Orvis Fly Fishing 101

Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19. Presented by Old Forge Hardware,
Orvis & Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company


Old Forge Hardware is pleased to offer two days of Orvis Fly Fishing 101 sessions at Adirondack Paddlefest. The Adirondack region offers countless fly fishing opportunities, and the sport is a wonderful way for families and people of all ages to engage with the outdoors, but when it comes to getting involved in fly fishing many people are unsure just where start. These Fly Fishing 101 sessions are designed to be that starting point.

Lead by an Orvis regional representative and Old Forge Hardware's fishing manager, Doug Smith, the sessions will cover:

  • the basics of gear and fly selection,
  • casting,
  • general fishing methods,
  • and rigging and knot tying techniques.


These sessions will help de-mystify the sport and give participants the knowledge needed to get started on their own, as well as a foundation on which to build their fly fishing education. Sessions will be held outside, so appropriate dress is recommended. All other equipment will be provided.

The sessions will be held at Mountainman during Paddlefest, Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days, rain or shine, and are free of charge to Paddlefest attendees. All participants will receive a free one-year's membership to Trout Unlimited, a national fisheries conservation organization. Each session will be limited to 10 participants, and must be registered for in advance.


Old Forge Locations
Paddlesports, Outdoor Gear and Rental Store
2855 Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420

Paddlesports Shop: (315) 369-6672 ext. 1
Moose River Trips & Boat Rentals: (315) 369-6672 ext. 2
Outdoor Gear & Apparel Shop: (315) 369-6672 ext. 3

Saratoga Springs Locations

Saratoga Outdoor Gear & Apparel Shop
490 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-3500

Saratoga Paddlesports Shop
251 Staffords Bridge Road on Fish Creek, Saratoga Springs, NY
(518) 584-0600

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Prices are subject to change with out notice. Call us at (315) 369-6672 to verify prices and availability. Mountainman is not responsible for typographical errors.