Orvis Curriculum at NOLS
River Wilderness courses learn fly-fishing
skills in high alpine lakes and streams famous
for their abundance of trout.
Photo: Kevin Bergstrom
Orvis Fly-Fishing Schools are world-renown for their
excellent curriculum and teaching techniques. Instructors
at NOLS Rocky Mountain teach using this time-tested Orvis
method. Casting, fly selection, knot tying. These are a
few of the fly-fishing skills you’ll learn.
Orvis Gear At NOLS
Frequent Flyer Travel Rods are put to the ultimate
test at NOLS each summer, when hundreds of students bring
these well-traveled rods into high mountain lakes and
Frequent Flyer Rods are packed, unpacked, assembled
and disassembled countless times during the summer.
According to Dave Glenn, the director of NOLS Rocky Mountain
in Lander, Wyoming, the seven-piece always withstand the
wear and tear. And they are easy to use, even for beginners.
Students are able to learn quickly how to assemble the
rods, meaning more hours left in the day to master the
art of the cast.
“These rods are ideal for us. We pack them
inside frame packs, inside panniers when horsepacking,
or in our kayaks. They make the many miles we travel
easier than four-piece rod tubes, which strap to the
outside of gear and snag on brush and other obstacles.”
-Dave Glenn, NOLS
Rocky Mountain Director
Flyers also pass the most important test of all—they
make for great fishing. “These rods don’t
sacrifice feel for packability,” Glenn says. “And
this makes it easy to enjoy the fruits of a hard days
work getting to a high mountain lake or a remote site.”