FREE Classes Await You.
CAUTION: FLY FISHING IS ADDICTIVE.
Spring is the perfect time to recharge your love for nature.
Have you dreamed of discovering a new hobby that will allow you to spend more of your free time outdoors? If you feel antsy from the long-term effects of being cooped up all winter a trip to your nearest Orvis store can help.
Believe me — learning fly-fishing fundamentals and buying fly-fishing gear is as much fun as shopping for designer shoes. You could literally spend hours in pursuit of the perfect waders, wading boots, a vest, fly rod and reel combo, and a selection of flies. The free Fly Fishing 101 course focuses on teaching you fly-fishing basics but you’ll also receive “retail” guidance so when you’re ready to venture to the water’s edge, you’ll have everything you need to wade with confidence and possibly catch a fish on your first day out. I’ve already put to work the skills I learned at a free Fly Fishing 101 class at the Orvis Manchester, VT flagship store.
Are you wondering what waders and boots will work for you or what type of rod and reel you should use?
Orvis Fly Fishing 101 classes are taught by certified instructors who are also experienced anglers. They’ll guide you through a process that could conceivably take much longer to complete on your own. You’ll leave the store with the knowledge and equipment that’s right for you.
The Family That Fishes Together…Orvis instructors can help prepare you and your whole family for a day of fly-fishing fun.
All ages are welcome to take the free Fly Fishing 101 class but children
under 16-years-old must be accompanied by an adult, so why not share your interests and bring your whole family. Teaching your children to respect and preserve our natural resources is more impactful when you show them why our waterways and fish are so important to the environment. A river or stream is an ideal mobile classroom for you to demonstrate stewardship.
Orvis offered its first Fly Fishing 101 class 10 years ago and to celebrate the milestone, Orvis will donate $1 to Casting for Recovery® for every student who attends a 101 class this year.
Upon completion of the class, participants will receive special in-store offers that can be used towards the purchase of Orvis equipment and a Free Trout Unlimited membership. ($35 value).
Take a moment to watch an Orvis Fly Fishing 101 instructor teach our group to tie one of the most commonly used knots.
My trip was comped but my opinions are my own and based on my own experience.