Cape Cod, Massachusetts Fly-Fishing School

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts Fly-Fishing School

Details

Hosted by The Black Eel outfitters in Dennis, MA the Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing School will make the most of its location on Cape Cod. The Cape offers wonderful opportunities to target multiple saltwater species with striped bass being the predominate quarry. Striped bass are a great gamefish that can be caught from both a boat or from shore. Perhaps The most exciting way is on the shallow flat in nearby Brewster. Brewster flats is often regarded as one of the best places in the world to sight fish for striped bass in shallow water. Every spring shallow water anglers wait in anticipation for the striped bass return to Cape Cod. In this School You will learn saltwater specific tactics and techniques to prepare you for a day on the water. Fly casting, tackle and fly selection, rigging, fish fighting as well as proper release techniques will be emphasized.

You'll cover it all at the Cape Cod, MA Fly-Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Striper feeding habits
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water, currents, and tides
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

After the school students can arrange for a guided trip through Black Eel Outfitters.

For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 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.

2-Day Itinerary

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

2-Day School: DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Students register at Black Eel Outfitters.
9:30 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation on lines, rods and reels.
10:30 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part one; video on the basic casting stroke.
10:45 Report to casting area for demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
12:00 pm Lunch.
1:00 Classroom presentation on leaders, and hands-on knot tying.
2:15 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part two; video on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.
2:30 Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Video tape students casting.
4:00 Classroom presentation on fly fishing equipment and accessories.
4:30 End of first day.

2-Day School: DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Classroom presentation – Bait and fly selection. Tips on how to handle, photograph and release fish. Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques.
10:00 Video analysis.
10:30 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three; video on the double haul.
10:45 Report to casting area for demonstration on double hauling, and casting techniques for windy conditions; students casting.
12:00 pm Lunch (catered to school.)
1:00 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides.
1:15 Caravan to the Brewster Flats for reading water discussion and fishing.
3:45 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
4:00 End of school.

1-Day Itinerary

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

1-Day School
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Students register at Black Eel Outfitters.
9:30 Classroom presentation on tackle and flies.
10:45 The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part one and two: Video on the basic casting stroke, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting with a focus on Saltwater fishing scenarios.
11:00 Group reports to the casting area.
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
1:15 Report to casting area for demonstration on the double haul. Students casting.
2:15 Knot tying seminar.
3:00 Casting in windy conditions, hook setting and fish fighting, tips on fishing with guides students casting.
4:00 Return to classroom for closing statements.
4:30 End of school.

Dates

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Two-Day School Dates

September 2018 8-9 Saturday-Sunday (1 SPOT LEFT)
     

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Cape Cod, Massachusetts
One-Day School Dates

July 2018 11 Wednesday (SOLD OUT)
     
August 2018 5 Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     

FAQs

Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions


Question
: When is the best time to go?

Answer - There is no "best time" per se. The school season is during the nicest part of the year weather-wise. Chances for warm weather increase as the season goes on.

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: Where can I stay?

Answer - At the hosts' lodging, or nearby lodging of your choice.

Question: How many people will be in the class?

Answer - That depends on the school. The maximum number of students is eight, 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.

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 Cape Cod School, children 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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