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Overview
ALL-INCLUSIVE - Trip includes lodging, meals, guided fishing, and a FREE Helios 2 905-4 outfit!

Learn how to become a complete trout angler on some of the most iconic western rivers at the new Orvis Complete Trout School at Madison Valley Ranch in Ennis, MT. When people talk about fishing in Big Sky Country on rivers like the Madison, Yellowstone, and the Big Hole, the phrase "big trout" is usually not far behind. While you're at the lodge enjoy luxury accommodations, unparalleled hospitality, and wonderful food. Professionally-trained Chef Scott Warren will prepare gourmet meals made with the freshest and many local ingredients.

Madison Valley Ranch is a perfect location to learn how to fly fish or to improve your skills. Lodge manager Elizabeth Warren and our exceptional instructors can help anyone progress in their fly fishing. Learn how to cast just outside the lodge on Jurassic Pond then put your newfound or refined skills to the test floating down some of the best trout rivers in the West. Whether you are a beginner who would like to get into the sport, or a skilled angler looking to progress to the next level, we have the knowledge and expertise to help. We provide all the newest Orvis equipment, fantastic amenities, and a beautiful setting for the ultimate Fly-Fishing School. Our on-the-water instruction and practice on actual fish can't be duplicated on a city lawn or parking lot.

In this comprehensive school, you will have the opportunity to fish from drift boats or get out and wade for different species of trout, such as brown and rainbow. Learn how to catch trout in many different scenarios. You will learn how to fish with dry flies, nymphs, and streamers and learn how to read the water and select the right fly. The skills and memories you gain here will certainly last a lifetime.

For more information about an Orvis Fly Fishing School, call 866-531-6213.

Itinerary
Fly Fishing School Class Program
Madison Valley Ranch, Ennis, Montana

Arrival day at Madison Valley Ranch:
Time Activity & Description
2:00 p.m. Guests should check in at 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Appetizers and cocktails.
7:00 p.m. Dinner/introduction and discussion of the class.

Day One:
Time Activity & Description
7:00 am Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Brief discussion of equipment (rod, reel, line).
9:15 a.m. Pick up and lay down cast. What a fly rod needs to do in order to work.
9:30 a.m. Students casting.
10:45 a.m. Return to the lodge.
11:00 a.m. Discussion on leaders and tippet, knots, and rigging for trout in a variety of situations.
12:00 p.m. Lunch.
1:00 p.m. Discussion on getting your line hand involved, shooting line, false casting, roll casting.
1:15 p.m. Students casting.
2:30 p.m. Videotape students casting.
3:00 p.m. Discussion on fish senses, fly selection, basic entomology.
4:00 p.m. Student walk to the river. Discussion on reading water, how to fish dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers. How and why you mend your line.
5:00 p.m. End of first day. Students are welcome to continue to fish until dinner.
6:30 p.m. Appetizers and cocktails.
7:00 p.m. Dinner - After dinner guests are welcome to fish and look for an evening hatch, but be prepared for an early start and two full days on the water.

Day Two:
Time Activity & Description
7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Depart for full day of guided fishing and try out your new or refined skills.
12:00 p.m. Lunch served streamside.
4-6 p.m. Return to lodge.
6:30 p.m. Appetizers and cocktails.
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Day Three:
Time Activity & Description
7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Depart for full day of guided fishing and try out your new or refined skills.
12:00 p.m. Lunch served streamside.
4-6 p.m. Return to lodge.
6:30 p.m. Appetizers and cocktails.
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Departure day at Madden's Resort:
Time Activity & Description
7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast
10:00 a.m. Guests depart
Dates
Complete Trout School at Madison Valley Ranch
2017 School Dates

August 2017 18-22 Friday - Tuesday (2 Boats Left)
     
September 2017 1-5 Friday - Tuesday (2 Boats Left)
     
Reviews
Learn how to become a complete trout angler on some of the most iconic western rivers

ALL-INCLUSIVE - Trip includes lodging, meals, guided fishing, and a FREE Helios 2 905-4 outfit!

Learn how to become a complete trout angler on some of the most iconic western rivers at the new Orvis Complete Trout School at Madison Valley Ranch in Ennis, MT. When people talk about fishing in Big Sky Country on rivers like the Madison, Yellowstone, and the Big Hole, the phrase "big trout" is usually not far behind. While you're at the lodge enjoy luxury accommodations, unparalleled hospitality, and wonderful food. Professionally-trained Chef Scott Warren will prepare gourmet meals made with the freshest and many local ingredients.

Madison Valley Ranch is a perfect location to learn how to fly fish or to improve your skills. Lodge manager Elizabeth Warren and our exceptional instructors can help anyone progress in their fly fishing. Learn how to cast just outside the lodge on Jurassic Pond then put your newfound or refined skills to the test floating down some of the best trout rivers in the West. Whether you are a beginner who would like to get into the sport, or a skilled angler looking to progress to the next level, we have the knowledge and expertise to help. We provide all the newest Orvis equipment, fantastic amenities, and a beautiful setting for the ultimate Fly-Fishing School. Our on-the-water instruction and practice on actual fish can't be duplicated on a city lawn or parking lot.

In this comprehensive school, you will have the opportunity to fish from drift boats or get out and wade for different species of trout, such as brown and rainbow. Learn how to catch trout in many different scenarios. You will learn how to fish with dry flies, nymphs, and streamers and learn how to read the water and select the right fly. The skills and memories you gain here will certainly last a lifetime.

For more information about an Orvis Fly Fishing School, call 866-531-6213.

Fly Fishing School Class Program
Madison Valley Ranch, Ennis, Montana

Arrival day at Madison Valley Ranch:
Time Activity & Description
2:00 p.m. Guests should check in at 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Appetizers and cocktails.
7:00 p.m. Dinner/introduction and discussion of the class.

Day One:
Time Activity & Description
7:00 am Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Brief discussion of equipment (rod, reel, line).
9:15 a.m. Pick up and lay down cast. What a fly rod needs to do in order to work.
9:30 a.m. Students casting.
10:45 a.m. Return to the lodge.
11:00 a.m. Discussion on leaders and tippet, knots, and rigging for trout in a variety of situations.
12:00 p.m. Lunch.
1:00 p.m. Discussion on getting your line hand involved, shooting line, false casting, roll casting.
1:15 p.m. Students casting.
2:30 p.m. Videotape students casting.
3:00 p.m. Discussion on fish senses, fly selection, basic entomology.
4:00 p.m. Student walk to the river. Discussion on reading water, how to fish dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers. How and why you mend your line.
5:00 p.m. End of first day. Students are welcome to continue to fish until dinner.
6:30 p.m. Appetizers and cocktails.
7:00 p.m. Dinner - After dinner guests are welcome to fish and look for an evening hatch, but be prepared for an early start and two full days on the water.

Day Two:
Time Activity & Description
7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Depart for full day of guided fishing and try out your new or refined skills.
12:00 p.m. Lunch served streamside.
4-6 p.m. Return to lodge.
6:30 p.m. Appetizers and cocktails.
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Day Three:
Time Activity & Description
7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Depart for full day of guided fishing and try out your new or refined skills.
12:00 p.m. Lunch served streamside.
4-6 p.m. Return to lodge.
6:30 p.m. Appetizers and cocktails.
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Departure day at Madden's Resort:
Time Activity & Description
7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast
10:00 a.m. Guests depart

Complete Trout School at Madison Valley Ranch
2017 School Dates

August 2017 18-22 Friday - Tuesday (2 Boats Left)
     
September 2017 1-5 Friday - Tuesday (2 Boats Left)
     

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