Orvis Answer Center
Orvis Fly Fishing & Wingshooting Schools
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Where can I learn to fly fish?
Whether you choose to pursue the art of fly fishing on small streams or big rivers, bass lakes or ocean flats, there's an Orvis Fly-Fishing School to show you everything you need to know. Our schools are the oldest in the country, and our instructors have the knowledge and experience to introduce you to this great pastime.
Under the watchful eyes of Orvis instructors you’ll learn:
Where are the Orvis fishing schools located?
You'll find Orvis Fly-Fishing schools here.
What is included with a fly fishing school?
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.
Can I learn how to fish at a retail store?
Many Orvis retail stores also conduct fly-fishing and fly-tying courses throughout the year. The cost of these courses varies from store to store.
You can also attend seminars at our retail stores that will help you learn more about fly fishing techniques. In most cases, the seminars are free.
Does Orvis have schools where I can learn to shoot
Based on the English Churchill method, our instinctive approach to shotgunning offers both novice and seasoned veterans a complete shooting system applicable to upland hunting, waterfowling, or sporting clays. One of the keys to our teaching philosophy is to group students together according to their levels of ability and experience. By doing this, we can give all of our students a sensible starting point and then help them progress through the various clay target venues with very positive results. Although actual shooting comprises the bulk of the Orvis shooting schools, students also participate in essential instruction on shotgun safety. In addition, each student receives a complimentary gun fitting to establish and record individual stock dimensions.
The building blocks of the Orvis program include stance and footwork, gun handling, swing, visual concentration, proper gun mounting, and correct fit of the shotgun. These fundamentals are ingrained through practice, practice, and more practice, as hundreds of shells are fired by each student with an instructor analyzing every shot.
Sign up for an Orvis Wingshooting School today.
What is included with a wingshooting school?
All Orvis Wingshooting Schools include:
Can I give a school as a gift?
Yes! Every fishing or shooting gift package includes a gift card, Orvis Schools Gift Certificate, welcome letter and materials, and our latest sporting catalog—all handsomely presented in an Orvis gift box. You choose a 1- or 2-day course, and the gift card allows the recipient to schedule the school and time that works best for him or her.