Call us at 802-362-3750 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 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.
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.
Take the Fly Fishing 101/201 experience to the next level. Orvis Fly Fishing School instructors will be leading morning and afternoon sessions on local trout streams. These guided trips will focus on techniques and strategies used to catch the beautiful wild trout of the Green Mountains region. This time of year can offer some fantastic dry-fly fishing on little feeder streams for our native brookies. Our on-the-water instruction and practice on actual fish can't be duplicated on a city lawn or parking lot. Participants must have a VT fishing license and their own gear. Orvis will provide flies. Space is extremely limited, so call or stop by the Flagship Store to reserve your spot. Cost: $100 per angler, two anglers per instructor.
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.
Doggie Fun Zone
Dogs of all sizes are invited to come play on this unique obstacle course. No experience needed - just come and have fun with your dog!
All Weekend - October 6th-7th
Great Defender Adventure Sweepstakes
Come see and enter for a chance to win a full restored Land Rover® Defender. Get free commemorative Land Rover sweepstakes giveaways.
From Barbour®, Lone Pine, Eyebobs, and Rocky Mountain Rustic.
Matt Hart of The Forged Fly by Hartist Metals will be displaying files sculpted of steel and other metals. Karen Talbot will be working on a large original painting of a trout in the store.
Pumpkin Painting 11-2
FREE at the Orvis Outlet Store, (while supplies last).
Better Buzz Coffee
Food truck on-site with coffee & goodies.
Salmon Fishing Norway
Learn more from John Bleh and meet his dog, too!
Doggie Photo Booth
Post the picture taken in the Doggie photo booth on Instagram for a chance to win a $100 Orvis gift card.
Saturday, October 6th
Fly Casting 101
Free Rod Shop Tours
Battenkill Fall Favorite Flies
Free BBQ from the Barn Restaurant
Live Music by the Weekenderz
Second Chance Animal Shelter
Snowbound Kennels Birds of Prey presentation
Sunday, October 7thFly Casting 101
Store Fishing Manager: Dale Robinson
Dale has had a fly rod in his hand since attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School at age 7. Born on Long Island, NY, he grew up fishing the small trout streams and ponds that dot the island along with the many back bays and estuaries along the north shore. Dale headed to Saratoga Springs, NY, to earn a degree in geology and spend his free time chasing trout, salmon, bass, and anything else that would take his flies. He spent two years teaching geology labs at his alma mater before moving west to Idaho to focus his efforts on the local cutthroat trout population. Dale's eastern roots drew him back to the Adirondack foothills where he spent several years with an Orvis dealer in Saratoga Springs before joining the Manchester Flagship team in the spring of 2007. When not at the store, Dale can be found on the Battenkill River or hiking and fishing the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains. He lives in New York with his wife.