Fish are an elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with this Groupon.
$219 for a Full-Day of Fly-Fishing for Two (a $450 value)
A professional guide leads duos of all skill levels on full-day float trips down a stretch of the Deerfield, Green, or Millers Rivers for catch-and-release recreation. The company loads anglers up with all the equipment necessary to wrangle fish such as steelhead trout, wild browns, or striped bass, including G. Loomis and Nautilus reels; G. Loomis, Sage, and Orvis rods; and hand-tied flies. Between casts, guests can munch on a deli lunch. GSOutfitting recommends anglers bring seasonal clothes, boots or waders, sunscreen, and a hat. Each participant must possess a valid Massachusetts fishing license, which can be purchased online.
An outdoorsman since birth and G. Loomis–endorsed guide, GSOutfitting's owner, Eric Gass, grew up hunting and fishing the Pioneer Valley and Berkshires. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Eric returned to guiding and now fishes and hunts with his faithful gordon setter, Duncan, by his side.
Eric leads fly-fishing trips aboard his 13.5-foot Aire drift raft, as well as local hunting trips for turkey and grouse. GSOutfitting also trains gun dogs and companion dogs, ensuring every hunter will have a loyal sidekick during the season.