Edwards, Colorado Fly-Fishing School

Casting lessons at the Colorado fly fishing school are educational and awe inspiring.

Edwards, Colorado Fly-Fishing School

Details

Perched on a mountaintop overlooking the magnificent Vail Valley and Sawatch Range sits The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, and the location of the Orvis Colorado Fly-Fishing School. With 1.7 miles of the Eagle River running through the Cordillera property, this is an ideal location to learn how to fly fish. Cordillera sits on more than 7,000 acres, and after the classes, students can take advantage of other outdoor activities such as hiking on private trails, golf, and horseback riding. 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.
You'll cover it all at the Edwards, Colorado Fly Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

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

1-Day Itinerary

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Edwards, Colorado

1-Day School
Time Activity & Description
8:30am Student registration at Flyfishing Outfitters.
9:00 Students caravan to The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera.
9:15 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:30 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One and Two: Demonstration on the basic casting stroke, shooting line false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting.
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: Knot-tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on know tying.
1:15 Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Videotape students casting.
4:15 Return to classroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
4:30 End of school.

1-Day Dates

Orvis 1-Day Fly-Fishing School in Edwards, CO

June 2017 9 Friday
  12 Monday
  16 Friday
  24 Saturday
  29 Saturday
     
July 2017 7 Friday
  8 Saturday
  21 Friday
  24 Monday
  31 Monday
     
August 2017 11 Friday
  19 Saturday
  21 Monday
  25 Friday
  28 Monday
     
September 2017 1 Friday
  9 Saturday
  22 Friday
     

2-Day Itinerary

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Edwards, Colorado

2-Day School: DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
8:30am Student registration at Flyfishing Outfitters.
9:00 Students caravan to The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera.
9:15 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:30 Classroom presentation – Lines, rods, and reels.
10:30 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: 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 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll cast.
1:15 Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Videotape students casting.
2:45 Classroom presentation – knot-tying seminar, discussion on leaders and hands-on knot tying.
4:00 Presentation on equipment and accessories.
4:30 End of first day.

2-Day School: DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
9:00am Classroom presentation on entomology, fly selection, and how to choose and fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.
9:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: The double haul. Video analysis.
10:45 Report to casting area for demonstration on the double haul; students casting. Demonstration on hook-setting and fish-fighting techniques.
12:00pm Lunch (catered to school).
1:00 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides. Discussion on wading safety.
1:30 Eagle River trip – Discussion on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water. Students fishing.
3:30 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
3:45 End of school.

2-Day Dates

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Edwards, Colorado

June 2017 3-4 Saturday-Sunday
  10-11 Saturday-Sunday
  17-18 Saturday-Sunday
  22-23 Thursday-Friday
  26-27 Monday-Tuesday
     
July 2017 1-2 Saturday-Sunday
  10-11 Monday-Tuesday
  15-16 Saturday-Sunday
  22-23 Saturday-Sunday
  29-30 Saturday-Sunday
     
August 2017 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  12-13 Saturday-Sunday
  17-18 Thursday-Friday
  26-27 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2017 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
  7-8 Thursday-Friday
  16-17 Saturday-Sunday
  23-24 Saturday-Sunday
  28-29 Thursday-Friday
  Sept 31 - Oct 1 Saturday-Sunday

 

Lodging

Lodging & Reservation Information
Edwards, Colorado

Please contact The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera for lodging and reservations:

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera
2205 Cordillera Way
Edwards, CO 81623
www.cordilleralodge.com
800-877-3529

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


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