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

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The Story

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.

Both 1 & 2 Day Schools offer small class sizes – a 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio.

1-Day Fly-Fishing School Overview

  • Introduction to gear: line, rod and reel
  • Presentation of the Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting
  • Demonstrations on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting
  • Practice time and hands-on casting instruction by some of the best instructors in the industry
  • Seminars on fly selection, handling fish and landing fish
  • Knot tying discussion and practice
  • Catered lunch and time to chat with classmates
  • Special offers on Orvis gear

2-Day Fly-Fishing School Overview

  • 2-Day programs include recording and video analysis of each student's cast
  • Introduction to gear: line, rod and reel, additional equipment and accessories
  • Demonstrations on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting
  • Study and practice the double haul
  • Practice time and hands-on casting instruction by some of the best instructors in the industry
  • Dive deeper into seminars on fly selection, how to fish different types of flies, handling fish, landing fish and additional discussion of entomology
  • Knot tying discussion and practice
  • Introduction to wading safety, planning trips with guides and Orvis-Endorsed network
  • Practice session on the water with instructors (offered at most locations)
  • Catered lunch and time to chat with classmates
  • Special offers on Orvis gear

If you want to learn more, please reach out to the Schools Team and request the specific itinerary for your chosen Orvis School location.

At this time, all 2021 school dates for Sevierville have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

At this time, all 2021 school dates for Sevierville have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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