Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Cast your line for a quarry with its own intrinsic value with today's Groupon: for $47, you get a six-hour on-site fly-fishing class (a $95 value) from Kaufmann Streamborn, located in Tigard. The class will take place on the Clackamas River at two fishing sites inside Milo McIver State Park, near the town of Estacada.
Kaufmann lures rod wranglers with a variety of classic goods and instructive courses. With today's deal, groups of no more than four students begin with an hour of streamside instruction in skills such as knot tying, fly selection, and the meaning of tippet and tapered leaders, helping shield newbies from the ridicule of other fishers and supercilious trout. After 60 minutes of knowledge absorption, trawlers safely wade into the water for five hours to perfect their ability to read between its wavy lines and cast with complete fluidity. Equipment is included but lunch, an Oregon state fishing day-license, and the $5 parking fee are the responsibility of each angler.
Milo McIver State Park
Estacada, Oregon 97023Get Directions