Call us at 412-343-1612 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: Garry Clouner
Garry excels in connecting people with the natural world. In the spring of 2016, Garry founded GoWildPA – a grassroots movement to educate and encourage people to “get outside” via social media. Furthermore, Garry has been an instructor for Trout in the Classroom and a guide for the Yellow Creek Fly Fishing Classic in partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He has participated in local stream cleanups and volunteered with Project Healing Waters. In short, Garry loves working with people – helping outfit their every need.
When Garry isn’t at work or volunteering his time throughout the greater community, he enjoys hiking and camping in the mountains chasing native Brook Trout. You can also find him on his paddleboard chasing elusive Musky in the surrounding rivers of Western PA.
Fishing Manager: Rob Ranko
Consistent with our Core Value of Protecting What We Love, Rob is heavily involved in his local community with different organizations and clubs – donating his personal time and expertise. He is a member of the Yellow Creek Trout Club where he has participated in Project Healing Waters outings over the past several years. Rob has also volunteered his time with Casting for Recovery as well as with a local agency that supports people in recovery from substance abuse.
In his spare time, Rob enjoys camping and hiking around his camp in West Virginia along with chasing wild brook trout in the Laurel Mountains of Pennsylvania. However, his passion lies in fishing local waterways around Pittsburgh for smallmouth.