Welcome to Orvis Fly Fishing School
Located in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Orvis Fly Fishing School – 1 & 2 Day Sessions

Since 1992, we have been serving the Vail, Colorado area. We are a locally owned and operated, year-round, Orvis endorsed guide service and retail location in Avon (next to Agave). We are a two-time winner of the Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year. Since 2010, our Orvis Fly-fishing schools have helped to advance the fly-fishing addictions of thousands of happy students.

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How Can Fly Fishing Lessons Help Your Skills?

Have you been wanting to become a more self-sufficient fly-fisher, but reading books and watching poorly produced YouTube videos aren’t helping you get where you want to be in your fly fishing passion? Our 1 and 2-day Orvis Fly Fishing School is just what the doctor ordered. Our school is designed for the total beginner to the advanced intermediate angler. Our goal is to make you self-sufficient so that you can confidently pursue your love of fly fishing with a minimum of anxiety.

As John Packer, owner of Fly Fishing Outfitters, explains, “As a 30-year fly fisher myself, I still have moments of frustration—that’s what keeps me coming back. The fact that you will never learn all there is about fly fishing makes it that much more of a passion for most of us. We are here to set you on the path to enlightenment, that’s all.”

What Do We Teach in Fly Fishing School?

Our staff, led by head instructor Jay Chreighton are going into their 12th year of teaching at Orvis Colorado Fly Fishing School and are looking forward to another great year. They bring a wealth of knowledge and of course a lot of fun to the program. Our sessions begin in early June through early October with over 34 classes scheduled for 2022.

You’ll cover it all at the Beaver Creek, Colorado Orvis Fly Fishing School:

Both 1 & 2 Day Schools offer small class sizes – a 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio.

1-Day Fly-Fishing School Overview

  • Introduction to gear: line, rod and reel
  • Presentation of the Orvis Progressive Method to Fly Casting
  • Demonstrations on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting
  • Practice time and hands-on casting instruction by some of the best instructors in the industry
  • Seminars on fly selection, handling fish and landing fish
  • Knot tying discussion and practice
  • Catered lunch and time to chat with classmates
  • Special offers on Orvis gear

2-Day Fly-Fishing School Overview

  • 2-Day programs include recording and video analysis of each student’s cast
  • Introduction to gear: line, rod and reel, additional equipment and accessories
  • Demonstrations on shooting line, false casting, and roll casting
  • Study and practice the double haul
  • Practice time and hands-on casting instruction by some of the best instructors in the industry
  • Dive deeper into seminars on fly selection, how to fish different types of flies, handling fish, landing fish and additional discussion of entomology
  • Knot tying discussion and practice
  • Introduction to wading safety, planning trips with guides and Orvis-Endorsed network
  • Practice session on the water with instructors (offered at most locations)
  • Catered lunch and time to chat with classmates
  • Special offers on Orvis gear

Enjoy Exclusive Accommodation and Learn How to Fly Fish in Vail, Colorado

The Orvis Colorado Fly-Fishing School is held at The Charter at Beaver Creek in the heart of the Vail Valley. Situated in the heart of the Beaver Creek Ski Resort, The Charter is located within walking distance of Beaver Creek Village. This European-inspired property is considered one of Colorado’s best lodging options. The Charter at Beaver Creek invites guests to experience the finest in mountain hospitality and luxury. The Charter’s first-class hotel services include a 24-hour front desk, concierge, bell staff, and full meeting and catering services. Accommodations at The Charter include luxury hotel rooms as well as 1- to 5-bedroom condominiums.

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For more information about Orvis Fly Fishing School, call (866) 531-6213
2022 Orvis Fly Fishing School Dates

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June 20224-5
11-12
16-17
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25-26
Saturday-Sunday
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Thursday-Friday
Monday-Tuesday
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July 202211-12
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August 20226-7
11-12
20-21
27-28
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September 20221-2
10-11
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June 20223
6
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23
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July 20221
9
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29
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August 20225
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September 20223
16
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For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll-free) 866-531-6213

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