Fly-fishermen net themselves fresh meals with the judicious application of fake insects, a technique also used by con artists to score free steak dinners. Trick Mother Earth’s maitre d’ with today’s Groupon: for $125, you get an intro-to-fly-fishing package at The Denver Fly Shop (a $290.20 total value). This package includes the following:
- Fly rod, reel, and line (a $125 value)
- Six flies (an $11.70 value)
- An Intro to Fly Fishing book (a $3.50 value)
- Two 90-minute classes (a $50 value each)
- One two-hour outdoor casting session (a $50 value)<p>
At The Denver Fly Shop, masters of fly-fishing’s elusive art lead classroom and field sessions designed to introduce first-timers to the sport’s intricate ins-and-outs. The first classroom session covers the fundamentals of fly-fishing, including essential knots, how to mimic insects, and where to find trout, and the second class offer in-depth knowledge on five local fish hangouts free of delinquent trout-school dropouts. The casting lesson can take place indoors for winter-dodgers, or on the banks of Smith Lake in Washington Park when spring sets in. Put lessons to good use with a complete fly-fishing kit handed out at the first lesson that includes a high-performance graphite rod, a medium arbor reel with a compression-disc drag system, and a preloaded fly line designed to snag local trout and Rocky Mountain mermaids. The flexible schedule includes classes held on weekday evenings and weekend mornings.
The Denver Fly Shop
At The Denver Fly Shop, masters of fly-fishing's elusive art lead classroom instruction, field sessions, and guided trips with a proficient grasp on the sport's intricate ins and outs. Through classroom sessions, the crew teaches students how to tie essential knots and how to mimic the movement of insects. They also offer in-depth knowledge on locations where fish have been known to hangout and mingle with delinquent trout-school dropouts. Their casting lessons familiarize anglers with their gear during two-hour sessions that take place indoors during winter months and on the banks of Smith Lake in Washington Park when spring sets in. Once their intro lessons are complete, students can put their newfound proficiencies to the test during guided fishing trips to some of Colorado’s most abundant waterways.
There is also a comprehensive fly-fishing shop with over 3000 different fly patterns to complement fly fishers' ventures beyond their intro lessons. Guided tours are also offered to explore the area.