Orvis stores across the nation are hosting the free Orvis Fly Fishing 101 and 201 classes for beginners and those who want to take the next step.
The Orvis Store at 10223 N.E. 10th Street in Bellevue will be offering the 101 classes April 20-21; April 27-28; May 4-5; May 18-19; May 25-26 and June 8-9. The advance classes are offered May 11-12; June 1-2; and June 15-16.
All ages and skills are welcome to attend the events, but those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Upon completing the class each person will receive in-store offers toward purchasing Orvis products and a free Trout Unlimited membership valued at $35. The Federation of Fly Fishers is also offering a free one-year electronic membership valued at $35. Space is limited so please RSVP at 425-452-9138.
(Photo by Mark Harrison, Seattle Times staff photographer)