Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Day Fly-Fishing School

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Tucked away in some of the most beautiful scenery in the Pacific Northwest is the town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and the site of the Orvis Idaho Fly-Fishing School. The school is held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort and is one of North Idaho's most popular vacation destinations. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers, Coeur d'Alene offers a wide array of outdoor recreation including mountain biking, hiking, and boating on sprawling Lake Coeur d'Alene. The Coeur d'Alene Resort is a famous golf destination and home of the World's Only Floating Green. After fly-fishing lessons, students can relax in the spa, take advantage of great nearby shopping and restaurants, or arrange a guided fishing trip with Northwest Outfitters. The fishing school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders, and knots, to fly selection, and how to safely release fish. Choose our one-day or two-day school.

You'll cover it all at the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (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 an Orvis Fly Fishing School, 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

1-Day Itinerary
Fly Fishing School Class Program
1-Day Itinerary: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
8:15 am Student registration at Northwest Outfitters.
8:45 am Students caravan to the Coeur d’Alene Resort.
9:15 am Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:30 am Classroom presentation.: Lines, Rods and Reels.
10:45 am The Orvis Method of Fly Casting video part one: Demonstration on the basic stroke, students casting.
12:00 Lunch in the classroom.
12.30 pm Restaurant review for the Coeur d’Alene area.
12:45 pm The Orvis Method of Fly Casting video part two: Shooting line, false casting, Roll Cast.
1:00 pm Boat ride to the casting area.
1:15 pm Casting demonstration: Shooting line, false casting, roll cast.
1:30 pm Students practice casting, videotape students casting.
2:45 pm Boat ride back to the Resort.
3:00 pm Review students casting videos.
3:30 pm Classroom presentation: Equipment and accessories.
3:45 pm Knot tying and Leader Discussion. Students tying knots.
4:30 pm Graduation. End of School.
1-Day Dates
Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
1-Day School Dates

August 2017 25 Friday
  28 Monday
     
September 2017 1 Friday
     
June 2018 8 Friday
     
July 2018 6 Friday
  21 Saturday
     
August 2018 24 Friday
  31 Friday
     
2-Day Itinerary
Fly Fishing School Class Program
2-Day Itinerary: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
8:15 am Student registration at Northwest Outfitters.
8:45 Students caravan to the Coeur d’ Alene Resort.
9:15 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:30 Classroom presentation - lines, rods, reels.
10:30 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.
10:45 Students report to casting area for demonstration of basic casting stroke; students casting.
12:00pm Lunch.
12:45 Classroom presentation - wading safely.
1:00 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, roll cast.
1:15 Boat ride to casting area on Coeur d’Alene lake.
1:30 Demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll cast; students casting. Videotape students casting.
2:45 Boat ride back to the resort.
3:00 Classroom demonstration - equipment and accessories.
3:30 Classroom demonstration - leaders and knot tying. Discussion on weights and strike indicators.
4:30 End of the first day.

DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Classroom presentation – Entomology, fly selection, and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.
9:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three; video on the double haul.
10:30 Casting area - students practice casting.
11:30 Classroom presentation - Orvis-endorsed fishing vacations and fly-fishing opportunities around the world.
12:00pm Lunch.
1:00 River trip - students caravan to Spokane River. Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing dry flies, nymphs, wet flies, and streamers; students fishing.
4:30 End of school.

2-Day Dates
Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
2-Day School Dates

August 2017 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  12-13 Saturday-Sunday
  26-27 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2017 9-10 Saturday-Sunday
     
June 2018 9-10 Saturday-Sunday
  16-17 Saturday-Sunday
     
July 2018 9-10 Monday-Tuesday
  14-15 Saturday-Sunday
  23-24 Monday-Tuesday
     
August 2018 4-5 Saturday-Sunday
  11-12 Saturday-Sunday
  25-26 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2018 8-9 Saturday-Sunday
     
Lodging
Lodging & Reservation Information
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Please contact The Coeur d'Alene Resort for lodging and reservations:

The Coeur d’Alene Resort
115 S. Second St.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
www.cdaresort.com
(866) 604-4128

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


FAQ
Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions


Question
: Do you fish on the lake or are there streams and rivers?

Answer - During the school, the students fish the Spokane River.

Question: When does the school start and end? What will we be doing during the day? How long will we be fishing?

Answer - Refer to the school itinerary for the schedule.

Question: What is included in the price of the school?

Answer - Use of Orvis fly rods/reels, leaders, flies, and where necessary waders, vests and fishing licenses.

Question: Is lodging included?

Answer - No. Lodging arrangements are made separately by the students.

Question: Are meals included?

Answer - Lunch is the only meal included in the school tuition price.

Question: Where can I stay?

Answer - At the hosts’ lodging, or nearby lodging of your choice.

Question: How many people will be in the class?

Answer - That depends on the school. The range is 12 to 36 students, always with a ratio of one instructor for every four students.

Question: Do we stop the school because of weather?

Answer - No.

Question: How much time is spent in the classroom vs. casting and fishing?

Answer - See school itinerary on specific school page.

Question: Can you bring your own equipment?

Answer - Yes.

Question: Is this class for intermediate fisherman?

Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.

Question: How old do my children have to be to join me in this fishing school?

Answer - At the Santa Rosa Beach School, youngsters should be at least 14 years old (because of the heavier tackle used). All other schools we recommend 12 years of age.

Question: What is the cancellation policy?

Answer - Should you need to cancel the school within 30 days prior to the starting date, we will issue a gift certificate in the amount of the cancelled school. That gift certificate may be used toward another school date of your choice.

Question: Will I be able to attend the same class as my son/wife/etc, even though I am an intermediate and they are a beginner?

Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.

Question: Are there opportunities for guided fishing afterwards?

Answer - Yes. See information on specific school page, school itinerary or inquire directly to your fly fishing school instructor.

Reviews
This Orvis fly fishing school in Idaho offers casting lessons in a world-class setting.

Tucked away in some of the most beautiful scenery in the Pacific Northwest is the town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and the site of the Orvis Idaho Fly-Fishing School. The school is held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort and is one of North Idaho's most popular vacation destinations. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers, Coeur d'Alene offers a wide array of outdoor recreation including mountain biking, hiking, and boating on sprawling Lake Coeur d'Alene. The Coeur d'Alene Resort is a famous golf destination and home of the World's Only Floating Green. After fly-fishing lessons, students can relax in the spa, take advantage of great nearby shopping and restaurants, or arrange a guided fishing trip with Northwest Outfitters. The fishing school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders, and knots, to fly selection, and how to safely release fish. Choose our one-day or two-day school.

You'll cover it all at the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (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 an Orvis Fly Fishing School, 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 Class Program
1-Day Itinerary: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
8:15 am Student registration at Northwest Outfitters.
8:45 am Students caravan to the Coeur d’Alene Resort.
9:15 am Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:30 am Classroom presentation.: Lines, Rods and Reels.
10:45 am The Orvis Method of Fly Casting video part one: Demonstration on the basic stroke, students casting.
12:00 Lunch in the classroom.
12.30 pm Restaurant review for the Coeur d’Alene area.
12:45 pm The Orvis Method of Fly Casting video part two: Shooting line, false casting, Roll Cast.
1:00 pm Boat ride to the casting area.
1:15 pm Casting demonstration: Shooting line, false casting, roll cast.
1:30 pm Students practice casting, videotape students casting.
2:45 pm Boat ride back to the Resort.
3:00 pm Review students casting videos.
3:30 pm Classroom presentation: Equipment and accessories.
3:45 pm Knot tying and Leader Discussion. Students tying knots.
4:30 pm Graduation. End of School.

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
1-Day School Dates

August 2017 25 Friday
  28 Monday
     
September 2017 1 Friday
     
June 2018 8 Friday
     
July 2018 6 Friday
  21 Saturday
     
August 2018 24 Friday
  31 Friday
     

Fly Fishing School Class Program
2-Day Itinerary: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
8:15 am Student registration at Northwest Outfitters.
8:45 Students caravan to the Coeur d’ Alene Resort.
9:15 Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:30 Classroom presentation - lines, rods, reels.
10:30 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.
10:45 Students report to casting area for demonstration of basic casting stroke; students casting.
12:00pm Lunch.
12:45 Classroom presentation - wading safely.
1:00 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, roll cast.
1:15 Boat ride to casting area on Coeur d’Alene lake.
1:30 Demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll cast; students casting. Videotape students casting.
2:45 Boat ride back to the resort.
3:00 Classroom demonstration - equipment and accessories.
3:30 Classroom demonstration - leaders and knot tying. Discussion on weights and strike indicators.
4:30 End of the first day.

DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Classroom presentation – Entomology, fly selection, and how to fish flies. Tips on how to handle, photograph, and release fish.
9:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three; video on the double haul.
10:30 Casting area - students practice casting.
11:30 Classroom presentation - Orvis-endorsed fishing vacations and fly-fishing opportunities around the world.
12:00pm Lunch.
1:00 River trip - students caravan to Spokane River. Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing dry flies, nymphs, wet flies, and streamers; students fishing.
4:30 End of school.

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
2-Day School Dates

August 2017 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  12-13 Saturday-Sunday
  26-27 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2017 9-10 Saturday-Sunday
     
June 2018 9-10 Saturday-Sunday
  16-17 Saturday-Sunday
     
July 2018 9-10 Monday-Tuesday
  14-15 Saturday-Sunday
  23-24 Monday-Tuesday
     
August 2018 4-5 Saturday-Sunday
  11-12 Saturday-Sunday
  25-26 Saturday-Sunday
     
September 2018 8-9 Saturday-Sunday
     

Lodging & Reservation Information
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Please contact The Coeur d'Alene Resort for lodging and reservations:

The Coeur d’Alene Resort
115 S. Second St.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
www.cdaresort.com
(866) 604-4128

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


Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions


Question
: Do you fish on the lake or are there streams and rivers?

Answer - During the school, the students fish the Spokane River.

Question: When does the school start and end? What will we be doing during the day? How long will we be fishing?

Answer - Refer to the school itinerary for the schedule.

Question: What is included in the price of the school?

Answer - Use of Orvis fly rods/reels, leaders, flies, and where necessary waders, vests and fishing licenses.

Question: Is lodging included?

Answer - No. Lodging arrangements are made separately by the students.

Question: Are meals included?

Answer - Lunch is the only meal included in the school tuition price.

Question: Where can I stay?

Answer - At the hosts’ lodging, or nearby lodging of your choice.

Question: How many people will be in the class?

Answer - That depends on the school. The range is 12 to 36 students, always with a ratio of one instructor for every four students.

Question: Do we stop the school because of weather?

Answer - No.

Question: How much time is spent in the classroom vs. casting and fishing?

Answer - See school itinerary on specific school page.

Question: Can you bring your own equipment?

Answer - Yes.

Question: Is this class for intermediate fisherman?

Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.

Question: How old do my children have to be to join me in this fishing school?

Answer - At the Santa Rosa Beach School, youngsters should be at least 14 years old (because of the heavier tackle used). All other schools we recommend 12 years of age.

Question: What is the cancellation policy?

Answer - Should you need to cancel the school within 30 days prior to the starting date, we will issue a gift certificate in the amount of the cancelled school. That gift certificate may be used toward another school date of your choice.

Question: Will I be able to attend the same class as my son/wife/etc, even though I am an intermediate and they are a beginner?

Answer - Yes. In casting, we adjust our instruction to the individual student’s level.

Question: Are there opportunities for guided fishing afterwards?

Answer - Yes. See information on specific school page, school itinerary or inquire directly to your fly fishing school instructor.

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