Registration for Speaker, Fly Tyer and Vendor – 2018

April 28th - 29th - Jefferson County Fairgrounds - Golden CO

Vendor Application

Spaces are limited & are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications cannot be accepted unless they are completely filled out and payment for the space has been received.

Speaker Application

The 300 seat Speaker’s Theater is the heart of the Fly Fishing Rendezvous.  This is the place where local anglers can gather every hour throughout the show and soak up knowledge from the best of the Rocky Mountains’ guides, authors, and fly geeks.  For our vendors and guest speakers, this is your platform to highlight your expertise and hold the undivided attention of hundreds of potential clients.

Presentation Criteria:

Presentations should last between 30-45 minutes

All presentations must include a Powerpoint, video, or demonstration to help illustrate the topic being presented.

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Based on participant exit surveys from previous Rendezvous, participants are most interested in hearing topics about:

  1. Where, when, and how to fish specific waters in our region.
  2. How to apply advanced fishing techniques (i.e. How to nymph, How to read the water, How best to fish midge patterns, etc)
  3. How to match the hatch and entomology for the fly fisher
  4. Fly fishing destination talks (Kamchatka, Alaska, Belize, etc.)
  5. Casting classes covering cast types and applications
  6. How to fish different water types or seasons (i.e. How to fish lakes, How to fish tailwaters in the winter, etc.)

Preference will be given to topics focused on equipping the participants for greater success on the water or highlighting specific waters within the region, but we are open to whatever you are interested in sharing. Speaker Bios, links to your website, and talk descriptions will be listed on the Speakers Page of the Fly Fishing Rendezvous website.

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Located outside the Speaker’s Theater will be our Presenter’s Table where speakers can field questions about their talks, sign books, and sell products. The Presenter’s Table will be located in a Fly Fishing Bookstore hosted by the Tattered Cover (a Denver-based independent bookstore with multiple locations across the Front Range). For authors publishing and distributing their books through a third party, we will be working with the Tattered Cover to ensure that they have a robust supply of all of your titles that are in print. For those who self publish, you are welcome to sell your books at the Presenter’s Table independently. If you do not want the Tattered Cover to sell your books at the show, please just let us know.

If you are interested in presenting in the Speaker’s Theater, please submit your information and a topic(s) in the form.

Fly Tyer Application

It was from our desire to better educate the Front Range Angler that we first added fly tyers to the Fly Fishing Rendezvous in 2015, and the Fly Tyer Row and Theater has today become one of the core attractions of the show.   Limited to just seven individual tying tables, we want to have tyers join us who share our passion for engaging anglers of all levels and helping them to advance their skills on the vice.

What We Provide:

  • A table on which to tie and sell flies, books, and instructional material
  • A public platform to highlight your craft and companies in front of thousands of Front Range Anglers
  • A Fly Tying Theater where you can tie on a big screen and share your favorite patterns
  • Lunch from the concessions each day and a cooler of beverages
  • A page on the website featuring each tyer with inbound links to your business pages
  • Marketing materials and discount codes for you to share with your followers
  • A small waterproof fly box for the Trout Unlimited/Project Healing Waters Raffle

What We Ask From our Tyers:

  • Have a great time!  Tie flies at your table & answer questions from the crowd
  • Present in the Fly Tying Theater once a day for 30-45 minutes
  • Donate some item or service of your choosing to go in the Trout Unlimited / Project Healing Water Raffle
  • Invite your friends and followers to join us at the show

If you would like to join us and tie at the 2018 Fly Fishing Rendezvous April 28-29th, please fill out the application below.

Registration Form

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