Program

Here's what's happening at the Spring Fly Fishing Rendezvous!
Day 1
28 Apr 2018

Fly Fishing Colorado’s IPWA and RMNP

The presentation covers how to fish high-altitude streams and lakes and some top locations in RMNP and IPWA!
Steve Schweitzer

Trophy Trout Streamer Techniques for Grey Reef North Platte River

“Rod / Line Selections for Streamer Fishing North Platte Fly Selection by time of season Streamer Rigs Used, Including Dead drifting streamers with Indicators, Detailed presentation highlighting the various streamer...
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Jason Ostrander

The Two Basic Casts You Must Know

This demonstration about the basic overhead cast and roll cast is essential for anyone starting out in fly fishing, or for those who wish to improve their casting. We will...
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Jonathan Walter

Tying Cleaner Bullet Head Dry Flies – Krueger’s Flutter Nugget Golden Stone

This session will use Krueger’s Flutter Nugget Golden from Montana Fly Company to cover the process of tying tight, clean and effective bullet head style flies. Come see why you...
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Chris Krueger

The Dance-Landing Trout on a Fly Rod

The elephant in the room, no one speaks of. This program digs into common mistakes anglers make when landing trout. Backed by statistical information, it breaks down set mechanics, fly...
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Duane Redford

How to Cast Every Fly in Your Box

Casting a heavy nymph rig is and should be different than casting a dry fly, and streamers often different from either of those. In this demonstration we will show various...
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Jonathan Walter

Designing Effective Top Water Fly Rod Lures for Bass & Panfish

I will tie several popper, slider and diver styles and discuss how to effectively fish them
Steve Schweitzer

Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing: Trout Hunting the Four Seasons

A “New” visual look into the techniques and tactics from Landon’s most recent book,101 Trout Tips: A Guide’s Secrets,Tactics, and Techniques, used to successfully navigate your trout hunting adventure. Utilizing...
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Landon Mayer

Fly Casting 101

This presentation will cover 5 basic fundamentals of fly casting, and how they can be used by fly fishers of all skill levels, to improve distance, accuracy, and avoid general...
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Paul Boals

Stillwater Selection ~ 5 Go To Patterns

I will be tying 5 of my go to patterns for stillwater fishing. I will be demonstrating in detail how to tie a balanced leather leech, double rib chironomid, heavy...
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Matt Winkler
Matt Winkler

Mastering the South Platte with the Masters

This is your chance to ask questions to and learn from the masters as they break down seasons, sections, and bugs of the South Platte from South Park to Denver.
Pat Dorsey
Robert Younghanz
Duane Redford
Landon Mayer

Building a Better Roll Cast

Understand how to put the pieces together for a better roll cast. Fear no tree
Jonathan Walter

Tying the Iwan-e-Dun Parachute and Thorax Extended Body Mayfly Dry Fly

I will be demonstrating step by step process of tying my Iwan-e-Dun Parachute and Thorax patterns. They are more realistic then the standard mayfly dry fly, have a higher hook...
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Phil Iwane

Mayflies: A-Z

Mayflies are the most iconic insect when one thinks of fly fishing and trout foods. Some might even consider this amazing aquatic insect to be the “mascot” of fly fishing...
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Robert Younghanz

Distance Without Double Haul

For some, distance is getting 5 more feet to that rising trout, for others it’s a much greater distance on an alpine lake, drift boat or ocean flat. Double haul...
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Jonathan Walter

Effective Fly Patterns for the Rocky Mountain Region

The tying demonstration will feature fly patterns designs that have proven to be effective in both Stillwaters, Rivers and Streams of the Rocky Mountain Region
Rick Takahashi

Fly Fishing Colorado’s Best Tailwaters

Colorado is known for its deep, bottom-release tailwaters that support a rich and diversified aquatic life. Tailwaters are best defined as those rivers that flow from beneath manmade impoundments called...
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Pat Dorsey

I’d Fish That — How to Fish Local, Warm-Water, and Easy-Access Fisheries

We all live busy, active lives, and let’s face it, we just don’t fish enough! Discovering water that is close to home while targeting various fish species can bring joy...
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April Archer
Day 2
29 Apr 2018

How to Best be Prepared for a Float Trip

You just booked and paid for a Float trip. So now, what can you do to get the most out of the day. Jeff and Jonathan will provide you with...
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Jonathan Walter
Jeff Powles

Easy Fly Fishing for the Beginner, Tenkara 101

This is a beginners class for those interested in learning how to fly fish and master the fundamentals through tenkara, the Japanese fixed-line method of fly fishing. We’ll go over...
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Karin Miller

Double Haul

“Come and learn the basic motion of this helpful technique, but also its purpose, limitations and common mistakes. It’s easier than you might think! “
Jonathan Walter

From Midges to Grasshoppers

The tying demonstration will feature some of the tiers favorite flies based on his books Modern Midges, Tying and Fishing the world’s Most Effective Patterns and Modern Terrestrials, Tying and...
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Rick Takahashi

Alaska Steelhead: Simply the Finest Steelheading in the World

In this presentation, I will be going over the fishing which entails the rivers we fish, what to expect, method of transportation, how we rig our rods, as well as...
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Matt Sprecher

Casting in Tight Quarters

Obstacles aren’t always in front of you! On small streams they are all around. This demonstration will cover some practical skills for casting a fly line without much room!
Jonathan Walter

The Difference Between a 20 Fish Day and a 50 Fish Day on the Bighorn River in Montana

This session will showcase the value of a seine in fishing one of the most famous rivers in the Rocky Mountains — the Bighorn River’s biologist regularly reports 5,000 fish...
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Eddy Wittry

Midge Fly Fishing

“The presentation will focus on some of the basics of tying and fishing midge fly patterns based on the presenter’s book Modern Midges, Tying and Fishing the world’s Most Effective...
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Rick Takahashi

Fly Casting 101

“This presentation will cover 5 basic fundamentals of fly casting, and how they can be used by fly fishers of all skill levels, to improve distance, accuracy, and avoid general...
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Paul Boals

Krueger’s Darth Invader

One of the most productive and popular streamers on the rivers of Colorado and Wyoming. This is a great articulated streamer for trout and bass, full of movement and flash. Imitating one of the most common food sources in our waters including sculpin, leeches, and small baitfish and young trout.
Chris Krueger

Trophy Trout

Trophy Trout Fishing throughout the U.S. Fly fishing for giant Browns and Rainbows with Joe Butler.
Joe Butler

The Two Basic Casts You Must Know

This demonstration about the basic overhead cast and roll cast is essential for anyone starting out in fly fishing, or for those who wish to improve their casting. We will...
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Jonathan Walter

Carp Selection ~ 4 go to patterns

I will be tying 4 of my go to patterns that I am never without while carp fishing. I will be demonstrating in detail how to tie a flats bug,...
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Matt Winkler
Matt Winkler

How Match the Hatch in 2 Minutes

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

Mends, Bends, Wiggles and Curves

Come and learn when to use these fun and effective presentations. These aren’t just tricks; the demonstrator will have fishing situations for each.
Jonathan Walter

Fly Fishing Colorado’s Best Trout Streams

Join Pat Dorsey for a 50- minute tour of Colorado’s best trout streams.
Pat Dorsey

Dry Fly Fishing Grey Reef

“Rod / Line Selections for Dry Fly Fishing North Platte Fly Selection by time of season Dry Fly Rigs Used Detailed presentation highlighting the various dry fly techniques to produce...
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Jason Ostrander