Hot Springs, Virginia 1-Day Fly Fishing School

Our Virginia fly fishing school offers a thorough approach to all the fundamentals of casting and beyond.

Hot Springs, Virginia 1-Day Fly Fishing School


If you're looking for a challenge set against a backdrop of captivating scenery, look no further than The Homestead Resort fly fishing school in Hot Springs. This sporting playground, with its natural hot springs and historical ambiance, has been luring visitors since the 18th century. Fly fishing classes are held on the Cascades Stream, a private trout stream accented by a series of breathtaking 20-foot waterfalls. Beginners and seasoned anglers alike will benefit from the professional instructors who cover everything from setting up your fly rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your catch.

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You'll cover it all at the Hot Springs, Virginia Fly Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomolgy (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.


Fly-Fishing School Class Program
Hot Springs, Virginia

1-Day School
Time Activity & Description
8:45 am Student registration at Allegheny Outfitters.
9:00 Introductions and discussion of school program.
9:30 Classroom presentation - lines, rods and reels.
10:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting strokes.
11:00 Demonstration of basic casting stroke; students casting.
12:00pm Lunch
12:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll cast.
1:00 Demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll cast; students casting.
2:30 Travel to Allegheny Outfitters for presentation on equipment and accessories. Fishing in Cascades Stream.
4:45 Closing statements and graduation certificates. End of school (students may fish Cascades Stream until 30 minutes prior to nightfall if desired).


Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Hot Springs, Virginia
2015 School Dates

April 2015 24 Friday
May 2015 29 Friday
June 2015 15 Monday
July 2015 13 Monday
August 2015 21 Friday


Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions

: When does the school start and end? What will we be doing during the day? How long will we be fishing?

Answer - Refer to the school itinerary for the schedule.

Question: What is included in the price of the school?

Answer - Use of Orvis fly rods/reels, leaders, flies, and where necessary, waders, vests, and fishing licenses.

Question: Is lodging included?

Answer - No. Lodging arrangements are made separately by the students.

Question: Are meals included?

Answer - Lunch is the only meal included in the school tuition price.

Question: Where can I stay?

Answer - At the hosts’ lodging, or nearby lodging of your choice.

Question: How many people will be in the class?

Answer - That depends on the school. The range is 12 to 36 students, always with a ratio of one instructor for every four students.

Question: Do we stop the school because of weather?

Answer - No.

Question: How much time is spent in the classroom vs. casting and fishing?

Answer - See school itinerary.

Question: Can you bring your own equipment?

Answer - Yes.

Question: Is this class for intermediate anglers?

Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.

Question: How old do my children have to be to join me in this fishing school?

Answer - At the Santa Rosa Beach School, youngsters should be at least 14 years old (because of the heavier tackle used). For all other schools we recommend 12 years of age.

Question: What is the cancellation policy?

Answer - Should you need to cancel the school within 30 days prior to the starting date, we will issue a gift certificate in the amount of the cancelled school. That gift certificate may be used toward another school date of your choice.

Question: What other recreation is available near the school?

Answer - See information on specific school page.

Question: Will I be able to attend the same class as my son/wife/etc., even though I am an intermediate and they are a beginner?

Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.

Question: Are there opportunities for guided fishing afterward?

Answer - Yes. See information on specific school page, school itinerary, or inquire directly to your fly fishing school instructor.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 1 reviews


1 of 1 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Outstanding Experience - 8/6/2014

    I just returned from a day and half lesson with Orvis Guide Matt Thomas. Honestly, it could not have been a better experience. Not only did I learn a great deal, Matt put me on great fish. It was truly a beautiful setting and I walked away with the confidence to move to the next level. I am hooked! Thanks Matt, I could not have had a better beginning! See you again in the Fall! John Whitlow

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