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Orvis Fly Fishing School

4182 Main Street, Manchester, VT
+1 800-235-9763
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Ranked #4 of 6 activities in Manchester
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Orvis needs to accommodate the novice fly fishermen that visit. We wanted to rent equipment....not readily available. Everyone was so nice in the entire property, awesome retail products available - very cool stop on this trip

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Connecticut
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Orvis is the premier player in fly fishing. Their clothing is superior and the unannounced sales at the outlet are incredible. Orvis has a fishing pond set up and gives the best in fly fishing techniques. I may be old school but I think you just learn by trial and error. Their books though are excellent. Get on their mailing... More

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Boston
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

So my parents got this school for me like 10 years ago and for a variety of reasons it took me 10 years to get to it - wow! Even though in the interim I'd gotten a lot better at fly casting I still learned a ton, and they let you advance at your own pace so it was fine... More

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Rochelle Park, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I took my husband here for his birthday. (surprise) He is an angler, I am not. I would say that we both loved both the 1 hour casting lesson and the 4-hour guided day that we booked with Equinox. Both instructors were wonderful and were able to balance Jeff's ability with my inability. I would recommend it to anyone. The... More

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The first of it's kind in the USA. Orvis used to be a fly fishing only store in Manchester, their claim to fame was split bamboo rods. When I was a kid, I'd have rods custom made for around $80. Then Orvis started selling outdoor lifestyle items like clothes and house ware. The company almost went out of business about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Had the luxury of having a small class, so lots of personalized attention from the instructors. They staff it so there are no more than 4 students per instructor. We had 3 different instructors over 2 days, but all were excellent. The didactic sessions are useful, but the best part is the personalized attention during practice sessions at their casting... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

My husband and I attended the Orvis two day fly-fishing school. I did this to be nice, but ended up loving the fly-fishing. We had a group of 11 (they do maximum of 24) with a mix of men and women. They provided everything we needed except hats and polarized sunglasses. As you would expect, beautiful equipment. Didn't need shoes,... More

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Los Angeles
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Our instructor Peter was nothing less than perfect - patient, funny, and smart. One morning was not enough, but I am definitely going to make this (fly fishing) part of future vacations.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Took the Orvis Fly Fishing course years ago and lessons learned have stood the test of time. This is a complete package for people learning the craft of fly fishing.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Safe and informative class. Instructors are serious about fly fishing but make it fun to learn.

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