Fly Fishing 101

Orvis , Midtown Friday July 19 2013 9:30 - 12:00
Fly Fishing 101
Photograph: Courtesy Orvis
Orvis Fly Fishing 201
Climb into a pair of waders and pretend you’re Tom Skerritt (or, sure, Brad Pitt) in A River Runs Through It. Fly Fishing 101 starts with rigging and tying lessons at the Orvis store in midtown, then the group walks two blocks over to Bryant Park, where there’s enough space to learn the fine art of casting. Fly Fishing 201 kicks it up a notch: Participants meet at the Harlem Meer in the northwest corner of Central Park, tie their flies and cast into the lake. According to Orvis New York’s fly-fishing manager, Rob Ceccarini, you’re pretty much guaranteed to catch something—just make sure you return whatever you haul out. Equipment is provided for both classes (registration is required), but if you want to invest in your own gear, you’ll get an in-store discount plus free membership to the Federation of Fly Fishers ( as well as conservation group Trout Unlimited (


Venue name: Orvis
Address: 489 Fifth Ave
New York

Cross street: at 42nd St
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Fri 9am–6pm; Thu 9am–7pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm
Transport: Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Event phone: 212-827-0698
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