River Through Atlanta

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In a Nutshell

Students learn basics such as roll cast, vertical cast and 3/4 cast in classes; three-hour guided tours explore ideal trout-fishing spots

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Classes not valid until March of 2013; tour bookings valid immediately. Classes available only on Saturdays. Guided trips available 7 days a week. Classes on Saturday morning at 7:45am must have minimum of 5 participants for session to commence. Reservation required. 14-day cancellation notice required, or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Kids age 7 to 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult; 13 and older do not need to be chaperoned. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $55 for a three-hour beginner fly-fishing class for one (a $175 value)
  • $99 for a three-hour beginner fly-fishing class for two (a $350 value)
  • $99 for a three-hour guided fishing tour for up to two (a $225 value)

During River Through Atlanta's beginner fly-fishing class, Orvis-certified guides lead pupils through techniques and equipment setup to have them casting like pros in three engaging hours. With all equipment provided, students learn the roll cast, vertical cast, and 3/4 cast, as well as aquatic ecology and how to select flies. Unlike Robin Williams's acting career, lessons don't utilize hooks, but yarn flies ensure the authenticity of the demonstrations. Alternatively, experienced guides lead three-hour fishing tours that showcase the best fishing spots around each bend of the river.

Fly-fishing classes begin for the season in March of 2013. In March classes start at 7:45 a.m., while from April onwards classes begin at 6:45 a.m.

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.

Customer Reviews

Nice guide, pretty river.
Dale L. · July 20, 2016
Fantastic trip!
Tony B. · June 15, 2013
Chris did a great job teaching and making the introduction to fly fishing enjoyable and easy.
Adam W. · August 23, 2012

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