Red's Rendezvous III
March 24th, 2012 - 10 am -
This is the hottest event in fly fishing! Red's is featuring
T-Motion Films, Catch Magazine, riverside
seminars, spey clinics by women's world champion Mia
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.
Directions to Red's Fly Shop and Canyon River Ranch:
T-Motion Films and Catch Magazine
- Todd Moen and Brian O'keefe will be our feature presentation.
There will be 4 showings of various films that will knock your socks
off! After each film Todd will discuss how he was able to capture
such incredible footage and give you some backstage input on how these
films were created.
Cinema Show Times:
10:30 am -
Catch Magazine Season 1 - features
11:30 am -
Catch Magazine Season 2 - featuring
1:30 pm - Catch Magazine
Season 3 - featuring Yucatan Bonefish!
2:30 pm -
Todd Moen's and the Crowd's Favorite
Outdoor Fishing and Casting Seminars
Charles St. Pierre
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!
- 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.
Spey Intro, Tune Up, and Advanced Spey
Casting with Big Distance!
Charles St. Pierre of
Northwest Spey Casting
and Mia Sheppard of
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!
- 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.
3:00 pm -
Switch to a Switch Rod with George Cook
a master at work and learn the ins and outs of using a switch rod for
more than just a long indicator rod. George will show you how to
maximize the performance of your switch rod with lots of casting advice
for both spey and hybrid single hand techniques.
Big Raffle Item
Help Us Support the Yakima Kidís Fish-In Program!
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
RAFFLE TICKETS ONLINE
Sage 9' 5 weight VXP fly rod 4 pc - the NEWEST Sage rod
on the market!
Lamson Velocity Fly Reel
Rio Gold Floating Fly Line
Simms G3 Gore Tex Waders (sized to fit winner)
Korkers Interchangeable sole Wading Boot (sized to fit
Fishpond Fly Fishing Vest
Oakley Polarized Sunglasses
Merrill fly box with 5 dozen trout flies
value of this spectacular package is over $2000.00!
Raffle tickets are available for $10 each or (6) for $50. All net
proceeds go directly to the Kids Fish-In program, which relies on over
$12,000.00 of private funds to operate. Tickets are available through
Red's Fly Shop, Canyon River Ranch Lodge, Kidís Fish In, and the Yakima
Greenway board. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Red's
Rendezvous on March 24th at Canyon River Ranch lodge. Winner need not be
present to win. To purchase the winning ticket, call 509-933-2300!
Fly Fishing Theatre in the
10:00 a.m -
Summer Steelhead Fishing
by Brian O'keefe
Stay inside, gawk at
incredible photos, and learn from an experienced veteran on how, where, and
when to fish for steelhead in the PNW. Before he was the world's
most famous photographer, Brian was a steelhead guide. A good one. Along with
a great show you will also learn how to catch more fish!
11:00 a.m. -
with Joe Rotter
resident licenses are expensive and out of style. Learn where,
why, and how to fish some of Central Washington's best and most
overlooked waters like the Naches River, Lake Lenice, Lower Yakima River
Smallmouth Bass, Columbia River Carp, Rocky Ford Rainbows, Cle Elum
River, and more!
12:30 p.m. - Take Better Outdoor
Photographs by Brian O'keefe
was our most popular event last year. Brian does a great job of
explaining how to take better shots with the camera gear that you
already own. He is one of the world's leading photo artists and is
very good at teaching the general public how to capture those special
moments on film.
1:00 p.m. -
in Ascension Bay, Yucatan, Belize, Cuba, and more by Brian O'keefe
with Brian on a virtual trip through mangroves and out into the flats of
Ascension Bay. This seminar is a step by step journey of what its
like traveling from the trout and steelhead waters of the PNW and
adjusting to fishing for species like Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Snook,
and Barracuda. There will be a great photo show and it is usually
good for some laughs!
2:00 p.m. -
Bass Fishing Strategies by Marty Sheppard
Marty is the owner and operator of Little Creek Outfitters and in
addition to an over-the-top steelhead program he also runs fabulous
trips on the John Day River for Smallmouth. Come learn how to fly
fish for Smallmouth Bass from one of the best in the business.
3:00 p.m. -
Trophy Alaska Trout Fishing with Steve Laurent/Fish Eye Design
Steve Laurent's work is currently being
featured at Canyon River Ranch Lodge
Come join Steve Laurent
G.M. Pilot of Bristol Bay Lodge (Alaska). He will be showing a
slideshow on Bristol Bay Lodge and his photography work with
About Steve Laurent...
Steve Laurent grew up in Minnesota, surrounded by water and fly
fishing. As a young man his wanderings took him to southwest
Alaska, where he found work as a fishing guide at Bristol Bay
Lodge. Heís worked there for a quarter of a century, and now
manages the lodge.
Thereís a certain
spark in great artwork thatís difficult to define, and hard to
ignore. The photography of Steve Laurent has that fire. His
inspiration is drawn from time spent on the water, whether in
Alaska, or on the steelhead rivers in his home state of
The imagery created
by Laurent transcends the mere literal recording of an event.
His work is imaginative, and leaves a good part of its
interpretation up to the viewer. Unlike the perfectly focused
and heartbreakingly beautiful photographs that have become the
norm, Laurentís work challenges the viewer, often producing more
questions than answers. He offers us a fresh look into the
passion of fly fishing.
To recognize a
photographerís work without reading the photo credit is perhaps
the highest compliment one can give. Steve Laurentís style has
become his signature.
Written by Bob White.
Red's Fly Shop - Casting
All Day Event
Ultimate 5 Weight Fly Rod Shootout and Competition directed by Mike
"What is the best all
around 5 weight rod on the market?"
Contestants will cast,
compete with, critique, and value each of the top rods on the market.
They will consider their actual results, distance, accuracy, and
then get to rate the rods by overall feel, price, etc. After analyzing
scores they will get to vote as to what the best "all around" 5 weight
rod is and ultimately answer the question "what rod would I buy if I
were shopping today". There has never been another shootout like
this. Most are done by fly shops and
out of work guides. We want honest votes from an unbiased group of
customers, that's you. Now let's throw some line!
10 am - 2 pm -
George Cook's Fly
Casting Boot Camp
Fly casting is supposed
to be fun right? So is Fly Casting Boot Camp! George has
been with Sage Fly Rods for decades and is an incredible single hand
caster and instructor. Learn from him and get your sloppy cast
cleaned up and start catching more fish! He will be our celebrity
casting instructor at the main fly casting arena.
All Day Event -
for Beginners with the FFF
The FFF is here to help!
Carl Johnson and his team from the Federation of Fly Fishers are here to
help you learn fly casting in a friendly 1:1 environment. These
guys are good. Don't be intimidated because this crew is ready to
help you learn even if you have never even looked at a fly rod before!
Better Fly Casting for All Skill Levels by Dick Sagara
Dick puts on a great
seminar on how the fly cast really works and watching this WILL improve your fly cast. It appeals to all skill levels
and is a must see. This will be hosted at the main casting arena.
Wild Game Cooking
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
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
Starts at 11:00 am in
the lower casting area near the fire pits, kids may join or drop at any
11:00 am: Casting the fly rod (Grass casting area)
11:30 am: Bug Hunt (Riverbank Ė not IN the water)
12:00 pm: Lunch break Ė with parents (Dutch Oven BBQ Pork lunch
available for $7)
1:00 pm: Fly tying Ė match the hatch (Build the flies you saw at the Bug
Hunt in Library)
2:00 pm: Casting the fly rod (Grass casting area)
2:30 pm: Campfire with Marshmallows (campfire area below lodge)