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Euro Nymphing Courses

"Euro Nymphing is Both Productive and Fun"

On the Water Instruction

There are few places better than Red's Fly Shop in the Yakima Canyon to get introduced and coached on the basic fundamentals of Euro style nymph fishing. Our location and approach to practical instruction makes for an efficient and fun filled outing on the water. We offer (2) different courses depending on the student's experience level. First is an Introduction to Euro Nymphing, and then we have Euro Nymphing Fishalong Courses which get you out there chasing trout.

Euro style nymphing is also commonly called Czech or Contact nymphing. Its a very productive strategy, but it requires some mentoring to become proficient in a reasonable amount of time. It's universally used at nearly every competitive fly fishing event. It's VERY effective but also lots of fun.

The main goal here is to help you experience more productive fishing independently of a guide and give you the tools and information necessary to succeed.

Intro to Euro Nymphing Course

The tackle is technical. Because of this it's critical we introduce you to the rods, lines, and leader construction as a significant part of the lesson before we all jump in the river together. Learning how and why to rig your leaders and sighters in a particular fashioned for varying scenarios is critical. Without these skills an angler won't ever have much success.

What we've experienced is that a few words from a friendly expert will accomplish more in a minute than a week's worth of watching YouTube video. Let us get you on the right track and help save you time, money, and frustration.  

Topics Include:

  • Gear overview
  • Leader Construction
  • Essential Knots
  • Making Contact
  • Lift, Dip, Lead
  • A New Type of Casting
  • Tangle Aversion
  • Setting the Hook


Euro Nymphing Fishalong Course

This is for anglers that have prior experience Euro Style Nymphing and want side by side coaching from a pro. Our proprietary Fishalong format may utilize one of two options to access the water. Depending on water conditions, angler goals, and river traffic the instructor may lead the course by using road access or by floating in a drift boat. Each experience is unique and most students return in the future for continued coaching.

Side by side mentoring from a pro can shave years off the learning curve. Varying water conditions, instructor styles, weather, and hatches keep things interesting. Since the format is 2:1, this is essentially a private lesson that is catered to meet you at your current abilities and knowledge base.

Fishalong Details:

  • Gear Required (Rod, Reel, Flies, Leaders)
  • Instructor will mix 70% Instruction, 30% Fishing to Demonstrate
  • 3+ Hour Course, anglers encouraged to fish longer using new skills
  • Wading Staffs Recommended
  • Felt Soled Boots and/or Studs Recommended
  • Fishing License Required


"I'm still in shock on how much I learned in such a short period of time. In person education is 10x versus online."  

- Alex B, - Auburn, WA

Deposit and 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.