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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Fly Fishing 101

If you've ever thought of picking up a fly rod or if you've just started and would like a jump start, Fly Fishing 101 is just for you.

The brainchild of the Orvis Company, the oldest retailer of fly fishing tackle in the US, this one day primer is designed to get the beginner fly fishier out of the house and into the water.  Orvis is no stranger to teaching fly fishing.  Their famed school near their headquarters in Vermont guides and instructs thousands of new and intermediate anglers each year.  The schools run for either one or two days and are offered at several locations throughout the country.  One thing that sets Fly Fishing 101 apart from the Orvis Fly Fishing School is it's free.  That's right, no cost.

Actually, it's better than free. Upon completing your day you will receive a one year membership to Trout Unlimited, the nations premier cold-water conservation organization (a $35 value).  You'll also receive special offers towards Orvis products, something sure to come in handy if you get hooked!

During your day at Fly Fishing 101 you can expect to get casting lessons from experienced teachers and also learn how to rig your own tackle.  It's a great opportunity for the whole family to get outdoors and embark on a life long sport of fun that's also rich in history.  Fly fishing will also expose you to our natural environment and let you experience the wonders of nature that otherwise you might never see.

Fly Fishing 101 is currently being offered in 37 states on twelve differnt days.  Check on Orvis.com for the date and location best for you.  Once you've completed 101 you'll have the opportunity to enroll in Fly Fishing 201.  Here is where you can take the next step and actually catch a fish using the skills you've learned at Fly Fishing 101. A nominal fee for Fly Fishing 201 may apply for a short outing on local water.  Check with your local Orvis Store for more information on Fly Fishing 201.

Looking forward to seeing you on the water!

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