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Hosted by The Saltwater Edge in Middletown, Rhode Island the Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing School will make the most of its location on Aquidneck Island. The island offers almost as many places to cast a fly as to find a terrific meal. With Newport, Rhode Island "America's First Resort" minutes from the shop there plenty to do at night or for your spouse during the day or reason to extend your stay. Little Rhody played an important role in the development of saltwater fly fishing in part due to the variety of species available depending on the season. Striped bass and bluefish get top billing as season-long visitors, and bonito and false albacore bring their excitement to these shores most every fall. You will learn saltwater specific tactics and techniques to prepare you for a day on the water. Fly casting, tackle and fly selection, rigging, fish fighting as well as proper release techniques will be emphasized.

You'll cover it all at the Middletown Rhode Island Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Striper feeding habits
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water, currents, and tides
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish
After the school students can arrange for a guided trip through the Saltwater Edge.
Itinerary
Newport Rhode Island Fly-Fishing School
1-Day Itinerary

9:00 am Students register at Saltwater edge store in Middle town RI
9:30 am Classroom presentation on tackle and flies.
10:45 am The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part one and two: Video on the basic casting stroke, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting with a focus on Saltwater fishing scenarios. 
11:00 am Group reports to the casting area
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
1:15 pm Report to casting area for demonstration on the double haul. Students casting.
2:15 pm Knot tying seminar
3:00 pm Casting in windy conditions, Hook setting and fish fighting, tips on fishing with guides students casting
4:00 pm Return to schoolroom for closing statements.
4:30 pm End of school

Newport Rhode Island Fly-Fishing School
2-Day Itinerary
   
Day One  
9:00 a.m. Students register at the Saltwater Edge Store in Middletown, RI
9:30 a.m. Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 a.m. Classroom presentation on lines, rods and reels.
10:30 a.m. The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part one; video on the basic casting stroke.
10:45 a.m. Report to casting area for demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
12:00 Lunch.
1:00 p.m. Classroom presentation on leaders, and hands-on knot tying.
2:15 p.m. The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part two; video on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.
2:30 p.m. Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Video tape students casting.
4:00 p.m. Classroom presentation on fly fishing equipment and accessories.
4:30 p.m. End of first day.
   
Day Two  
9:00 a.m. Classroom presentation – Entomology and fly selection. Tips on how to handle, photograph and release fish. Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques.
10:00 a.m. Video analysis.
10:30 a.m. The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three; video on the double haul.
10:45 a.m. Report to casting area for demonstration on double hauling, and casting techniques for windy conditions; students casting.
12:00 - Lunch (catered to school.)
1:00 p.m. Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides.
1:15 p.m. Caravan to Sachuest Point for Reading water discussion and fishing
3:45 p.m. Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
4:00 p.m. End of school.
   
Dates
Orvis 1-Day Striper School in Rhode Island
2017 School Dates

May 2017 21 Sunday
   
June 2017 11 Sunday
  27 Tuesday
   
July 2017 25 Tuesday
   
August 2017 12 Saturday
   
September 2017 10 Sunday
   
Orvis 2-Day Striper School in Rhode Island
2017 School Dates

May 2017 6-7 Saturday - Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     
June 2017 3-4 Saturday - Sunday
  17-18 Saturday - Sunday
     
Lodging
Lodging Information
Middletown, Rhode Island

Ocean Cliff
65 Ridge Road
Newport, RI
401-841-8868

Hotel Viking
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI
401-847-3300

Courtyard by Marriott
9 Commerce Drive
Middletown, RI
401-849-8000

Holiday Inn
855 West Main Road
Middletown, RI
401-848-7128

Meals:

Flo's Clam Shack
4 Wave Avenue
Middletown, RI
401-847-4181

Scales and Shells
527 Thames Street
Newport, RI
401-846-3474

Clark Cooke House
26 Bannister's Wharf
Newport, RI
401-849-2900

FAQs
Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions

Question: When is the best time to go?
Answer - There is no “best time” per se. The school season is during the nicest part of the year weather-wise. Chances for warm weather increase as the season goes on.

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 maximum number of students is eight, 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.

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 Middletown Rhode Island 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: 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
Learn saltwater specific tactics and techniques at this Orvis Fly Fishing School

Hosted by The Saltwater Edge in Middletown, Rhode Island the Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing School will make the most of its location on Aquidneck Island. The island offers almost as many places to cast a fly as to find a terrific meal. With Newport, Rhode Island "America's First Resort" minutes from the shop there plenty to do at night or for your spouse during the day or reason to extend your stay. Little Rhody played an important role in the development of saltwater fly fishing in part due to the variety of species available depending on the season. Striped bass and bluefish get top billing as season-long visitors, and bonito and false albacore bring their excitement to these shores most every fall. You will learn saltwater specific tactics and techniques to prepare you for a day on the water. Fly casting, tackle and fly selection, rigging, fish fighting as well as proper release techniques will be emphasized.

You'll cover it all at the Middletown Rhode Island Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Striper feeding habits
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water, currents, and tides
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish
After the school students can arrange for a guided trip through the Saltwater Edge.

Newport Rhode Island Fly-Fishing School
1-Day Itinerary

9:00 am Students register at Saltwater edge store in Middle town RI
9:30 am Classroom presentation on tackle and flies.
10:45 am The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part one and two: Video on the basic casting stroke, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, and roll casting with a focus on Saltwater fishing scenarios. 
11:00 am Group reports to the casting area
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm The Orvis Progressive Method to Teaching Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
1:15 pm Report to casting area for demonstration on the double haul. Students casting.
2:15 pm Knot tying seminar
3:00 pm Casting in windy conditions, Hook setting and fish fighting, tips on fishing with guides students casting
4:00 pm Return to schoolroom for closing statements.
4:30 pm End of school

Newport Rhode Island Fly-Fishing School
2-Day Itinerary
   
Day One  
9:00 a.m. Students register at the Saltwater Edge Store in Middletown, RI
9:30 a.m. Introductions and discussion of class program.
9:45 a.m. Classroom presentation on lines, rods and reels.
10:30 a.m. The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part one; video on the basic casting stroke.
10:45 a.m. Report to casting area for demonstration on the basic casting stroke; students casting.
12:00 Lunch.
1:00 p.m. Classroom presentation on leaders, and hands-on knot tying.
2:15 p.m. The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part two; video on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting.
2:30 p.m. Report to casting area for demonstration on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting; students casting. Video tape students casting.
4:00 p.m. Classroom presentation on fly fishing equipment and accessories.
4:30 p.m. End of first day.
   
Day Two  
9:00 a.m. Classroom presentation – Entomology and fly selection. Tips on how to handle, photograph and release fish. Demonstration on hook-setting and fish fighting techniques.
10:00 a.m. Video analysis.
10:30 a.m. The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three; video on the double haul.
10:45 a.m. Report to casting area for demonstration on double hauling, and casting techniques for windy conditions; students casting.
12:00 - Lunch (catered to school.)
1:00 p.m. Orvis-Endorsed fishing trips, and tips on fishing with guides.
1:15 p.m. Caravan to Sachuest Point for Reading water discussion and fishing
3:45 p.m. Return to classroom for closing statements and graduation certificates.
4:00 p.m. End of school.
   

Orvis 1-Day Striper School in Rhode Island
2017 School Dates

May 2017 21 Sunday
   
June 2017 11 Sunday
  27 Tuesday
   
July 2017 25 Tuesday
   
August 2017 12 Saturday
   
September 2017 10 Sunday
   
Orvis 2-Day Striper School in Rhode Island
2017 School Dates

May 2017 6-7 Saturday - Sunday (SOLD OUT)
     
June 2017 3-4 Saturday - Sunday
  17-18 Saturday - Sunday
     

Lodging Information
Middletown, Rhode Island

Ocean Cliff
65 Ridge Road
Newport, RI
401-841-8868

Hotel Viking
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI
401-847-3300

Courtyard by Marriott
9 Commerce Drive
Middletown, RI
401-849-8000

Holiday Inn
855 West Main Road
Middletown, RI
401-848-7128

Meals:

Flo's Clam Shack
4 Wave Avenue
Middletown, RI
401-847-4181

Scales and Shells
527 Thames Street
Newport, RI
401-846-3474

Clark Cooke House
26 Bannister's Wharf
Newport, RI
401-849-2900

Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions

Question: When is the best time to go?
Answer - There is no “best time” per se. The school season is during the nicest part of the year weather-wise. Chances for warm weather increase as the season goes on.

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 maximum number of students is eight, 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.

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 Middletown Rhode Island 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: 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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