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Cast and Blast w/ Catskill Casts & Coverts

Orvis Wingshooting School

Phone icon(866) 531-6213 Email iconschools@orvis.com Link iconorvis.com/catskill-casts-coverts
3663 Co Rd 35
Sidney Center, NY 13839

July 29th - July 31st

  • Gain a solid foundation in both fly fishing and wingshooting
  • Located in the incredible Catskill Mountains
  • Includes all instruction, guides, equipment, and meals outlined in the included itinerary
  • School runs 3 days
  • Geared toward the beginner/intermediate angler and shooter

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Cancellation Policy & Fees:

If you must cancel your trip, refund fees are based on the cancellation date, as follows:

  • +90 days prior to trip - Full refund
  • 60-90 days prior to trip - 50% of trip cost
  • 59 days or less to trip - 100% of trip cost

Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather. We strongly urge you to purchase trip insurance, by clicking here.

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

The Story

Join Catskill Casts & Coverts in upstate New York for the ultimate immersion into the sporting life with our new Sporting Experience Cast & Blast three-day fly-fishing and wingshooting school. Gain a solid foundation in both fly fishing and wingshooting. Our expert instructors and guides will provide one day of classroom instruction, one day of fly-fishing instruction on the world-famous Upper Delaware River, and one day of wingshooting instruction in the field.

Although accommodations are not included at the school, we recommend the following lodging options:

West Branch Angler Resort
150 Faulkener Rd
Hancock, NY 13783

Dream Catcher Estates
393 River Rd
Deposit, NY 13754

Day 1: Friday

12:00 PM Arrival at training facility
12:15 PM Meet and greet with instructors, skill assessment
12:30 PM Classroom Tutorial: Fly fishing

  • Introduction into the fundamentals of fly fishing
  • Discussion of gear: rods, reels, line etc.
  • Stream entomology
  • Flies & fly selection
  • Reading water & currents
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Hands on casting practice

4:30 PM Classroom tutorial: Wingshooting
  • Introduction into the fundamentals of wingshooting
  • Overview of the instinctive method of wingshooting
  • Introduction to gear
  • Shotgun safety: proper handling and use of shotguns
  • Discussion of gauges and ammunition
  • Proper mount, stance and shotgun fit

6:00 PM Family-style dinner

Day 2: Saturday

9:00 AM Arrival at training center & continental breakfast
9:30 AM Safety briefing. Students paired with fishing guide
10:00 AM Full day guided float trip on the Upper Delaware River
1:00 PM Lunch on the river
2:00 PM Continue float trip
6:00 PM Family-style dinner

Day 3: Sunday

9:00 AM Arrival at training center & continental breakfast
9:30 AM In the field shooting instruction to include

  • Safety briefing
  • Hands-on practice of proper gun mount
  • Instruction and practice of varying target presentations

1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Simulated hunting scenarios
4:00 PM Closing remarks

Your hosts for this one-of-a-kind school will be the team from Orvis-Endorsed Catskill Casts & Coverts. Their instructors and guides have decades of experience teaching students of all skill levels.

The backdrop of this school will be the incredible Catskill Mountains. Students will fish the world-famous Upper Delaware River, arguably the best dry-fly-fishing river east of the Rocky Mountains. Wingshooting will take place on the Catskill Casts & Coverts home property.

3-Day School
July 2022 29-31 Friday/Sunday

Is prior experience necessary?

No. This school is geared toward the absolute beginner/intermediate angler and shooter.

Is use of equipment included?

Yes. All fishing and shooting equipment needed for the school will be provided if necessary.

Are waders needed?

No. Fishing will be out of a drift boat and though waders are not necessary, they are recommended.

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