Okatie, South Carolina Fly-Fishing School

This South Carolina fly fishing school offers first class instruction.

Okatie, South Carolina Fly-Fishing School

Details

The Orvis South Carolina Fly-Fishing School is held at Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie in the heart of the Lowcountry. Nestled on the banks of the Okatie River, Oldfield Club is a private club community that features Lowcountry living at its best. Located halfway between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA, convenient to I-95 and the Hilton Head/Savannah International Airport, and just 20 minutes from Historic Beaufort, Oldfield Club is surrounded by miles of salt and brackish marsh, salt flats, and oyster flats, and is home to some of the Lowcountry's finest fly fishing. Numerous stocked ponds in Oldfield provide fantastic fishing for bass and panfish and kayaks are available to paddle alongside dolphins in the soothing waters of the Okatie. Other activities include 5 miles of nature and walking trails, a Greg Norman-designed 18-hole golf course, golf clubhouse with full bar and dining, equestrian facilities, a sports center with a full workout facility, sauna, steam, and aerobic facilities, and waterfront dining at the scenic River House. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection and how to safely release fish. Choose our one-day or two-day school.


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After the school, students can arrange to take a guided trip on nearby waters through Bay Street Outfitters, 843-524-5250 or 877-501-5001.

You'll cover it all at the Orvis South Carolina Fly Fishing School:

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

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

Note: Because of the heavier tackle used at the Orvis South Carolina 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.

1-Day Itinerary

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Okatie, South Carolina

1-Day School
Time Activity & Description
9:00am Student registration at Golf Club.
9:30 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part one and two: Video on the basic casting stroke, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting.
10:00 Report to casting area for demonstration of basic casting stroke. Students casting.
11:00 Classroom presentation – Tackle and Fly Selection.
12:00pm Lunch.
12:30 Classroom presentation - Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders. Hands-on knot tying.
1:00 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
1:15

Report to casting pond for demonstration on the double haul. Students casting.

2:15 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides.
2:30 Report to pond for demonstration on fishing flies; hook-setting and fish fighting techniques; students fishing with instruction.
4:15

Return to schoolroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.

4:30 End of school.


2-Day Itinerary

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Okatie, South Carolina
 
2-Day School: DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Student registration at Golf Club.
9:30 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation on lines, rods and reels.
10:30 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: the basic casting stroke.
10:45 Report to casting area for demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 Classroom presentation on leaders, and hands-on knot tying.
2:15 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: shooting line, false casting, and the roll cast.
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: Discussion on equipment and accessories.
4:30 End of first day.

2-Day School: DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Classroom presentation: How to select and fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.
10:00 Video analysis.
10:30 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: 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
1:00 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides.
1:15 Report to pond for demonstration on fishing flies; hook-setting and fish fighting techniques; students fishing with instruction.
3:45 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
4:00 End of school.

2-Day Dates

Orvis Fly-Fishing Schools - Okatie, South Carolina
2016 School Dates

May 2016 4-5 Wednesday-Thursday
  28-29 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2016 10-11 Saturday-Sunday
  21-22 Wednesday-Thursday
     
October 2016 8-9 Saturday-Sunday
     
November 2016 9-10 Wednesday-Thursday
     
December 2016 3-4 Saturday-Sunday

1-Day Dates

Orvis Fly-Fishing Schools - Okatie, South Carolina
2016 School Dates

June 2016 3 Friday

Lodging

Lodging & Reservation Information
Okatie, South Carolina

Please contact Oldfield Club for lodging reservations:

Our riverfront cottages combine Lowcountry style with southern charm with full views of the Okatie River. Heart pine floors, spacious screen porches, and rocking chairs await your arrival, beckoning you to kick back and take advantage of the river breezes coming off the Okatie.

For directions or information, please contact:

Oldfield Club
Danielle Tosky – Lodging Director
130 Oldfield Way
Okatie, S.C. 29909
843-645-4622
www.oldfield1732.com
E-mail: dtosky@oldfieldsc.com

Please mention you will be attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School. Exclusive dining and lodging options are available for Orvis Students.

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