Orvis Fly Fishing School
Learn the legendary art of angling, casting, fly selection, knot tying and even stream entomology at a two-day course at the Orvis Fly Fishing School. The folks at Orvis have popularized fly-fishing techniques ever since Charles F. Orvis founded the company in Manchester, VT in 1856. There is also a course available in Cape Cod.
About the Fly Fishing Courses:
Across the street from the new 23,000 squre-foot flagship store - featuring an indoor pond stocked with trout - sits the comparatively modest Orvis Fly-Fishing School. Here, from April to October, you can take a two, or a two and 1/2 day course on casting, fly selection, knot tying, stream entomology, and other requisite ingredients to get you in the water and catching fish.
On day one, you are outfitted with an Orvis graphite fly rod, reel, waders, vest, and other essential gear. Residents fly fishing gurus lead a series of lectures and videos about the Orvis Progressive Casting Method before taking everyone outside to the pond to practice what was preached.
You'll also go over basic elements including putting the od together, attaching the reel and threading the line through the leaders. After more classroom work and a catered lunch, you'll tour the store's Rod Shop to witness how the elegant tools of the trade are created. More hands-on instruction fills th afternoon, but the next morning there's a real session on the famous Battenkill River.
Accomodations in Manchester:
Orvis arranges for students to stay nearby at the Equinox hotel at a discounted rate.
In addition, Orvis Fly Fishing schools are located in 9 convenient locations nationwide:
Additional Orvis Fly Fishing School Locations.
Wherever you go, you'll receive comprehensive instruction, a fishing license where required, lunches, and use of an Orvis rod, reel, line, leaders, and flies. Sign up for an Orvis Fly-Fishing School today.
Manchester School tuition is $430 for the 2-day session or $490 for the 2½-day session. Tuition includes comprehensive instruction, a fishing license, daily lunches, use of an Orvis rod, reel, line, and waders, and access to fishing on the Battenkill before and after class.
The 2 ½ day school gives students more casting time on the first day and allows them to spend more time on the water. Students also get their casting stroke videotaped and analyzed by the instructors. .
Phone: (800) 235-9763
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