Key Largo, Florida Fly Fishing School / 2-Day School

Learn to hook saltwater sport fish at one of our renowned Florida fly fishing schools.

3.9 out of 5 Customer Rating
Type: 2-Day School
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Key Largo, Florida Fly Fishing School

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You'll cover it all at the Key Largo, Florida Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly-casting techniques (including video analysis)
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your fly fishing gear and tackle
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water
  • How to play, land, photograph, and safely release fish
Tuition includes comprehensive instruction, lunches, and use of premium Orvis fly tackle.

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

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

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The Story

Located at the beautiful Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo! Learn how to fly fish for the most coveted saltwater species in the world: bonefish, tarpon, and permit. The club sits on nearly 4,000 lush tropical acres and is an ideal setting to learn the specialized techniques used to fly fish the beautiful saltwater flats of the world. After the school, students can arrange to take a guided trip on the nearby flats through Orvis Ocean Reef Club Outfitters. The school covers everything from fly casting, tackle, knots, and fly selection, to fish-fighting techniques, 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.

Please contact the Inn at Ocean Reef for lodging and reservations:

Inn at Ocean Reef
201 Ocean Reef Drive
Key Largo, Fl. 33037

Please mention you will be attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Truel School Truel Myers did a great job leading the two-day session at Ocean Reef in Key Largo this weekend. The combination of classroom and casting practice was very effective. Most of the participants were able to double haul and cast effectively ny day 2. With a ratio of 3:1, the participants get plenty of 1 to 1 instruction. Sarah and Tyler complement Truel very well. The video analysis is a great way to diagnose and fix your casting imperfections.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome school Truel lead a grew two day school. Worth every dollar spent, his instruction was clear to the point and produced results. Could not give it a higher recommendation!
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best ever!! Truell, Roy, and Sarah provided the best opportunity for us to be introduced the salt water fly fishing. The whole experience was fantastic!!!
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from World Class From the comprehensive classroom agenda through the "hands-on" instruction, Truel Myers of the Ocean Reef Resort exemplified the "World Class" stature of the Orvis company. His attention to detail and to each individual's skill level and aptitude were noteworthy. The Orvis products Truel utilized and the "post-training" resources he provided us have further reinforced that Orvis Fly Fishing school training and "refresher" visits are a "must have" in any Fly Fishing person's arsenal! Our sincere thanks to Orvis for their commitment to quality in all aspects of their products and services......"JandV
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun class-great value I attended this 2-day school while my wife was taking an art class on a nearby key in early 2009. Peter was my personal instructor with Truell overseeing the two days. The class was well organized, comprehensive, relaxed, and paced just right. A modest concise bit of written take home instruction (salt and fresh water fly fishing) came in pamphlet form. Full high quality equipment was provided. There was plenty of outdoor Fly-casting instruction, practice, along with critique. Both instructors were not only experienced fly fishermen and guides but also excellent teachers. The Key Largo setting just added to the enjoyment of course.
Date published: 2012-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Program My husband & I travelled from upstate NY to attend a 2 day class at Ocean Reef during some of the coldest weather the Keys have experienced in 75 years. In spite of the cold, the wind, and the pouring rain, Truel Myers good naturedly persevered to provide an outstanding experience for both of us. While my husband had some experience with a fly rod, I was a total beginner, and I was dreading the instruction in these conditions. However, we both thoroughly enjoyed the class, and we felt we each progressed significantly from our respective experience levels. The fact that we both had fun under these adverse conditions speaks wonders for Truel's abilities as an instructor. We feel it was well worth the trip and the cost, and we're looking forward to testing our bonefishing skills in the Bahamas this winter. Thanks Truel!
Date published: 2010-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two Day Fly Fishing School My first time ever to hold a fly fishing rod was a few weeks ago when I attended the two day fly fishing school in Ocean Reef, Fl. And I am HOOKED! The instructors, Peter and Truell, were organized, very knowledged in the sport, and superb teachers. And the Orvis program was outstanding. Ocean Reef is a beautiful location that has something to offer everyone. As a beginner, there is always more to learn, but I do feel comfortable enough to head to the water. To anyone with a desire to learn fly fishing, this is the school for you. You will be HOOKED too!
Date published: 2009-03-04
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