Fishing allows hunters to practice their craft on the water, where bait and hooks have a far lesser chance of accidentally catching a hungry roommate. Avoid confrontation with today’s Groupon to Nomad Anglers in Okemos. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a fly-fishing or fly-tying class (a $60 value).
- For $25, you get $50 worth of fishing gear, accessories, and apparel.
Helmed by enthusiastic fisherman Brian Bielecki, Nomad Anglers dispenses a cavalcade of fly-fishing equipment from brands such as Orvis, Simms, and Patagonia alongside five-hour introductory classes. During Introduction to Fly Fishing, students dive into lessons on scale-seducing basics such as rigging, casting, fly selection, and which color gummy worm makes the best bait. Introduction to Fly Tying teaches pupils how to bind fish-eye catching baubles onto miniature harpoons in hopes of making a catch. All necessary equipment is provided for both sessions. Anglers who select the second option can don the toasty layers of WaderWick fleece pants to warm up their waders when standing in rivers or giant bogs of ice cream, or peruse the huge selection of saltwater fly lines ($45–$99.95), perfect for luring dorsal-finned pretzels out of the ocean.
As conveyed through its name, Nomad Anglers stocks gear, equipment, and apparel for outdoors adventures both near and far. With a history that stretches back to 1989, the business has prepared anglers for all types of trips, and today, features such major brands as Orvis, Patagonia, and Simms. In addition to its wealth of products, Nomad also helps customers reel in education with fly-fishing classes, free seminars, and local fishing reports.