Harrisonburg, Virginia Fly-Fishing School / 1-Day School (Trout)

Learn to fly fish at our Virginia fly fishing school

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Type: 1-Day School (Trout)
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Harrisonburg, Virginia Fly-Fishing School


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You'll cover it all at the Harrisonburg, Virginia Fly-Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing 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

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$279
per student
$279
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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.

Harrisonburg, Virginia Fly-Fishing School


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

You'll cover it all at the Harrisonburg, Virginia Fly-Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing 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 Virginia Fly Fishing School is hosted by Mossy Creek Fly Fishing in Harrisonburg in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Our expert instructors help with everything from setting up the rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your fish. Classes are held in our historic retail store and on our private section of Smith Creek. After the school, students can book a guided trip with Mossy Creek's Orvis-Endorsed Guides in the nearby George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah National Park.

9:00 Student registration at Mossy Creek Fly Fishing.
9:30 Classroom: Introduction and Program Overview.
9:45 Classroom presentation: The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting Video.
10:00 Rainbow Trout Group – Report to Casting Grounds for demonstration on basic casting stroke; students casting.
 
Brown Trout Group – Classroom presentation on Tackle and Flies.
11:00 Groups switch
12:30 Catered Lunch (included) with video: Blood Knot
1:00 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hand-on knot tying.
1:30 Students caravan to Smith Creek.
2:15 Casting: Demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting.
3:15 Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques.
3:30 Fishing on Smith Creek – Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing.
5:00 Return to Mossy Creek Fly Fishing for closing statements and graduation certificates.
5:30 End of school.
1-Day School
June 2021 2 Wednesday (SOLD OUT)
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July 2021 10 Saturday (CLOSED)
  24 Saturday (CLOSED)
September 2021 11 Saturday
  15 Wednesday
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October 2021 9 Saturday
  13 Wednesday
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November 2021 6 Saturday
  10 Wednesday
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March 2022 12 Saturday
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  23 Wednesday
April 2022 2 Saturday
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May 2022 4 Wednesday
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June 2022 1 Wednesday
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July 2022 9 Saturday
  23 Saturday
September 2022 10 Saturday
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October 2022 8 Saturday
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November 2022 5 Saturday
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Please contact the Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center for lodging and reservations:

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
710 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, Va. 22801
(540) 564-0200
www.hotelmadison.com

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Introduction to Fly-Fishing Just completed a one day introduction to fly-fishing with instructors Nick and Wayne at Mossy Creek in Harrisonburg. Exactly what I needed after a year of fishing on my own with friends helping me. Excellent opportunity to compare and evaluate a wide range of fly rods and reels for someone ready to elevate their gear and skills. An added benefit was the 20% discount on purchases at Mossy Creek that almost paid for the course. Also found the Shenandoah Valley a wonderful place to visit. Thank you Nick and Wayne!
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooked for life While staying at the homestead with my wife, I decided to take a fly fishing class with James DeBoe. The instruction was top-notch and I woudl recommend James to anybody. He is a very good teacher and patiently walked me through the basics of fly casting . We then moved to the stream and started fishing. We did not leave until he made sure I caught a Trout. I think I am hooked (pun intended) for life.
Date published: 2007-11-03
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