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The Orvis Experience

A Trusted Name in Outdoor Adventure

The Orvis Company was founded in Manchester, Vermont in 1856, and in the decades since has become synonymous with adventures in the great outdoors. Guests at The Equinox can enjoy lessons in fly fishing and shooting with Orvis’ trained instructors right here in the Green Mountains. Whether you’re a beginner who’s never cast a line or aimed a gun, or someone with years of experience, these schools can help you improve your technique.

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Orvis Fly Fishing School

Learn how to cast like a seasoned angler, from setting up your rod and selecting the perfect fly to catching and then safely releasing your fish. Classes are held on the famed Battenkill River and on fully stocked casting ponds, so you’re sure to catch a big one. And since classes are limited to one or two people, you enjoy a lot of personal attention.

Orvis Shooting School

No matter how experienced you might be handling a gun, you’ll learn new techniques with instruction based on the English Churchill method. This instinctive approach to shotgunning can be used for upland and waterfowl hunting as well as sporting clays. Classes include instruction on stance, footwork, gun handling, swing, visual concentration, proper gun mount and correct fit of the gun stock, plus a chance to learn from the best.

Orvis Fly Fishing Experience

Catch this adventurous summer getaway with Orvis Fly Fishing School and The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa. Learn how to cast like a seasoned angler, from setting up your rod and selecting the perfect fly to catching and then safely releasing your fish. 

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802-362-4700

Classes are held on the famed Battenkill River and on fully stocked casting ponds, so you’re sure to catch a big one. And since classes are limited to one or two people, you enjoy a lot of personal attention. All experience levels are welcome. The Orvis Four Hour Fly Fishing Experience will be catered towards your level and ability.

Package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Orvis Four Hour Fly Fishing Experience for one or two people, once per stay
  • Two tickets to American Museum of Fly Fishing
  • Farm fresh breakfast served in Marsh Tavern ($22 Per Value Per Person Per Day)

Valid seven days a week through October 15, 2021. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Advance reservations required. Package must be booked 14 days in advance. Rates are per person, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.

Orvis Wing Shooting Experience

Hit the mark with Orvis Wing Shooting School and The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa. Manchester Wing Shooting School, a world-class custom shooting instruction course staffed with professional shotgun shooting instructors ready to help turn novices into skilled shooters, and skilled shooters into experts. 

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802-362-4700

 

Our Manchester shotgun shooting school and upland hunting school is your opportunity to learn from the best.  Each school includes all shells, use of an Orvis gun, eye and ear protection, and custom gun fitting. Based on the English Churchill method, our instinctive approach to shot-gunning offers both the novice and the seasoned veteran a complete shooting system that can be used for upland and waterfowl hunting and sporting clays. The fundamentals of the Orvis system include stance, footwork, gun handling, swing, visual concentration, proper gun mount, and correct fit of the gun stock. Package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Orvis Wing Shooting Experience for one or two people, once per stay
  • Farm fresh breakfast served in Marsh Tavern for Two ($22 Value Per Person Per Day)

Valid through November 15, 2021. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Advance reservations required. Package must be booked 14 days in advance. Rates are per person, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.Please note shooting grounds are closed on Sundays.

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