"This event is the first of its kind in the PNW and a perfect addition to our annual Red's Rendezvous. It's going to be fun, educational, and you'll enjoy exploring for new species. Plus we're giving away a ton of stuff, so don't miss it."
Rendezvous and 25 Species Scavenger Hunt // June 11th - 13th, 2021
- Exclusive Seminars and Casting Clnics on Friday
- Sponsor's Swag Bag - You'll LOVE it!
- (509) 25 on the Fly T-Shirt and Hat
- Happy Hour Beverages Friday/Sunday
- Door Prizes
- Adventure and a Shot to Win Grand Prize Packages!
Rendezvous and Scanvenger Hunt 2021
After being forced to cancel what would have been the 11th annual Red's Rendezvous last year, we thought long and hard about how to host an event that was super fun, promoted MAXIMUM angler participation, was educational, and wouldn't get cancelled!
To orchestrate this, Red’s has teamed up with a group that spawned the idea out of Denver, Colorado. Check out these video clips of their local event Mile High 25 to get an idea of what this will be like! Teams of (2) anglers have (2) days and will use their cell phone to document each catch with a unique App. As teams submit catches to the tournament platform, videos will populate in real time for both the judges and competing teams. A live leaderboard will be in your pocket!
Rendezvous and Event Timeline
This year's Rendezous is being held exclusively for event participants. We want to keep it small, highly educational, and provide great value to anglers participating in the scavenger hunt.
Rendezvous - Friday, June 11th // 2 pm - 6 pm
- 2 - 2:30 pm - Meet, Greet, Chat
- 2:30 pm - Tips for Casting Sink Tips and Heavy Flies by Steve Joyce
- 3 pm - FISH Washington - Use WDFW Tools to Locate Species and Fisheries taught by Bobby Miller
- 3:30 pm - Build a STRONG Fly Cast for Distance and Control - by Joe Rotter
- 4 pm - BASEMAP - Find Your Water Efficiently - taught by a BASEMAP pro
- 4:30 pm - How to Best Photograph and Video Your Catch - by Joe Rotter
- 4:45 pm - 6 pm - Wisdom of the Guides Q & A and General Questions
- 2 pm - 6 pm - Sage Fly Rods hosted Spey casting clinics and demos with Jon Hazlett. Get some tips, demo a rod, and ask questions about enhancing your two handed cast with this friendly pro. Jon is a great guy to learn from!
Fishing Saturday, June 12th // 9 am - 9 pm
Today is the big day! Anglers that didn't make it on Friday can pick up their control cards and swag bags in the morning. Catch, Video, Release. Repeat.
Fishing Sunday, June 13th // 6 am - 2 pm
Don't give up, keep fishing hard! You have more species to check off the list before heading back to Red's for the closing ceremony. Keep grinding!
Awards Ceremony & Casting Comp 3 pm - 5 pm
We'll meet back up at Red's/Canyon River Ranch and everyone will be expected to spill their guts over a cold brew about where and how they caught their fish! This is going to be a lot of fun. We'll give out the prizes for the scavenger hunt tournament and watch the 5 weight casting competition sponsored by Sage.
SAGE Sponsored Rendezvous Casting Competition
Non-pro competitors are invited to compete on the casting course for a chance to win a Sage SONIC 590-4 rod! This is separate competition outside of the 25 Species Scavenger Hunt. Upon arrival, run the course once or twice while getting a few tips from the pros. We'll let the top few finalists compete in a final round for a chance to win!
Prizes and Sponsors
Each team will receive a "swag bag" with contributions from Red's. local sponsors, national sponsors. As the date approaches our swag bags will be getting fatter. Big thanks to Sage, Simms, and Umpqua for nationally sponsoring these events.
Swag Bag and Entry Package for EVERYONE Included with Entry Fees
- (509) 25 on the Fly Hat & T-Shirt
- Umpqua Fly Sampler
- Happy Hour Beers on Friday and Sunday (free beer!)
- Exclusive Access to Friday's Clinics
Sage SONIC Complete Outfits
The grand prize will be (2) complete setups rod, reel, and line for the team accumulating the greatest number of species throughout the weekend! This is a huge package valued approximately $2,000.
Simms FLYWEIGHT Challenge Package
Maybe you didn't catch the most species, but did you visit the most waters? Did you hike the furthest? Anglers will be able to enter the FlyWeight Challenge using the tournament App and enter to win a pair of Simms Flyweight Hybrid Hip Packs.
Umpqua "2 Fly" Challenge
The team that can catch the greatest number of species using only (2) different patterns from Umpqua (can vary in size), can enter to win the Umpqua 2 Fly Challenge! You'll each win loaded packs full of some of Umqua's exqusite and productive top quality fly patterns.
Guided Trip with Joe Rotter from Red's Fly Shop
So you fished hard but still wound up in the middle of the pack, with only 5 species. You can still win a guided trip with Joe Rotter from Red's! The team that finishes in the dead middle wins a guided trip, in the event of a tie we'll have a drawing on Sunday at the closing ceremony.
Everyone is a Winner!
While there will be some serious hardware divy'd up among the winning teams, our goal is for everyone to gain some value from the event regardless if they catch 15 species or only a single fish for the weekend. We'll give out ample door prizes on Sunday at the closing ceremony, and this is the time where you can meet and learn from our staff that is also fishing in the event. We'll tell you everything! Please trust us to put on a great event, you won't be disapointed.