NEW FOR 2014! The Orvis Mississippi Fly Fishing School is located at Prairie Wildlife in West Point. A conservation-driven sporting estate in the unique Black Prairie of Mississippi, Prairie Wildlife offers great fishing opportunities on Horseshoe Pond, as well as other activities including the Land Rover Driving Experience and shotgun sports. The focus is on fishing for bass and panfish, however, the casting techniques taught in the school can be used for trout and saltwater species as well. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection and how to safely release fish. Students can stay at Bryan Lodge at Prairie Wildlife and will be treated to beautiful spacious rooms with private baths and gourmet dinners.
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Customer Reviews for West Point, Mississippi 2-Day Fly Fishing School at Prairie Wildlife
Review 1 for West Point, Mississippi 2-Day Fly Fishing School at Prairie Wildlife
Learn to Fly Fish in Style,
May 26, 2014
from Mississippi Gulf Coast
"If your on the fence about the Orvis Fly fishing school, DO IT! When I saw that they opened one in my state of MS, I booked right away. Chris was the head instructor. Not only was he an excellent teacher who Loves to fish, in the short time the school has been open he has built a great relationship with the team at Prairie Wildlife. He is also the GoTo man at Orvis in Jackson,MS. From the easy booking to arrival and checkin I felt welcome.All my questions were answered promptly by Mr. Garcia and Harry from Prairie Wildlife.You will want to stay at Prairie Wildlife. Harry and his team go above and beyond from day one. You feel like family! Day one is work but its fun. Chris uses the Orvis method and you build on your success with each part. What I valued most was learning how to identify my own faults and methods to correct them. Truly it was the best money I spent. You learn on the top of the line rods and outfits. Day two was really exciting as seemingly overnight my cast started to come together and I felt more confident and was integrating more complex actions into my rhythm. The water at the lodge is busting with healthy Bass and Brim. We had plenty of time for "practice." The Tour of the property is a true Must See, and the FOOD was outstanding. I had a small dietary restriction and they accommodated me in most excellent fashion. I met with one of the wing shooting instructor Xaiver and like Chris both have the heart of a teacher and true enthusiasm. This gem is sure to make a name as a prime Orvis school in no time. Mr. Bryant and his team, Orvis and their instructors proved to be a First Class partnership. I am ready to book a family trip to Prairie Wildlife. One last note on that, If your going to school but want to include the family in the trip, they have a bunch of activities from horseback rides, Land rover driving experiences and Hunts and clay shooting. Perfect for the outdoor lifestyle family adventure."