Farmington, Pennsylvania Fly-Fishing School

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Situated in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's Orvis Fly-Fishing School has everything the beginner and experienced angler desires. Part of Nemacolin's Field Club (which also features a 140-acre Shooting Academy, archery, and seasonal guided hunts), the Orvis Fly-Fishing School has easy access to the state's best fly fishing—the Youghiogheny River, Beaver Creek, and Meadow Run. The expert instructors at Nemacolin's fly-fishing school will help you master everything from setting up the rod to fly selection and knots to how to safely release your catch. Choose our one-day or two-day school.

You'll cover it all at the Farmington, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential 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 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
Farmington, Pennsylvania

1-Day School
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Student registration at Field Club Orvis retail store.
9:30 Introductions and overview of class program.
9:45 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part one and two: Video on the basic casting stroke, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting.
10:00 Report to casting area for demonstration of basic casting stroke. Students casting.
11:15 Classroom presentation – Tackle and flies.
12:00pm Lunch
12:30 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll cast.
12:45 Report to casting pond for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll cast. Student casting. Individual casting assessment.
1:30 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.
2:15 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides. Wading and wading safety.
2:30 River trip. Discussion on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing.
4:15 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
4:45 End of school.
2-Day Itinerary
Fly Fishing School Class Program
Farmington, Pennsylvania

2-Day School: DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Student registration at Field Club Orvis retail store.
9:45 Introductions and overview of class program.
10:15 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke, pick-up and lie-down cast.
10:30 Split into two groups. First Group to casting area. Second group will report to the classroom. Presentation on Orvis fly-fishing equipment (rods, reels, etc.).
11:15 Groups switch activities.
12:00pm Boxed lunches will be served at Adventure Center or outside gazebo.
1:00 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll cast.
1:15 Group one report to casting pond for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll cast. Student casting. Individual casting assessment.
Group two – classroom presentation on leaders, knot tying, and discussion on weights, strike indicators, rigging, and floatant.
2:45 Groups switch activities.
4:00 Classroom presentation (all students) of Orvis accessories.
4:45 End of first day.

2-Day School: DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Classroom presentation (all students) on entomology, fly selection, and how to fish specific flies. Tips on how to handle and release fish.
9:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: The double haul.
10:00 Group one - video analysis.
Group two - report to casting pond for demonstration on hooking fish and fishing flies in still water. Students fishing.
11:00 Groups switch activities.
12:00 pm Boxed lunches will be served at Adventure Center or outside gazebo.
1:00 Presentation of Orvis-endorsed fishing trips and tips when fishing with guides. Discussion on wading safely while fishing.
1:30 River trip. Discussion on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing.
4:30 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
5:00 End of school.

Dates
Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Farmington, Pennsylvania
Two-Day School Dates

October 2017 2-3 Monday - Tuesday
     
April 2018 16-17 Monday - Tuesday
     
May 2018 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  14-15 Monday-Tuesday
  19-20 Saturday-Sunday
     
June 2018 11-12 Monday - Tuesday
  16-17 Saturday-Sunday
  23-24 Saturday-Sunday
     
August 2018 13-14 Monday - Tuesday
     
September 2018 10-11 Monday - Tuesday
  15-16 Saturday-Sunday
  29-30 Saturday-Sunday
     
October 2018 1-2 Monday - Tuesday
     

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Farmington, Pennsylvania
One-Day School Dates

June 2018 4 Monday
     
July 2018 20 Friday
     
August 2018 10 Friday
     
September 2018 28 Friday
     
Lodging
Lodging & Reservation Information
Farmington, Pennsylvania

Please contact the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for lodging and reservations:

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
1001 Lafayette Drive
Farmington, PA 15437
866-344-6957

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

Activities
Area Activities - Farmington, Pennsylvania
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
866-344-6957

Golf (two 18 hole courses including their renowned Mystic Rock course designed by Pete Dye)

Scenic trail rides and pony rides at the Equestrian Center
Off-Road Driving Academy featuring the Jeep Rubicons
Tennis and squash
Woodlands Spa
Wildlife Academy
Children's Programs
More than 15 dining options!

Adventure Center featuring a climbing wall, ropes course, zip lines, bike rentals, mini golf, paintball, and more!

Other Activities in the Area

Guided tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water and/or Kentuck Knob
White-water rafting and kayaking on the Youghiogheny River
Guided tours of Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Guided tours of Laurel Caverns

FAQs
Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions


Question
: Do I have to stay at Nemacolin resort?

Answer - No. Students may stay at the lodging of their choice.

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 anglers?

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 Cape Cod and Santa Rosa Beach Schools, youngsters should be at least 14 years old (because of the heaver 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: What other recreation is available near the school?

Answer - See information on specific school page.

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
Our Pennsylvania fly fishing school will prepare you for any water, anywhere.

Situated in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's Orvis Fly-Fishing School has everything the beginner and experienced angler desires. Part of Nemacolin's Field Club (which also features a 140-acre Shooting Academy, archery, and seasonal guided hunts), the Orvis Fly-Fishing School has easy access to the state's best fly fishing—the Youghiogheny River, Beaver Creek, and Meadow Run. The expert instructors at Nemacolin's fly-fishing school will help you master everything from setting up the rod to fly selection and knots to how to safely release your catch. Choose our one-day or two-day school.

You'll cover it all at the Farmington, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential 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 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
Farmington, Pennsylvania

1-Day School
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Student registration at Field Club Orvis retail store.
9:30 Introductions and overview of class program.
9:45 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part one and two: Video on the basic casting stroke, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting.
10:00 Report to casting area for demonstration of basic casting stroke. Students casting.
11:15 Classroom presentation – Tackle and flies.
12:00pm Lunch
12:30 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll cast.
12:45 Report to casting pond for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll cast. Student casting. Individual casting assessment.
1:30 Classroom presentation – Knot tying seminar. Discussion on leaders, hands-on knot tying.
2:15 Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips and tips on fishing with guides. Wading and wading safety.
2:30 River trip. Discussion on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing.
4:15 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
4:45 End of school.

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Farmington, Pennsylvania

2-Day School: DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Student registration at Field Club Orvis retail store.
9:45 Introductions and overview of class program.
10:15 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke, pick-up and lie-down cast.
10:30 Split into two groups. First Group to casting area. Second group will report to the classroom. Presentation on Orvis fly-fishing equipment (rods, reels, etc.).
11:15 Groups switch activities.
12:00pm Boxed lunches will be served at Adventure Center or outside gazebo.
1:00 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Two: Shooting line, false casting, and roll cast.
1:15 Group one report to casting pond for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll cast. Student casting. Individual casting assessment.
Group two – classroom presentation on leaders, knot tying, and discussion on weights, strike indicators, rigging, and floatant.
2:45 Groups switch activities.
4:00 Classroom presentation (all students) of Orvis accessories.
4:45 End of first day.

2-Day School: DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Classroom presentation (all students) on entomology, fly selection, and how to fish specific flies. Tips on how to handle and release fish.
9:45 Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: The double haul.
10:00 Group one - video analysis.
Group two - report to casting pond for demonstration on hooking fish and fishing flies in still water. Students fishing.
11:00 Groups switch activities.
12:00 pm Boxed lunches will be served at Adventure Center or outside gazebo.
1:00 Presentation of Orvis-endorsed fishing trips and tips when fishing with guides. Discussion on wading safely while fishing.
1:30 River trip. Discussion on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies in moving water; students fishing.
4:30 Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
5:00 End of school.

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Farmington, Pennsylvania
Two-Day School Dates

October 2017 2-3 Monday - Tuesday
     
April 2018 16-17 Monday - Tuesday
     
May 2018 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  14-15 Monday-Tuesday
  19-20 Saturday-Sunday
     
June 2018 11-12 Monday - Tuesday
  16-17 Saturday-Sunday
  23-24 Saturday-Sunday
     
August 2018 13-14 Monday - Tuesday
     
September 2018 10-11 Monday - Tuesday
  15-16 Saturday-Sunday
  29-30 Saturday-Sunday
     
October 2018 1-2 Monday - Tuesday
     

Orvis Fly-Fishing School - Farmington, Pennsylvania
One-Day School Dates

June 2018 4 Monday
     
July 2018 20 Friday
     
August 2018 10 Friday
     
September 2018 28 Friday
     

Lodging & Reservation Information
Farmington, Pennsylvania

Please contact the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for lodging and reservations:

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
1001 Lafayette Drive
Farmington, PA 15437
866-344-6957

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

Area Activities - Farmington, Pennsylvania
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
866-344-6957

Golf (two 18 hole courses including their renowned Mystic Rock course designed by Pete Dye)

Scenic trail rides and pony rides at the Equestrian Center
Off-Road Driving Academy featuring the Jeep Rubicons
Tennis and squash
Woodlands Spa
Wildlife Academy
Children's Programs
More than 15 dining options!

Adventure Center featuring a climbing wall, ropes course, zip lines, bike rentals, mini golf, paintball, and more!

Other Activities in the Area

Guided tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water and/or Kentuck Knob
White-water rafting and kayaking on the Youghiogheny River
Guided tours of Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Guided tours of Laurel Caverns

Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions


Question
: Do I have to stay at Nemacolin resort?

Answer - No. Students may stay at the lodging of their choice.

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 anglers?

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 Cape Cod and Santa Rosa Beach Schools, youngsters should be at least 14 years old (because of the heaver 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: What other recreation is available near the school?

Answer - See information on specific school page.

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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