Asheville, North Carolina Fly Fishing School

Learn to fly fish at our North Carolina fly fishing school.

Asheville, North Carolina Fly Fishing School

Details

The Orvis North Carolina Fly Fishing School is held in Asheville on the exquisite 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore is located near some of the best fly fishing in the Southeast including the Davidson River, one of the Trout Unlimited Top 100 Trout Streams in America. While learning to fly fish with our expert instructors, students can combine the great fishing of Western North Carolina with its breathtaking scenery. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection, and how to safely release fish.

You'll cover it all at the Asheville, North Carolina 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 Schools and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

Itinerary

DAY ONE

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Registration at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
9:30 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation - lines, rods, and reels.Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.
10:45 Report to casting pond for demonstration of the basic cast; students casting.
Noon Lunch (catered).
1:00 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.
1:15 Report to casting pond for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Videotaping of students.
2:30 Classroom presentation - knot-tying seminar. Discussion on leaders; hands-on knot tying.
4:00 Classroom presentation - equipment and accessories.
4:30 End of first day.

DAY TWO

Time Activity & Description
8:30 Classroom presentation—Entomology, fly selection, and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.
9:30 Demonstration on hook-setting and fish-fighting techniques.
9:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: The double haul.
10:45 Report to Lagoon for demonstration on the double haul; fishing in still water; students casting and fishing.
Noon Lunch (catered).
1:00 Orvis-endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides. Discussion on wading safety.
1:30 French Broad River trip; talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water, students fishing.
3:30 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
4:00 End of school.

One Day School Itinerary

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Student registration at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
9:30 Introduction and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation – The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting video.
10:00 Report to casting area for demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
11:00 Classroom presentation – Tackle and flies.
Noon Lunch (catered to school.)
1:00 Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting.
2:00 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.
2:30 River or lake fishing trip – Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques. Demonstration on fishing flies. Students fishing and practice casting.
3:45 Return to classroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
4:00 End of School.

2-Day Dates

 
August 2019 3-4 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
 
Aug.-Sept. 2019 31-1 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
 
October 2019 26-27 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
 
March 2020 21-22 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
 
April 2020 4-5 Saturday-Sunday
  25-26 Saturday-Sunday
 
May 2020 9-10 Saturday-Sunday
  16-17 Saturday-Sunday
  30-31 Saturday-Sunday
 
June 2020 8-9 Monday-Tuesday
  27-28 Saturday-Sunday
 
July 2020 13-14 Monday-Tuesday
 
August 2020 1-2 Saturday-Sunday
  29-30 Saturday-Sunday
 
October 2020 24-25 Saturday-Sunday

1-Day Dates

 
August 2019 16 Friday (SOLD OUT)
 
September 2019 27 Friday (SOLD OUT)
 
October 2019 11 Friday (SOLD OUT)
 
March 2020 16 Monday
 
May 2020 1 Friday
 
June 2020 19 Friday
 
July 2020 24 Friday
 
August 2020 14 Friday
 
September 2020 25 Friday
 
October 2020 9 Friday

Lodging

Please contact The Inn on Biltmore Estate for lodging and reservations:

The Inn on Biltmore Estate
1 Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803
www.biltmore.com
1-800-411-2529 (Monday-Friday - 8:30am - 5pm)

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

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schools@orvis.com
866-531-6213

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