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Kimbridge beat on the River Test, situated 10-15 minutes from Stockbridge and Andover.

Beginners One Day Fly-Fishing School On The River Test

This one day beginner fly fishing instruction programme is aimed at the complete novice. All the basics are covered including safety, tackle selection, casting, fly selection and playing and landing a fish. This course is held on our Kimbridge beat on the River Test, situated 10-15 minutes from Stockbridge and Andover.

We will cover:

Fly casting techniques
Essential knots
How to choose your tackle
Stream entomology (the science of insects)
Proper fly selection
How to read the water and currents
How to play, land and safely release fish


Dates: Sunday 10th July 2022 - SOLD OUT
Sunday 14th August 2022
Sunday 11th September 2022

Price: £215 per person

Please contact Orvis Sporting Adventures to book this trip:

Phone: 01264-349515




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Itinerary for the day
9am - Meet at fishery

- What is fly fishing?
- The Quarry - The Noble Trout
- Safety when fly fishing
- Fly fishing equipment
- Fishery rules
- Basic fly choice
- The mechanics of casting

- The roll cast
- The overhead cast with line shoot


Fishing methods, knots and tactics


Casting, catching, playing and landing the fish


Round-up, weigh in, gutting the fish and cooking suggestions

5.30pm - END OF DAY.


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Area Activities for Hamphire

- Mottisfont Gardens
- Winchester Cathedral
- Salisbury Cathedral
- Stonehenge
- Broadlands in Romsey. Home of Lord Mountbatten.

- Walking in the New Forest
- Walk the Test Way


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Question: What is the best time of year to fish?

Answer: Any time of the season can be good.

Question: When does the school start and end? What will we be doing and how long will be fishing?

Answer: See the itinerary for the schedule.

Question: What is included in the price?

Answer: All equipment and instruction.

Question: Is accommodation included?

Answer: No but we will be delighted to advise on accommodation locally.

Question: How many people will be attending?

Answer: A maximum of 8 with two qualified instructors.

Question: What is the cancellation policy?

Answer: 30 days notice is required to ensure that your deposit it refunded. However late cancellations are taken on their merit.

Why Attend?

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Reasons to Attend The Orvis Fly Fishing Schools

Over the years, we have had many students tell us how "attending the fly fishing school has eliminated what would have been countless hours of frustration on learning how to fly cast on my own".

In the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools, you will learn and participate in:

- The Orvis Progressive Method of Fly Casting – A time-tested method of learning how to fly cast that is adaptable to most types of fly fishing.

- Choosing the right rods, reels and lines appropriate for the type of fishing you will be doing.

- Knot tying

- Fly Selection

- Reading water

- Fishing under instruction

Fly fishing is a wonderful sport that gives you a lifetime of enjoyment and takes you to the most beautiful places in the world. Whether you are a total beginner or have been fly fishing for many years, the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools can handle all levels of experience. With a 4:1 student to instructor ratio, you are assured of plenty of individual attention. Let the pros at the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools teach you skills for a lifetime that you will take to beautiful places.

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