Once a month we host a social fly tying event from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Old Ox Brewery (44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114, Ashburn, VA 20147). Bring your vise, material, and a thirst for good drink, food & company. If you are new to tying or have never tied before we will be glad to help you learn. If you need materials, stop by the shop on your way to the brewery.
Contact the store for the next event date.
Receive casting instruction from store instructors for one to three people. The session is approximately 90 minutes long and involves thorough and detailed instruction based on your skill level and needs. Cost: $100 for one, $140 for two, and $180 for three.
Call us at 703-777-5305 for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.
Fly Fishing 10
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 and is designed to give you a great on-the-water fly-fishing experience. We have several FF301 options available.
Locally, we have store outings to Cedar Creek in Star Tannery Virginia. These half-day events are limited to eight (8) guests per trip and are scheduled rain or shine. Personal equipment, including waders is required along with a valid Virginia Fishing License. Registration is in-person at the store only.
We also host several destination outings, which offer tremendous opportunities to fish some historic trout water. These 2 day trips focus on developing your skills as an angler through casting, rigging, fishing presentations and group breakout sessions. These trips are joint with other Orvis Stores and have limited participation.
Contact the store for the available FF301 opportunities.
El Pescador Lodge—Ambergris Cay—May 21-25, 2020, with store manager Jimmy Aliff.
Included in your trip:
Three days guided flats fishing
Beachfront accommodations for four nights
Three meals/day, local beer and rum
Helios 3 Fly Rod or $500 Gift Card
For more information, please contact Scott Allen at the store.
Store Manager: Jimmy Aliff
Jimmy worked with Orvis for over six years at the Tysons Corner location, both as an associate and as the Fishing Manager, before becoming the Store Manager of our Leesburg store. A self-taught fly fisherman at the age of 12, Jimmy has fished the Carolinas, the Virginias, Wyoming, Montana, and Belize. He also enjoys hunting for deer, bear, turkey, and upland birds. When not at work or in the field, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his wife and their tracking dog Whiskey.
Fishing Manager: Scott Allen
Scott and his family made Northern Virginia their home in 2001. After retiring from the Air Force in 2006, Scott transitioned to working as a government contractor. He has enjoyed fishing most of his adult life—stalking native brook trout in mountain streams, casting for bass and pan fish on local lakes, surf fishing in the outer banks, hunting bones on the flats, or sitting on the pier with his father-in-law, catching whatever happens to swim by. While using a fly rod is his preferred method of fishing, he can be found using light spinning gear or a Tenkara rod when the mood and conditions warrant it.