Check Out the New Backcountry Fly-Fishing School!

Written by: Scott McEnaney, Orvis Adventures


All photos courtesy Flying B Ranch

Last year, I returned from a wilderness experience in Idaho and said, “More people need to experience this.” So, putting my schools hat on, I embarked in a conversation with Joseph Peterson—General Manager of Flying B Ranch—about how we could turn a backcountry experience into an Orvis educational experience.

Joseph presented me with a five-day backcountry adventure school concept, which he described as not only a fly-fishing learning experience but also a unique chance to learn about the wilds of the American West. The team at Flying B are authorities on the history of the area, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, forest regeneration, wildfires and their importance on the forest ecosystem, animals, flowers, giant cedar trees, pack mules, wall tents, and more. This setting creates the ultimate classroom for Orvis’ Peter Kutzer and the great staff at Flying B to teach students.

Theschool will take place August 6-12, based at the Flying B Ranch in Kamiah, Idaho.

Click here to learn more about the Backcountry Adventure School.

4 thoughts on “Check Out the New Backcountry Fly-Fishing School!”

  1. I think the backcountry and flyfishing go together like peanut butter and honey. But a hot meal waiting on arrival and cold running water in the tents, really? Sounds more like a spa.

    Seriously though, I’d love to see more about backcountry flyfishing on this blog.

  2. Big question…. Is there financial assistance ? Could I work off a program for my son? Better yet my son & I ?

    I am NOLS Kenya graduate… So privledge…years ago…then YMCA …worked my way up to executive director….just don’t have the $ but have the heart.

    Heather Fahy
    Hfahy1@gmail.com
    860-712-3343

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