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Fly Fishing Classes

Many times we have heard people say‚Ķ "I'd like to try that sometime, I want to learn to fly fish!"  We are absolutely dedicated to helping every angler that has ever made that statement. 

We teach with a fun and simple style at Red's University of Fly Fishing. While we are very serious about fly fishing and our programs are of the highest quality, we have not forgotten that it is supposed to be fun! Fly casting, reading a river, and selecting the right fly do not have to be complicated to be effective.

Call for Reservations!  (509) 933-2300

No Angler Left Behind

The Introduction Series is composed of Fly Fishing 101, 201, and 301.  These classes are all designed around three important components, fun, simplicity and value! To sign up, just give us a call and we will get you started on the path to success.

Our incredible fly shop and riverside campus is at Canyon River Ranch located 2 hours east of Seattle on the Blue Ribbon Yakima River in famous Lower Canyon.  It is 13 miles south of Ellensburg, Washington. The drive is very scenic.  The nearest major airport is Sea-tac, but there is a small airport in Yakima about 30 minutes from the lodge.

To get started you don't need to have any gear. We supply the fly rods and reels for all of our core classes. All you need is a smile, sack lunch, and enthusiasm! After we teach you how to fly fish, then decide if purchasing a fly rod and fishing gear is the right decision.

The Next Step... is Into the Water!

After the Introduction Classes, you are invited to join us on Destination Outings and experience all sorts of exciting new fisheries. We also offer a range of Specialty Classes to expand your skills beyond the basics and enhance your experience.

The Red's Fly Shop Guarantee
We guarantee your instructor will treat you with respect, give 110 percent, accommodate special needs, respect the fish, respect the river, and respect all the other anglers on the water.  And lastly, we guarantee that if you feel we have not lived up to our promises, we will give you your money back.


Check Lodging Availability at Canyon River Ranch

You can utilize Expedia.com to check availability in our lodge any time of day or night and book a room.  If we are booked full online, it is still a good idea to call the lodge directly at (509) 933-2100 in case we have had a cancellation.