Fish are an elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with this Groupon.
$85 for a Half-Day Fly-Fishing Clinic ($175 Value)
In the shadow of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, instructors lead students on 3.5-hour fly-fishing excursions amid the lush greenery of the New River Valley. Students use provided rods, reels, and tackle to glean the basics of baiting and casting a fly rod before attempting to hook smallmouth bass and mistakenly jettisoned fish-whispering guidebooks. Clinics are held Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1–4 p.m., or 5–8:30 p.m., and include all necessary equipment except waders.