Everglades Saltwater School, Florida

Learn saltwater fly fishing in the backcountry of the Everglades

Everglades Saltwater School, Florida

Details

Hosted by Florida Keys Outfitters in Islamorada the Orvis Everglades Fly-Fishing School is held on the historic grounds of Cheeca Lodge and the beautiful backcountry of the Everglades. The first day of your three-day adventure will be spent with Truel Myers, Orvis Head Fly-Fishing Instructor, learning fly-casting techniques, tackle and fly selection, knots, hook-setting and fish-fighting techniques. Truel has taught thousands how to cast a fly rod and his specialty is teaching the double haul. Days two and three will be spent on a flats skiff (two anglers per skiff) fishing with an experienced Florida Keys Outfitters guide in the Everglades targeting tarpon, redfish, or snook (or a combination of the three) depending on fishing conditions.

Tuition includes comprehensive instruction, use of premium Orvis Tackle, lunches, and guided fishing.

Note: Because of the heavier tackle used in the Orvis Everglades Fly Fishing School we strongly recommend that participants be at least 12 years old.

Itinerary

Saltwater School Class Program
Islamorada, FL

Day One
Time Activity & Description
9:00 a.m.   Students meet at Islander Resort Classroom for introductions and discussion of school and fishing activities.
9:30 a.m.  Classroom presentation – Video on The Orvis Progressive Method of Fly Casting.
9:45 a.m.  Report to casting beach for demonstration on the mechanics of the basic casting stroke; students casting.
11:00 a.m. Classroom presentation – Tackle and fly selection.
12:00  Lunch (Islander Resort)
1:00 p.m. Knot tying seminar – Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.
2:00 p.m. Report to casting beach for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, roll casting and double hauling; students casting.
3:00 p.m. Demonstration on hook-setting and fish-fighting techniques. Demonstration on working with your guide and presenting flies in sight-casting situations.
3:30 p.m.  Students practice casting: Simulating making casts – starting with fly in hand in a sight-casting scenario.
4:00 End of first day of instruction.          
Day Two
Time Activity & Description
  Full-Day Fishing trip, times TBA
   
Day Three
Time Activity & Description
  Full-Day Fishing trip, times TBA
   

Dates

Saltwater Fly-Fishing School at Islamorada, FL
School Dates

October 2018 15-17 Monday-Wednesday (SOLD OUT)
     
November 2018 26-28 Monday-Wednesday
     

Activities

Program: Our teaching methods allow us to handle all levels of experience and abilities. Indoor and outdoor sessions are evenly divided, with the main emphasis placed on developing and perfecting fly-casting skills. Our goal is to have the students exit the program with the ability to handle 50-foot plus casts effectively, understand casting and fishing techniques when fishing on a flats skiff, have a good understanding of fly selection, leaders, knot tying skills, and the application/use of related gear and equipment for the saltwater flats. We also encourage an appreciation for fine tackle and emphasize the importance of the catch and release ethic, a clean healthy outdoor environment, and continued pursuit of quality fly fishing experiences through the promotion of our Orvis-Endorsed Lodge Outfitter and Guide Services.

Capacities & Student/Instructor Ratio: The typical school capacity is 8 students, with a student/instructor ratio of 4:1.

Lodging

Most students stay on-site at Cheeca Lodge& Spa in Islamorada while attending this school. Orvis students are offered "Preferred" rates on accommodations. When making reservations, please refer to Florida Keys Outfitters/Orvis School to receive the special school rate.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Mile Marker 81.8 Oceanside
81800 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036

Reservations: 800.327.2888

Let them know its for the Orvis Fly Fishing School Group

https://www.cheeca.com/

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866-531-6213

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