The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature’s phone with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $49 for a guided scenic river float trip for one (a $99 value)
- $89 for a guided scenic river float trip for two (a $198 value)
- $199 for a guided scenic river float trip for six (a $594 value)
With a guide present to point out interesting sights and ensure everyone travels safely, float trips last 8–10 miles through the Yakima River Canyon. After boaters gather at Red’s, the shop provides transportation to and from the trip.
See the calendar for available float-trip times. Trips generally begin at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Red's Fly Shop
Surrounded by rolling hills and the distant peaks of the Cascade Mountains, the Yakima River Canyon teems with wildlife on the hills, in the water, and in the air. Wild rainbow bass and cutthroat trout swim beneath the river's rushing waters. This destination attracts many fishers and upland bird hunters. In the fly-fishing classes, instructors teach anglers to read the river and cast a line before sending them out into the Yakima River to put their skills to the test on wild trout.
Elsewhere in the canyon, a sporting-clay course beckons guests to fire shotguns at seven different stations. These practice areas simulate real-life hunting conditions for various game-bird species, including chukars, pheasants, ducks, and other species. After hunters hone their skills on clay targets, willing sportsmen and women can join the Red's guide team for a day of guided upland bird hunting.
Whether for fishing, hunting, or both, Red's Fly Shop staffers schedule single and multiday outings that depart from The Canyon River Ranch Lodge, the company's home base. At the lodge, guests can warm themselves by the fireplace or retire to rooms with patios and verandas.
“Great folks, awesome environment, learned a lot about fly fishing, good food at the grill - will be back!!!!!!!”
“It was a good class and instructors were patient with many of us that were not familiar with the intricacies of fly fishing.”
“Had an awesome time!”
Red's Fly Shop
14706 Canyon Rd.
Ellensburg, WA 98926