For more information about an Orvis Fly Fishing School, call 866-531-6213.
|Fly Fishing School Class Program
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
|Time||Activity & Description|
|8:15 am||Student registration at Northwest Outfitters.|
|8:45||Students caravan to the Coeur d’ Alene Resort.|
|9:15||Introductions and discussion of class program.|
|9:30||Classroom presentation - lines, rods, reels.|
|10:30||Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.|
|10:45||Students report to casting area for demonstration of basic casting stroke; students casting.|
|12:45||Classroom presentation - wading safely.|
|1:00||Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, roll cast.|
|1:15||Boat ride to casting area on Coeur d’Alene lake.|
|1:30||Demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll cast; students casting. Videotape students casting.|
|2:45||Boat ride back to the resort.|
|3:00||Classroom demonstration - equipment and accessories.|
|3:30||Classroom demonstration - leaders and knot tying. Discussion on weights and strike indicators.|
|4:30||End of the first day.|
|Time||Activity & Description|
|9:00 am||Classroom presentation – Entomology, fly selection, and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.|
|9:45||Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three; video on the double haul.|
|10:30||Casting area - students practice casting.|
|11:30||Classroom presentation - Orvis-endorsed fishing vacations and fly-fishing opportunities around the world.|
|1:00||River trip - students caravan to Spokane River. Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing dry flies, nymphs, wet flies, and streamers; students fishing.|
|4:30||End of school.|
|Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
2015 School Dates
|Lodging & Reservation Information
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Please contact The Coeur d'Alene Resort for lodging and reservations:
|Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: When does the school start and end? What will we be doing during the day? How long will we be fishing?
Question: What is included in the price of the school?
Question: Is lodging included?
Question: Are meals included?
Question: Where can I stay?
Question: How many people will be in the class?
Question: Do we stop the school because of weather?
Question: How much time is spent in the classroom vs. casting and fishing?
Question: Can you bring your own equipment?
Question: Is this class for intermediate fisherman?
Question: How old do my children have to be to join me in this fishing school?
Question: What is the cancellation policy?
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?
Question: Are there opportunities for guided fishing afterwards?
Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 4 reviews
4 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great school Great time -
By: BBK092014 from Cedarburg, WI, USA
Pat is a great instructor and a good guide to the Coeur d'Alene River system. His information reinforced what I had learned in Orvis 101, 201 and 301. He helped me learn how to cast better and in the second day of the school on the river I caught my first native cutthroat trout. Will return to the area next year for another outing.
Super Experience -
By: Markbert from Coeur d'Alene, ID
Anyone thinking about learning fly fishing should take this class. It is first rate. Pat is an excellent instructor and conveys the information so that everyone can understand. Pat and Brian had everyone in the class casting by the end of the first day. Videotaping was really helpful. And, the school being held in one of the prettiest places in the west doesn't hurt either. On the 2nd day we fished the awesome Coeur d'Alene river, where the scenery is drop dead gorgeous. Everyone received personal on-river attention. And, everyone caught fish. If you are thinking about the sport and thinking about teaching yourself, don't. Get a super high quality, professional introduction from the Orvis schools and the Northwest Outfitters.
Exceeds Expectations -
By: Catman70 from Coeur d'Alene
My son and I had a marvelous experience at the beautiful Coeur d' Alene fly fishing school. My son had never held a fly rod and I was self taught. The school gave both of us the skills and knowledge to feel comfortable fly fishing with people of any skill level. Pat Way was a great instructor.
Great School, Highly Recommended -
By: WorkHardPlayHard from Los Angeles, CA
I'm not sure why this is showing up as a new school, but I went to the school taught by Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d'Alene three years ago and absolutely loved it. It is taught by guys who love to fish, and love to teach people how to fish. Since then, I've gone back to Idaho several times to use them as guides, and they never disappoint. I've always known that they're extremely knowledgeable, but after using other guiding services in other parts of the country (and the world), I've realized just how good these guys really are. This is a "can't miss" program.