Cruisin’ Connecticut – Fly-Fishing 101 Course with Orvis

fly fishing 101 course with orvis connecticut
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DARIEN, Conn. (WTNH) —   It’s still chilly in March, but this Spring you can get a head start on summer fun with a little fishing.

Although “opening day” for fishing is about two weeks away, we’re putting the waders on early to get a lesson in fly-fishing.

Orvis, of Connecticut, is giving fly-fishing 101 courses at their three locations in Darien, Avon, and Harris Outdoors in Old Saybrook.

Our instructor, Shawn Kelly, explains how convenient fly-fishing is, in the state:

The fishing in this area is fantastic and it’s amazing how many opportunities there are in such a close proximity. This time of the year it’s mostly trout.

With our waders, and lanyard gear from Orvis, we trekked out into the water for a lesson:

I’m going to make a smooth acceleration, to an abrupt stop.

This is the key to a successful back cast and forward cast. The Orvis’ fly-fishing training program puts around 1,000 new fly-fishermen into the water each year.

Learn more about the program and location on their website.

Know of cool people, places or events to check out for “Cruisin’ Connecticut?” Email me, or let me know on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat: @RyanKristafer

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