1-Day Advanced Fly-Casting School - Manchester, Vermont

Held at our fly-fishing school, this advanced class is ideal for the intermediate to advanced angler.

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1-Day Advanced Fly-Casting School - Manchester, Vermont


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Benefits of the One-Day Advanced Fly-Casting Class include:

  • Two video casting analyses
  • Customized instruction
  • Fly-casting techniques
  • Comprehensive instruction on the double haul cast
  • Accuracy and special presentation casts

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The Story

This is a great course for the intermediate to advanced angler. If improving your fly-casting technique seems like a daunting task, you just haven't met the right fly-fishing instructors. Pick up a fly rod at the Orvis Manchester Fly-Fishing School, situated in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains. Our expert instructors will help you fine-tune your fly-casting technique though our time-tested method of using video analysis. These advanced fly-casting classes are kept small, with no more than eight students, so you get the attention you need to improve your skills. We also keep the afternoon open so our expert instructors can custom tailor their instruction to your individual needs. Fly-fishing and fly-casting classes are held in our brand-new schoolhouse directly across from the Orvis Flagship Store, on our fully-stocked casting pond, and out on the famed Battenkill River.

Arrival Day
9:00 Student registration at Orvis Flagship Store.
9:30 Introductions. Discussion of casting class.
9:45 Video tape participants casting.
10:00 The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting: Discussion on teaching modern casting techniques.
10:30 Video analysis.
11:00 Report to Orvis Casting Ponds for casting session with instruction.
Noon Lunch catered to schoolroom.
12:40 Optional Orvis Rod Shop tour.
1:15 Report to Orvis Casting Ponds for advanced casting techniques to improve distance and accuracy. (double hauling)
2:30 Video tape participants casting, followed by in-depth video analysis.
2:45 Report to Orvis Casting Ponds for advanced presentation casts. (Reach cast, parachute cast.) Casting techniques, for casting in windy conditions.
3:30 Fly-Casting Skills Course: Skills course set up for casting accuracy and distance.
4:30 End of course.
Specialty 1-Day School Dates
August 2021 9 Monday (2 SPOTS LEFT)
September 2021 13 Monday
August 2022 8 Monday
September 2022 12 Monday

The Orvis Flagship Fly-Fishing School Facility

The Orvis Flagship Fly Fishing School FacilityIn 1965 Leigh Perkins determined that there was a need for a fly-fishing school as he believed there were many people who were simply too intimidated by the sport to try it. In 1966, under the direction of the legendary Bill Cairns, Orvis opened its first fly-fishing school, a three-day affair for $75. Since then we’ve educated more than 35,000 people at Orvis schools all over the country.

The Orvis Flagship Fly Fishing School FacilityOur state-of-the-art school facility is located directly across the street from the Flagship Store in Manchester, Vermont where Orvis was founded 153 years ago. Located in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, this is not only a magnificent place to visit, but an historic and beautiful place to learn the graceful art of fly fishing. Along with the schoolhouse, there is the Orvis Flagship store and the American Museum of Fly Fishing, all within a few yards of each other. It is truly the heart of American fly fishing. The schoolhouse is a full 6,000 square-foot facility with 4,500 square feet of interior teaching space, and 1,500 square feet of covered porch looking out toward the mountains.

Jim Lepage, Orvis Vice-President of the Rod and Tackle Division, stated, "I am extremely proud of the Orvis Fly-Fishing School House. First, because it reflects Orvis’s commitment to fly fishing and fly fishers. Second, because there is absolutely no place like it dedicated to the teaching of fly fishing. Outside, you can practice casting in the designated casting area, or relax in Adirondack chairs on the boardwalk deck. Inside, you’ll be treated to a fireplace room with a comfortable couch and The Orvis Flagship Fly Fishing School Facilitychairs, and sporting art that includes works from great sporting artists such as Ogden Pleissner. The spacious classroom is appointed with hickory furniture and has a built-in video projector for teaching. The equipment room includes lockers and space to store waders, vests, and rods."

If ever there was a time to come to Vermont and learn this lifetime pursuit, it is now. You will not only learn from the best, but you will be treated to an experience in the most beautiful facility of its kind anywhere in the world, located at the birthplace of the oldest and most famous fly-fishing company in the world.

Please contact the Equinox Resort & Spa for lodging and reservations:

Equinox Resort & Spa
3567 Main Street
Manchester, VT 05254
www.equinoxresort.com
800-362-4747

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


Question
: Do I need to buy a Vermont fishing license?

Answer - If attending the Vermont 2-Day Fly Fishing School each student will need to purchase a licenses. For student attending the 1-Day School, they do not purchase a fishing license. Vermont fishing licenses may be purchased online through Vermont Fish and Wildlife.
https://www.vtfwdsales.com/online/license.php


Question
: What is the best time of year to fish?

Answer - Late April through June is when the most reliable hatches come off, but any time through the season can be good.

Question: When can we avoid black flies?

Answer - Black flies are not a problem in the Manchester area.

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 and vests.

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: What is the cancellation policy?

Answer - 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.

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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