Learn the Fly-Fishing Basics for Free
Fly Fishing 101 & 201
Fly Fishing 101
Fly Fishing 201
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 for details.
Women's Outdoor Weekend
Women's Outdoor Weekend
Come to beautiful Manchester, Vermont in May for a very special weekend of outdoor events and activities, designed exclusively for women.
Guests can choose activities such as custom designed one-day instruction in Fly Fishing and Clay Target Shooting taught by world famous Orvis instructors. Along the scenic Battenkill River, Orvis instructors will discuss choosing equipment, teach casting techniques, and how to catch, land, and safely release fish. Orvis shooting instructors will teach proper gun mount and stance during range practice, and provide a fun level of challenge regardless of experience. Try your hand at off-road driving behind the wheel of a Land Rover on a specially designed course with instructors from the Land Rover Experience Driving School. Take a moderate, exhilarating hike to Manchester’s picturesque Lye Brook Falls with an experienced Green Mountain Club guide. You’ll enjoy luxury accommodations, amenities, and gourmet dining with this all-inclusive weekend package.
Space is limited. For more information and to reserve your spot, call 802.362.6313 or visit the website.
Upcoming Seminars and Events
Call us at 860-678-7900 for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.
Local Fly Fishing Information
CT Fisheries Overview: Freshwater
Dry Fly Rod: 1-3 wt. full to mid flex
Dry Fly Rod: 3-5 wt mid
Striper/Pike Rod: 9-10 wt. 9’ (to move large flies)
Trout Rod: 864 mid
Trout Rod: 1-4 wt. Mid flex
Trout Rod: 2-4 wt. Mid flex
Trout Rod: 4-5 wt. 7-9’ mid
CT Fisheries Overview: Saltwater
Long Island Sound
Species: Striped bass, Bluefish, Shad, Herring
Location: Enfield to Old Lyme
Access: Call store for current info.
Connecticut Fisheries Reference
Store Manager: Ed Fowler
Fishing Manager: Jonathan Bye
Orvis Retail Store
380 W. Main Street
Unit 17, Avon Market Place
Avon, CT 06001
|Mon - Sat:
10:00 - 6:00
12:00 - 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.