Branson, Missouri Fly-Fishing School

The hands-on approach at our Missouri fly fishing school will have you up to speed in a flash.

Branson, Missouri Fly-Fishing School

Details

The Orvis Missouri Fly-Fishing School is held at River Run Outfitters in Branson. A full-line fly shop and Orvis Dealer, River Run Outfitters was awarded the "2006 Orvis-Endorsed Outfitter of the Year." Branson sits on the banks of Lake Taneycomo, which is one of the premier trout lakes in the Midwest and ranks among the top trout fishing spots in the United States. Branson is known as the live entertainment capital of the world with great dining and shopping. Our Missouri fly fishing school's professional instructors cover everything from setting up your fly rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your catch.

You'll cover it all at the Branson, Missouri Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential 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

1-Day Itinerary

Time Activity & Description
8:30 Students meet at River Run Outfitters. Introduction and discussion of class program.
8:45 Classroom presentation – Tackle and Fly selection.
9:45 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting: Video on the basic casting stroke, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, roll casting and double hauling.
10:00 Report to casting pond for demonstration of basic casting stroke. Students casting.
11:45 Lunch at Hungry Hunters.
12:45 Report to casting pond for demonstration on the double haul. Students casting.
1:45 Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies. Students fishing.
3:00 Return to shop.
3:15 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.
3:45 Orvis Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides. Wading and wading safety.
4:00 Closing statements, and graduation certificates.
4:15 End of school.

2-Day Itinerary

2-Day School: DAY ONE

Time Activity & Description
8:30 Students meet at River Run Outfitters. Introduction and discussion of school program.
9:00 Classroom presentation – Lines, rods and reels.
10:15 The Orvis Progressive Fly Casting Method: Video on the basic casting stroke, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, roll casting and double hauling.
10:30 Report to casting pond for demonstration of basic casting stroke. Students casting.
11:45 Go to lunch at Hungry Hunters.
12:30 Report to casting pond for demonstration of shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting, followed by student's practice and video taping of students casting.
2:15 Return to shop.
2:30 Classroom presentation – Fly vests, chest packs and accessories. Wading equipment a wading safety.
3:15 Classroom presentation – Leader, tippet, weights, strike indicators and knot tying, followed by students knot tying.
4:30 End of first day.

2-Day School: DAY TWO

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Classroom presentation - Entomology, fly selection, and how to choose flies, tips on handling, photographing, and releasing fish.
10:15 Classroom presentation – Video analysis. Discussion on the double haul.
11:00 Report to casting pond – Demonstration on proper hook setting and fish fighting techniques. Demonstration on double hauling and casting in windy conditions safely. Students casting.
12:15 Lunch at Hungry Hunters.
12:45 Report to casting pond for discussion on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies. Students fishing.
3:30 Return to shop.
3:45 Class room presentation – Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides.
4:30 End of school.

Dates

One-Day School Dates

 
August 2019 3 Saturday
 
September 2019 7 Saturday
 
October 2019 5 Saturday
 
May 2020 9 Saturday
 
June 2020 13 Saturday
 
July 2020 18 Saturday
 
August 2020 1 Saturday
 
September 2020 5 Saturday
 
October 2020 3 Saturday
 

Two-Day School Dates

 
August 2019 10-11 Saturday-Sunday
  24-25 Saturday-Sunday
Aug-Sept 2019 31-1 Saturday-Sunday
 
September 2019 9-10 Monday-Tuesday
  21-22 Saturday-Sunday
Sept-Oct 2019 30-1 Monday-Tuesday
 
October 2019 12-13 Saturday-Sunday
  19-20 Saturday-Sunday
 
April 2020 4-5 Saturday-Sunday
  9-10 Thursday-Friday
  25-26 Saturday-Sunday
 
May 2020 4-5 Monday-Tuesday
  16-17 Saturday-Sunday
  23-24 Saturday-Sunday
 
June 2020 6-7 Saturday-Sunday
  20-21 Saturday-Sunday
  25-26 Thursday-Friday
 
July 2020 11-12 Saturday-Sunday
  20-21 Monday-Tuesday
  25-26 Saturday-Sunday
 
August 2020 8-9 Saturday-Sunday
  22-23 Saturday-Sunday
  29-30 Saturday-Sunday
 
September 2020 7-8 Monday-Tuesday
  19-20 Saturday-Sunday
  28-29 Monday-Tuesday
 
October 2020 10-11 Saturday-Sunday
  17-18 Saturday-Sunday

Activities

Spa
Horseback and pony rides
Badminton
Basketball
Playground
Canoe and paddle boats
Volleyball
Swimming pools
Fitness center
Campfire wagon tours and carriage rides
Boat and personal watercraft rentals
Garden Tours
Jogging, walking, hiking, and nature trail
Miniature golf
Tennis

Other Activities in the Area

Branson: The Mid-West Country Music Center
Silver Dollar City
Branson Landing
Golf
Table Rock Lake

Lodging

Please contact the Big Cedar Lodge for lodging and reservations:

Big Cedar Lodge
612 Devil’s Pool Road
Ridgedale, MO 65739
www.bigcedar.com
1-417-335-2777

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

FAQ


Question -
Where do we meet?

Answer - At the River Run Outfitters.

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, vests and fishing licenses.

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: How old do my children have to be to join me in this fishing school?

Answer - At the Santa Rosa Beach School, youngsters should be at least 14 years old (because of the heavier tackle used). All other schools we recommend 12 years of age.

Question: What is the cancellation policy?

Answer - Should you need to cancel the school within 30 days prior to the starting date, we will issue a gift certificate in the amount of the cancelled school. That gift certificate may be used toward another school date of your choice.

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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