Red's Rendevous 3 - March 24th, 2012

Red's Rendezvous3

March 24th, 2012 - 10 am - 4:30 pm

This is the hottest event in Washington fly fishing! Red's is featuring T-Motion Films, Catch Magazine, riverside seminars, spey clinics by women's world champion Mia Sheppard, kids activities, food, beer, fashion, fly casting competitions, free casting lessons, and more. General admission is only $10 and kids 12 and under are free.


Cinema Show Times:
10:30 am - Alpine Bass
11:30 am - MX Bonefish (Yucatan and Ascension Bay Bonefish!)
1:30 pm - Steelhead Dreams
2:30 pm - Jeep Creek

Outdoor Fishing and Casting Seminars

10:30 am - Steelhead Fishing the PNW with Red's Superguide Troy Lichtenegger - Spey, Switch, or Single Hand? Learn a bit about all of these techniques including steelhead swinging, nymphing, and real strategies for steelhead on the Methow, Wenatchee, and Klickitat Rivers. This will be hosted near the Red's Boat Launch on the river. A real guide, real info, and on the river. It doesn't get any better than this!

12:00 pm - Witness the Distance and Learn to Cast Far with Brian O'keefe - Learning to master all the energy in a fly rod WILL help you catch more fish. Learn techniques from Brian that will help you build line speed to catch more fish and get that extra oommph when you need it. This will be hosted at the main casting arena below the lodge during lunch time.

1:00 pm - Spey Intro, Tune Up, and Advanced Spey Casting with Big Distance! - Charles St. Pierre of Northwest Spey Casting and Mia Sheppard of Little Creek Outfitters will host instructional sessions and seminars for spey casters of all levels. First timers please join us! This will be hosted on the river in front of the lodge. Bring your waders and we'll provide the rods!

2:30 pm - Learn to Double Haul with Joe Rotter - Watch and learn how and why you should learn to double haul fly cast. After seeing this, you can learn in your own backyard on your own time and dime. The Double Haul will improve your fishing game and you won't learn unless you try it! This will be hosted at the main casting arena. According to Joe, this is the #1 skill intermediate anglers must learn if they want to make varsity.

Big Raffle Item

Help Us Support the Yakima Kid’s Fish-In Program!

Support a great cause and become the best dressed fly fisher on the river!
Last year over 1000 kids participated in this community fishing event.


The Grand Prize - Winner Takes All $2000 worth!

  1. Sage 9' 5 weight VXP fly rod 4 pc - the NEWEST Sage rod on the market!
  2. Lamson Konic reel with Rio Gold line
  3. Simms G3 Gore Tex Waders (sized to fit winner)
  4. Korkers Interchangeable sole Wading Boot (sized to fit winner)
  5. Fishpond Fly Fishing Vest
  6. Oakley Polarized Sunglasses
  7. Merrill fly box with 5 dozen trout flies

Wild Game Cooking Demonstrations
11:00 am & 2:00 pm - Pheasant and Elk Recipes with wild game specialist Chef Nanci Giacolone

Learn to cook delicious recipes of both elk and pheasant from wild game kitchen sensation Nanci Giacolone. This event will be sponsored by the Yakima Valley Pheasants Forever group, and is always popular!

Kid's Fly Fishing Activities

11 am - 2 pm - Fun for the entire family! Kids may join this group at any time. There will be nearly 2 hours of kids fishing activities that includes casting, fly tying, an insect hunt, more casting, and a campfire with marshmallows! Great fun for everyone and a great way to get your kids introduced to fly fishing. Hosted in the lower casting arena. This will be led by Red's guide Stefan Woodruff

tons of more activities such as:

Fly Fishing Theatre in the Lodge Library
10:00 a.m - Summer Steelhead Fishing by Brian O'keefe
11:00 a.m. - Destination Washington with Joe Rotter
12:30 p.m. - Take Better Outdoor Photographs by Brian O'keefe
1:00 p.m. - Flats Fishing in Ascension Bay, Yucatan, Belize, Cuba, and more by Brian O'keefe
2:00 p.m. - Smallmouth Bass Fishing Strategies by Marty Sheppard
3:00 p.m. - Trophy Alaska Trout Fishing with Steve Laurent/Fish Eye Design Photo Show

Red's Fly Shop - Casting Arena
Red's Ultimate 5 Weight Fly Rod Shootout and Competition
Casino Casting Games for prizes
Fly Casting for Beginners with the FFF
12:15 pm - Better Fly Casting for All Skill Levels by Dick Sagara

@ (509) 933-2300 oremail @ [email protected]

NOTE: If you want to stay in the Lodge, space is extremely limited so call the Lodge Desk ASAP @ (509) 933-2100
Rendezvous III Update - George Cook from Sage will be running a killer "Fly Casting Boot Camp" for intermediate to advanced casters that want to learn some advanced techniques for distance, power, and control. It is free with admission, should help a lot of us get better at fly casting!

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