Call us at 216-591-1681 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.
Whether you have come up through the Orvis FF101/201 program or you are someone that just wants a little guidance on how to become a better fly fisher, nothing beats time on the water with a knowledgeable guide or instructor. Our FF301 program is the next step in your fly-fishing education. Designed to give you a great on-the-water fly-fishing experience, the day's instruction is built around specific techniques and local fisheries.
Store Manager: Lee DeAngelo
In 2011, Lee joined the Orvis Scottsdale team as a full-time associate, and thereafter he landed the opportunity to serve the local community as Fishing Manager. Today, Lee is excited to be coming back home to Cleveland to serve as Fishing Manager. Sometime in the early 90s, Lee discovered the sport of fly fishing and instantly became addicted. During that time he managed a small snowboard shop in Pinetop, AZ, that would eventually be converted into a fly shop in the summer months. This gave him the opportunity to further his education of the sport and hone his skills. Over the past 20 years, Lee has spent countless days fishing the water in and around the Intermountain West, including Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Montana. Lee is bringing his extensive experience back to the greater Cleveland area and is excited to fish for steelhead, smallmouth bass, and carp. When not on the water, Lee enjoys spending his time visiting with his daughter in Montana and family in Ohio. Lee looks forward to sharing stories with you and providing the level of service you have come to know and expect from Orvis Cleveland.
Fishing Manager: John Brochue
In his short time with Orvis, John has proven to be a true brand ambassador. Originally from Michigan, John has lived in Cleveland for the last 20 years. His nine years spent as a Warehouse Manager combined with his 25 years of fly-fishing experience, which ranges from Bristol Bay, Alaska, to the Great Lakes, helps make John a perfect fit for his new role. In addition to swinging flies for Lake Erie steelhead, John enjoys painting and is an avid enthusiast of vintage motorcycles. However, he spends most of his time with his lovely family, including his wife Sylvia and two children.