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We offer a wide range of ORVIS® products. Fly fishing and shooting equipment and accessories, fly tying materials, clothing, gifts, items for the home, and even a full line for man's best friend.

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Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing School
orvis endorsed fly fishing schools
Two-Day Fishing School includes: Full instruction on casting, knot tying, stream tactics, matching the hatch for fly selection, and introduction to fly tying. The package includes the use of ORVIS® equipment, lunch each day, and a three day Vermont fishing license. You may want to bring hip boots for the field trip portion of the class where you will fish all the various segments of a stream; flats, flows, ripples, rapids and pools. If you prefer, this can also be done from the shore. $315 per person.

One-Day Fishing School includes: Instruction on fly casting, knot tying, stream tactics, matching the hatch, and use of ORVIS® equipment. Lunch is also included. $195 per person.

One-Hour classes: Are available for the six necessary casts to successfully fly fish. $30 per hour, per person.
Fishing schools are held at The Inn at Saw Mill Farm, Nordic Hills Lodge and the Doveberry Inn.
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Taddingers/Orvis - 2013 Fly Fishing Guide Rates

Taddingers is a fully endorsed ORVIS guiding and outfitting service. We guide the famous Upper Deerfield River watershed, for half day and full day programs. A half day is four hours of fishing, full day eight hours. Our full day program includes a streamside lunch. We provide all equipment, or you may use your own. A Vermont license is required, and may be purchased in our store. We are a full Orvis dealer, and offer the full Orvis line of equipment at our facility. Since you will be in some of the most beautiful country and among all kinds of wildlife, a camera is a good idea Rates - Half day guiding $165 each additional angler up to two add $95pp. Full day guiding $310 each additional angler up to three add $95pp.

By Boat - we offer guiding by boat on Lake Whitingham a ten mile long lake, and the river flats. By boat we offer fly casting or spin casting on our flats boat, or our 18 foot century. Two anglers can be accomodated, add $95 for the century or $75 for the flats boat to the guiding rates.

Alternative Programs - For those with different interests, we offer mixed programs at certain times of the year, please inquire with one of our associates.

Our standard cancellation policy applies 50% deposit required, fowl weather cancellations are at the call of the guide.

Upper Deerfield River Project
In 1912 the Deerfield River was dammed, and Lake Whitingham created for hydro-electric power. A wood pipe was also built from just above the lake to Somerset dam seventeen miles away, and the water from the river diverted through the pipe for more electric generating. From that time in 1912 to three years ago the riverbed was dry most of the summer, and fall. One of the best wild trout streams ruined. Three years ago to get federal relicensing, constant flows through the river had to return. NO ONE EVER DREAMED it would create one of the best trout streams in New England, according to the March issue of Fly Fisherman magazine, and Fly Fish America. The Upper Deerfield River in our Mount Snow Valley area has exploded with brookies, rainbow, browns, and landlocked salmon. The water temperature in August of 1999, the hottest in fifty years, reached 58 degrees from the water coming from the bottom of the dams. Guides reported sports releasing 25 to 35 fish in a days fishing, and up to 24 inches. Each of the last three years we have seen geometric jumps in the number and size of fish, as the insect population grows.

As a result this reborn fishery, we will do updated fishing, and stream reports on the virtualflyshop.com site as well as this web page starting April 15th. Taddingers ®ORVIS also provides a guiding service on the Upper Deerfield, as well as fly fishing schools.


Shooting School

Our Shooting Schools are based on the Holland & Holland shooting method from England.

Two-Day Shooting School includes: Introduction to equipment and gun safety. Instruction stand by stand on the sporting clay range Instruction on the wobbler traps and skeet shooting as well as two full days of shooting, gun rental, shells, clays and lunch each day. $795 per person.

One-Day Shooting School includes: Introduction to equipment and gun safety. Instruction on the fundamentals of shooting sporting clays, introduction to wobbler traps, lunch, equipment rental, shells and clays. $395 per person.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance with a 50% deposit. Reservations made less than two weeks in advance require a 75% deposit. Cancellations made 45 days in advance of the school: we will refund your deposit with a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made up to 7 days before a school: You may transfer your reservation to another person or school date within the current season, with a $50 per person transfer fee, less than 7 days from the school will result in forfeiture of your deposit.

For reservations, call 802-464-5812. Taddingers is located on Route 100 N. Mount Snow, VT, next to the Haystack Mountain access road.
Shooting schools are held at The Inn at Saw Mill Farm, Nordic Hills Lodge and the Doveberry Inn.

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802-464-5812
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