Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Learn how to fly fish, or hone your skills, in just two days with the world’s best fly fishing instructors. Learning to fly fish with Orvis is fun and easy, and our 2-day Fly-Fishing Schools will teach you everything you need to know to embark on a lifetime of angling enjoyment, whether you plan to stalk brook trout in the Adirondacks, cutthroats in Montana, or sailfish off Baja. Even better, our fly fishing lessons are offered in spectacular locations that offer plenty of activities for anglers and non-anglers alike. Our flagship Fly-Fishing School in Manchester, Vermont—the premier such fly fishing school in the country—is set in the heart of the beautiful Green Mountains and just a stone’s throw from the famed Battenkill.
Orvis Fly Fishing Trips
Start close to home. Discover more than 200 Orvis-sanctioned fly fishing resources in 38 states, including lodges, guides and guide services, outfitters, expeditions, and kids’ camps, with additional resources in Canada and Mexico. Each one met our rigorous standards—we’ve already done the legwork for you. Shop for a vacation package, or plan your own. We’ll help you design an adventure for your entire family, or a trip just for you and your angling friends. And look to Orvis to help organize a memorable trip for your corporate group. Find helpful tools—useful lists of suggested gear, and species tabs for insight into what’s biting where you’re going. Learn about Orvis’ special events in North America, and as far afield as Belize, Argentina, Chile, and beyond.
Here in the United States you’ll find a fly fishing destination on every corner of the map, something close to you wherever you are. Maine’s Libby Sporting Camps (2007 Lodge of the Year) accommodates guests in private log cabins, with family-style meals served in its historic lodge; anglers fish for brook trout, landlocked salmon, and other species that change with the seasons. Choose Alaska for its char, salmon, and trout. Orvis twice bestowed King Salmon, Alaska’s Crystal Creek Lodge the distinguished Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year award; it’s a trusted partnership going back to 1991. The C Lazy U Ranch touts “something for everyone,” including horseback riding, incredible trout fishing, and gourmet cuisine in its historic Granby, Colorado ranch setting. And California’s Sierra Fly Fisher guide service in Bass Lake serves beginners through advanced anglers, with excursions in Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada on waters teeming with rainbows, brooks, browns, and rarer golden trout populations. Consider these mere appetizers, something to get you thinking and planning, and remember that fly fishing isn’t just for grown-ups: introduce your kids (or grandkids) to the joy of angling while they’re young. Discover outdoor youth adventure programs for all ages.
Go further afield. Fish Quebec’s Grand Cascapédia during your stay at Salmon Lodge. Or catch the northern lights (among other things) on Wollaston Lake in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In the Caribbean and Central America try bonefishing in the Bahamas: Bair’s Lodge on South Andros Island (the biggest Bahamian island) accommodates a small group in luxury, or enjoy a three-day saltwater fly fishing school at Abaco Lodge. Belize’s charming El Pescador Lodge is an excellent destination for the novice and the seasoned angler alike; the Bonefish Bonanza trip was conceived for an intimate group of anglers and their guests and boasts guided fishing aboard a Mexican-style Panga skiff, as well as snorkeling in the extensive barrier reef and excursions to Mayan ruins on the mainland. Or enroll in our four-day Belize Fly-Fishing School at El Pescador; learn top-notch angling technique under the watchful eye of highly acclaimed instructor Peter Kutzer.
South American offerings include Venezuela, Chile, and Argentina, where our Board Chairman Leigh Perkins’ penchant for the Estancia Tecka is predicated on his intimate knowledge of the waters there. Each of New Zealand’s two exquisite fly fishing destinations offers diversions for the non-anglers in your group, as do many other of our vacation packages. Asian trips remove anglers from civilization to the far reaches of Mongolia, where the adventure goes beyond fishing for prehistoric salmonids to include a brush with the indigenous culture of the region’s nomadic population. And this is just a glancing blow—we’ve not even nodded to our partners in Europe and Africa, where you will find exotic, luxurious, and far-reaching fishing excursions.
Who better than Orvis to help you plan the details of your next fly fishing adventure? We invite you inside; consider this your comprehensive fly fishing guide to the best trips the world has to offer. And the common denominator among them is the prized Orvis endorsement. Click around, and then pack your rods: the fish are waiting.