Call us at 616-974-8336 for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.
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 youve already completed Fly Fishing 101, youre 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: Tony Mort
Tony grew up in the Grand Rapids area and is excited to be returning to his home roots. Tony has previously worked in various management capacities at our Madison, Yorktown, and Chicago stores for nearly ten years, so he has a wealth of knowledge on all things Orvis. Most importantly, Tony is a vibrant example of many of the Orvis-brand personality traits: he’s passionate and authentic in all his outdoor pursuits as a fly fisher and hunter.
Fishing Manager: Nickolas Garlock
A Grand Rapids native, Nick grew up fishing and hunting the surrounding area. While working on his bachelor of science degree in hospitality and tourism, Nick worked at a local Orvis dealer. In 2009, Nick started his own guide service, sharing his knowledge of Michigan lakes and rivers with his clients. In Nicks spare time, he enjoys traveling, running 5Ks with his wife, as well as cross-country and downhill skiing. Nick says he is "excited to work for Orvis where I can utilize my hospitality back ground and share my fishing knowledge and love of the sport with the community.