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Manchester, Vermont 1-Day Fly Fishing School

This is a great overview course for the person on-the-go or with only one day to spare. 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 this abbreviated version of our classic two-day school. Our expert instructors will help you with all things fly fishing, such as setting up the rod, fly selection, knot-tying, and 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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6 of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Manchester, Vermont 1-Day Fly Fishing School
Review 1 for Manchester, Vermont 1-Day Fly Fishing School
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
1-Day Fly Fishing School,
August 27, 2015
By: penguinkeeper
from Manchester, VT
"Let me preface with the fact that It was gruesomely hot so no fault to anyone that I could not finish the day, but overall Forrest and Ben provided a lot of interesting info and Forrest quickly identified a way to modify my cast to accommodate my arthritis that instantly had me casting more successfully. The 20% coupon for the store definitely eased the sting of not being able to finish the school :)"
Review 2 for Manchester, Vermont 1-Day Fly Fishing School
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent lesson,
August 11, 2015
By: PeterNL
from The Netherlands
"I took a 2h lesson in fly fishing, first time ever and it was great. My coach Brandon Curry is a great teacher, explained things very well and he got me to shoot the line within an hour. We then went on the boat on magnificent Equinox Pond and I was lucky catch my first rainbow trout. What a great experience!!!"
Review 3 for Manchester, Vermont 1-Day Fly Fishing School
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fly fishing lessons were GREAT,
July 28, 2015
By: Hadeka
from Manchester,VT
"The whole experience was great.Have wanted to this for a long time.Learned so much about fly fishing I didn't know.The instructors, Ben and Forrest ,were so knowledgable and enthusiastic about the sport .Was able to fish in river at days end.I feels it will be a relaxing yet exciting new sport for me ."
Review 4 for Manchester, Vermont 1-Day Fly Fishing School
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Day,
May 23, 2015
By: TomPMc1950
from Manchester, VT
"A terrific experience. Was a bit apprehensive as I had never been or tried fly fishing before. Was concerned I'd hold everyone back or would be yelled at like the gym coach did in high school. There were 8 of us and two terrific instructors, Forrest and Ben. They made it fun and put everyone at ease. The day was packed with course instruction and hands on practice at the trout ponds. They provided all the equipment which was top of the line and spent time with each of us showing us how to cast and how to correct what we were doing wrong. The very best part was the end of the day when they took us to the Battenkill River -- gave us even more instruction on how to read the river, how to cast in river currents, and how to determine what the trout might be eating to help pick out the right fly to cast with. We all then put on our waders and boots (provided), assembled our rods, picked the fly we wanted to try and set out to find our own private space standing in the middle of the Battenkill. I must have caught my line in the trees a dozen times but quickly figured out what I was doing wrong. I couldn't care less if I ever caught a fish. Just standing there in the river with my rod and reel and listening to the flow of the river was perfection. Would definitely recommend it to any and every one."
Review 5 for Manchester, Vermont 1-Day Fly Fishing School
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great instructor-great day,
May 14, 2015
By: Chickster
from Manchester, VT
"Ben is a very knowledgable instructor who patiently helped me tremendously with casting skills. His knowledge and presentation of the detailed facets of fly fishing was spot on. Ben was very thorough and enthusiastic with his instruction and and explanations. A rewarding and wonderful experience. Thanks to Ben and Orvis."
Review 6 for Manchester, Vermont 1-Day Fly Fishing School
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience,
June 28, 2014
By: Peter03255
from Manchester Vt
"Great experience have wanted to do this for a long time. The material was excellent and the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and engaging . So much info, please consider providing a copy of the PowerPoint presentation for future reference"