Past Program

Here's what happened in the Spring Fly Fishing Rendezvous.
Day 1
20 May 2017

South Platte River: Tactics for fishing technical tailwaters

This topic includes tips & tactics designed for fishing the Sout Platte River. The presentation will cover seasonal changes to fishing tactics, gear, sight fishing, etiquette, reading water, and fly...
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Levi Lambert

How to Fish Big Rivers: Tips, Tactics, & Techniques

Big water can be intimidating at best. Large rivers such as the Colorado and lower Roaring Fork may seem to be too big to wade, be locked in by too...
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Paul Boals

The Seven Deadly Sins of Fly Casting

“This presentation will define the caster’s objective and 7 common errors that rob efficiency, distance, accuracy and presentation. The list was generated from 25+ years of casting and teaching experience!...
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Jonathan Walter

Tying Krueger’s Articulated Cheeky Skulpin

Join Montana Fly Company Fly Designer and Tyer Chris Krueger as he demnstrates how to tie his trout slaying Krueger’s Articulated Cheeky Skulpin. This heavy metal and active fly pattern...
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Chris Krueger

Successful Seasons: How to catch Large Trout all Year

Landon Mayer’s angling success is fueled by an addiction to pursuing large trout with small flies and lightweight fly-fishing equipment. Mayer enthusiastically teaches and demonstrates his techniques and on-river knowledge...
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Landon Mayer

How to tie the D-Ribbed Golden Stone

Join Montana Fly Company designer and tyer Carl Pennington as he demonstrates how to tie his famous D-Ribbed Golden Stone. This heavy metal pattern is one of the best stonefly...
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Carl Pennington

Creating Order in Your Fly Box

Join Aquatic Biologist and Bug Geek Peter Sticher as he walks you through his method of organizing your fly box according to the hatch and life cycle of the bugs...
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Peter Stitcher

Tenkara American Style

Introduction to traditional Tenkara and a look at pushing the limits of fixed-line fly fishing for big fish and big species including shark and tarpon. Learn what to do and...
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Speaker Karin Miller
Karin Miller

Why and How to Improve Your Roll Cast

The roll cast is misunderstood and underutilized! This presentation will cover its uses and how to properly perform it. How to use your single hand rod to Spey cast (all...
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Jonathan Walter

Tying Simple but Effective Warm Water Patterns

Rick will demonstrate how to tie some simple but effective Fly Patterns for fishing warm water using common fly tying materials.
Rick Takahashi

Taking the Guesswork out of Streamer Fishing – Tips for Success

Streamer fishing can be one of the most exciting, active and visual ways of fishing, yet many anglers find frustration on the water. This presentation will look to help you...
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Chris Krueger

Three Go-To Carp Patterns

Interested in pursuing carp on a fly? Or looking for some new patterns to add to your box? I will tie three of my go to carp patterns that will...
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Matt Winkler
Matt Winkler

Kamchatka’s Finest Fishing Programs

I will outline what Kamchatka has to offer the angling world. Best times to go, best rivers and the patterns and skills it takes to have a great trip.
Will Blair

Fly Fishing Unfamiliar Waters

This presentation delves into fishing waters you’ve never fished, or waters that beat you up each time you fish them. We will dig into combining historical, seasonal, and conditional data...
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Duane Redford
Day 2
21 May 2017

After the Flood: Fishing the St. Vrain Creek

“This presentation will integrate post-flood restoration efforts and fly fishing interests. I will present some of the stream habitat work completed in the St Vrain Watershed since the 2013 floods....
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Speaker Barbara Luneau
Barbara Luneau

Different Casts for Different Rigs

Intimidated by those heavy streamers in your fly box? Getting tangles with indicator rigs? Does the dropper keep “mating” with the dry on that dry dropper rig? There are things...
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Jonathan Walter

Focusing on the Fish

Join fly fishing guide and Aspen Valley fishing legend Jeff Sirbu as he helps the angler wade past the common distractions on the river that tend to confuse and complicate...
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Jeff Sirbu

Colorado Crayfish Patterns

Chris will cover the two most popular crayfish patterns from RMFD, the Burndt Back Craw and the Bunny Crawl Jig Craw. These two patterns will cover the most common presentations...
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Chris Krueger

How Match the Hatch in 2 Minutes & Hack Hatch Charts

Join Aquatic Biologist and Fly Fishing Geek Peter Stitcher as he guides you through the PAUSE method of matching the hatch, highlighting the 5 areas on and around the river...
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Peter Stitcher

Extended Body Mayflies Made EASY

Join Umpqua fly designer and tyer Phil Iwane as he demonstrates his technique for tying extended body mayflies. Durring this presentation he will be tying his extended body Green Drake,...
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Phil Iwane

Hidden in Plain View – Recognizing the Obvious, Exploiting the Obscure

This presentation digs into what the top 10% are seeing and doing differently from the rest. It has something for ever level of angler, from reading the obvious runs of...
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Duane Redford

Entomology Basics For The Fly Fisher

Join THE BUG GUY, Robert Younghanz, for his talk on the fundamental concepts of Aquatic Entomology. Robert will touch on the key elements regarding trout foods and thier lifecycles which...
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Robert Younghanz

Better Presentation – Casting Pond

Spoiler Alert: You don’t always want the leader to straighten and you already own your most valuable presentation tool! Come learn an approach to presentation that will guide you through...
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Jonathan Walter

How to tie the Mini D Hopper

A must have in every summer fly fisher’s box, the Mini D-Hopper is an ultra durable and buyant terrestrial pattern that will increase your warm weather catch rate! Join Carl...
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Carl Pennington

Tactics & Strategies for Fly Fishing with Kids

Join Sarabella Fishing founders April and JT Archer as they shares how to get kids started fly fishing and make positive fly fishing memories. Topics will include: deciding where/when to...
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April Archer
April & JT Archer

Tying Effective Rocky Mountain Fly patterns for Streams and Stillwaters

Patterns will be tied that have proven to be effective in streams and stillwaters.
Rick Takahashi

An Independent Woman’s Guide to Fishing the West

In August of 2016, I quit my corporate Executive job, packed my belongings in my 4Runner and fished the western U.S. I spent 7 weeks on the road, fishing 7...
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Speaker Courtney Despos
Courtney Despos