Fly Fishing 101
Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages, the Fly Fishing 101 course includes free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.
Fly Fishing 201
If you've already completed Fly Fishing 101, you're ready for the next step. Join us for a short outing on local water and a chance to catch your first fish! A nominal fee for the outing may apply.
A free Trout Unlimited Membership—a $35 value—is included for all FF101 and FF201 graduates. Upon completion of the course, you will receive special in-store offers, valid for the purchase of Orvis products.
Store Manager: Brett Mellon
Brett comes to Orvis with an extensive retail management background that includes owning and managing a high end men's and women's clothing store in Bend Oregon from 2006 thru 2014. After relocating to North Carolina in 2015, Brett joined the team at our Asheville store. He soon came to appreciate the Orvis culture and decided to pursue a long term career with the company.
Over their years in the Pacific Northwest and the Blue Ridge Mountains around Asheville, Brett and his wife Johna have developed a passion for the outdoors. They enjoy mountain biking, hiking, trail running, and are developing a new interest, fly fishing. They are excited to be in Minnesota and starting the next leg of their adventure.