Fly Fishing 101

An instructor assists a student with a cast from her fly rod.

Learn to Fly Fish for Free

Our popular—and FREE—Fly Fishing 101 classes are a great way to introduce yourself to the world of fly fishing. Join us at an Orvis retail store near you for these fun and engaging classes.

We’ll cover all the fundamentals:

  • Rods & reels
  • Rigging
  • Essential knots
  • Fly selection
  • Basic casting

When you’re ready for the next step, and once you’ve completed our Fly Fishing 101 class, you’re eligible to participate in our Fly Fishing 201 class, where you’ll head out on local waters for the chance to catch your first fish on the fly! And, upon completion of either class, you’ll receive special discounts on Orvis gear!

As always, we’re here at your local Orvis retail store with the gear and guidance you need to make the most of every day out on the water.

A person holds a trout they just caught.

Free Trout Unlimited Membership

Each FF101 student will receive a free one-year Trout Unlimited Membership, a $35 value. Over the past 10 years, we’ve signed up over 10,000 new members with TU, whose mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

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“Beware, you might get hooked. [The instructor] is a pro. The Zen Master of fly fishing. Great feedback. Great encouragement.”
—Fly Fishing 101 Student