Key Largo, Florida 2-Day Fly Fishing School

Learn to hook saltwater sport fish at one of our renowned Florida fly fishing schools.

Key Largo, Florida 2-Day Fly Fishing School

Details

Located at the beautiful Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo! Learn how to fly fish for the most coveted saltwater species in the world: bonefish, tarpon, and permit. The club sits on nearly 4,000 lush tropical acres and is an ideal setting to learn the specialized techniques used to fly fish the beautiful saltwater flats of the world. After the school, students can arrange to take a guided trip on the nearby flats through Orvis Ocean Reef Club Outfitters. The school covers everything from fly casting, tackle, knots, and fly selection, to fish-fighting techniques, and how to safely release fish.
You'll cover it all at the Key Largo, Florida Fly Fishing School:

  • Fly-casting techniques (including video analysis)
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your fly fishing gear and tackle
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water
  • How to play, land, photograph, and safely release fish

Tuition includes comprehensive instruction, lunches, and use of premium Orvis fly tackle.

Note: Because of the heavier tackle used at the Orvis Key Largo Fly Fishing School, we strongly recommend that students be at least 12 years old.

For more information about Orvis Fly Fishing Schools, call 866-531-6213.

Itinerary

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Key Largo, Florida
 
DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Student registration at the Orvis Store.
9:30 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation on lines, rods, and reels.
10:30

The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part one; video on the basic casting stroke.

10:45 Report to casting area for demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
12:00pm LUNCH (catered to school)
1:00 Classroom presentation on leaders, and hands-on knot tying.
2:15 The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part two; video on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.
2:30 Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Video tape students casting.
4:00 Classroom presentation on fly fishing equipment and accessories.
4:30 End of first day.

DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am

Classroom presentation on saltwater food forms, fly selection and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph and release fish.

10:00 Video analysis.
10:30 The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part three; video on the double haul.
10:45

Report to casting area for demonstration on double hauling, and casting techniques for windy conditions; students casting.

12:00 pm LUNCH (catered to school)
1:00 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides.
1:15 Report to casting area for demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques. Discussion and demonstration on the teamwork between the guide and angler. Demonstration and practice on preparing to cast to sighted fish (targets will be set-up.) Students practice casting and simulated hook-setting.
1:30 Discussion and demonstration on the teamwork between the guide and angler while fishing from a flats skiff.
2:00 Demonstration on casting to sighted fish (targets will be set-up); students practicing casting to targets. Students practicing simulating hook-setting and fish fighting.
4:00 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates. End of school.

Dates

Orvis Fly Fishing School - Key Largo, Florida
2016 School Dates

January 2016 9-10 Saturday-Sunday
  11-12 Monday-Tuesday
  25-26 Monday-Tuesday
  30-31 Saturday-Sunday
     
February 2016 8-9 Monday-Tuesday
  20-21 Saturday-Sunday
  22-23 Monday-Tuesday
  27-28 Saturday-Sunday
     
March 2016 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  7-8 Monday-Tuesday
  14-15 Monday-Tuesday
  21-22 Monday-Tuesday
  26-27 Saturday-Sunday
  28-29 Monday-Tuesday
     
April 2016 9-10 Saturday-Sunday
  11-12 Monday-Tuesday
  16-17 Saturday-Sunday
  18-19 Monday-Tuesday
     

Lodging

Lodging & Reservation Information
Key Largo, Florida

Please contact the Inn at Ocean Reef for lodging and reservations:

Inn at Ocean Reef
201 Ocean Reef Drive
Key Largo, Fl. 33037
www.oceanreef.com
877-734-8439

Please mention you will be attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School.


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