Educational Classes

FURTHER YOUR PASSION

Now’s your chance to learn fly fishing basics in one of our free fly fishing educational classes. The Orvis Fly Fishing 101 and 201 classes are free introductions to fly fishing! You will learn your basic fly casts, how to read the water, tie knots, how to rig your leaders correctly and learn about the different insects that hatch in our surrounding waters.

The Orvis Fly Fishing 101 and 201 dates are on the schedule as listed and you just need to contact us to get into the program. Any of our shop hosted classes are held two times a year and you should also contact us to reserve your spot.

The meeting location for every class is here at our shop! We can’t wait to see you here.


ORVIS 101

INTRODUCTORY:

The Orvis 101 Class is intended for any age or experience level that is interested in learning the very basics of fly fishing.  In the 101 class you will learn what rod you need to fish with for the type of water you will be fishing on: how to rig your rod (knots, leaders, tippet, flies); how to cast; how to read the water and what insects hatch in our waters surrounding Summit County.  

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ORVIS 201

INTERMEDIATE:

The Orvis 201 Class is designed for people who have caught the fly fishing bug and are hungry for more knowledge. In this class we will cover more detailed line control and casting techniques; as well as go in depth more with entomology, how to choose your flies, and fishing a variety of tactics for fish that are difficult to catch.

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FLY TYING 101

INTRODUCTORY:

This is your introductory class to fly tying. We will go over basic materials, what type of vise you need, and what type of flies you will be tying most for the high Alpine environment of Summit County. By the end of this class participants will have learned how to tie a half hitch, whip finish, dub, and properly wrap thread and wire. Each participant must bring or purchase their own materials for this class. There is a nominal fee for this class.

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FLY TYING 201

INTERMEDIATE:

This is your level 2 fly tying class. We will examine a multitude of mayfly attractor patterns and caddis patterns and then participants will be invited and instructed to change one material at a time on a fly in order to create a pattern that they think would work best for local waters. This class is designed to be more relaxed and less instructive, but more for the purpose of sharing ideas and collaborating with other fly tiers in the county. There is a nominal fee for this class.

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