We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4182 Main St, Manchester, VT 05254-4182
Phone Number: +1 800-235-9763
Website
Description:

If learning to fly fish or improving your casting technique seems like a...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 22 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Outstanding in every way - facility, instructors, schedule, even lunch!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2016
cjcarwell
,
New Hampshire
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 22: English reviews
New Hampshire
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 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 staff (Truel and Forest), the indoor classroom, the practice areas, the course schedule, the equipment... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank cjcarwell
Williston, Vermont
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 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!

Helpful?
Thank Drbill1945
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 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 fishes at the sunrise and sunset, and that we should have been told...It was 10... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank jean g
New York
Level Contributor
126 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 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!

Helpful?
Thank SquareBear205
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
169 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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 enjoying the day. They were patient instructors who clearly have a love of the sport.... More 

Helpful?
Thank bluebell98
White Plains, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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 beyond his 22 years! Like a big Yoda of fly fishing trapped in a young... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Mike M
Pelham, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 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. For my anniversary my wife surprised me with a 2 day fly fishing school at... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank NormRoyce
Easton, Maryland
Level Contributor
143 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you want to learn to fly fish, this is your school. The instructors were all great teachers, obviously love to fly fish and their love for it is contagious. I found all the instruction to be extremely interesting. We were able to then fly fish in the ponds near the school and there were many instructors rotating around to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank margarita200
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
378 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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

Helpful?
2 Thank Brad945
Connecticut
Level Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank chillisgone

Travelers who viewed Orvis Fly Fishing School also viewed

 
Manchester, Green Mountains
 

Been to Orvis Fly Fishing School? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Orvis Fly Fishing School staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?