Orvis Coastal Backcountry and Flats Fishing School

Gain valuable fly-fishing insight at our three-day Orvis Coastal Backcountry and Flats School.

Orvis Coastal Backcountry and Flats Fishing School

Details

The Orvis Coastal Backcountry and Flats Fishing School is hosted by Bay Street Outfitters and Anchorage 1770 Inn on historic grounds overlooking the Beaufort River in Beaufort, South Carolina. These pristine flats are home to abundant redfish and make a perfect setting to experience flats fishing from the bow of a flats boat.

This three-day flats fishing school adventure begins with instruction by Capt. Tuck Scott, an Orvis-endorsed guide. You'll learn fly-casting techniques, tackle and fly selection, knots, hook setting, and fish fighting techniques. Learning the double haul will improve your casting skills for many future trips.

Days two and three will be spent on a flats boat (two anglers per skiff) fishing with an experienced Bay Street Outfitters captain in the backcountry of Port Royal Sound targeting redfish, speckled sea trout, and cobia depending on time of year and conditions.

Tuition includes comprehensive instruction, guided fishing for two days, use of premium Orvis tackle, and lunches.

Note: Due to use of heavier tackle, we strongly recommend that participants be at least 12 years old.

Itinerary

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Beaufort, SC
3-Day School: DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Students meet at Anchorage 1770 Inn for introduction and discussion of school and fishing days.
9:30 am Classroom video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Method of Fly Casting.
9:45 am Move outside for demonstration on the mechanics of the basic casting stroke and students casting.
11:00 am Classroom presentation: Tackle and fly selection.
12:00 Lunch at Anchorage 1770 Inn.
1:00 pm Classroom presentation: Knot tying and leader talk with hands-on knot practice.
2:00 pm Move outside for demonstration of shooting line, false casting, roll casting, and the double haul with students casting.
3:00 pm Demonstration of hook-setting and fish-fighting techniques. How to work with your guide; how to present flies in sight-casting situations.
4:00 pm End of first day.

3-Day School: DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
  Full day of fishing.

3-Day School: DAY THREE
Time Activity & Description
  Full day of fishing.

Dates

Coastal Backcountry and Flats Fishing School
2019 3-Day School Dates

March 2019 25-27 Monday-Wednesday (SOLD OUT)
 
June 2019 10-12 Monday-Wednesday
 
September 2019 23-25 Monday-Wednesday
 
October 2019 14-16 Monday-Wednesday
 

Lodging

Most students stay on-site at Anchorage 1770 Inn, named by Coastal Living Magazine as “Best of the Best.” Orvis students are offered a preferred rate and dining at the Ribaut Social Club. Please mention that you are attending the Orvis Coastal Backcountry and Flats Fishing School to receive the special school rate.

Anchorage 1770
1103 Bay Street
Beaufort, S.C. 29902
(877) 951-1770

www.anchorage1770.com

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