Call us at 703-590-0578 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: Michele Hawkins
Michele, a tenured retailer, has managed all store brands for the Gap and was one of 20 managers selected for their elite training program. She and her team also created a plan to improve a store process that was subsequently adopted across the company. Michele enjoys spending time with her family and giving back to her community by volunteering with her church and Autism Speaks. Originally from Pittsburg, Michele says she bleeds black and gold for her favorite sports teams: the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates.
Fishing Manager: Mark Fackner
Mark has been with Orvis since October of 2013 and has been a stable and committed team member and co-facilitator of the Woodbridge fly-fishing program. Mark has instructed numerous classes and schools, and his passion is introducing students to fly fishing, as well as helping participants expand their knowledge, skill sets, and continued fly-fishing journey. Whether catching their first fish or their one hundredth, Mark is still thrilled with his students' accomplishments and has developed many friends through teaching our programs. Mark loves to share time with his two Labs, Jackson and Sadie, and enjoys pretty much any activity that gets him outside.