Chef’s Table / Fly Fishing Event – Abaco, Bahamas

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Join us for the first event with featured Chef Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club & Oven Bird in Birmingham, Alabama. Chris is an outdoorsman, author, James Beard Award winner and known for his true dedication to craftsmanship. Share in Chris’s love of cooking and hospitality in the intimate atmosphere of Blackfly Lodge as he prepares fresh local seafood, harvested hours earlier.

Participants will fish/fly fish the flats for a half day then come back to the lodge for a half day of cooking with Chef Hastings after collecting for a great ocean to table dining experience.

All fishing and wading equipment provided.

Call or email Jean Cochran to register: 904.997.2220 office; 904.540.3184 cell;

Shenandoah Women on the Fly Pond Fishing Event –…

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Enjoy the comradery of Shenandoah Women on the Fly at Glass House Winery Saturday 9/14 from 10am-1pm with expert instructor Jen Goodale. Perfect your casting, catch some fish and enjoy a social hour at the winery afterward.

All fishing gear needed for the classes is provided.

Bring sunscreen, a good hat and a rain jacket if weather looks like it could pop up during our class time. If you have fly fishing gear you’d like to use for the class, feel free to bring it.

Reeling in Recovery – Alpharetta, Georgia

Welcoming all Metro Atlanta women in recovery for a day of connecting with nature and other women in 12-step programs through the sport of fly fishing. The class is for beginners (no previous fly fishing experience needed), and will include a stream side lunch and an hour open discussion meeting.
    If you do not have your own rod/reel or waders/boots, Georgia Women Fly Fishers and Orvis will be able to provide you with select equipment, subject to availability.
    Please bring:
    • 5 or 6 wt fly fishing rod/reel outfit and a 2X leader.
    • Waders, wading boots and heavy wool socks to wear with wading boots.
    • Hat or cap, polarized sunglasses, rain coat.
    • Snacks and water/drink.
    • Extra set of clothes (in case you do more swimming than fly fishing).
    $20 fee, includes lunch

Trout Unlimited Women’s Week – Montana (SOLD OUT)

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    SOLD OUT – Contact Orvis Travel to be added to waitlist or inquire about other trips:
    Orvis has teamed up with Trout Unlimited to create a unique and exciting fishing experience. Our goal is to bring more women in the sport of fly fishing through the 50/50 On the Water initiative and we think there’s no better place than one of America’s most iconic landscapes, Montana’s Paradise Valley. Fly fish and explore southeast Montana and Yellowstone National Park with a small group of women from Orvis and TU at Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge.
    5% of your trip cost will be donated by Orvis and Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge to Trout Unlimited’s STREAM Girls Program. Your investment in STREAM Girls will have a direct impact on the lives of hundreds of middle school girls, women fly fishers, and TU members. You can learn more about the STREAM Girls Program at
    YOUR HOST will be Beverly Smith, Vice President for Volunteer Operations at Trout Unlimited and life long fly angler. Marrying her two passions: conservation and fishing, she’s working her dream job helping TU volunteers across the country implement the TU mission locally.
    From $2,820 per person (includes a Helios 3 fly rod). Additional loaner gear is available at the lodge. A full packing list will be provided with your confirmation materials.
    Venue: Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge – Emigrant, Montana.

Parent-Child 2-Day Fly Fishing School – Manchester, VT

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Join us for these special limited space fly-fishing schools that are perfect for the family. At the Orvis Parent/Child Fly-Fishing School, you and your child will learn the basics of fly fishing. This is a great opportunity to learn a skill that will last a lifetime while sharing the memory with a loved one. Our expert instructors will help you with all things fly fishing, such as setting up the rod, fly selection, knot-tying, and how to safely release your catch. Fly-fishing classes are held in our brand-new schoolhouse directly across from the Orvis Flagship Store, on our fully-stocked casting pond, and out on the famed Battenkill River.
You’ll cover it all at the Manchester, Vermont Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomolgy (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

50/50 On The Water Women’s Fly Fishing Event –…

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Chandler Lake Camps and Lodge in support of the Orvis Company and 50/50 On the Water initiative has created a unique and exciting women’s fly fishing experience.

Offering a great way to rediscover and cultivate your passion for fly fishing. Our goal is to bring women together for the sport of fly fishing and adventure in Northern Maine, one of America’s most iconic landscapes. Join like-minded guests longing to leave the stresses of life behind.

This 4 night, 3 day trip is primarily a wilderness dry fly fishing experience for wild Native Maine Brook Trout. The specifically chosen dates are peak for our very sought after Hex (Green Drake) hatch. We will be casting over Brook Trout averaging 14 to 17 inches with many in the 18 to 20” class. Numerous fishing opportunities with little pressure results in great success for all skill levels.

Your leisure morning will start with a healthy breakfast in a beautiful setting, our lodge being the only cabins on the lake.

A number of late morning and early afternoon activities are on the schedule:
  • An impressive and detailed Entomology presentation featuring Eastern Hatches by our very own and very talented Professional Fly Fisherwoman and Fly Tyer Megan Hess.
  • Field to Table presentation. Close attention to ingredients is at the heart of all good cooking – our featured Chef will bring a wide range of wild foods into sharp and delicious focus for all to enjoy.
  • Stemware painting at its finest, followed by wine tasting matched with local fare. Enjoy your special wine glass throughout your stay.
  • Fly tying, casting instruction and tune-ups, canoes and kayaks all assisted by experienced Maine guides in a non-intimidating environment.
  • A healthy noon meal will prepare us for an afternoon and evening of great fly fishing, “your schedule is our schedule” so we fish as long as you wish. With a great picnic lunch our evenings are casual and comfortable in a beautiful environment.
  • We return to the lodge as our guests desire for dessert and refreshments to reflect on the casting, catching and evening’s adventures.

You’ll learn tips and techniques in a fun and supportive environment supported throughout by your trip leader Megan Hess and our full staff of Professional Registered Maine Guides that are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced not only with our waters but the sport and art of fly-fishing as well.

All fly-fishing gear can be provided if necessary at no additional charge.

Daughters, granddaughters and young women 16 years and under come free with a paid adult per youth. Pay it forward and start a family tradition today.

All-inclusive pricing with experienced professional Maine guides.

Women’s 2-Day Fly-Fishing School – Manchester, VT

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Join us for our 2-day women’s fly fishing school where we aspire to educate and inspire women in a supportive, fun, and noncompetitive environment. Pick up a fly rod at the Orvis Manchester Fly-Fishing School, situated in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains and you’ll leave with the knowledge and know-how to cast like a seasoned angler. Our expert instructors help you with everything from setting up the rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your catch. Fishing classes are held in our state-of-the-art schoolhouse situated directly across from the Orvis Flagship Store, on our fully-stocked casting pond, and out on the famed Battenkill.

You’ll cover it all at the Manchester, Vermont Fly-Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomolgy (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

Staunton River Float Trip – Lexington, VA

    Half-day float trip with Orvis Endorsed Guide Matt Miles down the Staunton River near Lynchburg, Virginia for Smallmouth Bass. Jen Goodale will be hosting this trip with 3 other spots available.
    Please bring your own gear.
    1 person $350 ea. 3 people $250 ea.

Blackfly Lodge Women’s Bonefish School – Abaco Island, Bahamas

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Welcome to the Blackfly Lodge All-Women’s Salt Water Fly Fishing School!

The ever increasing demand for a highly credible women’s salt water fly fishing school has inspired two of the fly fishing industries top instructors to join forces and create a one of a kind interactive learning experience solely devoted to fly fishing the salt water flats.

Join world renowned fly fishing instructor Captain Sarah Gardner and 25 year Florida Keys flats fishing guide Captain Bruce Chard on a 4 day learning adventure that will incorporate the heart and soul of the salt water flats.

The spectacular Blackfly Lodge offers the best amenities on land and the nearby world famous bonefish and permit waters of Abaco Island and the Bahamas solidifies this location as the best possible destination to host an all-women’s salt water fly fishing school. All of these factors help to gain valuable fishing experience and knowledge needed to become a true salt water angler. Sarah and Bruce will provide extensive one-on-one attention to help you improve your skills and achieve your goals.

5 nights / 4 days fishing

Private room / shared boat / all meals / only 8 student spots available for highly customized instruction

All flies, tackle and wading boots are included, but anglers are welcome to bring their own.

Watch Blackfly Lodge Ladies Bonefish School Video

Call or email Jean Cochran to register: 904.997.2220 office; 904.540.3184 cell;

Women’s Novice Fly Fishing School – Grand Lake Stream,…

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    Our Novice School will be taught by Catherine Gordon, a Registered Maine Guide that dedicates most of her time to working with disabled veterans through the Travis Mills Foundation. The school will be four nights, three full days of instruction and will include private lodging, all meals and use of Orvis fly rods and waders if needed. As a novice school, you will learn from the ground up – everything from rod selection, casting and knots to wading safety, entomology, fly selection and presentation.
    We can provide waders and fly rods and we sell licenses at our lodge. You will need all personal clothing appropriate for early summer angling in Maine. We have complete gear lists on our web site.
    Call our lodge at 877-796-5558 or email us at to Register.
    The school will be held at Weatherby’s Lodge in Grand Lake Stream, Maine.