Traverse City, Michigan Fly Fishing School / 1-Day School

Enjoy a relaxing weekend retreat at our Michigan fly fishing school.

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Type: 1-Day School
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Traverse City, Michigan Fly Fishing School


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You'll cover it all at the Traverse City, Michigan Fly Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential 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

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

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Select month
Select days

Recipient Email Address

We will need to contact you to confirm your reservation.

Enter Names for All Students

Add up to 5 people. First and Last name required.
$489
per student
$489
Item #10PC Per Person
Great Catch Guarantee insignia

100% Customer Satisfaction

has been our commitment since 1856. It’s who we are. If you aren’t happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we’ll make it right. That’s the Orvis Way.

Traverse City, Michigan Fly Fishing School


Phone icon866-531-6213 Email iconschools@orvis.com

You'll cover it all at the Traverse City, Michigan Fly Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential 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

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

Learn More

The Story

A world-class fly-fishing school with Northwoods beauty and classic elegance at The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, on the banks of mighty Lake Michigan. With the famed Manistee, Boardman, and AuSable Rivers beckoning nearby. There's no shortage of places to wet a fly at this Orvis fly-fishing school. Professional instructors welcome both beginners and seasoned anglers, and cover everything from setting up your fly rod, casting, fly selection and knots, to safely landing and releasing your catch. Use of tackle and waders is included. Choose a 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.

1-Day School
August 2021 7 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
  21 Saturday (SOLD OUT)
May 2022 21 Saturday
June 2022 3 Friday
  25 Saturday
July 2022 16 Saturday
August 2022 6 Saturday
  20 Saturday
2-Day School
May 2022 6-7 Friday/Saturday
June 2022 18-19 Saturday/Sunday (2 SPOTS LEFT)
July 2022 23-24 Saturday/Sunday
August 2022 12-13 Friday/Saturday

Most students stay at The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, Michigan, which offers special low rates for Orvis Fly-Fishing School students. Students should call The Grand Traverse Resort to make reservations. Please mention that you are an Orvis student to receive a special rate.

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd.
Acme, MI 49610
www.grandtraverseresort.com

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
231-933-9300

Dave Pelz Golf Scoring School
White, sandy beach
Hiking and biking

Other Activities in the Area

Signature golf courses
Sailing, boating, and swimming on Lake Michigan
Fine dining, shopping, and symphony in Traverse City

Ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting
Sept. 15 - Nov. 15 & Dec. 1 - Dec. 31

National Cherry Festival
Around July 5-12

Traverse City Film Festival
July 29 - Aug. 5


Question
: When is the best time to go?

Answer - There is no “best time” per se. The school season is during the nicest part of the year weather-wise. Chances for warm weather increase as the season goes on.

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, vests, and fishing licenses.

Question: Is lodging included?

Answer - No. Lodging arrangements are made separately by the students.

Question: Are meals included?

Answer - Lunch is the only meal included in the school tuition price.

Question: Where can I stay?

Answer - At the hosts’ lodging, or nearby lodging of your choice.

Question: How many people will be in the class?

Answer - That depends on the school. The range is 12 to 36 students, always with a ratio of one instructor for every four students.

Question: Do we stop the school because of weather?

Answer - No.

Question: How much time is spent in the classroom vs. casting and fishing?

Answer - See school itinerary.

Question: Can you bring your own equipment?

Answer - Yes.

Question: Is this class for intermediate anglers?

Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.

Question: What other recreation is available near the school?

Answer - See information on specific school page.

Question: 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.

Question: 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.


Question
: What is the Cancellation Policy & Fees?

Answer - 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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