Learn the Fly-Fishing Basics for Free
Fly Fishing 101 & 201
Fly Fishing 101
Fly Fishing 201
A free Trout Unlimited Membership—a $35 value—is included for all FF101 and FF201 graduates. Upon completion of the course, you will receive special in-store offers, valid for the purchase of Orvis products.
Please see store associates or call 585-586-3956 for details.
Learn the Fly-Tying Basics for Free
Upcoming Seminars and Events
Call us at 585-586-3956 for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.
Fly Fishing 301 – A Day on the Water
Whether you have come up through the Orvis FF101/201 program or you are someone that just wants a little guidance on how to become a better fly fisher, nothing beats time on the water with a knowledgeable guide or instructor. Our FF301 program is the next step in your fly-fishing education. Designed to give you a great on-the-water fly-fishing experience, the day's instruction is built around specific techniques and local fisheries.Please see store associates or call 513-791-2325 for details.
Local Fly-Fishing Information
Caledonia Fish Hatchery
The Caledonia Fish Hatchery is the oldest fish hatchery in the Western Hemisphere. Rochester native Seth Green founded the hatchery in 1864 and was a pioneer in bringing the fish-farming concept to the United States. In 1870, New York State purchased the facility and continues today to raise trout used in the stocking of local rivers. Today, virtually all two-year-old brown trout used in DEC stocking are raised at Caledonia. Annual production averages 170,000 pounds.
The hatchery is available for tours most days from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. While in the area, be sure to fish Oatka Creek and Spring Brook, two of the area's premier fisheries.
Store Manager: Jim Wallace
Fishing Manager: Ethan Law
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