Fly Fishing 301 // Wade Fishing Class

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Fly Fishing 301
Fly Fishing 301 Wade Fishing on Naches River
teaching 301 on the Teanaway River

The Red's Team Speaks:

We want you to succeed! All of these courses are designed as the final step for students that have come through our Fly Fishing 101 and 201 courses, or folks that have done some casting, have the gear, but need some 1:1 mentorship on how to fly fish a stream.

Hooked up wade fishing the Yakima River Farmlands

Wade Fishing Adventure Class

We teach this course on several destinations in Central Washington. While our most popular course is on the Yakima River, we also head for smaller streams during the heat of summer to help anglers discover new fisheries and expand their knowledge base.  Just browse the calendar to see the variety of offerings on various streams!

Fly Fishing 301 on the Yakima River

Our course that is based on the Yakima River is a great way to learn both practical fly fishing skills, and the nuances of wade fishing the Yakima Canyon. The Yakima is a big challenging river, but our instructors have spent many years here and we will detail out exactly how, when, where, and why to approach the Yakima River for success. You will be able to replicate these ideas and techniques on any river, so there is immense value to this specific class. This course consists of a short indoor seminar, some quick casting refreshers, and on river wading techniques and demonstration. The goal is that you can replicate the experience you have with our guide completely on your own with confidence and success.

You will meet at the fly shop and go through a brief orientation. The instructor will make sure everyone has what they need and you will head for the river. The class will caravan to several different access sites learning and fishing at various points along the river. The class is officially about 4 hours long, students may stay on the river and fish the balance of the day on their own. The focus of the class is definitely on learning, you have the rest of your life to put this new knowledge to good use!


Cost and Details

  • $99 per student for Yakima Wade Fishing Adventure
  • $119 for the Destination Wade Fishing adventure

Class Topics Include:

  • Line Mending and Presentation - advanced upon the 201 lessons.
  • Streamer Fishing - strip, swing, dead drift.
  • Indicator Nymphing - various techniques defined and demonstrated.
  • Upstream Dry Fly Presentations
  • Dry Fly and Dropper Nymph Combo Strategies
  • Fly Selection - what you really need to know and MUST HAVE flies!
  • Wading Safety
  • Where, When, and How to fish the Yakima River Canyon and similar streams
  • Hatches and Seasons on the Yakima River
  • Approach Strategies, how to approach the water and pick your angles.
  • Fish handling & Release
  • Gear - see what the guides and advanced anglers really use.
  • Ask Anything! - we will answer tough questions and demonstrate techniques you are curious about.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

Our goal is to make scheduling adventures with Red's stress free and fair for everyone involved. Cancellations made by the customer less than 24 hours from the start time, or failure to show, will forfeit 50% of the total cost.

If you cancel more than 24 hours from the start time, you may reschedule or request a refund - 5% to cover processing fees and labor. If Red's decides to cancel the event due to adverse conditions the customer may request a full refund.