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Red’s Rendezvous V lures big names for clinics

Fly fishing guide George Cook double-hauls a cast on a private trophy trout fishing lake he helps manage at Isaak’s Ranch near Coulee City.  (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Fly fishing guide George Cook double-hauls a cast on a private trophy trout fishing lake he helps manage at Isaak’s Ranch near Coulee City. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

FLY FISHING -- The fifth annual Red's Rendezvous is stacking up to be a major fly fishing event that's attracting anglers from far and wide for clinics, competition and participation.

And, if the offering's at the Red's Fly Shop and Canyon Ranch on the shores of the Yakima River don't impress you, the Yakima's skwala hatch is going strong.

Here's  a summary of what's going on outdoors at the Rendezvous:

  • Pacific Northwest Fly Casting Championship, with proceeds going to the Yakima Kid's Fish-in Event.
  • Dry Line and Dry Fly Steelhead Fishing with Spey Rods by Brian Silvey.
  • Switch Rod Casting Seminar by George Cook.
  • Guide Style Nymph Fishing Strategies by the Reds Fly Shop Staff.
  • Steelhead Fishing for NEWBIES by Steve Joyce.
  • European Style Nymph Fishing -- on the river -- by Russell Miller of Team USA Fly Fishing.  
  • Learn to Double Haul Fly Cast by the Reds Fly Shop Staff.

Plus raffles for top-flight Sage rods, Putt-Putt fly casting challenges for prizes, a Youth BB Gun Shooting Range and horseback trips.

INDOORS SESSIONS include:

  •  IF4 Fly Fishing Film Festival showing at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Fly Tying - All Day!
  • Upper Missouri:The Land of Giants!  by Mike Agee.
  • The Fly Fishing Mecca...  Sounds Like Christmas Island  by Jon Covich.
  • Ascension Bay Flats Fishing by Joe Rotter.
  • Strategies for DIY anglers Fishing for Big Trout on Eastern Washington Lakes by George Cook.
  • Support The Yakima Canyon Scenic Byway.

 



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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