Enjoy an immersive, hands-on experience learning how to fly fish with the experts at Orvis. Choose any of a number of fly-fishing schools and improve your fly casting technique—or learn how to cast if you’ve never done it—and you’ll soon understand the allure of this pastime that describes our celebrated heritage. Our Family Days on the River Test package is made for two adults and two children, with an emphasis on fun. Go any time during the season and learn in a small group setting with two knowledgeable instructors and a maximum of eight students. The Orvis Progressive Method of Fly Casting takes the spotlight in this fishing school package: together with your family you’ll learn how to choose the best rods, reels, and lines; how to tie knots and to select flies; how to read the water; and so much more. It’s a perfect package for beginner anglers and a superlative day on the river for the entire family.
Our chalk stream fly-fishing school offerings include a multitude of options for the novice and the expert angler. Choose a custom, one-to-one package tailored to your skills set, on the River Itchen. On the River Test at Timsbury you’ll enjoy the same individualised attention and the exclusive use of a private, ⅓-mile beat, where you will sharpen your casting skills. Bring all your questions with you: this is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and to build confidence. Or if you’re a more experienced angler, choose our Improvers Fly-Fishing Weekend School, where you’ll learn how to extend your skills and refine your technique.
Not only are we impassioned anglers ourselves, we’re keen to share this passion with others new to fly fishing. Browse our beginner’s schools and find one- or two-day schools on the River Test, aimed at the complete novice. We’ll show you all the basics, including safety, tackle selection, fly selection, casting, how to play and land a fish, how to tie essential knots, and we’ll teach you about stream entomology. Or introduce a child to fly fishing with our Parent and Child Day on the River Test package. We place an emphasis on fun whilst learning the rudiments—how to set up the rod outfit, how to tie a couple of essential knots, the basics of casting, and more, before heading to the river to practise what we’ve learned.
Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you won’t do better at learning or improving skills than the exceptional fly-fishing schools and individualised instruction at Orvis.
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