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Flip Pallot "School" Weekend


January 26, 27 and 28th, 2024

March 15, 16 and 17th, 2024


Mims, Florida

Join Flip Pallot and Brian Flechsig for a very special weekend event. Held at Flip's house in Mims, Florida.

This man really needs no introduction........

Flip Pallot Saltwater Fly Fishing School


He’s been there. Done that. And not only gotten all the t-shirts, he’s been on a bunch of them too. That’s what happens when you’re a fishing legend – and there’s no other way to describe Flip Pallot.

Ever since the day he peeled off his banker’s suit and switched to Bermuda shorts, Flip’s been writing his own script in life. For 12 years he was in non-stop demand as a fishing guide and guru in Florida’s Keys and Glades. When a hurricane wiped him out, he switched rigs and founded Hell’s Bay Boatworks which continues to thrive today. Next it was TV stardom as host of the groundbreaking Walker’s Cay Chronicles. And, later, a turn as a best-selling author.

And every step of the way, Flip’s good humor, great insight and unparalleled passion for fishing have defined his success.

Your Hosts/Instructors

Flip Pallot and Brian Flechsig

Joining Flip will be the founder and owner of one of the largest fly fishing outfitters in the country, Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters. Brian is the host of the wildly popular Mad River Outfitters YouTube Channel , author, fly designer and a veteran instructor. Not to mention, of course, he's a world-class saltwater angler with over 30 years of experience. Brian and Flip began working together well over 20 years ago when they filmed a mess of episodes of the Walker's Cay Chronicles together. A solid friendship was easily formed and the two men began teaching schools like this at various locations. They also conducted many trips together including their famous "Florida Sampler Trips". As Flip will tell you himself.......... "Brian is one of the finest instructors in the fly fishing industry today and you will be glad to work with him."


You should plan on arriving in Orlando during the day on Friday, April 14th and renting a car. The festivities will begin around 6:30 at Flip's house in Mims so give yourself enough time to get from Orlando (or Daytona), get situated in your hotel room and grab a quick bite to eat.  

Friday night, the group will meet at Flip's house around 6:30 p.m. for check-in and meet-and-greet. Around 7:00 p.m. we'll have an official orientation and go over the plan for the weekend. We'll then have some more Frigate Reserve Rum, tell some stories and wrap things up around 9:00 p.m.

On Saturday, we'll convene at 9:00 a.m., again at Flip's house and get the ball rolling. The morning session will include discussions on Rods, Reels, Lines and Flies, as well as general techniques. We will also have a discussion and presentation on Advanced Fly Casting Techniques, that will of course be applied later in the day.

Lunch on Saturday will be from Noon- 12:30 p.m. and will be basic sandwiches and fixins. After lunch we will conduct the Knots and Leaders seminar, which is of course a highlight of the weekend......and a very important part of the school. 

At approximately 2:00, we will travel to a nearby "casting location",  and spend the rest of the afternoon in a hands-on, advanced fly casting clinic. Flip and Brian have promised to "blow your minds" and promise to make you much better fly casters! You'll want to have an 8-10wt rod rigged up for this.

***Please note that this will be a fairly "advanced" fly casting class. It will be assumed that all participants are good casters and well versed at double hauling and the like. This class is designed to make good casters into excellent casters. 

The day will wrap up there at the casting pond around 4:00 p.m. and you can head back to your hotel and enjoy some supper and the evening.

Sunday morning we will again meet at the casting pond at 9:00 a.m. and Flip will conduct a "Fly Casting Final Exam" to ensure that you come away from this weekend a much, much better fly caster and can continue to improve, based on what you have learned.

This "exam" will include a video of you casting with Flip coaching and will be sent to you after the class. A keepsake memory from your experience with a legend!

At around 10:30 or so, we will head back to Flip's house and conduct a seminar they call....."Now What". We will a touch on subjects such as starting your presentation, properly hooking, playing and landing fish and more. This will include some presentations by Flip from the bow of his East Cape Skiff, right there in the driveway! 

Lunch will again be provided around Noon, and will be grilled up by Flip and Brian on Flip's famous Traeger grill and will most likely feature some game that he harvested himself. This will certainly be a celebratory meal!

After lunch, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. we will squeeze in an hour of Q & A and open discussion to make sure that you get your questions answered by these two veterans.

From 2:30- 3:00 p.m. we will close the school, take some group photos and dismiss the group. 
You can then head to the airport or back to your hotel, depending on your travel arrangements. 

***If anyone is interested in doing some fishing while in Florida, on either end of the trip, Brian and Flip have mentioned that they would be happy to put you in touch with some good local guides. Just let us know and we'll be happy to pass along the information. 

Included in this trip: Happy Hour and Orientation on Friday night, School, Lunch on Saturday, School and Lunch on Sunday. All school materials related to the Knots and Leaders Class. 

Not Included in this trip: Transportation to Mims, Florida, Lodging, Rod and Reel Set-Up for the Fly Casting Clinics

"Brian and I will transform you into better fly anglers.......period. And......... a ton of fun will be had along the way"- Flip Pallot



This weekend will kick-off on Friday night at Flip's house in Mims, Florida. Mims is located about 45 miles East of Orlando. We will of course provide you with the address and directions on where to be for the festivities on Friday night.

Will be best to fly into Orlando and rent a car. You will need to get back and forth from your hotel as well as drive to the Renzetti Factory in nearby Titusville on Saturday and Sunday. We will be providing recommendations on local lodging as well for your convenience. 

Any questions? Please give a call to Brian Flechsig at the shop and he'll be happy to help!

MRO/Flip Pallot Fly Fishing School


Included in this trip: Happy Hour/Meet and Greet on Friday night, School, and Lunch on Saturday, School and Lunch on Sunday. All school materials related to the Knots and Leaders Class. 

Not Included in this trip: Transportation to Mims, Florida, Lodging, Rod and Reel Set-Up for the Fly Casting Clinics


Event Cost: $2000 per student


Trip is limited to 14 anglers. A full detailed Info packet will be sent upon sign-up that will contain equipment listing, travel info and etc.

call us at 614-451-0363 if any questions whatsoever!


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Mad River Outfitters/Flip Pallot Weekend


January 26, 27 and 28, 2024

March 15, 16 and 17, 2024

held at Flip's house in Mims, Florida

* events are limited to 14 students

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