Everyone knows the story of Kendall Gill, the fly fisherman who grew a gill-based respiratory in order to infiltrate the community he hunted. Learn easier ways to snare finned fighters with today's Groupon: a two-hour single-handed-fly-fishing group casting clinic from Emerald Water Anglers for $25 (a $50 value). New and intermediate fishing folks will learn the basics of casting from expert mariners with years of angling tutelage under their bait-lined fishing belts.
Poking the water with long, stringy lines is the easiest way to access the rich fecundity of the underwater realm. Emerald Water Anglers teaches pupils what it takes to establish a quiet communion with beautiful aquatic bodies by instilling the basics of various casting methods and how to assemble a rod and reel. The two-hour single-handed group casting clinic provides students with all the equipment required and an instructional guide whose friendly nature embodies the calm serenity of this maritime sport. Small classes of up to six people give participants plenty of individualized attention as they learn the techniques behind overhead casting and roll casting, teaching their limbs the maneuvers required for future competent fishing ventures.
While students won’t perform any actual fishing, the clinic fills future casters with sea-ready inspiration and skillful capability. Fishing is a patient activity that requires technical refinement before hastily committing to hours of fruitless frustration on the water. The two-hour clinic is an ideal gateway for new fishermen and fisherwomen to gain spiritual admission to the rules of the rivers and estuaries, where scaled creatures await the knowledgeable approach of a seasoned fishmonger.
Clinics are scheduled across the year, so be sure to call in advance to reserve a date.
BBQ with Bobby Flay spent some time hanging out with Emerald Water Anglers, Seattle magazine included it in ideas for a blockbuster summer, Seattle Metropolitan says fly fishing is a fitting way to have fun, and Emerald's media page features more write-ups and videos:
- For a road trip, sign up for fly fishing on the Snoqualmie River with Emerald Water Anglers… – Seattle
- Fly-fishing is great for the soul and provides hours of gentle outdoor exercise to lead you into fitness. Book a guided tour with Dave McCoy’s fishing service, the Emerald Water Anglers, and you’ll soon find yourself standing in water (in waders, of course) and casting for silver salmon off Whidbey Island, bass in Lake Sammamish, or trophy cutthroat trout in Puget Sound. – Seattle Metropolitan
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