Great Outdoor Provision Company

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Spring Fly Fishing Class

May 13, 2017

Seafoam Yetis are Back!

Roadie 20, Tundra 35, 45 & 65

Triad Boat Demo @ Oak Hollow Lake
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This spring we’ll be offering free, informal kayak & canoe demonstrations conveniently located near some of our busiest shops. This is a great opportunity to try out a boat in an environment that is informational, informal and presented at no charge.

Our Afternoon Boat Demos are geared towards customers who have already narrowed down their choices after visiting one of our shops and feel that some on-water time prior to purchase is necessary. However, we also welcome folks who are just curious about kayaks & canoes and want to try it out in a low pressure environment.

Folks unable to attend one of our scheduled on-water demo events can inquire with their local shop regarding a fee-based demo.   As for specific boats, in addition to any particular models from an attending manufacturer, we’ll bring some of our most popular boats and boards that are best suited for flatwater, fitness, fishing and all-round use. However, please let us know in advance if there is a particular boat or board in our demo fleet you would like to try and we will do our best to get it to the lake. Please note that if a boat or board is not in our demo fleet, we will not be able to bring it to the event.


Fly Fishing Class — Triad (Rescheduled for 5/13!) @ Private Pond in Germantown, NC
May 13 all-day

The Great Outdoor Provision Co. Fly Fishing Class is a very comprehensive one day course with two instructors for six to eight students.

We’ve packed a lot of information into an eight hour day, including: casting, knots, equipment, fishing strategies and fly selection, for cold water, warm water and saltwater species.
Beginners can expect to learn the skills that will allow them to catch fish on their own, and intermediate level fly fishers can advance their casting skills and fill in some holes in their technical knowledge.

We provide all equipment, including a textbook, a few flies, as well as lunch and drinks. Just bring your sense of humor, a willingness to have fun and learn, but register early.



Private Lessons 

Corporate Group Events

Scout Merit Badge Classes
Our Fly Fishing Class instructors, Scott Wood and Jim Coveny also offer private lessons, corporate events, and instruction for scout merit badges.  Private Lessons are $80.00 an hour with a two hour minimum.  Gift Certificates are available.  To schedule a lesson, purchase a gift certificate or obtain a quote for a corporate event, call or email Scott Wood.
BackPacker Magazine Get Out More Tour @ Winston-Salem Shop
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Backpacker’s Get Out More all star ambassador Randy Propster for an engaging 75-minute seminar full of trail tested tips, regional trip advice and outdoor gear. Randy travels across the country throughout 48 states, presents at 45 outdoor retailers, hosts 5 on-the-trail adventures and attends 5 outdoor festivals April through October!


Interesting Stories of Greensboro Staff and Adventure

Rob Arends

Greensboro Shop Manager

Carrie Bonds

Benefitting customers with her lifetime spent outdoors (and her smile)

Bill Hoffman

Trail Runner, Paddler, Fun-lover

Top Recommended Hikes

Greensboro and surrounding areas are filled with great vistas!

Greensboro has everything: paddling and fishing at Lake Brandt or the Haw River, hiking and trail running at the Piedmont Environmental Center or the Watershed Lakes trails, and bike trails with majestic views at Hanging Rock State Park and Uwharrie National Forest. Whatever your pleasure is, the Great Outdoor Provision Co. will make sure that you have everything you need to meet the trail (or river) head on. From the big purchases, like a kayak, to the smallest, like a carabiner, Great Outdoor Provision Co. has you covered.

We don’t just carry all of the products you’ll need for your outdoor adventures. Our manager, Rob Arends, and his staff offers something equally, if not more important: knowledge and education about the great outdoors. We spend our off days using the same equipment we sell, so we can tell you what to expect where you’re going, and what things you do or don’t need.

Our motto – explore global, shop local – epitomizes the way we do our business. We want to open the world to exploration, and it starts with our community. Stop by our store, and let us show you what Greensboro has to offer. You might be surprised at the wilderness right outside our back door.

Store Manager:

Rob Arends

Fish Hippie Is Coming. stay Tuned!

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