Steve Piper's San Diego Guitarfish - Photo courtesy Scott Donaghe

Photo by Scott Donaghe

Riptide Rendezvous News and Current Events

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2017 Results

2017 Results

Here are the results from the 2017 Riptide Rendezvous: "Tough" does not come close to describing the fishing. While fair fishing was found in the days preceding the event, Saturday found larger waves, an abundance of kelp and weeds on the beach, and a scarcity of...

Abel Reels Donates Super 6/7 to Riptide Rendezvous

Abel Reels Donates Super 6/7 to Riptide Rendezvous

The folks at Abel Reels have generously donated a Super Series 6/7 to Riptide Rendezvous. Available since 1999, in a size for every fish that swims, the Abel Super Series has proven itself time after time as the premier American-made reel. A super-smooth,...

Patagonia Sponsors Riptide Rendezvous!

Patagonia Sponsors Riptide Rendezvous!

Patagonia is a well-known force in the Outdoors industry, Conservation, and yes, fly-fishing. They have agreed to help Riptide Rendezvous by donating a Nano Puff Jacket and their Stormfront Sling pack. Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for...

TFO Rods Upsizes Their Donation!

TFO Rods Upsizes Their Donation!

Our friends at Temple Fork Outfitters recently decided to upsize their donation to Riptide Rendezvous. The lucky bidder on this raffle prize will receive a TFO "Pick any production fly rod" certificate, instead of a Pandion fly rod. Thanks to Nick Conklin...

Rio Products sponsors Riptide Rendezvous

Rio Products sponsors Riptide Rendezvous

RIO Products, the premiere name in fly lines, has agreed to sponsor Riptide Rendezvous with the donation of two Intouch Outbound Custom T-11 fly lines. The Intouch Outbound Custom is THE fly line to use in the SoCal surf, as well as many other salt-water...

Aspen Fly Reels Sponsors Riptide Rendezvous

Aspen Fly Reels Sponsors Riptide Rendezvous

Aspen Fly Reels, of San Marcos, CA, is a manufacturer of high-quality, reasonably priced fly reels, made in the USA! The company started life in 1946 as Barrel Service Company, a one man machine shop in Duarte, CA. Since then, the company has grown into a...

Riptide Rendezvous Teams Up with iAngler Tournament

Riptide Rendezvous Teams Up with iAngler Tournament

We're going high-tech for Riptide Rendezvous 2017, by using the iAngler Tournament system for our registration and score-keeping needs. iAngler uses smartphone cameras to log catches, and a web application automatically keeps a real-time leaderboard. The leaderboard...

Check Out the RR T-Shirt!

Check Out the RR T-Shirt!

We have Riptide Rendezvous T-Shirts! They are Sport Tek long sleeve technical shirts in Royal Blue. Sizes L, XL, and XXL will be available for pre-order shortly! Prices: If ordered on or before Oct 4: $30.00, if picked up at the event on October 21. If you...

Fishermen’s Spot Donates Gift Certificates

Fishermen’s Spot Donates Gift Certificates

Our friends at the Fishermen's Spot have donated four $25 gift certificates as prizes for the Riptide Rendezvous.The Fishermen's Spot was established in 1970, and has been helping anglers get outfitted for 40+ years with the finest quality fly fishing products...

Sea Jay Sportfishing Joins RR Sponsors!

Sea Jay Sportfishing Joins RR Sponsors!

Captain John Fuqua of the Island Tak and SeaJay Sportfishing has donated a seat on one of the Fishermen's Spot charters in 2018 to the RR raffle prize pool. This has a retail value of $200, and is a great way to fly-fish coastal waters in the Ventura/Oxnard area....