Official Schedule of Events - Red's Rendezvous VI This Saturday!

April 23, 2015

This is going to be a great day! Here is the final schedule of events. Please bring plenty of cash for the raffles and donations, plus there will be a killer clearance sale in the lodge commons.

Upon arrival, please check-in at the main lodge entry to pay the admission and get your bracelet. Even if you are just "checking things out" get paid up and check-in. This event costs a lot for us to put on and the $5 includes the Zach Hinson concert at 4 pm.  All the seminars are free once admission has been paid. This is also where you can enter for the various raffles, good luck!

Thanks for following our blog, we'll see you this Saturday.  

Schedule of Events

Red?s Rendezvous VI - 10 am - 4 pm

Outdoor Seminars

5 Weight Casting Competition ? This is a ?non pro? event on  the lawn in front of the lodge.  Entry is by donation to Trout Unlimited and the winner gets a Sage ACCEL 590-4.  The top 5 finalists will compete at 3 pm.

                Qualifying ? 10 am ? 2:45 pm

                Finals ? 3 pm ? 4 pm

Simon Gawesworth Spey Casting Demonstrations ? On the river, straight down below the lodge.

                Beginner?s Spey Casting ? 11 am

                Single Hand Spey Casting ? 1 pm

                Advanced Spey Casting ? 2 pm

Scandanavian Spey Casting ? On the river, straight down below the lodge.  Charles St. Pierre will be demonstrating and explaining the differences between Scandi and Skagit style casting.

                Scandi Spey Casting ? 12 pm

Kid?s BB Gun Shooting ? 10 am ? 4 pm - Located near the river in the lower meadow.  This is safe, fun, and a great way for kids to practice safe gun handling with our staff.

Archery Demos and Kid?s Shooting Range ? 10 am ? 4 pm ? Located down in the lower meadow close to the river.  This is for kids and adults. 

Wisdom of the Guides ? Professional Nymph Fishing Strategies by Joe Rotter ? 10 am - This is on the river just upstream from the main boat launch.  Straight down towards the river from Red?s Fly Shop.

Kid?s Fly Fishing Activities ? These will base out of a tent in the lower meadow area.  It will be ?kid?s world? with BB Gun Shooting, Fly Casting, Insect Hunts, and Archery. 

Beginner?s Fly Casting Lessons and Tips ? 10 am ? 3 pm ? This is hosted in the lower meadow near the horseshoe pit.  The Federation of Fly Fishers will provide rods and instructors.

Drift Boat Rowing Demos ? 11 am ? 2 pm ? Join Clackacraft Boats at the extreme upstreamJ end of the property for a chance to row and demo a Clackacraft.  We?ll have a boat in the water tied up that you can sit in, row, anchor, and learn to keep your boat afloat.

Women?s Fly Casting Class ? 1 pm ? Taught by Molly Semenik, a certified Master Casting Instructor.  This is taught in the FFF space down in the lower meadow near the horseshoe pits.

Upland Bird Dog Pointing and Flushing Demo ? 1:30 pm ? Come see the action at the upper end of the lower meadow.  You?ll get to see a fine hunting dog locate, point, and flush a rooster pheasant!

Indoor Seminars

These will be located in the ?library? in the common space at Canyon River Lodge

Knot Tying ? You ask, we?ll demo!  11 am ? Steve Joyce

Ascension Bay Fly Fishing Trips ? 10:30 am ?Steve Joyce

How to Choose the Right Line for Your Switch Rod ? 11:30 am ? Craig Hettinger

Fly Fishing for Bass in Eastern Washington ? 12:30 pm by Steve Maeder of Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine

Christmas Island Fly Fishing Trips ? 1:30 pm ? by Joe Rotter

Cuba.  The Formerly Forbidden Fruit ? 2:30 pm ? by Jon Covich   

  1. I think your date on the event schedule should be Apr. 25 not the 23rd. Correct me if I'm wrong because I would like to attend. Just wanted to make sure that it is this coming Sat. Thank you. Max
  2. What a fabulous way to spend a Saturday. For me the highlight was meeting Simon Gawesworth in person. What a personable man. It was a joy to just talk with him and to see someone do such amazing things with a fly line. Much more impressive than just watching his videos which are fantastic. He makes other casting instructors that I have had look like beginners. I can't wait for the new Rio Line to come out this August. Casting a Burkheimer, a first for me was also a very memorable, and likely to become expensive experience.