Blog & Fishing Reports

yakima river fishing report may 28th 2020

I am going to try and begin provide a weekly forecast for the fishing here, rather than just a glimpse at how we've been doing.  You can also link over to a new page we call the "Yakima Canyon Daily Essentials", that we started to make curbside pickup of tackle...

Podcast by Joe Rotter

I took up a public offering for some Q and A on our Instagram Story a few days ago and got some GREAT questions posted. I'll try do this about every 2-3 weeks and try to sift through them an find the most relevant topics.  You can listen right here...

kamchatka russia ozernaya river (20)

In a world that is flooded with hundreds of fly rods, choosing your first fly rod or you next fly rod is a daunting task.  There are so many choices!  Let's make the right one together.  Choosing the RIGHT fly rod for trout. The Starting Point We like...

wading drift boat riverside ruff fishalong

Hey we miss all you avid anglers that come in the shop all the time!  Well the good news is that fishing is going to open, but the bad news is that we won't be able to open the shop or start guiding yet.  Or maybe that is good news...

Bass fishing in a Watermaster boat Joe Rotter

Bass fishing is America's most popular sport.  They are found all over the country in waters both big and small.  I recorded a podcast with some very detailed information but wanted to provide a full blog post with some tips and links to the my tackle...

joe rotter euro nymphing class ruff fishalong

We help anglers from all over the world set up their Euro rods every day and the biggest questions are always about line systems and options.  While this video explains line systems well, I wanted to post an entire blog post to make things simple when it comes to rod, reel, and...

Corona Vid

We realize you have been saturated with news on the subject of Corona Virus, but feel compelled to communicate on our current business operations.  Currently our restaurant is closed but our fly shop, lodge, and outfitting services are still open with an attempt at minimizing face to face indoor contact...

Ascension Bay Feb 2020 (8)

Getting There:  We had 9 of the 12 from our group on the Alaska flight from Seattle. The 3 others all arrived before us, by the time we cleared customs they had met the drivers and were waiting with the vans. We were on the road by 6pm...

joe rotter euro nymphing instructor and guide

It's easy.  This contest is like zero effort required. To get in the game just follow @redsflyshop on Instagram.  You win either way because our team does a great job on Instagram!  On April 1st, and NO it's not an April Fool's prank, we choose a follower at random to...

Cuba Jan 2020 171

Red's 2020 Week 2:  Cuba Zapata Fishing Report I just returned from Cuba last week.  The overall weather for our week was good with lots of sun although a few afternoons got very WINDY!  This group was comprised of all repeat anglers (which is a great tribute to...

chile 2020 (22)

To view more information on traveling with Red's, check out this link: Hosted fly fishing trip to Patagonia https://www.redsflyshop.com/patagonia-chile-trout-fishing/ First off, this trip is great for ALL skill levels.  While there are certainly windy days and challenging scenarios, don't be afraid of this trip. ...

skwala cluster

The vaunted 'SKWALA HATCH' is nearly upon us!  It's very exciting.  I put together a Podcast talking about the ins/outs of this annual event and that's a good place to start. I also included a few photos of the bug, and a link to flies here as well...

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Week 1:  Cuba Zapata I'm just back from our first week in the Cuba Zapata!  As you can see in the picture of the tailing Bonefish above, the overall weather for our week was exceptional, with clear skies and light winds for most of every day.  This being a New...

pontoon boat personal watercraft

As we all count the days till spring, maybe this is the year you either move all your old crap off the top of your pontoon boat OR invest in a watercraft to help elevate your fly fishing experience.  In this Podcast, I outline all the different types of watercraft...

watermaster vid clip joe rotter

A single person watercraft is one of the most signifanct advantages an angler can give themselves. Floating a river in a one person boat gets you access to more fish, unpressured fish, and is incredibly efficient.  No more hiking up and down the river, or having to get back in...

Fly Rods

Explore some simple truths about rod weight, length, cheap, expensive, and more in this podcast.  It's a relatively short and to the point podcast talking all about having the right tool for the job.  We'll dispell some common myths, and hopefully teach you some proper rationale for investing in the...

spooling up a reel inside Red's Fly Shop

Most anglers don't prefer to fish when it's below 40 degrees out.  Although we do have some wonderful fishing this time of year, it's not for everyone and that is OK!  In this Podcast I dive into some things that anglers should do to take advantage of the down time. ...

natasha woman fly fishing winter yakima

I got out on the river guiding yesterday and would love to share some tips on conquering cold weather trout.  From layer to flies, indicators, and dry fly strategies for midge hatches, I cover many topics on this short Podcast recorded riverside on a balmy 35 degree day in December. ...

OPST Commando GROOVE (2)

As water temps drop anglers need to adjust their strategies to match.  This past week a cold snap shut down the dry fly fishing and anglers were forced to committ to fishing either nymphs or streamers.  Trout tend to move into different holding lies as water temps dive into the...

BWO Hatch Fall November Yakima Canyon (11)

The weather has been great and after a long absense, maybe 10 years, of almost no BWO (Blue Winged Olive) hatch in the fall it's finally back!  For some unknown reason this hatch which was once prevalent simply dried up.  This has been the best BWO hatch and late fall...

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