Lampe, Missouri 1-Day Fly Fishing School

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

Lampe, Missouri 1-Day Fly Fishing School


Great for the person with limited time, the 10,000 acre Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is an ideal setting to learn how to fly fish. Students divide their time between the rustic Trapper's Cabin, the Casting Pool, and Dogwood Creek. Our professional instructors cover everything from setting up your fly rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your catch.

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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 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.


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.

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.

Return to schoolroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.

4:30 End of first day.


Orvis Fly-Fishing Schools - Lampe, Missouri
2016 School Dates

October 2015 9 Friday
April 2016 23 Saturday
May 2016 14 Saturday
June 2016 18 Saturday
July 2016 16 Saturday
  30 Saturday
August 2016 20 Saturday
September 2016 17 Saturday


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

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


Area Activities - Lampe, Missouri
Big Cedar Canyon

Horseback and pony rides
Canoe and paddle boats
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

Other Activities in the Area

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


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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