Orvis Yorktown and Bass Pro Shops Offer Free Fly Fishing Classes

Orvis Yorktown and Bass Pro Shops Offer Free Fly Fishing Classes
If you’re looking for a great way to introduce fly fishing to a spouse, friend or other family member, the Orvis Fly Fishing 101 class is the perfect event to get started. All ages are welcome to attend the free class for novices, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will learn the fly casting basics and outfit rigging during the 9-11 am Saturday and Sunday sessions held at the Orvis Yorktown store location.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive special instore offers valid toward the purchase of Orvis products and a Free Trout Unlimited membership—a $35 value—for first-time members.

Fly Fishing 101 Dates
April: 22, 29
May: 6, 13, 20, 27
Check the Orvis Yorktown website for June and July dates.

Fly Fishing 201 Dates
This class is ideal for graduates of Fly Fishing 101 or intermediate fly casters and will include a short outing on local water and a chance to catch your first fish!
Check the Orvis Yorktown website for June and July dates.
Reserve your spot by visiting the Orvis Yorktown website or calling the store: (630) 932-6573

Bass Pros Shops Bolingbrook Store Classes
Commencing April 10, Bass Pro Shops will be offering free introductory fly fishing classes at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday each month in their second floor Conservation class room.
The Tuesday class—titled “Fly Fishing Isn’t Just for Trout Anymore”—will focus on the ability to fly fish for local warm water species like bass and other panfish as a means to introduce the sport to novices, with trout and other coldwater species part of the program.
This introductory class would focus on the basics–choosing the right equipment based on the desired species, rigging a rod, basic knot tying, etc.

The April 10 session will feature Captain Will Winans, owner and guide for Big River Fly Fishing, who will be presenting “Fly Fishing on the Kankakee River for smallmouth bass.

On Saturdays starting April 14, flyrod casting instruction will be provided from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
No advance sign-ups are required. Check the Bass Pro Shops website to confirm class dates and times.

Orvis Yorktown is offering free flyrod casting lessons for both novices and intermediate casters