Call us at 804-253-9000 for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.
Private Fly-Fishing Lessons
For all inquiries, and to schedule a lesson date and time, call Orvis Richmond at 804-253-9000. We look forward to further introducing you to the wonderful sport of fly fishing!
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: Jean Stevens
Jean is a native Californian who made her way to Virginia after a 4-year stop in Wisconsin. She initially became familiar with Orvis as a customer of our shooting and dog gear. Shortly after moving to Richmond, Jean joined Orvis Short Pump as a sales associate in 2010, advanced to key holder, and became the Store Manager in 2017. When not at work, you can find Jean on one of the area’s hiking trails with at least one, if not all 3, of her dogs and her husband, Bruce.
Fishing Manager: Paul Cruser
Paul Cruser has been passionate about fly fishing, hiking and camping since he was a kid on the banks of the Cowpasture River in the mountains of Virginia. Paul stepped out of the Food Service business and began a career with Orvis in the Richmond River Road store in 2019. After about a year he was promoted to Fishing Manager in the Short Pump store in Richmond’s West end. Paul loves introducing newcomers to fly fishing and trading stories with fellow old-timers. In addition to spending time outdoors he enjoys spending time with his wife Lynn and their dogs.