Okatie, South Carolina 1-Day Fly Fishing School

This South Carolina fly fishing school offers first class instruction.

Okatie, South Carolina 1-Day Fly Fishing School

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Perfect for the person on-the-go or with only one day to spare. The Orvis South Carolina Fly Fishing School is held at Oldfield Club in Okatie, South Carolina in the heart of the Lowcountry. Nestled on the banks of the Okatie River, Oldfield Club is a private club community that features Lowcountry living at its best. Located halfway between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA, and convenient to I-95 and the Hilton Head/Savannah International Airport, 20 minutes from Historic Beaufort, Oldfield Club is surrounded by miles of salt and brackish marsh, salt flats and oyster flats, some of the Lowcountry's finest fly fishing is literally right around the corner. Numerous stocked ponds in Oldfield provide fantastic fishing for bass and panfish and, kayaks are available to paddle alongside dolphins in the soothing waters of the Okatie. Other activities include 5 miles of nature and walking trails, a Greg Norman designed 18 hole golf course, golf clubhouse with full bar and dining, equestrian facilities, Sports Center with full workout, sauna, steam, and aerobic facilities, and waterfront dining at the scenic River House. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection and how to safely release fish.


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After the school, students can arrange to take a guided trip on nearby waters through Bay Street Outfitters, 843-524-5250 or 877-501-5001.

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

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing 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

Tuition includes comprehensive instruction, lunch, and use of Orvis fly tackle.

Note: Because of the heavier tackle used at the Orvis South Carolina Fly Fishing School, we strongly recommend that students be at least 12 years old.

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

Itinerary

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Okatie, South Carolina

1-Day School
Time Activity & Description
9:00am Student registration at the Riverhouse.
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.
11:00 Classroom presentation – Tackle and Fly Selection.
12:00pm Lunch.
12:30 Classroom presentation - Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders. Hands-on knot tying.
1:00 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
1:15

Report to casting pond for demonstration on the double haul. Students casting.

2:15 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides.
2:30 Report to pond for demonstration on fishing flies; hook-setting and fish fighting techniques; students fishing with instruction.
4:15

Return to schoolroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.

4:30 End of school.


Dates

Orvis Fly-Fishing Schools - Okatie, South Carolina
2014 School Dates

Check back for 2015 dates.      
       

Lodging

Lodging & Reservation Information
Okatie, South Carolina

Please contact Oldfield Club for lodging reservations:

Our riverfront cottages combine Lowcountry style with southern charm with full views of the Okatie River. Heart pine floors, spacious screen porches, and rocking chairs await your arrival, beckoning you to kick back and take advantage of the river breezes coming off the Okatie.

For directions or information, please contact:

Oldfield Club
Danielle Tosky – Lodging Director
130 Oldfield Way
Okatie, S.C. 29909
843-645-4622
www.oldfield1732.com
E-mail: dtosky@oldfieldsc.com

Please mention you will be attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School. Exclusive dining and lodging options are available for Orvis Students.

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  • 5/5

    Oldfield Flyfishing School - 1/18/2014
    By: from Okatie, SC

    I just finished the 2 day school in Okatie. David Murray, the instructor, really knows how to break the technique down. He was patient and had so many tips to help me remember while casting. Oldfield is a beautiful facility. David has "hooked" me on improving and taking more trips.

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Dan Gracia
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866-531-6213

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