Harrisonburg, Virginia Fly-Fishing School

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Harrisonburg, Virginia Fly-Fishing School

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The Orvis Virginia Fly Fishing School is hosted by Mossy Creek Fly Fishing in Harrisonburg in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Our expert instructors help with everything from setting up the rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your fish. Classes are held in our historic retail store and on our private section of Smith Creek. After the school, students can book a guided trip with Mossy Creek's Orvis-Endorsed Guides in the nearby George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah National Park.

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing 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

For more information about Orvis Fly Fishing Schools, 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

Orvis Fly-Fishing School 1-Day Program
Harrisonburg, VA
Time Activity & Description
9:00am Student registration at Mossy Creek Fly Fishing
9:30am

Classroom: Introduction and Program Overview

9:45am

Classroom presentation: The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting Video

10:00am

Rainbow Trout Group – Report to Casting Grounds for demonstration on basic casting stroke; students casting

  Brown Trout Group – Classroom presentation on Tackle and Flies
11:00am

Groups switch

12:00

Catered Lunch (included) with Video: Blood Knot

1:00pm

Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hand-on knot tying

1:30pm

Students caravan to Smith Creek

2:15pm

Casting: Demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting

3:15pm

Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques

3:30pm

Fishing on Smith Creek – Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing

5:00pm

Return to Mossy Creek Fly Fishing for closing statements and graduation certificates

5:30pm

End of School

Dates

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Harrisonburg, VA
One-Day School Dates

September 2018 5 Wednesday
  15 Saturday
  19 Wednesday
  29 Saturday
   
October 2018 10 Wednesday
  20 Saturday
  24 Wednesday
   
November 2018 7 Wednesday
  17 Saturday
   

Lodging

Please contact the Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center for lodging and reservations:

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
710 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, Va. 22801
(540) 564-0200
www.hotelmadison.com

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