Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing with

Orvis

The Grand Island Recreation Department and the staff from the Buffalo Orvis store have partnered to bring their Fly Fishing 101 and 201 classes to Grand Island.  Learn the basics of fly fishing including casting and outfit rigging.  Then, take your newly learned skills to a local waterway on Grand Island. 

All equipment provided:

To introduce you to this fun sport all equipment needed to fly fish from shore will be provided including rod, reel, line, backing, leaders, fly’s etc.

Fishing License

Please note, anyone age 16 and over must have a valid NYS fishing license.

*Each session is limited to 10 participants*

Classes for the Family 

Come learn to fly fish at one of our Fly Fishing 101 and 201 combination classes.  These classes are open to anyone age 8 or older.  The first class will be in the Community Center at Nike Base Park and the location for 201 will be given at the first class.  Classes will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Choose from one of the following 101 and 201 combination dates: 

Wednesday, May 9 and 16

Wednesday, June 6 and 13

Wednesday, July 11 and 18

Classes for Youth

This is offered as part of our Fishing Club and is open to youths ages 8-15.  The first class will be in the Community Center at Nike Base Park and the on water locations will be given at the first class.  Fly Fishing Club will be held on:

Monday’s and Wednesday’s, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

July 23, 25, 30; August 1, 6, 8