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 a fly-fishing class from River Through Atlanta in Roswell. Choose between the following options:
- For $55, you get registration for one person for a three-hour introduction-to-fly-fishing class (a $175 value).
- For $99, you get registration for two people for a three-hour introduction-to-fly-fishing class (a $350 value).<p>
River Through Atlanta’s enthusiastic fishers navigate waterways and impart a love of fish wrangling to novices and seasoned casters alike. A three-hour version of the Fly Fishing A to Z class imparts fresh knowledge to bands of up to 12 hopeful anglers as they learn how to carry out roll casts, vertical casts, and three-quarters casts 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, all while refining the motions required for a well-placed fishing cast or masterfully executed javelin toss.
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.