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Old 02-09-2014, 11:42 AM
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Anyone ever use an Orvis fishing school? I really only have saltwater experience and want to start some mountain trout fishing. There is a school in Asheville on the Biltmore Estate, thought it would work out to bring my wife and she can do the spa and winery while I am at the school, would do the estate tour together. Kind of pricey, but if I can get some good info and keep the wife happy at the same time, might be worth it. Other choice is hiring a few guided days and being in the dog house.
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I can't speak for the Orvis class, but as someone who is only on their second year of fly fishing A day on the water I normally fish, with a guide was more helpful than any class I took. I think the part of it that I found most helpful is it gave me a comfort zone So I could show up to the river and not feel so lost haha.
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If your goal is focused on learning then I'd do the school. You'll be with people who specialize in teaching, not just getting you to catch fish. If you go with a guide ask a lot of questions before signing up. Try to figure out if the guide is a good teacher. Some guides are great teachers some are not. Even those that are might need you to let them know you want to learn. I know a lot of people who love pulling out the fish pictures but have no idea what fly they used to catch the fish. You can do many days of a guided trip and catch a lot of fish but not learn much.
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I think you might want to PM Jackster. He lives in NC, is a certified casting instructor, has been teaching casting for many years, and does a whole lot of fishing there. I'm sure he would know of the best schools (and guides) around.
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