Join us for a short store-based course and learn how to tie flies. Our events are open to anyone with any level of experience.
Call us for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.
Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages, the Fly Fishing 101 course includes free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.
If you're looking for a great way to get the family together outside, book a free Orvis class to get started. Fly fishing is a sport the whole family can participate in. All ages are welcome to attend this store-based course, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Bring the whole family and learn what this great sport is all about.
Please see store associates or call 01264 811019 for details.
Class spaces are limited. Call or stop by to reserve a spot.
Whether you are a beginner or you are someone that just wants a little guidance on how to become a better fly fisher, nothing beats time on the water with a knowledgeable guide or instructor. Our classes are the next step in your fly-fishing education. Designed to give you a great on-the-water fly-fishing experience, the day's instruction is built around specific techniques and local fisheries.
We shall cover:
A variety of waters which include our Orvis beats at both Timsbury and Kimbridge on the Test, along with our Itchen beat at Abbots Worthy. See our website for all the local carriers/tributaries of the Test.
Stillwaters include the following: Holbury Lakes, Manningford Fishery, John O'Gaunts, Dever Springs, Avington Lakes, Meon Springs, and Rockbourne Fishery.
We stock as many of our range as possible in-store but have so many more online. If you see something on orvis.co.uk or in the catalogue and we don't have it in store, dont worry, we can take the order at the till and send it straight to your door, absolutely free of charge.
Free Gift Wrapping Service Available
Store Manager: Oliver Newberry
Olly has been managing our Stockbridge stores since 2010. Living locally for most of his adult life, he loves to indulge in what the Test Valley has to offer, in particular his keen interest in fly fishing. It was fly fishing that built the foundation for Ollys relationship and eventual employment with Orvis. Olly believes both Orvis and the historic Stockbridge High Street can cater to all your needs—whether it be classic country attire or first-class dining. Olly and his staff would like to give you the warmest welcome!
Fishing Manager: Kris Kent
Kris grew up playing on the banks of the River Pang and fishing the Kennet around West Berkshire. Ever since he has had a passion for angling. He has fly fished for Trout and Grayling all over the UK as well as in the USA, Scandinavia, Poland, Slovenia and Bosnia. He also does some winter trotting for Grayling, Chub, Roach and Dace and fly fishes for Pike. Kris is a prolific writer on rivers, fish and angling published in the e-zine Eat, Sleep, Fish as well as in Total FlyFisher, the Wild Trout Trusts journal Salmo Trutta and Grayling, the Grayling Societys journal. He has been a life member of the Wild Trout Trust and Grayling Society for over a decade and sits on their executive committees with responsibility for online communications and public relations.