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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.

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

April 2017 8-9 Saturday-Sunday (TWO SPOTS LEFT)
  22-23 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     
May 2017 13-14 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     
June 2017 3-4 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
  12-13 Monday-Tuesday (ONE SPOT LEFT)
     
July 2017 1-2 Saturday-Sunday
  10-11 Monday-Tuesday
     
August 2017 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2017 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
     
October 2017 28-29 Saturday-Sunday
     
November 2017 4-5 Saturday-Sunday
1-Day Dates
Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Asheville, NC
One-Day School Dates

May 2017 5 Friday
   
June 2017 23 Friday
   
July 2017 21 Friday
   
August 2017 19 Saturday
   
September 2017 29 Friday
   
October 2017 13 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.

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

April 2017 8-9 Saturday-Sunday (TWO SPOTS LEFT)
  22-23 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     
May 2017 13-14 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     
June 2017 3-4 Saturday-Sunday (SOLD OUT)
  12-13 Monday-Tuesday (ONE SPOT LEFT)
     
July 2017 1-2 Saturday-Sunday
  10-11 Monday-Tuesday
     
August 2017 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2017 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
     
October 2017 28-29 Saturday-Sunday
     
November 2017 4-5 Saturday-Sunday

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

May 2017 5 Friday
   
June 2017 23 Friday
   
July 2017 21 Friday
   
August 2017 19 Saturday
   
September 2017 29 Friday
   
October 2017 13 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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