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Address: 4182 Main St, Manchester, VT 05254-4182
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If learning to fly fish or improving your casting technique seems like a...

If learning to fly fish or improving your casting technique seems like a daunting task, you just haven't met the right fishing instructors. Pick up a fly rod at the Orvis Manchester Fly Fishing School, situated in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, and you'll be casting like a seasoned angler in just two short days of classes. Our expert instructors help you with everything from setting up the rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your catch. Fishing classes are held in our brand-new schoolhouse directly across from the Orvis Flagship Store, on our fully-stocked casting pond, and out on the famed Battenkill River.

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Anniversary gift to my husband

Hubby took the 1 day class while I hit the spa. He absolutely loved it. Spent his free time reading the book and practicing knots. We went back to use the 20% coupon to get him... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Holland, Massachusetts
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Holland, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Hubby took the 1 day class while I hit the spa. He absolutely loved it. Spent his free time reading the book and practicing knots. We went back to use the 20% coupon to get him his own equipment. He loved the instructor and really had a memorable day.

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New Hampshire
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

My husband and I attended the 2-day fly fishing course May 6-8, 2016. I have no experience fly fishing, and he has only been one time for 4 hours with an Orvis-Endorsed guide in S.E. Oklahoma. This class was outstanding in every way - the staff (Truel and Forest), the indoor classroom, the practice areas, the course schedule, the equipment... More 

1 Thank cjcarwell
Williston, Vermont
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We went for Flyfishing lessons and were very pleased. It was professional, inexpensive and very enjoyable. A lot was learned and a good time was had!

Thank Drbill1945
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We spent half a day trying to catch some fish, beginning of august, but there were not any. We have been told by the Orvis people from the school with on us on the boat, that at that time of the year there are only fishes at the sunrise and sunset, and that we should have been told...It was 10... More 

4 Thank jean g
New York
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The team at Orvis put together a class that combined tying, casting and fishing in the school pond for our five children. Great facility and top-notch staff. Highly recommended!

Thank SquareBear205
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Definitely the most memorable experience of our trip. Kyle was fantastic at setting up a custom lesson for our group of three inexperienced girls looking for an intro to fly fishing. Our guides Brendon and Tom humored our inexperience and our desire to learn while enjoying the day. They were patient instructors who clearly have a love of the sport.... More 

Thank bluebell98
White Plains, New York
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Taking the Orvis 2 day fly fishing school was the best thing i have done in a while. Really learned a ton about the philosophy of fly fishing (e.g. the hatches, reading the water, fish handling and equipment selection. My instructor Ben was wise well beyond his 22 years! Like a big Yoda of fly fishing trapped in a young... More 

1 Thank Mike M
Pelham, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 22 September 2014

I have several fly rods, take them out on occasion and quickly put them away and revert back to my spin fishing gear. I've always liked the idea of fly fishing, and love catching trout. But I just couldn't get the whole fly rod thing. For my anniversary my wife surprised me with a 2 day fly fishing school at... More 

2 Thank NormRoyce
Easton, Maryland
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

If you want to learn to fly fish, this is your school. The instructors were all great teachers, obviously love to fly fish and their love for it is contagious. I found all the instruction to be extremely interesting. We were able to then fly fish in the ponds near the school and there were many instructors rotating around to... More 

1 Thank margarita200
Raleigh, North Carolina
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406 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Orvis needs to accommodate the novice fly fishermen that visit. We wanted to rent equipment....not readily available. Everyone was so nice in the entire property, awesome retail products available - very cool stop on this trip

2 Thank Brad945

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