Tumalo Creek Paddlefest and Orvis Spring Days
Get into the swing of spring at the 9th annual Bend Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Spring Paddlefest!
Spend the weekend on the Deschutes River, soaking in the Central Oregon sun, improving your paddle stroke and test-driving more than 150 kayaks and canoes; all for free.
Saturday, April 24th:
Location: Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
What: Free 2-hour technique clinics focusing on paddle stroke and efficiency.
Space is limited. Call Tumalo Creek @ 541.317.9407 to reserve a spot.
Sunday, April 25th:
Location: River Bend Park, westside of the Deschutes River in front of the new Bend Parks and Recreation Building
What: Test-drive more than 150 boats, narrow down your choices and compare the finalists side-by-side. Industry experts and Tumalo Creek employees will be on hand to answer questions, explain the fundamentals, and help you find a boat that meets your needs. Take part in the fun and receive a Spring Sale Coupon good for 10% off one regular price boat and 15% off one regular priced accessory.
The Art of Fly Fishing – skill, practice and patience.
Improve your cast, learn about tying flies and unlock the mysteries of Central Oregon fishing spots during Bend’s Orvis Spring Days. The three-day calendar consists of activities for fly fisherman at every level of proficiency and is an excellent way to learn about local fish habitat and catering your fishing style to the species that populate our local waterways.
Saturday May 1st
10:30am – Spey-Casting Clinic
12pm – Fly-Fishing The Lava Lake
Free Introduction To Fly Fishing
11am – Basic Casting
12pm – Fly-Fishing Knots
2pm – Proper Fly Selection
Sunday, May 2nd
11:30am – Steelhead Fishing The Deschutes
1pm – The Crook River, Central Oregon’s Gem
Saturday, May 8th
10:30am Stoneflies Of The Deschutes Basin
12pm Creating Amazing Flower Arrangements
12pm Advance Casting Clinic
Space is limited. Call Orvis @ 541.312.8200 to reserve your spot.
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