What You'll Get
Unlike regular fishing, fly fishing allows outdoorsmen to flaunt fly, fish-attracting style in calf-covering boots, oversized bucket hats, and velour warm-up suits. Send swimmers into style shock with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a half-day of catch-and-release fly fishing for two from GSOutfitting in Greenfield (a $250 value).
GSOutfitting specializes in introducing fishing and hunting to those who have never before had the time or opportunity to reap the soul-enriching benefits of outdoor sporting. The half-day catch-and-release fly-fishing trip takes city-slicking woodland wannabes out on the Deerfield River to fish for trout and bass under the attentive eye of proprietor and 10-year guide Eric Gass. Gass helps novice fishermen reap a meal rich in omega-3 fatty acids by heading to a wild brown trout fishery aboard a brand new 13.5-foot Aire fishing raft, fully equipped with Loomis and Nautilus reels, Rio lines, and hand-tied flies. Snacks and drinks are provided, but cold-hearted noodlers must bring their own fishing licenses, clothing, waders, sunscreen, hats, and animal magnetism.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required 7 days in advance; subject to availability and weather. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. Limit 2 customers per boat. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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.