Sevierville, Tennessee Fly-Fishing School

Enjoy some of the best fly fishing in the south at our fly-fishing school in Sevierville, TN.

Sevierville, Tennessee Fly-Fishing School

Details

The Orvis Tennessee Fly-Fishing School is held at The Orvis Sevierville store in Sevierville, TN, 12 miles from Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Some of the South's best fishing is available in the area with 800 miles of fishable trout water in Great Smoky Mountain National Park alone! The Smokies make this is a great location to combine the Orvis Fly-Fishing School with a family vacation. Other outdoor activities include hiking, horseback riding, tubing, and nearby whitewater rafting. With shopping, art galleries, Dollywood, Splash Country, and other local attractions, the Gatlinburg/Sevierville area offers fun for the entire family. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection and how to safely release fish. Choose our one-day or two-day school.

You'll cover it all at the Sevierville, Tennessee Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly-casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (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

1-Day School

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Student registration at Orvis Sevierville.
9:30 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part one and two: Video on the basic casting stroke, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting.
10:00 Report to casting area for demonstration of basic casting stroke. Students casting.
11:15 Classroom presentation – Tackle and flies.
Noon Lunch.
12:30 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
12:45 Report to casting area for demonstration on the double haul. Students casting.
1:30 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.
2:15 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides. Wading and wading safety.
2:30 Norton Creek trip (private trout stream) – Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water. Students fishing.
4:30 Return to school room for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
5:00 End of school.

1-Day Dates

 
July 2019 8 Monday
  26 Friday
 
August 2019 12 Monday
  26 Monday
 
September 2019 9 Monday
  23 Monday
  30 Monday
 
October 2019 14 Monday
  28 Monday
 

2-Day Itinerary

2-Day School: DAY ONE

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Student registration at Orvis Sevierville.
9:45 Introductions and discussion of class program.
10:00 The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part one: video on basic casting stroke.
10:15 Report to casting area for demonstration of basic casting stroke; students casting.
11:15 Report to classroom for a presentation on lines, rods, and reels.
Noon Lunch (catered to school).
1:00 Classroom presentation – Knot tying class. Discussion on leaders and hands-on knot tying.
2:15 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part two: Video on shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting.
2:30 Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting; students casting. Video tape students casting.
3:45 Classroom presentation – Entomology, fly selection and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.
4:45 End of first day.

2-Day School: DAY TWO

Time Activity & Description
8:00 Classroom presentation – Wading and wading safety.
8:15 Norton Creek trip (private trout stream) – Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques. Talk on reading water, and demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing.
11:00 Return to classroom.
11:30 Classroom presentation – Equipment and accessories.
Noon Lunch (catered to school).
1:00 Video analysis. The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
1:15 Report to casting area for demonstration on double hauling and casting in windy conditions. Students casting.
2:30 Classroom presentation – Orvis-Endorsed Fishing Trips, and tips on fishing with guides. Closing statements, and graduation certificates.
3:00 End of school.

2-Day Dates

 
July 2019 15-16 Monday-Tuesday
 
August 2019 3-4 Saturday-Sunday
  19-20 Monday-Tuesday
 
September 2019 5-6 Thursday-Friday
  14-15 Saturday-Sunday
 
October 2019 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  24-25 Thursday-Friday
 

Lodging

Comfort Inn Apple Valley
1850 Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-428-1069
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Ramada Pigeon Forge South
4010 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-453-1823
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Hidden Mountain Resort
475 Apple Valley Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
800-541-6837
www.hiddenmountain.com


The Lodge at Buckberry Creek
961 Campbell Lead Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-430-8030
www.buckberrylodge.com

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