Enjoy a relaxing weekend retreat at our Ohio fly fishing school.

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Type: 1-Day School
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Clyde, Ohio Fly Fishing School


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You'll cover it all at the Orvis Ohio Fly Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques (including video analysis with the Two-Day School)
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Fly selection
  • How to read water
  • How to play, land, photograph, and safely release fish

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


Cancellation Policy & Fees:
If the reservation is cancelled 60+ days from your school date, Orvis will offer a full refund back the original 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 Schools 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 #8L24 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.

Clyde, Ohio Fly Fishing School


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

You'll cover it all at the Orvis Ohio Fly Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques (including video analysis with the Two-Day School)
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Fly selection
  • How to read water
  • How to play, land, photograph, and safely release fish

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


Cancellation Policy & Fees:
If the reservation is cancelled 60+ days from your school date, Orvis will offer a full refund back the original 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 Schools 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 Ohio Fly-Fishing School is held at beautiful Rockwell Springs Trout Club near Clyde, OH. The club is situated on 125 acres of woodlands and picturesque meadows with three miles of spring fed stream which originates on the Club's property. Rockwell Springs Trout Club was established in 1900 and whose stream contains a healthy population of rainbow, brook, brown, and tiger trout making this the perfect setting for a fly fishing school. The two-day school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection, and how to safely release fish.

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
September 2021 3 Friday (2 SPOTS LEFT)
April 2022 29 Friday
June 2022 25 Saturday
July 2022 21 Thursday
August 2022 20 Saturday
September 2022 2 Friday
2-Day School
October 2021 14-15 Thursday/Friday (SOLD OUT)
April 2022 23-24 Saturday/Sunday
May 2022 5-6 Thursday/Friday
June 2022 1-2 Wednesday/Thursday
July 2022 11-12 Monday/Tuesday
October 2022 13-14 Thursday/Friday

Rockwell Springs has four different overnight buildings on its 125 acres. The four buildings have 18 rooms at differing rates. The Club’s lodging is the main choice for most students attending the school. The Clubhouse has a full service restaurant and bar that the students can utilized.

The lodge and its amenities can be viewed at www.rockwellspringstroutclub.com and reservations can be made by calling 419-684-5339.

Rockwell Springs Trout Club
1581 Co. Rd. 310
Clyde, OH 43410

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic weekend well worth the investment All in all this was one of the best and most enjoyable learning experiences I've ever had on the water. Our instructor, Mark E., was knowledgeable, engaging, flexible and resourceful with a refreshing sense of humor that made learning a treat. With the early April forecast calling for a Day 2 washout, which was delivered in spades, our small group of 5 adults benefited by spending almost the entire first day learning and practicing while fishing, saving the second day for indoor classroom work. The venue, Rockwell Springs Trout Club, provided an outstanding experience at every level, from room to restaurant. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 day fly fishing school - Ohio Cannot recommend this school more highly. For experienced anglers new to fly fishing or for those looking to pick up a new hobby, it’s customized to the individual student. Our instructor was Mark and he was phenomenal - knowledgeable, personable, and he took the time to work with each student individually. You will learn everything you need to know to hit any type of water with confidence, but still leave you yearning to learn more and more.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic class Fantastic class, just what I was looking for as a beginner fly fisherman. No questions are left unanswered, and felt there was good value to the class. Special thanks to our instructor Mark for inspiring confidence in both myself and classmates.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best techniques from exceptional instructor. Positive and focused attention to detail during morning classroom work and afternoon field play!
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great school Just spent 6/9 and 6/10/2017 with three great instructors..Mark Ellis,Trent Brennan and John Brocehue at Rockwell Springs Trout Club in Clyde ,OH. What a wonderful learning experience. Great job guys ! Oh yes we caught trout
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! Graham Stokes has a wonderful way of taking the mystery out of fly fishing. He has a two day power packed class that gives you great classroom learning and practice casting. Then on the second day Patrick jumped in with us and helped with the whole experience as we got to actually fish all afternoon and apply what we learned. Overall great experience.
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 2 days Fantastic 2 days with Brian, Graham and Patrick. The guys were extremely informative and cleared up all the questions and misconceptions I had. The venue was beautiful. While being videotaped fly casting is painful, I learned a ton! Thanks, guys. See you on my next guided trip!
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift I recently retired. I wanted to try fly fishing. My family gave me as a gift the fly fishing class at Sunny Brook. It was great! Brian, Graham, & Patrick were wonderful. They taught all the basics, plus many personal tips. Highly suggest taking this class if you're thinking of learning to fly fish.
Date published: 2015-05-21
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