Gatlinburg, Tennessee 1-Day Fly Fishing School

Come to the Tennessee fly fishing school for lessons with world-class casting instructors.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee 1-Day Fly Fishing School


This school is perfect for the person on-the-go or with only one day to spare. The Orvis Tennessee Fly Fishing School is held at The Lodge at Buckberry Creek in Gatlinburg, the gateway to Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and just 11.5 miles from the Orvis Retail Store in Sevierville. Some of the South's best fishing is available in the area with 800 miles of fishable trout water in Great Smoky Mountain National Park alone! The Lodge at Buckberry Creek make this is a great location to combine the Orvis Fly Fishing School with a family vacation. Other outdoor activities include hiking, horseback riding, tubing and nearby white water rafting. With shopping, art galleries, Dollywood, Splash Country and other local attractions, the Gatlinburg/Sevierville area offers fun for the entire family. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection and how to safely release fish.

Though this is not as comprehensive as our classic two-day school, you’ll get a basic overview of:

  • Fly-casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

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


Fly Fishing School Class Program
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

1-Day School
Time Activity & Description
9:00am Student registration at The Lodge at Buckberry Creek.
9:30 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part one and two: Video on the basic casting stroke, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting.
10:00 Report to casting area for demonstration of basic casting stroke. Students casting.
11:15 Classroom presentation – Tackle and flies.
12:00pm Lunch.
12:30 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
12:45 Report to casting area for demonstration on the double haul. Students casting.
1:30 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.
2:15 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides. Wading and wading safety.
2:30 Norton Creek trip (private trout stream) – Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water. Students fishing.
4:30 Return to school room for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
5:00 End of school.


Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2015 School Dates

April 2015 6 Monday
August 2015 10 Monday
September 2015 21 Monday


Lodging & Reservation Information
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Please contact The Lodge at Buckberry Creek for lodging and reservations:

The Lodge at Buckberry Creek
961 Campbell Lead Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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


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


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

  • 5/5

    Bucket List Check Off! - 9/10/2013
    By: from Gatlinburg, Tn

    What a wonderful experience! I have always longed to catch a trout in a mountain stream and my dreams came true. I wish I had a chance to do a 2 day school but was unable to fit it into my schedule but this 1 day class covered the same material but just a little faster. Dave was such an interesting teacher. He has a gift for teaching this sport he loves dearly. This class covered everything to get me started. Dave was very patient with my skill level and made me feel proud of what I had accomplished at the end of the day. The location at Buckberry Lodge was wonderful. I can't wait to go back there for dinner.

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