Flies are the aircraft of the insect world, which is why they’re often chartered by jet-setting ants for weekend getaways to faraway logs. Enjoy your own fly-filled adventure with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get one half day of guided fly-fishing for up to two people from The Albemarle Angler in Charlottesville (a $225 value).
The veteran guides at The Albemarle Angler escort ambitious fishing fans up and down flowing Virginia waters in hopes of snagging wily trout and bass. Amid the lush landscapes of the James, Shenandoah, and Blue Ridge Rivers, outdoors enthusiasts of all skill levels try their hand at tossing a fly line while an expert guide offers tips and encouragement. Surrounded by the crags, boulders, and sunbathing mermaids dotting the waterscape, up to two guests and their guide comfortably wade toward the sought-after prey. On fruitful outings, anglers have been known to capture and release as many as 30 fish, enough to fill two dozen shoe boxes. The Albemarle Angler provides all necessary equipment and will supply a rain check in case of unforeseen weather or an underwater political coup.