Lampe, Missouri Fly-Fishing School

The hands-on approach at our Missouri fly fishing school will have you up to speed in a flash.

Lampe, Missouri Fly-Fishing School

Details

As you stand in the 10,000 acre Dogwood Canyon Nature Park with the Ozarks rising against the background and The Little Indian and Dogwood Creeks flowing through the foreground, it becomes immediately clear that you are in an ideal location to learn the art of fly fishing. Our Missouri fly fishing school's professional instructors cover everything from setting up your fly rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your catch. Choose our one-day or two-day school.

You'll cover it all at the Lampe, Missouri Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomolgy (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

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

1-Day Itinerary

Fly-Fishing School Class Program
Lampe, Missouri

1-Day School
Time Activity & Description
8:00 am Students meet at Orvis Pro Shop at Dogwood Canyon; transport to Trapper’s Cabin.
9:00

Introduction and discussion of class program.

9:15 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.
9:30 Report to casting pond for demonstration of basic casting stroke. Students casting.
10:45 Classroom presentation – Tackle and Fly Selection.
12:00pm Lunch.
12:30 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hand-on knot tying.
1:00 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
1:15 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides. Wading and wading safety.
2:15 Classroom presentation - Leader, tippet, weights, strike indicators and knot tying, followed by students knot tying.
2:30 Dogwood Creek trip – Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies. Students fishing.
4:15

Return to schoolroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.

4:30 End of first day.

2-Day Itinerary

Fly-Fishing School Class Program
Lampe, Missouri

2-Day School: DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
8:00 am Students meet at Dogwood Canyon Orvis Pro Shop; transport to Trapper's Cabin.
9:00 Introduction and discussion of school program.
9:15 Classroom presentation - lines, rods, and reels.
10:30 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.
10:45 The casting pool - Demonstration of basic casting stroke, followed by students casting.
12:00pm Lunch at Trapper's Cabin.
12:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll cast.
1:00 The casting pool - Demonstration of shooting line, false casting, and the roll cast, followed by student's practice and videotaping of students casting.
2:30 Classroom presentation - Fly vests, chest packs and accessories. Wading equipment and wading safety.
3:15 Classroom presentation - Leader, tippet, weights, strike indicators and knot tying, followed by students knot tying.
4:30 End of first day.

2-Day School: DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
8:00 am Students meet at Dogwood Canyon Orvis Pro Shop; transport to Trapper's Cabin.
9:00 Classroom presentation: Entomology, fly selection, and how to choose flies. Tips on handling, photographing, and releasing fish.
10:15 Classroom presentation: Video analysis.
10:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: Video on the single haul and double haul.
11:00 The casting pool—Demonstration of proper hook setting, sidearm casting, and fish fighting techniques. Students practice casting, single- and double-hauling.
12:00 pm Lunch at the Trapper's Cabin.
12:45 Dogwood Creek trip - Discussion on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water. Students fishing.
3:45 Classroom presentation - Fly fishing opportunities around the world, Orvis-endorsed fishing vacations, lodges, and guide programs. Closing statement and issue of certificates.
4:30 End of school.

Dates

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Lampe, Missouri
Two-Day School Dates

April 2017 6-7 Thursday-Friday
  10-11 Monday-Tuesday
  15-16 Saturday-Sunday
  24-25 Monday-Tuesday
  29-30 Saturday-Sunday
     
May 2017 6-7 Saturday-Sunday (1 SPOT LEFT)
  11-12 Thursday-Friday
  15-16 Monday-Tuesday
  27-28 Saturday-Sunday
  29-30 Monday-Tuesday
     
June 2017 3-4 Saturday-Sunday
  8-9 Thursday-Friday
  19-20 Monday-Tuesday
  24-25 Saturday-Sunday
     
July 2017 1-2 Saturday-Sunday
  3-4 Monday-Tuesday
  22-23 Saturday-Sunday
     
August 2017 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  14-15 Monday-Tuesday
  26-27 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2017 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
  4-5 Monday-Tuesday
  11-12 Monday-Tuesday
  23-24 Saturday-Sunday
     
October 2017 2-3 Monday-Tuesday
  7-8 Saturday-Sunday
  16-17 Monday-Tuesday
  21-22 Saturday-Sunday
  28-29 Saturday-Sunday
     

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Lampe, Missouri
One-Day School Dates

April 2017 22 Saturday
     
May 2017 20 Saturday
     
June 2017 17 Saturday
     
July 2017 15 Saturday
  29 Saturday
     
August 2017 19 Saturday
     
September 2017 16 Saturday

 

Lodging

Lodging & Reservation Information
Lampe, Missouri

Please contact the Big Cedar Lodge for lodging and reservations:

Big Cedar Lodge
612 Devil’s Pool Road
Ridgedale, MO 65739
www.bigcedar.com
1-417-335-2777

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

Activities

Area Activities - Lampe, Missouri
Big Cedar Canyon
417-335-2777

Spa
Horseback and pony rides
Badminton
Basketball
Playground
Canoe and paddle boats
Volleyball
Swimming pools
Fitness center
Campfire wagon tours and carriage rides
Boat and personal watercraft rentals
Garden Tours
Jogging, walking, hiking, and nature trail
Miniature golf
Tennis

Other Activities in the Area

Branson: The Mid-West Country Music Center
Silver Dollar City
Branson Landing
Golf
Table Rock Lake

FAQ

Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions


Question -
Where do we meet?

Answer - At the Dogwood Canyon Store.

Question: When does the school start and end? What will we be doing during the day? How long will we be fishing?

Answer - Refer to the school itinerary for the schedule.

Question: What is included in the price of the school?

Answer - Use of Orvis fly rods/reels, leaders, flies, and where necessary waders, vests and fishing licenses.

Question: Is lodging included?

Answer - No. Lodging arrangements are made separately by the students.

Question: Are meals included?

Answer - Lunch is the only meal included in the school tuition price.

Question: Where can I stay?

Answer - At the hosts’ lodging, or nearby lodging of your choice.

Question: How many people will be in the class?

Answer - That depends on the school. The range is 12 to 36 students, always with a ratio of one instructor for every four students.

Question: Do we stop the school because of weather?

Answer - No.

Question: How much time is spent in the classroom vs. casting and fishing?

Answer - See school itinerary on specific school page.

Question: Can you bring your own equipment?

Answer - Yes.

Question: Is this class for intermediate anglers?

Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.

Question: How old do my children have to be to join me in this fishing school?

Answer - At the Santa Rosa Beach School, youngsters should be at least 14 years old (because of the heavier tackle used). All other schools we recommend 12 years of age.

Question: What is the cancellation policy?

Answer - Should you need to cancel the school within 30 days prior to the starting date, we will issue a gift certificate in the amount of the cancelled school. That gift certificate may be used toward another school date of your choice.

Question: What other recreation is available near the school?

Answer - See information on specific school page.

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?

Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.

Question: Are there opportunities for guided fishing afterwards?

Answer - Yes. See information on specific school page, school itinerary or inquire directly to your fly fishing school instructor.

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