Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania Fly fishing School

Fly fishing instruction at Orvis Hill Country in Pennsylvania.

Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania Fly fishing School

Details

Situated in the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania in the town of Blue Ridge Summit, Orvis Hill Country encompasses more than 500 acres devoted to fly fishing, sporting clays and wingshooting pursuits. Orvis Hill Country is only 1.5 hours from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

You'll experience it all at the Orvis Hill Country Fly Fishing School:

  • Fly-casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents (2-Day School)
  • 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

Travel Insurance:
To protect your investment, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance may help you in the event you have to cancel or postpone your trip for reasons outside of your control. It is also beneficial if you need medical assistance or emergency evacuation during your travels. To learn more about purchasing travel insurance or an emergency evacuation membership through Global Rescue, please visit orvis.com/travelinsurance. Please note: you will receive important benefits if your insurance is purchased within 20 calendar days of your trip.

1-Day Itinerary

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Student registration at Orvis Hill Country Club House.
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 pond 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 pond 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 Pond 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.
4:30 End of school.

2-Day Itinerary

2-Day School: DAY ONE

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Student registration at Orvis Hill Country Club House.
9:30 Introduction and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation – Lines, rods and reels. The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting, part one.
10:45 Report to casting pond for demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
Noon Lunch (catered to school.)
1:00 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying. The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting, part two: Video on shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting.
1:00 Classroom Presentation (all students)— The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting, part two: Video on shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting.
2:30 Report to casting pond for a demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll cast, students casting. Videotape students casting.
4:00 Classroom presentation—Equipment and accessories.
4:30 End of school.

2-Day School: DAY TWO

Time Activity & Description
8:30 Classroom presentation on entomology, fly selection, and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish. Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques.
9:30 Video analysis. The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting, part three: Video on the double haul.
10:30 Report to casting pond for demonstration on the double haul and casting techniques for windy conditions. Demonstration on fishing flies in still water. Students fishing and practice casting.
Noon Lunch (catered to school.)
1:00 Classroom presentation—Orvis-endorsed fishing trips. Tips on fishing with guides.
1:30 River trip—Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing.
3:30 Return to the schoolroom for closing statements and graduation certificates
4:00 End of school.

Dates

One-Day School Dates

September 2019 18 Wednesday
 
October 2019 9 Wednesday
 
April 2020 4 Saturday
  17 Friday
 
May 2020 2 Saturday
  11 Monday
  30 Saturday
 
June 2020 19 Friday
  20 Saturday
 
July 2020 13 Monday
  18 Saturday
 
August 2020 1 Saturday
  8 Saturday
  15 Saturday
 
September 2020 5 Saturday
  25 Friday
 
October 2020 3 Saturday
 

Two-Day School Dates

October 2019 26-27 Saturday-Sunday
 
April 2020 18-19 Saturday-Sunday
 
May 2020 16-17 Saturday-Sunday
 
June 2020 13-14 Saturday-Sunday
  27-28 Saturday-Sunday
 
July 2020 6-7 Monday-Tuesday
  25-26 Saturday-Sunday
 
August 2020 6-7 Thursday-Friday
  29-30 Saturday-Sunday
 
September 2020 19-20 Saturday-Sunday
  26-27 Saturday-Sunday
 
October 2020 10-11 Saturday-Sunday
 

Lodging

Allenberry Resort
1559 Boiling Springs Road
Boiling Springs, PA, 17007
717-258-3211
Allenberry.com

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schools@orvis.com
866-531-6213

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