Red's Fly Shop
Friendly and Helpful Customer Service! (509) 933-2300
We are open 7 days a week - 9 am - 5 pm - PST
Dream, Plan, Fish!
This is how we like to live life at Red's Fly Shop. From the first time somebody picks up a fly rod and learns to cast we want to serve anglers every step of the way with the absolute best possible customer service. We believe in teaching, mentoring, and serving the customer of all skill and income levels. Our philosophy is simple, customers like you allow us to have the greatest jobs on earth! We never forget this and appreciate every order that comes in. Every fly, leader, tippet, or rod is going to help create special memories for some lucky angler out there.
We are forever grateful for customers like you that loyally shop with us!
The History of Redís Fly
Shop and Canyon River Ranch Lodge
The history of Redís
begins as early as 1932 when it was known as "The Lattice Inn". Although reports
are somewhat unsubstantiated, it is whispered that the Lattice Inn was not for
the feint of heart, bearing resemblance to "Lolo" in Norman McLeanís A River
Runs Through It.
Glenn Larsen purchased the property in the 1960ís
and began operating it as a campground and mobile park, with a small store and
drive-in restaurant. Riverview Campground has remained, unchanged for the most
part, for over 30 years now. Glennís Drive Inn lasted about 10
Sharon Larsen (a.k.a. Marlene) continued to run Riverview
Campground after Glennís passing. She often enlisted the help Loman Blankenship
(a.k.a. Red), who was quite handy with maintenance, repairs, and improving the
property and business. Although the store had always stocked a few fishing
supplies, it was during this time that the primary focus shifted to service the
increasing numbers of fly anglers on the Yakima River. This coincided with the
Yakima River becoming Washington Stateís only catch-and-release Blue Ribbon
Red and Marlene were married and continued to improve upon
the business and grounds. Many of you came to know and appreciate these two
unique individuals. If you camped at Redís, it was because Marlene let you! And
if you got too loud at Redís, it was Marlene who let you know. There was always
something special about the shuttle ride with Red in the old red Ford pick-up.
You could always find a boat to rent, or just shoot the breeze.
decision to retire, Red and Marlene passed the torch to Steve Joyce, Tony
Robins, and Richard Leider in 2002. Who knows if it were divine intervention? It
sure seems that way. Red and Marlene were able to happily retire and currently
reside in the Ellensburg area. They continue to help out at Redís.
is Tonyís nephew, and both were born and raised in Montana. Rick Leider is a
family friend and fishing partner. Steve and his wife Natalie of Choteau,
Montana, reside on the property. The name "Redís" will continue, in tribute to
the founders, Red and Marlene, and also in honor and remembrance of Tonyís
father and Steveís grandfather, Red Robins.
At Red's, our business philosophies are simple. We
believe in taking care of the fish and the river. We will always take an active
role and set an example for others in protecting these resources. We also
believe in taking absolute care of the customer. Itís not enough for us to
provide the best equipment available. We are also committed to providing the
best service and information. When a customer visits Redís Fly Shop, we make
sure they have every piece of information they need and feel comfortable about
getting it. The employees at Redís are honest, hard working individuals who are
passionate about the business. We know this canyon is a very special place and
that we are fortunate to be here. We invite you to come share this unique
experience with us.
email@example.comTel (509) 933-2300
Ellensburg, WA 98926