Learn the Fly-Fishing Basics for Free
Fly Fishing 101 & 201
Fly Fishing 101
Fly Fishing 201
May: 17th, 24th
A free Trout Unlimited Membership—a $35 value—is included for all FF101 and FF201 graduates. Upon completion of the course, you will receive special in-store offers, valid for the purchase of Orvis products.
Additional dates are available. Please see store associates or call 408-961-6450 for details.
Upcoming Seminars and Events
'Up Knowledge Creek' – Third Thursday Seminars
Join us every third Thursday at 6:30 pm for pizza and a free seminar on a variety of fly-fishing topics. Bring your notepad and questions!April 16 – Tips for Success: Early Season Trout Techniques
May 21 – Striped Bass in the Surf, Bay, and Reservoirs
June 18 – Fly Fishing the Surf
July 16 – Fishing Rock Walls & Jetties
Call us at 408-961-6450 for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.
Fly Fishing 301 – A Day on the Water
Class spaces are limited. Call or stop by to reserve a spot.
Whether you have come up through the Orvis FF101/201 program or you are someone that just wants a little guidance on how to become a better fly fisher, nothing beats time on the water with a knowledgeable guide or instructor. Our FF301 program is the next step in your fly-fishing education. Designed to give you a great on-the-water fly-fishing experience, the day's instruction is built around specific techniques and local fisheries.
Introduction to Fly Fishing the Surf
Merced River 1-Day School
Truckee River 1-Day School
Orvis San Jose's fly-fishing clinics are a great way to quickly learn about techniques and locations to fish in California without breaking the bank.
Please see store associates or call 408-961-6450 for details and enrollment.
Hosted Trip: Rogue River - Oct. 2015
Fall Steelhead on the Rogue River
If you missed last year’s awesome trip, now is your chance to get in on this year’s trip to the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Join Jeff Helfrich of Jeff Helfrich Outfitters and Orvis San Jose Fishing Manager Nathan Cook as we embark on a 4-day, 45-mile drift trip through the wild and scenic section of a legendary steelhead river. Get away from it all in a remote canyon: catching early-run steelhead, staying in a different rustic lodge each night, and enjoying great riverside lunches and dinners. All experience levels are welcome!
Contact Nathan at 408-961-6450 for more details and contact Jeff at 877-855-6270 to reserve your spot on this great trip. Cost is $1,775 per person and includes all food, lodging, and equipment. Gratuities, transportation, and licenses costs are not included. A 50% deposit is required within two weeks of booking.
Call the store at 408-961-6450 for more information.
Learn the Fly-Tying Basics for Free
Fly Tying 101
Learn fly-tying basics in one of our free Fly Tying 101 classes—perfect for beginners. If you're interested in participating in one of these classes, ask an Orvis Associate for details.
Please see store associates or call 408-961-6450 for details.
Local Fly Fishing Information
San Francisco Bay Area Fishing Opportunities
Carson River, East
Feather River, Lower
Feather River, North Fork
Sacramento River, Upper
Stanislaus River, Lower
Stanislaus River, Middle Fork
Stanislaus River, North Fork
Walker River, East
Yuba, North Fork
Store Manager: Steve Slater
Fishing Manager: Nathan Cook
Orvis Retail Store
|Mon - Sat
10:00 - 9:00
11:00 - 5:00
Our store has dozens of exciting retail-exclusive styles, but we may not necessarily have on hand at one time everything offered online or in our catalogs. If you are looking for a specific item, please feel free to call us at the store ahead of time to ensure it is in stock.