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Nestled in the heart of upstate New York, Sandanona's famed sporting grounds beckon anglers with more than 400 acres of lush landscape and placid casting ponds. Experience isn't required as our expert staff of fly fishing school instructors helps you master everything from setting up the rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your catch. Fly fishing classes are held in comfortable classrooms and on the sporting grounds. Choose our one-day or two-day school.

You'll experience it all at the Millbrook, New York 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 Orvis Fly Fishing Schools, call 866-531-6213.

1-Day Itinerary
Fly Fishing School Class Program
Millbrook, NY
1-Day School
Time Activity & Description
9:00 am Student registration at Sandanona Retail Shop.
9:30 Introduction and discussion 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 pond for demonstration of basic casting stroke. Students casting.
11:15 Classroom presentation – Tackle and flies.
12:00 pm Lunch.
12:30 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
12:45 Report to casting pond for demonstration on the double haul. Students casting.
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 Wappingers Creek fishing trip – Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies. Students fishing.
4:15 Return to school room for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
4:30 End of school.


2-Day Itinerary
Fly Fishing School Class Program
Millbrook, NY
2-Day School: DAY ONE
Time Activity & Description
8:30 am Registration in Sandanona clubhouse. Students fill out license applications.
9:00 Instructor introductions and brief overview of school program.
9:15 Classroom presentation - lines, rod, and reel. Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.
10:00 Caravan to casting pond.
10:15 Students casting with instructors. Emphasis on basic cast, rod control.
12:00 pm Lunch.
1:00 Students report to the clubhouse. Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Shooting line, false casting, and the roll cast.
1:15 Caravan to casting pond.
1:30 Students casting with instructors - emphasis on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting. Videotape students casting.
3:00 Break and return to classroom.
3:15 Knot-tying seminar. Students will learn essential knots, hook sizes, and leaders.
4:30 End of first day.

2-Day School: DAY TWO
Time Activity & Description
8:30 am Entomology presentation. Students will learn basic fly selection and strategies for the river trip. Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: the double haul.
9:30 Caravan to casting pond.
9:45 Students practice casting with flies in still water, learn hood setting, and how to land and release fish.
11:30 Return to classroom for video analysis.
12:00 pm Lunch.
1:00 Students report to front deck with all gear for river trip. Students will learn to read a trout stream and fish different flies in moving water.
3:45 Classroom presentation - Orvis-endorsed fishing vacations and closing remarks.
4:00 Graduation, end of school.

1-Day Dates
Orvis 1-Day Fly-Fishing School in Millbrook
One-Day School Dates

July 2017 7 Friday
 
August 2017 11 Friday
 
September 2017 8 Friday
 
October 2017 6 Friday
 
2-Day Dates
Orvis 2-Day Fly-Fishing School in Millbrook
Two-Day School Dates

July 2017 1-2 Saturday-Sunday
  8-9 Saturday-Sunday
  15-16 Saturday-Sunday
  20-21 Thursday-Friday
  22-23 Saturday-Sunday
  29-30 Saturday-Sunday
 
August 2017 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
  12-13 Saturday-Sunday
  19-20 Saturday-Sunday
  26-27 Saturday-Sunday
 
September 2017 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
  9-10 Saturday-Sunday
  23-24 Saturday-Sunday
  Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 Saturday-Sunday
 
October 2017 7-8 Saturday-Sunday
  14-15 Saturday-Sunday
Activities
Area Activities - Millbrook, NY
Orvis Sandanona

Sporting clays
Private wingshooting instruction

Other Activities in the Area

Antiquing
Golf
Horseback riding
Hiking
Hudson River kayaking
Rail Trail
Wineries
Spa
Tennis
Tour historic homes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Vanderbilts
Dine at and tour the Culinary Institute of America

FAQs
Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
Frequently Asked Questions


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

Answer - Refer to the fly fishing 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 fishing school tuition price.

Question: Where can I stay?

Answer - At nearby lodging of your choice.

Question: How many people will be in the fly fishing 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. fly casting and fishing?

Answer - See school itinerary on specific school page.

Question: Can you bring your own fly fishing equipment?

Answer - Yes.

Question: Is this class for intermediate anglers?

Answer - Yes. In fly casting lessons, 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 fly fishing 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 flyfishing afterwards?

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

Reviews
Enjoy over 400 acres of lush landscape during this fly-fishing school in Millbrook, New York.

    Nestled in the heart of upstate New York, Sandanona's famed sporting grounds beckon anglers with more than 400 acres of lush landscape and placid casting ponds. Experience isn't required as our expert staff of fly fishing school instructors helps you master everything from setting up the rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your catch. Fly fishing classes are held in comfortable classrooms and on the sporting grounds. Choose our one-day or two-day school.

    You'll experience it all at the Millbrook, New York 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 Orvis Fly Fishing Schools, call 866-531-6213.

    Fly Fishing School Class Program
    Millbrook, NY
    1-Day School
    Time Activity & Description
    9:00 am Student registration at Sandanona Retail Shop.
    9:30 Introduction and discussion 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 pond for demonstration of basic casting stroke. Students casting.
    11:15 Classroom presentation – Tackle and flies.
    12:00 pm Lunch.
    12:30 The Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting part three: Video on the double haul.
    12:45 Report to casting pond for demonstration on the double haul. Students casting.
    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 Wappingers Creek fishing trip – Talk on reading water. Demonstration on fishing flies. Students fishing.
    4:15 Return to school room for closing statements, and graduation certificates.
    4:30 End of school.


    Fly Fishing School Class Program
    Millbrook, NY
    2-Day School: DAY ONE
    Time Activity & Description
    8:30 am Registration in Sandanona clubhouse. Students fill out license applications.
    9:00 Instructor introductions and brief overview of school program.
    9:15 Classroom presentation - lines, rod, and reel. Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Basic casting stroke.
    10:00 Caravan to casting pond.
    10:15 Students casting with instructors. Emphasis on basic cast, rod control.
    12:00 pm Lunch.
    1:00 Students report to the clubhouse. Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part One: Shooting line, false casting, and the roll cast.
    1:15 Caravan to casting pond.
    1:30 Students casting with instructors - emphasis on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting. Videotape students casting.
    3:00 Break and return to classroom.
    3:15 Knot-tying seminar. Students will learn essential knots, hook sizes, and leaders.
    4:30 End of first day.

    2-Day School: DAY TWO
    Time Activity & Description
    8:30 am Entomology presentation. Students will learn basic fly selection and strategies for the river trip. Video presentation: The Orvis Progressive Fly-Casting Method Part Three: the double haul.
    9:30 Caravan to casting pond.
    9:45 Students practice casting with flies in still water, learn hood setting, and how to land and release fish.
    11:30 Return to classroom for video analysis.
    12:00 pm Lunch.
    1:00 Students report to front deck with all gear for river trip. Students will learn to read a trout stream and fish different flies in moving water.
    3:45 Classroom presentation - Orvis-endorsed fishing vacations and closing remarks.
    4:00 Graduation, end of school.

    Orvis 1-Day Fly-Fishing School in Millbrook
    One-Day School Dates

    July 2017 7 Friday
     
    August 2017 11 Friday
     
    September 2017 8 Friday
     
    October 2017 6 Friday
     

    Orvis 2-Day Fly-Fishing School in Millbrook
    Two-Day School Dates

    July 2017 1-2 Saturday-Sunday
      8-9 Saturday-Sunday
      15-16 Saturday-Sunday
      20-21 Thursday-Friday
      22-23 Saturday-Sunday
      29-30 Saturday-Sunday
     
    August 2017 5-6 Saturday-Sunday
      12-13 Saturday-Sunday
      19-20 Saturday-Sunday
      26-27 Saturday-Sunday
     
    September 2017 2-3 Saturday-Sunday
      9-10 Saturday-Sunday
      23-24 Saturday-Sunday
      Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 Saturday-Sunday
     
    October 2017 7-8 Saturday-Sunday
      14-15 Saturday-Sunday

    Area Activities - Millbrook, NY
    Orvis Sandanona

    Sporting clays
    Private wingshooting instruction

    Other Activities in the Area

    Antiquing
    Golf
    Horseback riding
    Hiking
    Hudson River kayaking
    Rail Trail
    Wineries
    Spa
    Tennis
    Tour historic homes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Vanderbilts
    Dine at and tour the Culinary Institute of America

    Orvis Fly Fishing Schools
    Frequently Asked Questions


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

    Answer - Refer to the fly fishing 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 fishing school tuition price.

    Question: Where can I stay?

    Answer - At nearby lodging of your choice.

    Question: How many people will be in the fly fishing 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. fly casting and fishing?

    Answer - See school itinerary on specific school page.

    Question: Can you bring your own fly fishing equipment?

    Answer - Yes.

    Question: Is this class for intermediate anglers?

    Answer - Yes. In fly casting lessons, 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 fly fishing 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 flyfishing afterwards?

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

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