Bozeman, Montana Fly Fishing School

When it comes to western fly-fishing, there are few places like Bozeman

Bozeman, Montana Fly Fishing School

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When it comes to western fly-fishing, there are few places like Bozeman, Montana. Our regional fisheries include the Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers as the “headliners.” As one starts to look closer, however, there are dozens of small streams and rivers with names that are unfamiliar to even the most seasoned western trout fisherman, each having their own uniqueness as a quality wild-trout fishery. This diversity of accessible, wild-trout waters is really what sets Bozeman apart and makes for a wonderful location to both learn the basics of fly fishing or improve your skills on the water.

Fins and Feathers of Bozeman is full service fly shop and guide service here in the Gallatin Valley and are the instructors for the Orvis Fly Fishing School in Bozeman. Their guide service was recognized as the “2010 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Outfitter” as a result of their commitment to providing exceptional guided fly fishing experiences. Teaching anglers of all skill levels how to fly fish or improve their skills on the water is their passion.

The Orvis Fly Fishing School in Bozeman is held at Gallatin River Lodge. This beautiful fishing lodge offers private access to the Gallatin River, a casting pond, gourmet meals, and well-appointed rooms for our overnight guests.

You'll cover it all at the Bozeman, Montana 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
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

For more information about an Orvis Fly Fishing School, call 866-531-6213

Cancellation Policy & Fees:
If you cancel your reservation outside of 30 days from your school date, Orvis will issue a refund back to your original method of payment. Cancellations within 30 days from your school date are subject to a 20% cancellation fee, and a refund will be issued in the form of an Orvis Gift Card. Orvis Gift Cards never expire and can be used to book your next school reservation or to purchase other Orvis product. School transfers are based on availability and can be done at any time (cancellation fees do not apply). Students that do not attend their scheduled school and do not notify the school reservation department will be charged in full.

For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

Itinerary

DAY ONE

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Student registration at Fins and Feathers Fly Shop.
9:30 Introduction and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation – Lines, rods, and reels. Video on The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part one: The basic cast.
10:45 Report to the casting area for a demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
Noon Lunch (catered to school).
1:00 Classroom presentation – The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part two: Video on shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and the roll cast.
1:15 Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Videotape students casting.
2:45 Classroom presentation - knot-tying seminar, discussion on leaders and hands-on knot tying.
4:00 Presentation on equipment and accessories.
4:30 End of first day.

DAY TWO

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Classroom presentation – 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.
10:00 Video analysis. The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
11:00 Report to casting area for a demonstration on the double haul; students casting.
Noon Lunch (catered to school).
1:00 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides. Discussion on wading safety.
1:30 Gallatin River trip – Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing.
3:30 Return to schoolroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
3:45 End of school.

Dates

 
May 2019 10 Friday
  31 Friday
 
August 2019 28 Wednesday
 
September 2019 28 Saturday
 

Two-Day School Dates

 
April 2019 13-14 Saturday-Sunday
 
May 2019 4-5 Saturday-Sunday
 
June 2019 15-16 Saturday-Sunday
 
July 2019 27-28 Saturday-Sunday
 
August 2019 24-25 Saturday-Sunday
 
September 2019 21-22 Saturday-Sunday
 

Lodging

Please contact Gallatin River Lodge for lodging reservations:

Gallatin River Lodge
9105 Thorpe Road
Bozeman, MT 59718
(406) 388-0148
www.grlodge.com/

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

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866-531-6213

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