If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, but if you teach him how to correctly cast a fly, he'll catch trespassing salesmen for a lifetime. Keep solicitors at bay with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a two-hour entry level fly casting lesson at All Rivers & Saltwater Charters (a $100 value). Tutoring in fly casting basics takes place at a local park by appointment. All River's helpful roster of Coast Guard certified guides instruct proper lure-flinging techniques to aspiring fishers of all ability levels, from the most tadpole-like teens to seasoned aquatic masters. All necessary gear is provided, but students are welcome to bring their personal good-luck pole or haute couture hip waders.
All Rivers & Saltwater Charters
To say Mark Coleman knows how to fish is an understatement. Coleman, the owner of All Rivers & Saltwater Charters, has mastered the art of side drifting, float fishing, hover fishing, back bouncing, and jigging during his more than 10 years exploring the Pacific Northwest’s waterways. In the process, he earned captain certification from the US Coast Guard, a distinction also earned by each member of his team.
Aboard vessels that range from the 29-foot Reel Tight to a 16-foot, nonmotorized drift boat, Coleman and his staff lead chartered fishing trips through fresh- and saltwaters. All Rivers & Saltwater Charters have caught fish on the Columbia and Olympic Peninsula rivers, traveled the waters outside Anacortes and the San Juan Islands, and explored Puget Sound. Voyages pursue salmon, steelhead, lingcod, sturgeon, and other types of fish. The team can also lead fishing lessons for newbies, teaching essential fly-casting techniques, including the correct grip, the different casting styles, and how to use homemade tiramisu as bait.
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