Manchester, Vermont 1-Day Advanced Fly Fishing School

Held at our fly-fishing school, this advanced class is ideal for the intermediate to advanced angler.

Manchester, Vermont 1-Day Advanced Fly Fishing School

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This is a great course for the intermediate to advanced angler. If improving your fly-casting technique seems like a daunting task, you just haven't met the right fly-fishing instructors. Pick up a fly rod at the Orvis Manchester Fly-Fishing School, situated in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains. Our expert instructors will help you fine-tune your fly-casting technique though our time-tested method of using video analysis. These advanced fly-casting classes are kept small, with no more than eight students, so you get the attention you need to improve your skills. We also keep the afternoon open so our expert instructors can custom tailor their instruction to your individual needs. Fly-fishing and fly-casting classes are held in our brand-new schoolhouse directly across from the Orvis Flagship Store, on our fully-stocked casting pond, and out on the famed Battenkill River.

Benefits of the One-Day Advanced Fly-Casting Class include:
  • Two video casting analyses
  • Customized instruction
  • Fly-casting techniques
  • Comprehensive instruction on the double haul cast
  • Accuracy and special presentation casts

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

Itinerary

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Manchester, VT
1-Day Advanced School
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Student registration at Orvis Flagship Store.
9:30 Introductions. Discussion of casting class.
9:45 Video tape participants casting.
10:00 The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting: Discussion on teaching modern casting techniques.
10:30 Video analysis.
11:00 Report to Orvis Casting Ponds for casting session with instruction.
12:00pm Lunch. (Catered to schoolroom.)
12:40 Orvis Rod Shop tour (Optional.)
1:15 Report to Orvis Casting Ponds for advanced casting techniques to improve distance and accuracy. (Double hauling.)
2:30 Video tape participants casting, followed by in-depth video analysis.
2:45 Report to Orvis Casting Ponds for advanced presentation casts. (Reach cast, parachute cast.) Casting techniques, for casting in windy conditions.
3:30 Fly-Casting Skills Course: Skills course set up for casting accuracy and distance.
4:30 End of course.


Dates

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Manchester, VT
2014/15 School Dates

September 2014 22 Monday
     
August 2015 17 Monday
     
September 2015 21 Monday
     

Lodging

Lodging & Reservation Information
Manchester, Vermont

Please contact the Equinox Resort & Spa for lodging and reservations:

Equinox Resort & Spa
3567 Main Street
Manchester, VT 05254
www.equinoxresort.com
800-362-4747

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

Activities

Area Activities - Manchester, Vermont
The Equinox Resort
800-362-4747

American Museum of Fly Fishing
Golf
Spa
Tennis
Horseback riding
Archery
Land Rover Experience Driving School
British School of Falconry

Kids' activities include:
Merck Forest and Farmland Center
Bromley Mountain Alpine Slide
Northshire Book Store
Village Picture Shows

Other Activities in the Area

Fine dining
Shopping
Antiquing
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Hiking

For a complete list of shops and other activities, go to www.manchestervermont.net
 

Facility

The Orvis Flagship Fly-Fishing School Facility

The Orvis Flagship Fly Fishing School FacilityIn 1965 Leigh Perkins determined that there was a need for a fly-fishing school as he believed there were many people who were simply too intimidated by the sport to try it. In 1966, under the direction of the legendary Bill Cairns, Orvis opened its first fly-fishing school, a three-day affair for $75. Since then we’ve educated more than 35,000 people at Orvis schools all over the country.

The Orvis Flagship Fly Fishing School FacilityOur state-of-the-art school facility is located directly across the street from the Flagship Store in Manchester, Vermont where Orvis was founded 153 years ago. Located in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, this is not only a magnificent place to visit, but an historic and beautiful place to learn the graceful art of fly fishing. Along with the schoolhouse, there is the Orvis Flagship store and the American Museum of Fly Fishing, all within a few yards of each other. It is truly the heart of American fly fishing. The schoolhouse is a full 6,000 square-foot facility with 4,500 square feet of interior teaching space, and 1,500 square feet of covered porch looking out toward the mountains.

Jim Lepage, Orvis Vice-President of the Rod and Tackle Division, stated, "I am extremely proud of the Orvis Fly-Fishing School House. First, because it reflects Orvis’s commitment to fly fishing and fly fishers. Second, because there is absolutely no place like it dedicated to the teaching of fly fishing. Outside, you can practice casting in the designated casting area, or relax in Adirondack chairs on the boardwalk deck. Inside, you’ll be treated to a fireplace room with a comfortable couch and The Orvis Flagship Fly Fishing School Facilitychairs, and sporting art that includes works from great sporting artists such as Ogden Pleissner. The spacious classroom is appointed with hickory furniture and has a built-in video projector for teaching. The equipment room includes lockers and space to store waders, vests, and rods."

If ever there was a time to come to Vermont and learn this lifetime pursuit, it is now. You will not only learn from the best, but you will be treated to an experience in the most beautiful facility of its kind anywhere in the world, located at the birthplace of the oldest and most famous fly-fishing company in the world.

FAQ

Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions


Question
: Do I need to buy a Vermont fishing license?

Answer - Yes. Vermont fishing licenses may be purchased online through Vermont Fish and Wildlife.
https://www.vtfwdsales.com/online/license.php


Question
: What is the best time of year to fish?

Answer - Late April through June is when the most reliable hatches come off, but any time through the season can be good.

Question: When can we avoid black flies?

Answer - Black flies are not a problem in the Manchester area.

Question: 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 and vests.

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 on specific school page.

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). 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 afterwards?

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

Reviews

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  • 5/5

    Excellent Class - 9/23/2014
    By: from Manchester, Vt

    With two instructors for six students, the class enjoyed a lot of personalized instruction. The instructors complimented one another, and I found it to be quite helpful. Even though the day was extremely windy, I found it to be quite helpful as it forced students (me at least) to focus on form and technique. This was an excellent class.

  • 5/5

    Great School to Refine Your Cast - 7/16/2014
    By: from Vermont

    I attended this school last year and enjoyed it immensely. The video analysis was extremely helpful, allowing you to see your mistakes for yourself. We also had plenty of time casting on the water and practiced casting to specific targets. Great instructors, solid teaching techniques. Loved it.

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Dan Gracia
Fly-Fishing Schools Specialist
Orvis Sporting Traditions
graciad@orvis.com
866-531-6213

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