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Fly Fishing 101 and 201

"I'd like to try that sometime..."

Red's University of Fly Fishing - R.U.F.F.

We take a fun and enthusiastic approach to teaching our Fly Fishing 101 and 201 classes.  Beginning anglers are the lifeblood of our business and this motivates our team to take great care and pride in making sure your introduction to fly fishing is productive, enjoyable, and a first class education.

Come As You Are!

This class is FUN!  We invite everyone to come learn this great sport. We'll provide the rods for casting if you don't have one which means you don't need ANY gear to participate in these courses.  If you have a rod, bring it, if not we have you covered!  The most important items might be sunglasses and sunscreen.

Fly Fishing 101 Topics Include

  • Basic Overhead Casting
  • Roll Casting, Bow and Arrow Cast
  • Rivers vs. Lakes
  • Where do trout live in the Yakima River
  • What essential tackle do I need to get started
  • How to tie on a fly
  • Entomology and Fly Selection

Fly Fishing 201 Topics Include 

  • Intermediate level casting including shooting line, single haul, steeple cast, kackhand cast
  • How to hook and fight fish
  • Setting up a nymph rig
  • How to tie up a "dry dropper nymph setup"
  • How to tie a Triple Surgeons Knot to repair leaders
  • Handling trout
  • Angler etiquette
  • Mending line and presenting flies to trout