Fishing is the ultimate prank because the fish think they are getting food and then are immediately yanked into a world they cannot understand. Bait and switch with this Groupon.
$150 for a Fly-Fishing Trip for Two ($300 Total Value)
- Expert guide (a $200 value)
- Flies (a $50 value)
- Equipment rental (a $25 value)
- Lunch (a $25 value)
Expert fly-fishing guides helm a walk-and-wade tour down the South Platte River, patrolling for prime casting spots near South Platte River Basin or more advanced hike-in locations depending on the clients' experience. Temperate fall and winter excursions avoid crowds for a serene, scenic outing that includes lunch and rental gear. In winter, trips are typically 5 hours on the water, and often run from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. or 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Having plumbed the waters of New York, Michigan, Minnesota, and Colorado during their respective childhoods, the guides of 5280 Angler know that fly-fishing is a sport of personal preferences. They practice catch-and-release, and they don't schedule cookie-cutter trips—instead, they consult with their clients to gauge their skills, ambitions, and ability to hold something slimy without making a face. They then organize fly-fishing excursions that would best challenge and entertain their charges, scouting through public waters for choice wading locales such as South Platte River Valley, which accommodates fishers of all experience levels with prime casting spots. Full-day trips also include an onsite lunch, often prepared picnic-style along burbling banks and scenic mountains.