Harrisonburg, Virginia Fly-Fishing School - 1 Day Dates

Learn to fly fish at our Virginia fly fishing school

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Harrisonburg, Virginia Fly-Fishing School

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You'll cover it all at the Harrisonburg, Virginia Fly-Fishing School:

  • 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

Cancellation Policy & Fees:

If the reservation is cancelled 60+ days from your school date, Orvis will offer a full refund back theOriginal 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 School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

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The Story

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.

9:00 Student registration at Mossy Creek Fly Fishing.
9:30 Classroom: Introduction and Program Overview.
9:45 Classroom presentation: The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting Video.
10:00 Rainbow Trout Group – Report to Casting Grounds for demonstration on basic casting stroke; students casting.
Brown Trout Group – Classroom presentation on Tackle and Flies.
11:00 Groups switch
12:30 Catered Lunch (included) with video: Blood Knot
1:00 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hand-on knot tying.
1:30 Students caravan to Smith Creek.
2:15 Casting: Demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting.
3:15 Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques.
3:30 Fishing on Smith Creek – Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing.
5:00 Return to Mossy Creek Fly Fishing for closing statements and graduation certificates.
5:30 End of school.
1-Day School
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September 2023 9 Saturday
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October 2023 7 Saturday
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November 2023 4 Saturday
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March 2024 9 Saturday
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November 2024 2 Saturday
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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

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