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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, join us on any of the Saturday dates listed below. If you're interested in participating in one of these classes, ask an Orvis Associate for details.
January: 17th, 24th, 31st
Class spaces are limited. Call or stop by to reserve a spot. Be sure to ask about our intermediate and advanced classes!
Please see store associates or call 317-249-6000 for details.
Upcoming Seminars and Events
Call us at 317-249-6000 for information on other upcoming classes and seminars this season.
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.
Please see store associates or call 317-249-6000 details.
Local Fly Fishing Information
Fishing in Indiana
In the following text we will discuss what bodies of water hold which fish, where that body of water is, some access points, and if the water is for wading, tubing, or boating.
West Fork of White River
Sugar Creek (Crawfordsville and Darlington)
Tippecanoe River (Winnimac to River Junction)
St. Joseph River (Mishawaka to South Bend)
White Water River (above Brookville Reservoir)
Brookville Tailwaters (below dam at Brookville Reservoir)
Other Rivers and Main Target Species
Lake Webster (NE Indiana)
Monroe Reservoir (Bloomington)
Morse Reservoir (Cicero)
Geist Reservoir (Fishers/Indy)
Angler Type: Boat, Canoe, Float Tube
Also, don’t forget about farm ponds and retention ponds, as most of these have some outstanding Large Mouth and Bluegill. Many even have Hybrid Bluegill, which are very aggressive and grow quickly.
Resources for the Indiana Angler
Recommended Equipment and Flies
Wipers: 9 foot 7-9wt rod, Large Arbor Reel, 7.5-9 foot 1X leaders (Mirage), Bass Taper or Intermediate line, Clouser Minnows, Pencil Poppers, Various synthetic minnow patterns
Steelhead: 10 foot 6-8wt rod, Large Arbor Reel with great drag, Steelhead taper floating line, 9-12 foot 2-4X leaders (Mirage), Indicators and split shot, Egg patterns (Sucker Spawn, Nuke Egg, Real Egg), Egg Sucking Leech, Hex nymphs (sz 4-10 tan-olive), Stonefly nymphs (sz 4-12 black-brown), Caddis pupa (sz 8-14 green-tan)
Trout: 7-9 foot 3-5wt rod, Mid-Arbor or CFO reel, Double Taper line, 9-12 foot 3-6X leaders (Braided and Mirage), Scuds (14-18), Caddis dries (12-18 black-tan), Ants (14-16 black-rust), Midge pupa (18-22)
Store Manager: Ben Harris
Orvis Retail Store
14250 Clay Terrace Boulevard
Carmel, IN 46032
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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.