Asheville, North Carolina Fly Fishing School

Learn to fly fish at our North Carolina fly fishing school.

Asheville, North Carolina Fly Fishing School

Details

The Orvis North Carolina Fly Fishing School is held in Asheville on the exquisite 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore is located near some of the best fly fishing in the Southeast including the Davidson River, one of the Trout Unlimited Top 100 Trout Streams in America. While learning to fly fish with our expert instructors, students can combine the great fishing of Western North Carolina with its breathtaking scenery. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection, and how to safely release fish.

You'll cover it all at the Asheville, North Carolina 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 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

Travel Insurance:
To protect your investment, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance may help you in the event you have to cancel or postpone your trip for reasons outside of your control. It is also beneficial if you need medical assistance or emergency evacuation during your travels. To learn more about purchasing travel insurance or an emergency evacuation membership through Global Rescue, please visit orvis.com/travelinsurance. Please note: you will receive important benefits if your insurance is purchased within 20 calendar days of your trip.

Itinerary

DAY ONE

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Registration at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
9:30 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation - lines, rods, and reels.Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.
10:45 Report to casting pond for demonstration of the basic cast; students casting.
Noon Lunch (catered).
1:00 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.
1:15 Report to casting pond for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Videotaping of students.
2:30 Classroom presentation - knot-tying seminar. Discussion on leaders; hands-on knot tying.
4:00 Classroom presentation - equipment and accessories.
4:30 End of first day.

DAY TWO

Time Activity & Description
8:30 Classroom presentation—Entomology, fly selection, and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.
9:30 Demonstration on hook-setting and fish-fighting techniques.
9:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: The double haul.
10:45 Report to Lagoon for demonstration on the double haul; fishing in still water; students casting and fishing.
Noon Lunch (catered).
1:00 Orvis-endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides. Discussion on wading safety.
1:30 French Broad River trip; talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water, students fishing.
3:30 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
4:00 End of school.

One Day School Itinerary

Time Activity & Description
9:00 Student registration at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
9:30 Introduction and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation – The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting video.
10:00 Report to casting area for demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
11:00 Classroom presentation – Tackle and flies.
Noon Lunch (catered to school.)
1:00 Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting.
2:00 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.
2:30 River or lake fishing trip – Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques. Demonstration on fishing flies. Students fishing and practice casting.
3:45 Return to classroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
4:00 End of School.

2-Day Dates

 
July 2020 13-14 Monday-Tuesday (SOLD OUT)
 
August 2020 29-30 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
 
October 2020 24-25 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
 
March 2021 20-21 Saturday-Sunday
 
April 2021 10-11 Saturday-Sunday
  24-25 Saturday-Sunday
 
May 2021 8-9 Saturday-Sunday
  15-16 Saturday-Sunday
  29-30 Saturday-Sunday
 
June 2021 7-8 Monday-Tuesday
  26-27 Saturday-Sunday
 
July 2021 12-13 Monday-Tuesday
  Jul 31-Aug 1 Saturday-Sunday
 
August 2021 28-29 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
 
October 2021 23-24 Saturday-Sunday

1-Day Dates

 
July 2020 24 Friday (SOLD OUT)
 
August 2020 14 Friday (SOLD OUT)
 
September 2020 25 Friday (SOLD OUT)
 
October 2020 9 Friday (SOLD OUT)
 
March 2021 15 Monday
 
April 2021 30 Friday
 
June 2021 18 Friday
 
July 2021 23 Friday
 
August 2021 13 Friday
 
September 2021 24 Friday
 
October 2021 8 Friday

Lodging

Please contact The Inn on Biltmore Estate for lodging and reservations:

The Inn on Biltmore Estate
1 Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803
www.biltmore.com
1-800-411-2529 (Monday-Friday - 8:30am - 5pm)

Please mention you will be attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School.

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866-531-6213

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