Kohler, Wisconsin 2-Day Fly Fishing School

Learn to fish at the Orvis Wisconsin Fly-Fishing School

Kohler, Wisconsin 2-Day Fly Fishing School

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Learn to fish at the Orvis Wisconsin Fly-Fishing School, located at the private and exclusive River Wildlife in Kohler. A 500-acre wilderness preserve, River Wildlife is maintained in its natural state to preserve native vegetation and wildlife including five miles of the meandering Sheboygan River. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection and how to safely release fish. Students staying overnight at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake can enjoy great outdoor activities including self-guided river fishing, shotgun sports, horseback riding, 18 miles of woodland trails, and much more.

Itinerary

Fly-Fishing School Class Program
Kohler, Wisconsin

DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9 a.m.

Registration at River Wildlife.

9:30 a.m. Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 a.m. Classroom presentation – Lines, rods, and reels. Video on The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part one: The basic cast.
10:45 a.m.

Report to casting area for demonstration of the basic cast; students casting.

12 p.m.

Lunch (catered to school)

1 p.m.

Classroom presentation – The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part two: video on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.

1:15 p.m. Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Video tape students.
2:30 p.m. Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.
4 p.m. Classroom presentation – Equipment and accessories.
4:30 p.m. End of first day.

DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
8:30 a.m.

Classroom presentation – Entomology, fly selection, and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.

9:30 a.m. Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques.
9:45 a.m.

Classroom presentation – Video analysis. The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part three: video on the double haul.

10:45 a.m.

Report to casting area for demonstration on the double haul; fishing in still water; students casting and fishing.

12:00 pm Lunch (catered to school).
1 p.m. Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides. Discussion on wading safety.
1:30 p.m. Sheboygan River trip – Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing.
3:30 p.m. Return to schoolroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
4 p.m. End of school.

Dates

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Kohler, Wisconsin
2014 School Dates

September 2014 11-12 Thursday-Friday
  13-14 Saturday-Sunday
  25-26 Thursday-Friday
  27-28 Saturday-Sunday
     
October 2014 2-3 Thursday-Friday
  4-5 Saturday-Sunday
     

Lodging

Lodging & Reservation Information
Kohler, Wisconsin

Please contact The American Club or Inn on Woodlake for lodging and reservations:

The American Club
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044
800-344-2838

Inn on Woodlake
705 Woodlake Road
Kohler, WI 53044
800-344-2838

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

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