University of Fly Fishing

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Father and Son Wade Fishing Gibbon River
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Anglers need to pursue continuing education in order to become proficient. This involves casting, entomology, and other skills that can be learned by lecturing; but the most critical component is FISHING. The lifeblood of our program is the "fishalong" style format we employ. Join us on the water for multiple seasons and we will make you an angler."

Joe Rotter - Dean of the Red's University of Fly Fishing

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Continuing Education

Up front enrollment puts students on a suggested, but not required, curriculum of classes that allow you to build your own educational plan.  It starts with our Core Classes, Fly Fishing 101 and 201, and finishes with elective "fishalong courses" of the student's choice.  The idea here is that students will find specific interests over time.

After you get signed up Red's will give you an access code that allows you to enroll in any R.U.F.F. course.  It expires once your credits have all been used up.

Bring a Friend

Anglers enrolled are welcome to bring friends to any of the courses assuming they have the appropriate gear and pay the advertised course fee.  Credits are non-transferable. 

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Cost and Details

Master's Program

Retail Value +/- $2,000 - Enrollment Price $1,500 - 4 Years to Complete

  • Fly Fishing 101
  • Fly Fishing 201
  • (10) 1 Credit Fishalong Courses 
  • Drift Boat Rowing Lesson (required)
  • Personal Watercraft Fishalong
  • (4) Casting Lessons

Bachelor's Program

Retail Value +/- $1,500 - Enrollment Price $1,000 - 3 Years to Complete

  • Fly Fishing 101
  • Fly Fishing 201
  • (6) 1 Credit Fishalong Courses 
  • Drift Boat Rowing Lesson (required)
  • Personal Watercraft Fishalong
  • (2) Casting Lessons

Associate's Program

Retail Value +/- $1,000 - University Price $680 - 2 Years to Complete

  • Fly Fishing 101
  • Fly Fishing 201
  • (4) 1 Credit Fishalong Courses
  • Drift Boat Rowing Lesson (required)
  • Casting Lesson

Cancellation Policy

Once a reservation is made we are fully committed to you and have lost the opporuntity to offer the space to other anglers.  Cancellations for Fishalong Adventures less than 14 days from the outing will forfeit the course fee or the University Credit used to register.  Cancellations more than 14 days from the outing will forfeit 5% of the course fee, University enrolled students can re-book into a later date.  Red's Fly Shop has the sole authority to cancel adventures based on conditions. 

Cancellations for Casting Classes less than 48 hours from the class will forfeit the course fee or the University Credit used to register.  Cancellations more than 48 hours from the Casting Class will forfeit 5% of the course fee, University enrolled students can re-book into a later date. 

Tuition payments and course credits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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