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Fly Fishing on the Yakima River in a One Man Boat

Fly fishing the Yakima River in a pontoon boat or Watermaster is a fun, safe, and rewarding adventure.  The hard part is learning how to get started!  In our on the water "floating" class you will learn where, how, when, and why you should be fishing the Yakima River in a one man boat.  Our goal is to give you the knowledge and confidence to have a safe and productive fishing career in your one man boat!


How Does the Pontoon Boat Fishing Class Work?

This course meets mid morning and the first thing you will cover is what should be in and on your boat and the instructor will give everyone's boat a safety check.  This is also the lecture time when the instructor discusses what sections, river flows, and times of year are safe for floating.  This part of the class is very important.  Each student will need his/her own boat or they can rent a boat by scheduling it in advance.  Everyone should bring their own PFD.

After a morning briefing and a quick rundown on what flies are working that day the group can head for the boat launch! 

The course will do a float and the instructor will teach oarsmanship, river navigation, and fishing.  There will be a series of stops along the way where the group will rendezvous together for the next lesson!

Topics Include:

  • Pontoon boat river safety
  • General rowing and navigation
  • Evasive rowing
  • Anchoring (when not to anchor!)
  • Fishing Strategies for floating
  • Fishing Strategies for wade fishing
  • What sections are safe vs. dangerous
  • What river flows are safe
  • What type of water should I look for?
  • Unexpected Dangers, whirlpools, sweepers, etc.
  • Rough launches and takeouts.
  • Ask Anything - we will answer tough questions and demonstrate techniques you are curious about.


Reservations and Cost

  • Call 509.933.2300
  • 1 Day Course $99 per person.


Questions?


 

Fly Fishing Class Schedule

What if I Don't Have My Own Boat?

Many of our students either borrow or rent boats for this course.  Talk to our office staff upon reservation and they can discuss rental details with you.  The great part about renting is that if you decide to buy a boat from us a later date, the rental fee can be applied towards the purchase price!

How Do We Shuttle?

The group will help each other shuttle so there is no additional cost i.e. everyone launches boats, drives to the takeout, leaves their rigs at the exit launch, and one person drives everyone back to the starting point.  Super easy, and your instructor will coordinate this.

Course Details

  • 6 Hour Class (give or take)
  • Includes a float in the Yakima Canyon
  • Some real fishing time mixed within the on the water lessons
  • Maximum of 6 per class
  • Students must provide their own boat (or RSVP a rental boat from Red's)

 

Watermaster Fly Fishing Boats

Above is Red's guide and pontoon boat class instructor Mike Milligan bringing in a Yakima River Rainbow while fishing the famous Yakima Canyon in his Watermaster.  Although we call this a "pontoon" boat class, our instructors prefer a Watermaster for its versatility.  In this class you will get to see a variety of different boats in action to help decide what works best for you.

 


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