Learn to Fly Fish
LEARN TO FLY FISH FOR FREE
Our popular range of fun, free and simple fly-fishing classes are a wonderful way to discover this inspirational and adventurous sport. Available in-store or online, these engaging sessions cover all the fundamentals, including habitat, equipment, essential knots, fly selection and casting.
ORVIS FAMILY FLY FISHING INTRODUCTION – INSPIRATIONAL FREE FAMILY FUN
If you are looking for some fishy family fun, then join one of our regular Family Fly Fishing introductory sessions at Orvis Stockbridge on the River Test. Feed the fish, examine river life close-up and have great fun with our Practicaster fly rods. Absolutely everyone is welcome to attend this free 45minute session, which is perfect for children and families. Book now.
ORVIS FF101 – LEARN TO FLY FISH FOR FREE
FF101 classes introduce modern fly-fishing to absolute beginners, or anyone returning to fly-fishing after a break. This 60-90minute class is delivered without charge at our flagship Stockbridge Store most weekends and delivers store-based learning and fly line casting outside. FF101 classes are aimed at anyone interested in learning about fly fishing and looking how to get started. Book now.
ORVIS COME TIE WITH US – FLY TYING FUN
Join members of the local Wiltshire Chalk Stream, Fly Dresser’s Guild to ‘have a go’ and tie a fly at Stockbridge Store! Everyone is welcome with no appointment necessary. All equipment is provided at this free of charge session. Keep an eye on the Orvis Stockbridge page for times and dates, or contact the store.
ORVIS LEARN TO FLY FISH FOR FREE - SPECIALIST CLASSES
An opportunity to focus or improve on specific aspects to fly-fishing throughout the year. These 60-90minute store-based classes, offered without charge, provide a deeper understanding of specialist skills, such as seasonal tactics, targeting species and fishing coastal waters. Keep an eye on the Orvis Stockbridge page for times and dates, or contact the store.
VIRTUAL FF101 WITH BRETT O'CONNOR
If you're not local to Hampshire but are still keen to explore fly-fishing, our Fly Fishing 101 video series introduces modern fly fishing to absolute beginners, making it accessible to everyone. In this series Orvis Endorsed Guide, Brett O’Connor, introduces the essential basics of learning to fly fish.
LEARN TO FLY FISH ON THE WATER
ORVIS FF201 – LEARN TO FLY FISH ON THE WATER
When you are ready for the next step, having completed our FF101 class, you are eligible to participate in our FF201 hosted excursion to a beautiful local stillwater, and the chance to catch your first fish on the fly! Fishing licence and fees apply. Book now.