Yakima River Canyon in a short amount of time.
It is a great course to take whether or not you own a drift boat.
Our staff along with
some other expert fly tiers will be giving demonstrations and lessons in
the lodge all day long. There will even be a Kid's Fly Tying
lesson! All FREE!
Fly Casting Competition
There will be generous
prizes awarded to the "non professional" division winner! Last year this
was a huge success and there will be some novelty casting that is a lot
of fun and non competitive. It is really fun to watch, especially
with a cold drink in one hand!
The 509 State of Mind...
If you don't plan to
participate in any of the classes, clinics, etc. - no worries.
There will be wine, beer, appetizers, and you can just kick back at our
lodge and enjoy being in a "509" State of Mind in the Yakima River