Orvis Manchester Fly-Fishing School
Whether you're completely new to fly fishing or just want to perfect your existing skills, our Fly-Fishing School in Vermont is guaranteed to be fun and interesting. You will learn the art of casting with a patient instructor who will take you from the basic steps to the point where you can cast a tight loop farther than you ever imagined. Call our Manchester store or click here for more information.
Orvis Manchester Wingshooting School
The Orvis Wingshooting School in Manchester is just minutes away from our Flagship Store. The is a world-class course staffed with professional shotguns shooting instructors ready to help turn novices into skilled shooters and skilled shooters into experts. Call our Manchester store or click here for more information.
General Manager: David Carlsen Dave comes to us having spent the last four years with Barbour where he was a multi-unit and special projects manager. In addition to managing their Factory Shop in Milford NH, the company’s Flagship store, Dave also managed the company’s neighboring outlet in Merrimack, NH. During his time at Barbour, Dave was a member of the Retail Operations Committee that collaborated with executive leadership to design and implement all-encompassing policies and procedures for the retail market. This included a joint effort with the home office to write a training and educational book used internationally for on-boarding and training staff.
Prior to joining Barbour in 2015, Dave spent nine years with Eastern Mountain sports as a Department, Assistant, and Store Manager. From 2012 to 2015, during the company’s restructuring, Dave became a multi-location manager for the Portland, ME and Concord, NH area. It was during this time that Dave found his “niche” for retail.
A native New Englander, Dave is originally from Massachusetts but has spent most of his life living in southern New Hampshire. He has a passion for cycling and other outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, and Nordic skiing. However, he can’t wait to learn the sport of Fly Fishing.
Fishing Manager: Josh Robinson Born in Annapolis, MD, Josh grew up fishing for many different species from the Chesapeake Bay to western Maryland. He studied Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production at Green Mountain college in Vermont, where he fell in love with the area and in fall of 2013 joined the Manchester Flagship store team. In his spare time Josh can be found hiking and fishing in the Green Mountains, gardening and volunteering for stream side restoration projects.