Experts agree that catching a fish requires a good selection of tackle, and if that fails, a pet seal. Snag some sea-life with today's Groupon: for $29, you get $60 worth of fly-fishing equipment, apparel, and accessories at Uptown Anglers.
With an extensive selection of tackle, clothing, and other essential bits of fly-fishing equipment, Uptown Anglers thoroughly outfits fisherpeople with all the requisite gear. Wading waist-deep through swift waters to hook scaly sea monsters requires not only nerves of steel and a belt with a retractable anchor, but also the cozy WaderWick black fleece pants from Simms ($49.95) and an arsenal of attractive bait and lines. Dozens of feathery saltwater flies ($3.95+) dangling from Sage, Orvis, and Winston rods ($150+) tempt fish with vibrant colors and patterns that mimic tasty minnows, shrimp, and crab. Piles of tackle and Leviathan bait can be neatly sorted into any number of compartmented bags and boxes.
Founded by passionate fly fishermen, Uptown Angler's virtual and real shelves brim with a huge variety of tackle, rods, and essential accessories for fly fishing excursions. With rods from Sage, Orvis, and Winston and hundreds of flies, fishermen can customize their lure of choice. The shop also carries sunscreen, instructional books and DVDs, and boat accessories. The knowledgeable staff leads lessons on proper fly-fishing techniques including terminology, roll casting, and rigging without accidentally flying away.
Central Business District
601 Julia St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130