Red's University of Fly Fishing

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Float through Yakima River Canyon, accompanied by a guide to ensure trip goes smoothly

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Promotional value expires Oct 25, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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

Sample the taste of fly fishing in the wild and scenic Yakima River Canyon. Surrounded by rolling hills and the distant peaks of the Cascade Mountains, this canyon teems with wildlife on the hills, in the water, and in the air. Wild rainbow and cutthroat trout swim beneath the river's rushing waters. Inside Red’s Fly Shop is a gourmet restaurant and bar, Canyon River Grill, which is the perfect complement to thirsty sportsmen and sportswomen.

This destination attracts many fly fishers and upland bird hunters. Elsewhere in the canyon, Red’s 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.

Customer Reviews

Fun river float down the gorgeous Yakima canyon.
Suzanne P. · October 6, 2013
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed clay shooting in the canyon! It's a beautiful setting and the course was fun (great mixture of easy to challenging). Our instructor, Gino, was absolutely amazing! He was very personable, knowledgeable, & clearly outlined safety rules. We couldn't have had a better experience! I would recommend Red's Fly Shop to my friends in Seattle- it's worth the drive over to Ellensberg! :)
Heather · September 11, 2016
Great fun!
David L. · June 12, 2016

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