Fly-fishermen net themselves fresh meals with the judicious application of fake insects, a technique also used by con artists to score free steak dinners. Trick Mother Earth’s maitre d’ with today’s Groupon: for $125, you get an intro-to-fly-fishing package at The Denver Fly Shop (a $290.20 total value). This package includes the following:
- Fly rod, reel, and line (a $125 value)
- Six flies (an $11.70 value)
- An Intro to Fly Fishing book (a $3.50 value)
- Two 90-minute classes (a $50 value each)
- One two-hour outdoor casting session (a $50 value)<p>
At The Denver Fly Shop, masters of fly-fishing’s elusive art lead classroom and field sessions designed to introduce first-timers to the sport’s intricate ins-and-outs. The first classroom session covers the fundamentals of fly-fishing, including essential knots, how to mimic insects, and where to find trout, and the second class offer in-depth knowledge on five local fish hangouts free of delinquent trout-school dropouts. The casting lesson can take place indoors for winter-dodgers, or on the banks of Smith Lake in Washington Park when spring sets in. Put lessons to good use with a complete fly-fishing kit handed out at the first lesson that includes a high-performance graphite rod, a medium arbor reel with a compression-disc drag system, and a preloaded fly line designed to snag local trout and Rocky Mountain mermaids. The flexible schedule includes classes held on weekday evenings and weekend mornings.
1699 S Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80222