Like fishing for compliments, fishing for fish requires the right bait, the right line, and a friend who is willing to exaggerate. Reel it in with today’s Groupon to River Through Atlanta in Roswell. Choose between the following options:
- For $55, you get a three-hour introduction-to-fly-fishing class (a $175 value).
- For $109, you get a three-hour guided fishing trip for up to two (a $225 value).
River Through Atlanta's enthusiastic fishersmiths impart a love of fish wrangling to novices and seasoned casters alike. A three-hour version of the [Fly Fishing A to Z class](http://www.riverthroughatlanta.com/instruction.htm) imparts fresh knowledge to hopeful anglers as they learn how to roll cast, vertical cast, and three-quarters cast with hookless yarn flies and other equipment provided by River Through Atlanta. The session permits beginners to stand confidently on rustic pond impoundments and riversides to learn the ins and outs of aquatic ecology and fly selection as the soft sounds of lines in the wind create a symphony of sportsmanship. On the guided fishing trip, singles or duos anchored in standing braces or on padded seats take to drift boats to explore the lengths of the verdant Chattahoochee River](http://www.riverthroughatlanta.com/chattahoochee.htm). As they direct guests on casting into the water, amiable [guides](http://www.riverthroughatlanta.com/yourguidesdrift.htm) point out majestic trout, scenic wildlife, and the river’s seedy underbelly, where famed piscine boxing matches occur. By the voyage’s end, novice fishermen can confidently show off their new skills in casting and presenting flies. Anglers must purchase a [Georgia trout-fishing license](http://www.georgiawildlife.com/node/654) prior to shove-off to participate, but all other fishing equipment is provided.
River Through Atlanta
A Roswell native, River Through Atlanta owner Chris Scalley grew up on the Chattahoochee River, which he proudly still calls home. It's not unusual for Chris to spend 200 days or more on the Hooch, as he and his affiliate guides constantly lead fly fishing instruction, boat trips, and wading trips on the river. Because of his lifetime of experience, Chris has accumulated a unique knowledge of the local ecology, behavior of the trout, and how frequently they vote on American Idol. Though he has fished at destination rivers all over the world, Chris still feels that the Hooch holds its own with regard to angling and aesthetics. To preserve these aesthetics, Chris led efforts to protect the Chattahoochee and its sport fishery, earning him recognition in 2007 as a Hero of Conservation in Field & Stream.