Schools

Orvis 2-day Fly Fishing School

Perched on a mountaintop overlooking the magnificent Vail Valley and Sawatch Range sits The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, and the location of the Orvis Colorado Fly Fishing School. With 1.7 miles of the Eagle River running through the Cordillera property and many ponds/lakes, this is an ideal location to learn how to fly fish. Cordillera sits on more than 7,000 acres, and after the classes, students can take advantage of other outdoor activities such as hiking on private trails, golf, and horseback riding. The school covers everything from fly casting, choosing the right tackle, leaders and knots, to fly selection, and how to safely release fish. Our head instuctor Jeff lyon is entering into his third year in 2012 and is looking forward to another great year.

You’ll cover it all at the Edwards, Colorado Fly Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents, river safety
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish
  • For more information about Orvis Fly Fishing Lessons, call 866-531-6213.

2014 Dates

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Additional Schooling

Guide School

Since 1994, Fly Fishing Outfitters has trained hundreds of guides in our Guide School. We either hire our graduates to work for our Orvis Endorsed guide service, help them find work elsewhere in the guiding field, or provide them with the tools to begin their own guiding service.

Rowing Certification

The course will provide you with the hours and training needed to be a state certified float guide in Colorado. You will spend a minimum of 50 hours in a boat and learn all aspects of boating safety and oarsmanship.

Kids Fly Fishing School

The staff at FFO is happy to be bringing back our much enjoyed Wednesdays Kids Camp for 2014. Camps are from 9am-3pm every Wednesday until Labor day.

Free Clinics

Come and learn the finer points of fly casting from one of our Orvis Endorsed guides.  FREE casting clinics are offered 7 days a week at 9:30 AM from mid-June until mid-September on the lawn behind the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek and at our NEW Vail Village shop in Solaris come check out our casting arena!