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: for $160, you get a half-day fly-fishing trip and lesson for two people from Park City Anglers (a $320 value). This Groupon does not include a fishing license, which Utah residents can acquire for $8, or non-residents can acquire for $12 from Pack City Anglers or the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
The pro fishermen at Park City Anglers teach casters of all skill levels the necessary tools required to reel in the big ones. During the three-hour trip, pairs of anglers-to-be will meet PCA’s local guides and travel together to one of their primo fishing spots along the Weber River, Provo River, or inside the nearest aquarium. PCA guides furnish and prepare all equipment, and then teach nautical neophytes the basics of the sport or help experienced fly fishers master new skills. After casting off, fly-fishing friends can come away with trophy wild brown trout, which in turn may attract award-winning horse flies. While waiting for the fish to bite, fisherfolk can also take a moment to drink in the beautiful local landscapes while keeping eyes peeled for other wildlife such as moose, beavers, and eagles. Though flexible scheduling is available seven days a week, most half day trips depart at 10 a.m.
Park City Anglers
After moving to Utah in 1997, Will Westrate got right to work, assembling a team of fishing experts to lead expeditions along the Provo and Weber Rivers. Each of Will’s hand-picked guides have tallied more than 1,000 days of fly fishing on the local waterways, utilizing their knowledge to mimic seasonal food sources and catch fish on their way back from shopping. The Park City Anglers also regularly explore the Strawberry, Duchesne, and Currant Creek, as well as some smaller streams and tributaries throughout the region.