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|Fly-Fishing School Class Program
|Time||Activity & Description|
|9:00 am||Registration at the Outdoor Adventure Center.|
|9:30||Introductions and discussion of class program.|
|9:45||Classroom presentation - lines, rods, and reels.Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.|
|10:45||Report to casting pond for demonstration of the basic cast; students casting.|
|12:00 pm||Lunch (catered).|
|1:00||Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.|
|1:15||Report to casting pond for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Videotaping of students.|
|2:30||Classroom presentation - knot-tying seminar. Discussion on leaders; hands-on knot tying.|
|4:00||Classroom presentation - equipment and accessories.|
|4:30||End of first day.|
|Time||Activity & Description|
|8:30 am||Classroom presentation—Entomology, fly selection, and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.|
|9:30||Demonstration on hook-setting and fish-fighting techniques.|
|9:45||Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: The double haul.|
|10:45||Report to Lagoon for demonstration on the double haul; fishing in still water; students casting and fishing.|
|12:00 pm||Lunch (catered).|
|1:00||Orvis-endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides. Discussion on wading safety.|
|1:30||French Broad River trip; talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water, students fishing.|
|3:30||Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.|
|4:00||End of school.|
|Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Asheville, NC
2015 School Dates
|Lodging & Reservation Information
Asheville, North Carolina
Please contact The Inn on Biltmore Estate for lodging and reservations:
Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 13 reviews
13 of 13 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Highly Enjoyable & Informative -
Took 2-day course with my wife. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn the basics of fly fishing. Dustin & company know their stuff.
Best Birthday gift ever! -
I received the 2-day Fly-Fishing school as a birthday gift and it is, by far, the best gift I have ever received. We chose to attend the Asheville, NC school and it was beautiful. The crew was experienced and knowledgable in both teaching and fly-fishing. The equipment was top notch! I am confident and excited to start my new journey in fly-fishing!
By: TTT45 from Asheville, NC
I have been lucky to fish and hunt all over the USA and Canada. The Orvis Fly Fishing Class in Asheville, NC is an excellent class conducted by the best instructors/guides I have ever met. The level and scope of instruction is perfect. I have fished for years but never with a fly rod. I now understand how to cast, what gear is needed, and how to get started. The instructors are friendly, very experienced, knowledgeable, and positive, and you receive plenty of one on one instruction. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and really looking forward to fly fishing.
The class provided a basis for fly fishing that was more than expected. Dustin's enthusiasm for fly fishing and all the intricate details was contagious . Very much looking forward to getting my own gear and getting out on a river.
New to Fly Fishing -
By: SCFisherman from Asheville, NC
Before taking the 2 day class, I had never fly fished but had always wanted to. Justin and the rest of the instructors were very professional yet engaging. They did not make me feel awkward and were very patient. I learned enough to go out the day after the course ended and caught my first rainbow trout on a wooly booger fly given to me by an instructor. I just ordered a new Orvis fly rod and can't wait to go again. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to fly fish but doesn't know where to start. Wish I would have done it sooner. I will be going back for a guided trip.
Exactly What I Needed! -
By: Jaco from Chilhowie, VA
Prior to taking the school I had been a self taught fly fisherman for 12 years. Even after learning a lot from family and friends there were still a few gaps in my fly fishing knowledge. This school was exactly what I needed to give me the all around knowledge to take my fishing to the next level! I learned more in two days than I have in the 12 years. The setting at the Biltmore property including the lunch was absolutely first class. The instructors were great and practical. At first glance the class may appear expensive but I can say its a great investment and I would recommend it to anyone just getting into the sport or anyone just needing more confidence on the water.
Most fun I've had learning in a long time- -
By: luv2fish from Raleigh, NC
My husband and I attended the 7/7-8/2012 class and had a blast! Not only did we learn how to correct our bad casting habits, but really learned a lot during the entire class. The entomology section was really informative to me as I've been struggling with this. The instructors and guides were professional and personal. They catered to every person's skill level. I would recommend this to all that love (or want to love) the sport of fly fishing. It's a lot of fun and very educational. Thanks for a great week-end!
Fly Fishing School -
By: wdmalm from Ashville ,NC
Attended the class on 7-7 and 7-8 2012. The instruction was exceptional and the attention from the staff was without a doubt professional. The total experience was enlightening and gave real meaning to the sport of fly fishing I recommend it to anyone who wants to get started in this sport.
wonderful experience -
By: oldfisherman from Columbia SC
I just completed the 2 day flyfishing course at Biltmore. It was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I have been flyfishing for 40 years but have never gotten good at it. These guys taught me so much that will make my fishing much more enjoyable. I enjoyed every minute of the school. The instructors were awesome.They were awesome at diagnosing and teaching me how to correct my casting mistakes. I am so much better after only 2 days. They are true professionals.
Greatest week with my Daughter -
By: Minidriver from Wheaton, IL
Top 500 Contributor
My 13 year old daughter and myself just completed the 2 day class with Chris and Dustin last week. I have been looking forward to going to an Orvis school all winter and the opportunity came to bring my daughter. She had springbreak and the Ashville school was close and available that week. She was very excited about the school as well. Chris and Dustin were knowledgeable, approachable and overall great, great teacher. My daughter was single hauling by the end of the first day and double hauling by the end of the second. They helped me understand how to really use the rod so I could cast and shoot line, tie knots and have a good intro to entemology. We then went into the Great Smoky Mtn Nat park to apply what we learned and caught 7 wild trout. I could put the fly anywhere I wanted. In between branches, 10, 20 or 30 feet away, hitting the exact spot I wanted. It was a week I will never forget, and I don't think my daughter will forget it either. It all started by going to a real fly fishing school with real fly fishing experts. Chris and Dustin, Thanks!