April 19, 2014

2nd Annual Cohutta Fly Fishing Tournament

Well we just finished up with our 2nd annual fly fishing tournament this past weekend at Eastern Fly Fishing Club.  Congratulations to the father and son team of Mark and Ryan King who won this year’s event! Second place went to Paul Kirbabas and Kevin Knight, and in third place was last year’s winners Harlin Smith and Vance Perry. Everyone who participated in the event received a tournament t shirt, with logos of all of our sponsors of the event on the back. I want to thank all of our sponsors again for their contributions Scott Fly Rods, Hardy of North America, Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures,  Eastern Fly Fishing Club, United Distributors, and Abita Brewing Company. A special thanks goes out to all of the judges that donated their time for the day of the event: Capt. Dane Law and Capt. Mark Scarborough of Southeastern Anglers, Bob Davidson, John Lawson, Capt. Joel Dickey, Phillip Butler, Kurt Russell, and Ben Austin. I hope we can continue having this event every year, it is a lot of fun and everyone seemed to enjoy the competition and the Bar-B-Q lunch. Also, I want to thank my wife and daughter for bringing the Bar-B-Q  and all they did to help with the catering. Rodney Cole also played a very important role in set up and breakdown, thanks again Rodney, and Charlie Butler for the beverages and shuttling everyone to their beats to fish. If anyone hasn’t  fished EFFC you should check out their website and call Erik Ashlin to join the club, it is a great private section of water that is very well managed!

Merry Christmas and Good Fishing!

Andy Bowen

Cohutta Fishing Company 1st Annual Fly Fishing Tournament

Well we just finished up with our 1st Annual Fly Fishing Tournament held at Eastern Fly Fishing Club in Ellijay, GA. It was a wet day but managed to have a great time as some really nice fish were caught by all. I want to again thank the sponsors, Scott Fly Rods and Eastern Fly Fishing Club. If you have any interest in joining the club you should contact Eric Ashlin at (706) 838-4250. Also, I want to congratulate the winners of the tournament: 1st Place – Harlin Smith and Vance Perry 207 inches, 2nd Place – Ben Gann and Steven Hartman 200.5 inches, and 3rd Place Kurt Russell and Garner Reid 147.5 inches. A special thanks goes out to our judges for giving up there time to volunteer for the event: Mark Scarborough, Dane Law, Browning Fergus, Kent Klewein, James Buice, Charles Henderson, Bob Davidson, Penn Howell, and Frank Johnson, you guys did a great job and I really appreciate it! Also, I want to thank my wife for her efforts and for toughing out the elements, and my partner Charlie Butler and his friend Rodney Cole for all they did to help out!  I am already looking forward to next year! Check out our Facebook page for photos from the event!

Happy Holidays,

Andy