Fly-fishing lets one leisurely observe beautiful summer greenery, the play of sunlight on water, and the exact number of teeth in Nessie's mouth. Bite into relaxation with today's Groupon: for $22, you get $45 toward fishing gear at TCO Fly Shop, valid at three locations in Bryn Mawr, Reading, and State College, or online. If ordering online, shipping is not included in today's Groupon. Standard delivery for orders up to $50 is $8.95, $10.95 for orders between $51 and $150, and $13.95 for orders between $151 and $250. Free shipping is normally offered for most orders greater than $250.
TCO Fly Shop casts a wide net around an extensive selection of fishing accouterments from makers including Sage, Simms, and Patagonia. Stow flies, sunglasses, or ultrasonic fish-whistles in the multipocketed Simms Freestone vest ($79.95) to leave hands free to tie a Rio MainStream floating fly line ($34.95). A Simms Dry Creek camera pack ($39.95) holsters snapshooters in a padded weatherproof pouch, helping you document big catches as well as the ones that got away.
Entry-level fisherfolk can pick up a Sage fly rod ($225–$255); built in the United States, this rod is available in lengths and weights for different environments and a floating Morell fly box ($14.40) keeps flies afloat but also neatly arranged, like an anal retentive sock drawer. Stop into any of TCO's three outposts to consult with enthusiastic, well-traveled staffers as knowledgeable about area stream conditions as they are about reels and bait. Or, shop online with the aid of TCO's comprehensive, easy-to-browse website.