Branson, Missouri Fly-Fishing School / 1-Day School

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

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Type: 1-Day School
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Branson, Missouri Fly-fishing School


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You'll cover it all at the Branson, 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

Cancellation Policy & Fees:

If the reservation is cancelled 60+ days from your school date, Orvis will offer a full refund back theOriginal method of payment, or the reservation can be transferred to another available school. If the reservation is cancelled 30-60 days from the date of the school, the customer will have a choice between a refund of 50% or transferring the reservation to another available school. On cancellations 29 days or less there is no refund and no transfer. There will be no refund extended to students who do not attend their scheduled school and do not notify the school within the timeframes listed in this policy. Any reservation that has been transferred to a different date cannot be later cancelled without 100% payment penalty.

For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

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$489
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$489
Item #53K0 Per Person
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100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

Branson, Missouri Fly-fishing School


Phone icon866-531-6213 Email iconschools@orvis.com

You'll cover it all at the Branson, 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

Cancellation Policy & Fees:

If the reservation is cancelled 60+ days from your school date, Orvis will offer a full refund back theOriginal method of payment, or the reservation can be transferred to another available school. If the reservation is cancelled 30-60 days from the date of the school, the customer will have a choice between a refund of 50% or transferring the reservation to another available school. On cancellations 29 days or less there is no refund and no transfer. There will be no refund extended to students who do not attend their scheduled school and do not notify the school within the timeframes listed in this policy. Any reservation that has been transferred to a different date cannot be later cancelled without 100% payment penalty.

For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

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The Story

The Orvis Missouri Fly-Fishing School is held at River Run Outfitters in Branson. A full-line fly shop and Orvis Dealer, River Run Outfitters was awarded the "2006 Orvis-Endorsed Outfitter of the Year." Branson sits on the banks of Lake Taneycomo, which is one of the premier trout lakes in the Midwest and ranks among the top trout fishing spots in the United States. Branson is known as the live entertainment capital of the world with great dining and shopping. 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.

Both 1 & 2 Day Schools offer small class sizes – a 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio.

1-Day Fly-Fishing School Overview

  • Introduction to gear: line, rod and reel
  • Presentation of the Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting
  • Demonstrations on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting
  • Practice time and hands-on casting instruction by some of the best instructors in the industry
  • Seminars on fly selection, handling fish and landing fish
  • Knot tying discussion and practice
  • Catered lunch and time to chat with classmates
  • Special offers on Orvis gear

2-Day Fly-Fishing School Overview

  • 2-Day programs include recording and video analysis of each student's cast
  • Introduction to gear: line, rod and reel, additional equipment and accessories
  • Demonstrations on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting
  • Study and practice the double haul
  • Practice time and hands-on casting instruction by some of the best instructors in the industry
  • Dive deeper into seminars on fly selection, how to fish different types of flies, handling fish, landing fish and additional discussion of entomology
  • Knot tying discussion and practice
  • Introduction to wading safety, planning trips with guides and Orvis-Endorsed network
  • Practice session on the water with instructors (offered at most locations)
  • Catered lunch and time to chat with classmates
  • Special offers on Orvis gear

If you want to learn more, please reach out to the Schools Team and request the specific itinerary for your chosen Orvis School location.

1-Day School
July 2021 17 Saturday
August 2021 21 Saturday
September 2021 4 Saturday
October 2021 2 Saturday
May 2022 7 Saturday
June 2022 11 Saturday
July 2022 16 Saturday
August 2022 20 Saturday
September 2022 3 Saturday
October 2022 1 Saturday
2-Day School
June 2021 19-20 Saturday/Sunday (CALL FOR AVAILABILITY)
  24-25 Thursday/Friday (CALL FOR AVAILABILITY)
July 2021 10-11 Saturday/Sunday
  19-20 Monday/Tuesday
August 2021 7-8 Saturday/Sunday
  28-29 Saturday/Sunday
September 2021 6-7 Monday/Tuesday
  18-19 Saturday/Sunday
October 2021 9-10 Saturday/Sunday
  16-17 Saturday/Sunday
April 2022 7-8 Thursday/Friday
  23-24 Saturday/Sunday
May 2022 2-3 Monday/Tuesday
  21-22 Saturday/Sunday
June 2022 18-19 Saturday/Sunday
  23-24 Thursday/Friday
July 2022 9-10 Saturday/Sunday
  18-19 Saturday/Sunday
August 2022 6-7 Saturday/Sunday
  27-28 Saturday/Sunday
September 2022 5-6 Monday/Tuesday
  17-18 Saturday/Sunday
October 2022 8-9 Saturday/Sunday
  15-16 Saturday/Sunday

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.

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


Question -
Where do we meet?

Answer - At the River Run Outfitters.

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: 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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