Program

Here's an example of what you can expect at the next Rendezvous. This was the schedule for the last event where we offered a number of classes and clinics covering topics from entomology and matching the hatch, to casting and advanced fishing techniques.
Day 1
20 May 2017

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

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

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

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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Jeff Powles

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

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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Karin Miller

Creating Order in Your Fly Box

Join Biologist and Bug Geek as he walks you through his method of organizing your fly box according to the hatch and life cycle of the bugs on the water...
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Peter Stitcher
Day 2
21 May 2017

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

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

Build Your Dream Rod

April & Scott will share insight on various ways to build a custom rod, including kits, local classes, and the steps/variable to build a fly rod. The purpose of this...
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April & JT Archer

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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Courtney Despos

Sight Fishing Tailwaters

This talk with cover sight fishing in multiple seasons. Topics covered will include finding the fish, determining the best approach, appropriate cast method and body positioning.
Levi Lambert

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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Barbara Luneau

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

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

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

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