River Report and Upcoming Classes

April 5, 2016

Hi folks,

Looks like it is going to be 80+ degrees here on Friday.  68 degrees and cloudy in Seattle. Ok that was a low blow.  This weekend we have several events happening at Red's/Canyon River Ranch that don't rely on river conditions.  

The nice weather comes with a downside, the Yakima River is in rough shape throughout most of the system.  The river above the Teanway is passable at the moment, but very tough fishing.  The most ambitious anglers and guides are still hitting the water but conditions are definitely not ideal.  The river is dropping fast right now, but is predicted to go up again at some point over the weekend so we are in sort of a "wait and see" mode for the next 24 hours before we know for sure what this weekend will offer.    

Rocky Ford "Fish Along" Class This Friday - $99

This class is being hosted by one our fishiest guides, Craig Chittenden, and is a great opportunity to learn the ropes on a nice day.  It will be 80 degrees at Rocky Ford on Friday!  The class will meet at 11 am at the Safeway parking lot in Ephrata, WA.  We would love to get you schooled up.  Learn More...  

Private Bass Lake Fishing and Clinic

This is a short "pre-fishing" clinic on a private lake chain near Potholes.  Its the famous "Sand Lakes" system.  Our team will give you some directive and instructions and your job is to go stick some bass. The evenings are best for poppers, and you'll meet at 10 am in George, WA and can fish the lakes till dusk.  Learn more...

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Giant Tarpon with Joe Rotter

I am still looking for one more person to come to Costa Rica with me to chase giant Tarpon!  I am planning and hosting this trip.  Its $3860 for 8 nights/6 days and the flight doesn't cost an arm and a leg.  Please email joe@redsflyshop.com if you are interested.  I'll tell you about the trip and there won't be any pressure to book.  Here is some more information about  the lodge.

Here is shot of Tony Robins, one of the founders of Red's Fly Shop, with his best ever Tarpon on the fly!  He went to Tarponville 10 years ago and loved it.  I personally went to Costa Rica in 2001 and have been waiting to go back ever since.  Its a wonderful country and the idea of hooking multiple Tarpon over 100 pounds is like a dream come true.  Actually it IS a dream come true.