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Abbots Worthy on the Itchen

One To One Personal Tuition Day River Itchen

During this one-to-one fly fishing lesson you will learn how exciting fishing in gin clear water can be. This is a great opportunity to fish a purely wild beat, with only native brown trout and grayling. You may be a beginner or you may wish to improve your fly fishing skills, so we will customise the day to suit your requirements. You can learn how to correct those annoying casting faults or perhaps try out some new specialist tactics that can give you an extra edge on difficult days. These days are available throughout the season subject to availability of the beat. Please bring a packed lunch

"This course was very well-presented, and of great benefit to both my son and me. I will be attending more courses in the future. The ghillie, Michael Williams, was inspirational."


Date: By arrangement

Price: £415 per person (£515 for two people booking together)

Please contact Orvis Sporting Adventures to book this trip:

Phone: 01264-349515




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Itinerary for the day
9.00 am - Meet at pre-arranged place, Abbots Worthy on the Itchen

Introductions, coffee

- History
- Description
- Its Ph

- Vision
- Food
- Habitat

- The Roll Cast (mechanics)
- Demonstration
- Casting under instruction
- The Overhead Cast (mechanics)
- Demonstration
- Casting under instruction

Coffee Break

- Uses
- Presentation

- Tucked Half Blood (Fly)
- Three Turn Water Knot (Tippet)
- Bad Knots – Wind Knots

- New leader
- Adding Tippet
- Fly selection


- Weigh in
- De-brief
- Issue of certificate

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.

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 2 (you and a friend) with one qualified instructor.

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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