Orvis Fly Fishing School
Orvis Fly Fishing School
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If learning to fly fish or improving your casting technique seems like a daunting task, you just haven't met the right fishing instructors. Pick up a fly rod at the Orvis Manchester Fly Fishing School, situated in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, and you'll be casting like a seasoned angler in just two short days of classes. Our expert instructors help you with everything from setting up the rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your catch. Fishing classes are held in our brand-new schoolhouse directly across from the Orvis Flagship Store, on our fully-stocked casting pond, and out on the famed Battenkill River.
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Gregrob1980
Philadelphia, PA729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We took a one hour class a few weeks ago with Brandon and he was amazing. In fact we returned to Manchester this time so we could take another class. This time it was with Tom. We did a two hour class this time, which included going on a boat to fish. We might have not caught anything but certainly enjoyable. Can't wait to return!
Written 2 August 2022
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RocketRiley
Nottinghamshire82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
As a course fisherman, this was my first attempt at fly fishing. despite my nerves at getting it all wrong, the tutor, Brian, put me at ease and his knowledge and patience was to be commended. Everything was explained in great detail and the basic technique of casting was soon picked up (almost). The river was incredibly clean, though not as many fish compared to recent years according to the expert. All in all, a fantastice day in a beautiful setting, learning a new skill, topped off with 3 wild brown trout (the best of the bunch is in the photo, 2lb ).
Written 14 May 2019
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bluto011
North Conway, NH540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
If you ever wanted to get a start in fly fishing, this is the place. The facility is top notch. The teaching staff consists of expert fly fishermen, but they are all super friendly and patient. They know you don't know bleep about fly fishing an are nothing but super friendly and helpful.We had a super time. Highly recommended
Written 27 April 2019
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Ann Marie M
Key West, FL25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
On a whim we decided to book a fly fishing 2 hour class. Neither my husband or I had ever down it before. It was an amazing experience and we may take up fly fishing now. Our instructor Brendan was awesome! We had time to learn how to cast your rod from shore and then had the opportunity to go out on a book that practice and catch a fish. Just awesome!!! Highly recommend
Written 28 June 2018
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Married_w_toddlers
Boston, MA59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Beware, you might get hooked. Kyle is a pro. The Zen Master of fly fishing. Watch him cast a few times and you will say, "I want to do that." In a one hour lesson, he teaches the basics of casting. Plus a few tricks. Great feedback. Great encouragement. Super convenient location at the Orvis pond. Kids fed trout and watched. I'll return for a half day lesson next Spring.
Written 3 September 2017
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Rando_521
Manlius, NY24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
I took the 2 day Fly Fishing boot camp at the Orvis School. I found the class very very good and quite enjoyed it. The instructors clearly were highly experienced and were very interested in making sure each student was properly attended to. The class is a mixture of lecture, hands on and some video taping. After spending the two days in class I feel my confidence level and skill went up quite a bit, particularly in casting. Of course Fly Fishing is an ongoing education but with the boot camp under my belt I feel comfortable enough to go hit the streams.

If you have been thinking about taking up Fly Fishing-- and want an easy way to quickly get up to speed this class is for you. My advise- spend the money and take the class. It will make all the difference when you hit the water on your own.
Written 5 June 2017
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terryw678
Holland, MA452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Hubby took the 1 day class while I hit the spa. He absolutely loved it. Spent his free time reading the book and practicing knots. We went back to use the 20% coupon to get him his own equipment. He loved the instructor and really had a memorable day.
Written 9 September 2016
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cjcarwell
Terlingua, TX37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
My husband and I attended the 2-day fly fishing course May 6-8, 2016. I have no experience fly fishing, and he has only been one time for 4 hours with an Orvis-Endorsed guide in S.E. Oklahoma. This class was outstanding in every way - the staff (Truel and Forest), the indoor classroom, the practice areas, the course schedule, the equipment provided for instruction, even the lunch that was provided both days. In addition, the sales staff at the Orvis store were knowledgeable and went out of the way to be helpful with our post-course equipment purchases. Also, our instructors were both kind enough to help us choose the best equipment for our specific needs. Our entire experience was A+++. We are looking forward to attending additional classes in the near future. Check out all their class offerings on the Orvis website. This school is a Class Act!
Written 9 May 2016
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Drbill1945
Williston, VT6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
We went for Flyfishing lessons and were very pleased. It was professional, inexpensive and very enjoyable. A lot was learned and a good time was had!
Written 22 January 2016
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jean g
Paris, France1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
We spent half a day trying to catch some fish, beginning of august, but there were not any.
We have been told by the Orvis people from the school with on us on the boat, that at that time of the year there are only fishes at the sunrise and sunset, and that we should have been told...It was 10 am.
When we finished and had to pay. We told the boss about how it was, he did not even looked at me...
Written 11 September 2015
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