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West Point, Mississippi 2-Day Fly Fishing School at Prairie Wildlife

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
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Money Well Spent,
April 11, 2015
By: Stones12X5
from Corinth, Mississippi
"After 40+ years of fishing with a fly rod I finally learned the basics that I should have learned when I started. Mr. Edlin was patient and enthusiastic as an instructor and corrected many of the faults that I had accumulated over time. Mr. Edlin's professionalism and knowledge made the class invaluable to one that fishes for enjoyment using a fly rod. The facility, Bryan Lodge at Prairie Wildlife, located near West Point, Ms, is top notch and managed by Harry Pasisis. One couldn't ask for a more hospitable host and fantastic cook. For fly fishing enthusiasts wishing to improve I could not recommend a better place to hone ones' skills and improve in such a positive environment."
Review 2 for West Point, Mississippi 2-Day Fly Fishing School at Prairie Wildlife
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Valentine Day gift Ever!,
March 31, 2015
By: Mottandbenjie
from South Georgia
"My husband gave me the Orvis fly-fishing school in West Point, MS. for Valentine's Day.....the best Valentine's Day gift I've ever received! Harry and his staff are the best.....great food, wonderful hospitality, and, as we were there on a cold weekend.....a roaring fire in the fireplace at all times!
Chris (Jackson Orvis) and Dylan (Memphis Orvis) were our instructors, and I could not have asked for better. They were full of knowledge, humor, and made these first time fly fisherman feel special! I would recommend this Orvis fly fishing school to anyone.....it was a great weekend, and we now have some new friends in West Point, MS!
Review 3 for West Point, Mississippi 2-Day Fly Fishing School at Prairie Wildlife
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Instructors,
October 1, 2014
By: PrairieWildlifeFan
from West Point, Ms
"I booked the 2 day school to improve my fly fishing skills and spend quality time with my daughter and her husband. I accomplished both.
Chris is an excellent and enthusiastic instructor. He works in the Jackson,Ms store and is now my go to for all things fly fishing. May joined Chris as the second instructor. May was very knowledgeable and also a good instructor--just not as much experience in the teaching role.
Prairie Wildlife is a great place. Mr Bryan is the consummate host who joined us for meals. Harry is an accomplished and experienced Chef who also likes to fish. He always makes things special.
If you have not been to Prairie Wildlife it is worth going for the Orvis fly fishing or wingshooting school or just a special time."
Review 4 for West Point, Mississippi 2-Day Fly Fishing School at Prairie Wildlife
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5 / 5
5 / 5
September 29, 2014
By: PapaDobles
from West Point, MS
"DON'T DO IT! If you do, you will be in danger of leaving your wife, putting your children in an orphanage, and abandoning your dog. You will only think of fishing. All the time. you will lose your job. You will take that devil rod and hit the road, looking everywhere for a trout stream, or a bass pond. you will be a trout bum, heart and soul, sleeping in your truck at the end of some deserted road, crawling out at sunup to look for water, any water deep enough to hold a fish. And blame that no-good Chris Edlin, because he's the one who taught you well enough to catch the smart ones, the ones who hide in faraway streams, the ones who make your pulse quicken and make you give up everything you used to think was important. And that scoundrel Harry Pasisis, for making you feel so much like family that you dont want to leave Prairie Wildlife for fear you can't get your room back later. Stay away from these two. they are monsters. Save yourself!"
Review 5 for West Point, Mississippi 2-Day Fly Fishing School at Prairie Wildlife
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Learn to Fly Fish in Style,
May 26, 2014
By: CaptD
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.