Milford Hills, Wisconsin Fly-Fishing School / 1-Day School

Learn to fish at the new Orvis Wisconsin Fly-Fishing School

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Type: 1-Day School
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Milford Hills, Wisconsin Fly-fishing School


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You'll cover it all at the Milford Hills, Wisconsin 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 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 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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Select days

Recipient Email Address

We will need to contact you to confirm your reservation.

Enter Names for All Students

Add up to 5 people. First and Last name required.
$489
per student
$489
Item #2AL6 Per Person
Great Catch Guarantee insignia

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.

Milford Hills, Wisconsin Fly-fishing School


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

You'll cover it all at the Milford Hills, Wisconsin 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 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 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

Please note: our Wisconsin Fly-Fishing School is at a new location starting in 2021, described below.

Learn to fly fish at the Orvis Wisconsin Fly-Fishing School at Milford Hills in Johnson Creek. Located within and easy drive from Madison and Milwaukee, and only 2 ½ hours from Chicago, Milford Hills sits on more than 500 acres in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Wisconsin, making this an ideal venue to learn how to fly fish. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection and how to safely release fish. After the school, students can participate in a variety of shooting activities as well as a well-stocked pub and great dining experience. Milford Hills also is considered an Orvis Hunting Grounds for great upland hunting throughout the fall, winter, and spring.

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
July 2021 3 Saturday
August 2021 21 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
  27 Friday
September 2021 4 Saturday
  24 Friday
April 2022 29 Friday
May 2022 7 Saturday
  28 Saturday
June 2022 3 Friday
  25 Saturday
July 2022 2 Saturday
August 2022 20 Saturday
  26 Friday
September 2022 3 Saturday
  23 Friday
October 2022 8 Saturday
2-Day School
July 2021 8-9 Thursday/Friday (CALL FOR AVAILABILITY)
  17-18 Saturday/Sunday (CALL FOR AVAILABILITY)
  29-30 Thursday/Friday
August 2021 7-8 Saturday/Sunday
  12-13 Thursday/Friday
September 2021 9-10 Thursday/Friday
  18-19 Saturday/Sunday
October 2021 2-3 Saturday/Sunday
April 2022 23-24 Saturday/Sunday
May 2022 12-13 Thursday/Friday
  21-22 Saturday/Sunday
June 2022 9-10 Thursday/Friday
  18-19 Saturday/Sunday
July 2022 7-8 Thursday/Friday
  16-17 Saturday/Sunday
  28-29 Thursday/Friday
August 2022 6-7 Saturday/Sunday
  11-12 Thursday/Friday
September 2022 8-9 Thursday/Friday
October 2022 1-2 Saturday/Sunday

Milford Hills has one, standalone cabin that can sleep seven individuals. The entire North Lodge can be rented by an individual or group of people. There are 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths in the North Lodge. To book the North Lodge for your class, email lodgeinfo@milfordhills.com. Lodge requests will be handled on a first-come-first-serve basis as it cannot be occupied by more than one group.
$400/night

Days Inn by Wyndham Johnson Creek
W4545 Linmar Lane
Johnson Creek, WI 53038
(920) 343-6613
(11 miles from Milford Hills)

Comfort Suites Johnson Creek
725 Paradise Lane
Johnson Creek, WI 53038
(920) 699-2800
(10 miles from Milford Hills)

Holiday Inn Express Watertown
101 Aviation Way
Watertown, WI 53094
(920) 262-1910
(6.5 miles from Milford Hills)

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