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Orvis Offering Free Fly Fishing Clinics

April 24, 2013
Ohio Valley Outdoors

SUNDERLAND, VT From April through June, Orvis will offer free fly fishing lessons nationwide through Orvis retail stores and participating dealers.

Now in its fourth year, Orvis has introduced more than 25,000 new people to the joys of fly fishing with these free clinics since 2010. This season Orvis hopes to introduce even more outdoor lovers to the sport with Fly Fishing 101 and 201 beginning in April. A list of locations and dates for the 2013 classes can be found at www.orvis.com/flyfishing101. Each class is complimentary to the public.

"The previous success of Fly Fishing 101 is truly amazing and encouraging," explains Tom Rosenbauer, Marketing Director of The Orvis Company. "Based on the success of the program, Orvis is delighted to again welcome brand new, novice and advancing students to the joys of fly fishing through Fly Fishing 101, 201 and now 301. Our goal is to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to come learn more about the serenity and challenge of fly fishing. The classes are unique opportunities to enjoy a new sport. The success of the program speaks volumes in regard to what folks are seeking in terms of quality recreational activities for themselves and their families."

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From April-June, Orvis will offer free fly fishing lessons nationwide through Orvis retail stores and participating dealers.

The Orvis Company and Trout Unlimited have again joined forces in 2013 for the Fly Fishing class series. Additionally, the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) will offer additional instructor volunteers for this year's exciting and informational events.

Several Orvis outlets are available in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Those include: in Ohio - Orvis Company Store, Cleveland (call 216-591-1681); Orvis Company Store, Dayton (call 937-435-4485); Orvis Company Store, Kenwood (call 513-791-2325); Orvis Company Store, Worthington (call 614-436-3422); Mad River Outfitters,

Columbus (call 614-451-0363); in (western) Pennsylvania - International Angler, Pittsburgh (call 412-782-2222); Lake Erie Ultimate Angler, Erie (call 814-833-4040); Ligonier, (call 724-238-4900); Neshannock Creek Fly Shop, Volant (call 724-533-3212); Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters, Ohiopyle (call 724-329-1000); in West Virginia - Anglers X Stream,

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A list of locations and dates for the 2013 classes can be found at www.orvis.com/flyfishing101. Each class is complimentary to the public.

Parkersburg (call 304-485-6911) and Elk Springs, Monterville (call 304-339-2359).

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