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|Fly Fishing School Class Program
Key Largo, Florida
|Time||Activity & Description|
|9:00 am||Student registration at the Orvis Store.|
|9:30||Introductions and discussion of class program.|
|9:45||Classroom presentation on lines, rods, and reels.|
The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part one; video on the 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||Classroom presentation on leaders, and hands-on knot tying.|
|2:15||The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part two; video on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.|
|2:30||Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Video tape students casting.|
|4:00||Classroom presentation on fly fishing equipment and accessories.|
|4:30||End of first day.|
|Time||Activity & Description|
Classroom presentation on saltwater food forms, fly selection and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph and release fish.
|10:30||The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part three; video on the double haul.|
Report to casting area for demonstration on double hauling, and casting techniques for windy conditions; students casting.
|12:00 pm||LUNCH (catered to school)|
|1:00||Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides.|
|1:15||Report to casting area for demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques. Discussion and demonstration on the teamwork between the guide and angler. Demonstration and practice on preparing to cast to sighted fish (targets will be set-up.) Students practice casting and simulated hook-setting.|
|1:30||Discussion and demonstration on the teamwork between the guide and angler while fishing from a flats skiff.|
|2:00||Demonstration on casting to sighted fish (targets will be set-up); students practicing casting to targets. Students practicing simulating hook-setting and fish fighting.|
|4:00||Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates. End of school.|
|Orvis Fly Fishing School - Key Largo, Florida
2015 School Dates
|Lodging & Reservation Information
Key Largo, Florida
Please contact the Inn at Ocean Reef for lodging and reservations:
Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 5 reviews
5 of 5 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
The best ever!! -
Truell, Roy, and Sarah provided the best opportunity for us to be introduced the salt water fly fishing. The whole experience was fantastic!!!
World Class -
From the comprehensive classroom agenda through the "hands-on" instruction, Truel Myers of the Ocean Reef Resort exemplified the "World Class" stature of the Orvis company. His attention to detail and to each individual's skill level and aptitude were noteworthy. The Orvis products Truel utilized and the "post-training" resources he provided us have further reinforced that Orvis Fly Fishing school training and "refresher" visits are a "must have" in any Fly Fishing person's arsenal! Our sincere thanks to Orvis for their commitment to quality in all aspects of their products and services......"JandV
Fun class-great value -
By: VirginiaHawkeye from Virginia
I attended this 2-day school while my wife was taking an art class on a nearby key in early 2009. Peter was my personal instructor with Truell overseeing the two days. The class was well organized, comprehensive, relaxed, and paced just right. A modest concise bit of written take home instruction (salt and fresh water fly fishing) came in pamphlet form. Full high quality equipment was provided. There was plenty of outdoor Fly-casting instruction, practice, along with critique. Both instructors were not only experienced fly fishermen and guides but also excellent teachers. The Key Largo setting just added to the enjoyment of course.
Fantastic Program -
My husband & I travelled from upstate NY to attend a 2 day class at Ocean Reef during some of the coldest weather the Keys have experienced in 75 years. In spite of the cold, the wind, and the pouring rain, Truel Myers good naturedly persevered to provide an outstanding experience for both of us. While my husband had some experience with a fly rod, I was a total beginner, and I was dreading the instruction in these conditions. However, we both thoroughly enjoyed the class, and we felt we each progressed significantly from our respective experience levels. The fact that we both had fun under these adverse conditions speaks wonders for Truel's abilities as an instructor. We feel it was well worth the trip and the cost, and we're looking forward to testing our bonefishing skills in the Bahamas this winter. Thanks Truel!
Two Day Fly Fishing School -
By: MsBB from Vicksburg, Ms
My first time ever to hold a fly fishing rod was a few weeks ago when I attended the two day fly fishing school in Ocean Reef, Fl. And I am HOOKED! The instructors, Peter and Truell, were organized, very knowledged in the sport, and superb teachers. And the Orvis program was outstanding. Ocean Reef is a beautiful location that has something to offer everyone. As a beginner, there is always more to learn, but I do feel comfortable enough to head to the water. To anyone with a desire to learn fly fishing, this is the school for you. You will be HOOKED too!