Orvis© Endorsed Fly-Fishing

Family Fishing Trip
Fly Fishing Lesson
Fly Fishing at the Woodstock Inn
Boat Fishing

Our Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Program allows guests from beginner to expert to cast in some of Central Vermont's most picturesque rivers and streams. Learn to flycast on the lawn with one of our Orvis Endorsed Guides, or head out to one of the local streams. You can also choose to venture out into the bigger water (White, Black & Ottauquechee Rivers) for some of Vermont's best fishing. Some rivers are even accessible year-round, offering early and late season splendor. We also offer flatwater fishing experiences on beautiful nearby stocked ponds in our Clacka-Craft drift boats. 

Woodstock Inn & Resort Fly-Fishing Shop

Schedule your fly-fishing experience today!
Stop by or call the Activity Center: 802-457-5530
Email: fish@woodstockinn.com

We stop fishing for the season on October 31, 2021 and resume in April of 2022.

Orvis Fly Fishing Lesson


Before we head out on excursions or begin a lesson we go over some of the basics of fly-fishing. We ensure everyone feels confident by including instruction of:

  • Explanation of freshwater fly-fishing gear
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly-fishing knots
  • Basic stream and pond entomology (science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land and safely release fish

The fishing program at the Woodstock Inn & Resort practices catch and release, and is proud to be committed to the health of the Vermont fisheries. 

Vermont Rainbow Trout Fishing

Lessons, Trips & Programs

From beginners to seasoned anglers, we offer lessons and excursions for everyone! Join our guides to create memorable experiences in beautiful and clear streams and brooks, local ponds, and lakes, or create your own personalized adventure! The fishing season typically runs April - October, but we offer specialized trips during other times of the year too. 

Our fly-fishing programs and clinics are a great opportunity to gather friends, meet new fishing buddies, and get out on the water together during a pre-scheduled event.

Combine an incredible fishing experience and luxury accommodations with our Fly-Fishing Excursion Package!

See all our Lesson & Excursion offerings below!

Lesson Rates

Mini Casting Lesson
20 Minutes (up to 2 people)

Spend 20 minutes with our expert casting instructor on the activity lawn to learn the basics of fly casting! Perfect for those who want to see what it's about. Orvis equipment provided. No license required.

Introduction to Fly-Fishing

2 Hours (up to 2 people) Per Person Add-On (MAX 6 people)
$149 $49

Recommended for the true beginner or someone who needs re-orientation to the sport. This is an on-land-only lesson experience. All equipment explained, plus casting instruction, fishing knots, and basic entomology (bugs) lessons included. Orvis equipment provided. No license required.

Intro to Fly-Fishing PLUS
3 Hours (up to 2 people) Per Person Add-On (MAX 6 people)
$225 $49

Everything the two-hour dry-land lesson offers, plus an hour on the water! Learn to cast into moving water, mending, and getting a drag-free float. Kid-friendly, great for families! Orvis equipment provided. Vermont fishing license required for anglers older than 14.

Advanced Casting Techniques

Per Hour/ Per Person

For those folks looking to advance their fly-fishing and fly casting skills. Learn and/or improve your double haul, improve accuracy and distance. Video analysis available. On the lawn or on the water. Use our Orvis equipment or bring your own. 

Excursion Rates & Add-Ons

Guided Fly-Fishing
Half-Day (4 Hours) Full-Day (7 Hours) Per Person Add-on (Half & Full Day)
$349 (up to 2 people) $449 (up to 2 people) $99*

Explore the picturesque water of Central Vermont with our experienced Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guides. Head to local rivers and streams or stay afloat with our flatwater fishing experiences on beautiful nearby stocked ponds in our Clacka-Craft drift boats.  The full-day excursion includes a boxed lunch provided by the Woodstock Inn & Resort. Minimum age is 12 years. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own equipment or use our Orvis gear. 

See our Specialized Excursions below!

Orvis Gear Add-On

Orvis Rod & Reel
(5 or 6 Weight Clearwater Rod Combo)

+$311 per equipment package

Take home a new Orvis Clearwater rod & reel when you add this package to your lesson or excursion with us ($376+ Value!). Learn all the ins and outs of your new equipment with our experienced guides during your excursion or add this package after you enjoyed a day on the water using Orvis gear! Package only available if you book a lesson or trip with us.

Vermont fishing license is required for fishing everywhere and can be purchased by clicking here.
*Our guides prefer to have a maximum of 3 people per guide to give the best attention for safety, however, this can be modified on a case-by-case basis. 

Fishing the White River in Vermont

Educational Excursion

Half-Day (4 Hours) Per Person Add-On
$359 (up to 2 people) $99

Learn all aspects of fly fishing while in the water - perfect for your first time! Our Orvis Endorsed guides will teach you everything you need to know to fish on your own. Learn casting, knots, flies, and strategies. Guides will teach how to float a dry fly, drift streamers, nymphing, dry-dropper, and streamer-nymph strategies. Learn how to expertly set the hook, play and land the fish and safely release a fish back to the wild. This excursion includes an Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide Book ($25 value!) to take with you to continue your fly-fishing education.

Fishing in Woodstock Vermont

Fish The Farm

Half-Day (4 Hours) Per Person Add-On
$349 (up to 2 people) $99

Fish the grounds of the historic Billing’s Farm & Museum!

Just a stone’s throw away, the Ottauqueechee River offers fantastic trout fishing. Start at the waterfall on Barnard Brook and fish down to the confluence with the Ottaquechee, then make your way up along the banks of the farm. This is a great trip to combine small-stream techniques and strategies and fishing a larger river. The option to fish with a lighter rod and reel combos (2-4 weight) in the brook can be requested. Admission to Billings Farm & Museum is included!

Vermont Brook Trout

Small Stream Brook Trout Fishing

Half-Day (4 Hours) Per Person Add-On
$349 (up to 2 people) $99

Explore the nearby brooks for a fun trip navigating the small streams and enhancing those techniques. Vermont is well known for beautiful brooks with fish hiding among the wooded waters. Brook trout is Vermont's state cold-water fish! Lighter rod and reel combos (2-4 weight) can be accommodated.

Ask about our Small Stream Brook Trout Fishing via pedal-assisted, E-Bike! Additional cost. Limited to 3 people. 

River Raft Fishing

River Raft Fishing

Full-Day (~ 7 Hours)
$599 (up to 2 people)

Float New England’s longest free-flowing river, the White River, or take on the Upper Connecticut River for World Class trout fishing. Stay closer to Woodstock to try your luck catching bass, pike, and walleye. Our experienced Orvis Endorsed guides will row you downriver in an Outcast Drifter 13 raft while you cast from the front and back. Stop halfway through the excursion for a stream-side boxed lunch prepared by our chefs.

Plan on a thirty-minute drive to the river and a total of 5+ hours on the water. This excursion includes all Orvis Equipment and transportation to and from the Woodstock Inn & Resort.

Custom Fly-Fishing Trip!

Create the trip of a lifetime, just the way you want it. 

Whether you want to fish 3 days in a row, go out early morning or late evening, explore deep into the Green Mountain National Forest, or introduce your youngsters to this sport with our instruction while you fish, we are ready for it!  All of this & much more can be created by our experienced Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides. We want to work with you to create the fly-fishing experience you want, and offer fly-fishing specific stay packages as well! Vermont fishing license is required and can be purchased by clicking here. The full-day excursion includes a boxed lunch provided by the Woodstock Inn & Resort. This is the ideal trip for a whole family outing, no matter the ability level! Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own equipment or use our Orvis gear. Priced determined on your needs.

Fly-Fishing Excursion Package

Fishing the Black River in Vermont
Brown Trout Fly Fishing
Kids Fishing
Pond Fishing by Boat

Places We Fish

We typically fish April to October, however, there are year-round options for lessons, certain guided trips (weather permitting), and ice fishing with affiliated local guides.

  • White River
  • Black River
  • Ottauquechee River
  • Kedron Brook
  • Barnard Brook
  • Other Nearby Brooks & Streams

See the daily Vermont Orvis Fishing Conditions Report.

Vermont Orvis Fly Fishing
Orvis Lodge Vermont

Policies & Contact

Trips & lessons must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Last-minute trips may be requested, but not guaranteed. 

Cancellation Policy: We adhere to a 48-hour cancellation policy. Cancellations made 48-hours prior to the reservation date will not be charged, cancellations within 48-hours of the reservation date will be charged in full. Excursions that are booked within 48-hours, and without a reservation, will be charged in full and are non-refundable.
Weather Cancellation: In the event of a cancellation by our guides due to weather, we offer other fishing options and/or the ability to change the date of the trip. If an alternative excursion cannot be fulfilled, a full refund will be given.

Contact: 802-457-5530 | Email: fish@woodstockinn.com
Some trips may require the purchase of a Vermont fishing license.

Orvis Fishing Equipment


Our all-inclusive trips really are just that. All you have to do is come with the clothing you need for fishing. Your guide will have a full stock of Orvis fly rods and reels, vests, waders, flies, lines, leaders, and tippets you will need. With all of that said, please feel free to bring your favorite rod and equipment. The guides are more than happy to accommodate.

For our lessons and excursions, we recommend you bring clothing for fishing & local weather (we recommend layers, a raincoat & lightweight gloves), a hat, polarized sunglasses (for protection during casting class and guided trips), insect repellent, and sunscreen.

Orvis Gear
Orvis Authorized Dealer

Orvis Fly-Fishing Shop

We are proud to be Vermont’s only Orvis Authorized Dealer! The Orvis fly-fishing shop at the Woodstock Inn & Resort offers our guests and local community access to some of the industry's finest fly-fishing products and gear.

Explore the Fly-Fishing Shop

The Woodstock Inn & Resort Orvis Fly-Fishing Shop is located in the Activity Center.
802-457-5530 | fish@woodstockinn.com

We Are Proud to Partner With...

Orvis: We are proud to be Vermont's only Orvis Authorized Dealer as well as an Orvis Endorsed Lodge with Orvis Endorsed Guides. 

50/50 On The Water: Here to inspire and celebrate women in the sport we all love with the mission of having equal women and men fishing. 

Kick Plastic: Costa's commitment to changing our ways and cleaning our waters.

Trout Unlimited: We are happy to be a Trout Unlimited Business Member, ensuring that wild and native trout populations are allowed to thrive, as nature intended.