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Orvis Fly Fishing School

4182 Main St, Manchester, VT 05254-4182
+1 800-235-9763
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One hour lesson w/ Kyle- why not?!

Beware, you might get hooked. Kyle is a pro. The Zen Master of fly fishing. Watch him cast a few... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Excellent class-- Great Instructors and fantastic facilities

I took the 2 day Fly Fishing boot camp at the Orvis School. I found the class very very good and... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Manlius, New York, United States
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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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4182 Main St, Manchester, VT 05254-4182
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

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....More

Thank Married_w_toddlers
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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...More

Thank Rando_521
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank terryw678
Reviewed 9 May 2016

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...More

1  Thank cjcarwell
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

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!

Thank Drbill1945
Reviewed 11 September 2015

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...More

5  Thank jean g
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The team at Orvis put together a class that combined tying, casting and fishing in the school pond for our five children. Great facility and top-notch staff. Highly recommended!

Thank SquareBear205
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Definitely the most memorable experience of our trip. Kyle was fantastic at setting up a custom lesson for our group of three inexperienced girls looking for an intro to fly fishing. Our guides Brendon and Tom humored our inexperience and our desire to learn while...More

Thank bluebell98
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Taking the Orvis 2 day fly fishing school was the best thing i have done in a while. Really learned a ton about the philosophy of fly fishing (e.g. the hatches, reading the water, fish handling and equipment selection. My instructor Ben was wise well...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I have several fly rods, take them out on occasion and quickly put them away and revert back to my spin fishing gear. I've always liked the idea of fly fishing, and love catching trout. But I just couldn't get the whole fly rod thing....More

2  Thank NormRoyce
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