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Sherborne Orvis Retail Store

Sherborne STORE HOURS:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
72 Cheap Street
Sherborne, DT9 3BJ
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Come Tie with Us

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.

FF101 & FF201

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.

Fly-Fishing 201 Dates

Sat 6th April
Sat 20th April
Sat 4th May
Sat 18th May
Sat 1st June
Sat 15th June
Sat 6th July
Sat 20th July
Sat 3rd Aug
Sat 17th Aug
Sat 7th Sept
Sat 21st Sept

Class spaces are limited. Call or stop by to reserve a spot.

Please see store associates or call for class 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:

  • Fly-casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your tackle
  • Lake entomology (the science of insects)
  • How to simplify fly selection—you don’t need hundreds of patterns!
  • How to locate fish on a stillwater
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

Please see store associates or call for class details.

Our Services

  • Wide range of men's and women's clothing, including Barbour
  • Range of fly-fishing essentials
  • Luxury dog products

Local Waters

There are a variety of waters to fish within the Sherborne area they include:

Chalk streams:

River Frome
River Piddle

Free stone:

River Axe
River Otter


Summerlands - 3 miles
Sutton Bingham - 10 miles
Chew Valley - 20 miles


South Coast, Poole to Lyme Regis and beyond.

Product Availability

We stock as many of our range as possible in-store but have so many more online. If you see something on or in the catalogue and we don't have it in store, don’t 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

Brands Available


Store Personnel

Louisa Podvoidkis - Sherborne ManagerStore Manager: Louisa Podvoidkis
Louisa started her Orvis career in the Tarporley store in Cheshire and then moved to Sherborne to open the new branch in 2010. Louisa often can be found exploring the Jurassic coastline nearby.

Fly Fishing Associate: Ian StirlingFly Fishing Associate: Ian Stirling
Ian has been Fly Fishing for the past 40 years. He started on and still continues to fish the Dorset chalk streams for both Trout and Salmon. He often fishes further afield in the rivers of the Welsh borders and River Usk. Although he has a preference for wild trout on the small streams he is equally at home fishing for Bass, Mullet and Pike or for that matter anything that swims.


The Orvis Fly-Fishing Learning Center has hundreds of tutorials, videos, podcasts & articles available on-line, right now!


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