Asheville, North Carolina Fly Fishing School

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The Orvis North Carolina Fly Fishing School is held in Asheville on the exquisite 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore is located near some of the best fly fishing in the Southeast including the Davidson River, one of the Trout Unlimited Top 100 Trout Streams in America. While learning to fly fish with our expert instructors, students can combine the great fishing of Western North Carolina with its breathtaking scenery. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection, and how to safely release fish.

You'll cover it all at the Asheville, North Carolina Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomolgy (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

For more information about Orvis Fly Fishing Schools, call 866-531-6213

Cancellation Policy & Fees:
If you cancel your reservation outside of 30 days from your school date, Orvis will issue a refund back to your original method of payment. Cancellations within 30 days from your school date are subject to a 20% cancellation fee, and a refund will be issued in the form of an Orvis Gift Card. Orvis Gift Cards never expire and can be used to book your next school reservation or to purchase other Orvis product. School transfers are based on availability and can be done at any time (cancellation fees do not apply). Students that do not attend their scheduled school and do not notify the school reservation department will be charged in full.

For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

Itinerary
Fly-Fishing School 2-Day Program Itinerary
Asheville, NC

DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Registration at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
9:30 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation - lines, rods, and reels.Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.
10:45 Report to casting pond for demonstration of the basic cast; students casting.
12:00 pm Lunch (catered).
1:00 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.
1:15 Report to casting pond for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Videotaping of students.
2:30 Classroom presentation - knot-tying seminar. Discussion on leaders; hands-on knot tying.
4:00 Classroom presentation - equipment and accessories.
4:30 End of first day.

DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
8:30 am Classroom presentation—Entomology, fly selection, and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.
9:30 Demonstration on hook-setting and fish-fighting techniques.
9:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: The double haul.
10:45 Report to Lagoon for demonstration on the double haul; fishing in still water; students casting and fishing.
12:00 pm Lunch (catered).
1:00 Orvis-endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides. Discussion on wading safety.
1:30 French Broad River trip; talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water, students fishing.
3:30 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
4:00 End of school.

Fly-Fishing School 1-Day Program Itinerary
Asheville, NC

DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Student registration at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
9:30 Introduction and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation – The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting video.
10:00 Report to casting area for demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
11:00 Classroom presentation – Tackle and flies.
12:00 pm Lunch (catered to school.)
1:00

Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting.

2:00

Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.

2:30 River or lake fishing trip – Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques. Demonstration on fishing flies. Students fishing and practice casting.
3:45 Return to classroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
4:00 pm End of School.

2-Day Dates
Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Asheville, NC
Two-Day School Dates

October 2017 28-29 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     
November 2017 4-5 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     
March 2018 24-25 Saturday-Sunday
     
April 2018 7-8 Saturday-Sunday
  21-22 Saturday-Sunday
     
May 2018 12-13 Saturday-Sunday
  19-20 Saturday-Sunday
     
June 2018 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
  11-12 Monday-Tuesday
  30- July 1 Saturday-Sunday
     
July 2018 9-10 Monday-Tuesday
     
August 2018 4-5 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2018 1-2 Saturday-Sunday
     
October 2018 27-28 Saturday-Sunday
     
1-Day Dates
Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Asheville, NC
One-Day School Dates

October 2017 13 Friday
   
March 2018 19 Monday
   
May 2018 4 Friday
   
June 2018 22 Friday
   
July 2018 20 Friday
   
August 2018 18 Saturday
   
September 2018 28 Friday
   
October 2018 12 Friday
   
Lodging
Lodging & Reservation Information
Asheville, North Carolina

Please contact The Inn on Biltmore Estate for lodging and reservations:

The Inn on Biltmore Estate
1 Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803
www.biltmore.com
1-800-411-2529 (Monday-Friday - 8:30am - 5pm)

Please mention you will be attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School.

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Learn to fly fish at our North Carolina fly fishing school.

The Orvis North Carolina Fly Fishing School is held in Asheville on the exquisite 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore is located near some of the best fly fishing in the Southeast including the Davidson River, one of the Trout Unlimited Top 100 Trout Streams in America. While learning to fly fish with our expert instructors, students can combine the great fishing of Western North Carolina with its breathtaking scenery. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection, and how to safely release fish.

You'll cover it all at the Asheville, North Carolina Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomolgy (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

For more information about Orvis Fly Fishing Schools, call 866-531-6213

Cancellation Policy & Fees:
If you cancel your reservation outside of 30 days from your school date, Orvis will issue a refund back to your original method of payment. Cancellations within 30 days from your school date are subject to a 20% cancellation fee, and a refund will be issued in the form of an Orvis Gift Card. Orvis Gift Cards never expire and can be used to book your next school reservation or to purchase other Orvis product. School transfers are based on availability and can be done at any time (cancellation fees do not apply). Students that do not attend their scheduled school and do not notify the school reservation department will be charged in full.

For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

Fly-Fishing School 2-Day Program Itinerary
Asheville, NC

DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Registration at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
9:30 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation - lines, rods, and reels.Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.
10:45 Report to casting pond for demonstration of the basic cast; students casting.
12:00 pm Lunch (catered).
1:00 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.
1:15 Report to casting pond for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Videotaping of students.
2:30 Classroom presentation - knot-tying seminar. Discussion on leaders; hands-on knot tying.
4:00 Classroom presentation - equipment and accessories.
4:30 End of first day.

DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
8:30 am Classroom presentation—Entomology, fly selection, and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.
9:30 Demonstration on hook-setting and fish-fighting techniques.
9:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: The double haul.
10:45 Report to Lagoon for demonstration on the double haul; fishing in still water; students casting and fishing.
12:00 pm Lunch (catered).
1:00 Orvis-endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides. Discussion on wading safety.
1:30 French Broad River trip; talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water, students fishing.
3:30 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
4:00 End of school.

Fly-Fishing School 1-Day Program Itinerary
Asheville, NC

DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Student registration at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
9:30 Introduction and discussion of class program.
9:45 Classroom presentation – The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting video.
10:00 Report to casting area for demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
11:00 Classroom presentation – Tackle and flies.
12:00 pm Lunch (catered to school.)
1:00

Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting.

2:00

Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.

2:30 River or lake fishing trip – Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques. Demonstration on fishing flies. Students fishing and practice casting.
3:45 Return to classroom for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
4:00 pm End of School.

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Asheville, NC
Two-Day School Dates

October 2017 28-29 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     
November 2017 4-5 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     
March 2018 24-25 Saturday-Sunday
     
April 2018 7-8 Saturday-Sunday
  21-22 Saturday-Sunday
     
May 2018 12-13 Saturday-Sunday
  19-20 Saturday-Sunday
     
June 2018 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
  11-12 Monday-Tuesday
  30- July 1 Saturday-Sunday
     
July 2018 9-10 Monday-Tuesday
     
August 2018 4-5 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2018 1-2 Saturday-Sunday
     
October 2018 27-28 Saturday-Sunday
     

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Asheville, NC
One-Day School Dates

October 2017 13 Friday
   
March 2018 19 Monday
   
May 2018 4 Friday
   
June 2018 22 Friday
   
July 2018 20 Friday
   
August 2018 18 Saturday
   
September 2018 28 Friday
   
October 2018 12 Friday
   

Lodging & Reservation Information
Asheville, North Carolina

Please contact The Inn on Biltmore Estate for lodging and reservations:

The Inn on Biltmore Estate
1 Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803
www.biltmore.com
1-800-411-2529 (Monday-Friday - 8:30am - 5pm)

Please mention you will be attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School.

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