Question: Do I need to buy a Vermont fishing license?
Answer - If attending the Vermont 2-Day Fly Fishing School each student will need to purchase a licenses. For student attending the 1-Day School, they do not purchase a fishing license. Vermont fishing licenses may be purchased online through Vermont Fish and Wildlife.
Question: What is the best time of year to fish?
Answer - Late April through June is when the most reliable hatches come off, but any time through the season can be good.
Question: When can we avoid black flies?
Answer - Black flies are not a problem in the Manchester area.
Question: When does the school start and end? What will we be doing during the day? How long will we be fishing?
Answer - Refer to the school itinerary for the schedule.
Question: What is included in the price of the school?
Answer - Use of Orvis fly rods/reels, leaders, flies, and where necessary waders and vests.
Is lodging included?
Answer - No. Lodging arrangements are made separately by the students.
Are meals included?
Answer - Lunch is the only meal included in the school tuition price.
How many people will be in the class?
That depends on the school. The range is 12 to 36 students, always with a ratio of one instructor for every four students.
Do we stop the school because of weather?
Answer - No.
How much time is spent in the classroom vs. casting and fishing?
See school itinerary on specific school page.
Question: Can you bring your own equipment?
Answer - Yes.
Is this class for intermediate anglers?
Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.
What is the cancellation policy?
Answer - 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.
What other recreation is available near the school?
See information on specific school page.
Will I be able to attend the same class as my son/wife/etc, even though I am an intermediate and they are a beginner?
Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.
Are there opportunities for guided fishing afterwards?
Answer - Yes. See information on specific school page, school itinerary or inquire directly to your fly fishing school instructor.