Fly Fishing with Orvis

When I was a high school student in New York, every year I would go upstate, to go camping. I always loved those trips, getting to leave the hustle and bustle of Manhattan – and the country up there is so beautiful.

Flyfishing with Orvis, Green ParkBefore each trip I remember stocking up on outdoor gear from Orvis, an American heritage outdoor brand that has been around since the late 1800s.

Flyfishing with Orvis, Green ParkFlyfishing with Orvis, Green ParkSo when the UK team at Orvis invited me to go fly fishing from the store in Mayfair, I was really thrilled – I always love to try new activities, and with such a great brand, too!

The UK flagship store for Orvis is located a stones throw away from Piccadilly Circus, and has a great selection of outdoor gear – everything from dog beds to Barbour jackets.

Flyfishing with Orvis, Green ParkI was invited down to try fly fishing, something I’d never tried before. Rod, tackle, and other equipment in hand, we all made our way to green park to see how well we could cast off.

Flyfishing with Orvis, Green ParkFlyfishing with Orvis, Green ParkThe guys at Orvis made it look totally effortless.

My first few attempts were quite messy, but I soon got the hang of it, and had so much fun!

Flyfishing with Orvis, Green ParkOrvis have 19 stores in the uk, and they offer the chance for a free fly fishing lesson. Their stores are tactically located, so you can really put your new skills to the test! If you attend a free class you also get a nice discount on all the equipment too, so you can really perfect your skills.

Flyfishing with Orvis, Green ParkThe idea of catching my own food really appeals to me, and I had so much fun! It’s surprisingly addictive, and a great way to get out into nature – I can totally see how it’s become a favourite American past-time.

Flyfishing with Orvis, Green ParkThe Mayfair store always has some really great events on, too – I’m unfortunately missing out on a bluegrass evening while I’m back home in the States this week, which looks like such a blast!

Make sure you get yourself on one of the courses soon – it’s a great time!

Orvis London is located at 11B Regent Street St. James’s, London, SW1Y 4LR.

Many thanks for Orvis for inviting me – all opinions are fully my own.

  • Abracadabra Girl

    What an interesting post I’ve never read anything previously on fishing kx

  • Thank you, Faith! I was terrified too, lucky I didn’t injure anyone! It was such a lovely day. xx