- Callie B, Roslyn, WA
LET'S GO FLY FISHING
Maybe you want to try fly fishing.... but you prefer to do it with the girls. It's just so much fun that way! Plus you'll get the opportunity to connect with a community that can help you find success beyond the basics.
Our Women's Intro Program is headed up by several enthusiastic women, anxious to help you find success. They LOVE helping women become successful regardless of the activity.
Women's Intro to Fly Fishing Program
- Morning Yoga - Often Optional to Book w/ Shannon Mahre
- $49 Women's Intro to Fly Fishing Class
- Happy Hour or Group Lunch @ Canyon River Grill (not included in price)
- Casual Option to Break Into DIY Groups and Go Fishing Afterward
- View the Mahre Made Schedule for alternative "after fishing" options.
Building a Community
We believe learning to fly fish should be fun, simple, and affordable. Our instructors take a light hearted but genuinely invested approach to teaching all our courses, especially the women's intro class. If we don't make it fun and effective, the liklihood of that student finding success is essentially nill. It's important that we do a great job.
Beginning anglers are the lifeblood of our business and this motivates our team to take great care and pride in making sure your introduction to fly fishing is the best it can possibly be. While students are welcome to visit for a single day or weekend, these intro courses are only the first step in becoming a successful angler.
If you love the intro course, we encourage you to explore enrollment options in the Red's University of Fly Fishing where continuting education is the theme. Varying seasons, experiences, and disciplines will help you become a knowledable and skillful angler capable of traveling to new ecosystems throughout the west.
What's the Intro to Fishing Class Like?
Will the Instructor(s) be Women?
Hopefully yes! Our goal is to cover all courses with capable female instructors but don't be surprised if one of the guys step into help with the bigger groups.
The Women's Intro courses are taught here at Red's Fly Shop along the banks of the Yakima River. These are land based courses so students don't need any of their own gear to participate, we have you covered. It's a comfortable environment with espresso available at check-in.
Our intro course has a strong emphasis on learning to fly cast. It's the most fun and some might even say addictive! You'll learn a bit about where trout live and how to tie on a fly.
Women's Intro to Fly Fishing:
- Understanding the Gear
- Intro to Fly Casting
- Where Trout Live
- How to Tie on Your Fly
"I didn't realize it would be so much fun! My younger sister signed us up and it turned out to be the best day ever."
NACHES RIVER DIVIDE AND CONQUER OUTING
The Naches River Divide and Conquer outing begins on the lawn at Bron Yr Aur Brewery in Naches with a casting refresher and strategy session. After an hour of casting and planning, the group will break up into informal groups of 2-4 women and head to the Naches River. Don't worry about coming as a single, we'll mix it up.
While these are not guided trips, there is a support network. Your coach will lay out the plan in the morning, and this program is designed to let women help women achieve success and create a sisterhood that can adventure, learn, and succeed together. You will need your own rod, reel, leader, and a couple of dry flies for this excursion.
$49 Women's Divide and Conquer Fishing Adventures
- 60 Minute Casting Class and Refresher at Bron Yr Aur Brewery in Naches
- Break Into Groups of 3-4 Ladies (works great to bring a friend or two!)
- Fish DIY for 3 Hours on the Naches or Tieton Rivers Nearby with the support of our coaches — think 4ish to 1, client to coach ratio.
- Meet for Happy Hour Back at Bron Yr Aur for food and drinks! BronYr Aur is donating a beverage for each lady to enjoy during happy hour.
GEAR UP FOR ADVENTURE
We want you to be comfortable, confident on your feet, and well prepared without breaking the bank. Here is a list of the bare bones essentials. Feel free to call and talk to Jaimee, Ashtyn, or any of the gals working at Red's for advice.
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.