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Guides

Fly Fishing Guides

Spend the day on local waters with our team of experienced guides in search of trophy fish

Striped Bass and Spotted Bass on the Etowah

Rates:
$350 (4 hours)

Equipment:
6wt-10wt Fly rods with floating and sinking lines with top water and streamers, Medium to Heavy action spinning/casting rods with soft plastic and swimbait style shad imitations. Braided fishing line is highly recommended.

Includes: Snack and cold beverages (full lunch optional), Rods/Reels upon request and leaders/tippets, flies.

*Note: The guide will provide a number of Flies and Lures but we encourage anglers to be prepared with some flies and lures as well. The shop has a great selection of these flies.

The Etowah river is our ‘back door’ fishery as it sits just minutes from our shop. The lower Etowah below Allatoona dam is a beautiful and historic warm water fishery providing year round fishing for a number of different warm water species. We primarily fish the Etowah out of a 16 ft Clacka Craft drift boat utilizing a small ‘kicker’ engine to reach the most productive water efficiently. The most famous or ‘infamous’ species to target in the Etowah is the Striped Bass that run up from Lake Weiss. The timeframe to target stripers in the Etowah generally ranges from May-September. Anglers who want to pursue striped bass in the river must come prepared to throw saltwater weight fly rods with large baitfish flies. Striper fishing is usually more about quality over quantity. In addition to the stripers, the Etowah boasts a healthy population of trophy sized Spotted Bass which can be targeted from March until the end of October. We encourage both fly and spin fishing on our Etowah float trips seeing as utilizing both tactics can increase catch rates and accommodates more skill levels.

Fly Fishing Trips On Our Private Water

*Wade fishing, Full day only

Rates:

1 Angler: $400

2 Anglers: $525

3 Anglers: $800 (2 guides required)

4 Anglers: $925 (2 guides required)

Equipment: 4-6wt Fly
Rods with weight forward floating fly lines. Waders and boots, polarized sunglasses, neutral colored clothing, combination of dry fly, nymphs, and streamers.

Included:
Fly rod/reels and waders available for rent, the guide(s) will supply flies, leaders, tippets but it is also encouraged to have your own flies at the guides recommendation. Snacks, beverages, and a nice lunch can be provided. (please notify us before the trip about any special dietary needs)

Fly Fishing North Georgia

We are very fortunate to have over 5 miles of beautiful, exclusive trophy managed trout water conveniently located just over an hour from our shop just outside of Ellijay, Georgia. Tickanetley Creek or the ‘Tick’ as we like to call it, is a North Georgia mountain gem of a stream. Boasting both wild Rainbow and Brown trout as well as some stocked Rainbows that range in size from 6 inches to 25+ inches, with the average fish in the neighborhood of 18-20 inch range. With 5 plus miles of fishable water, the ‘Tick’ flows through a combination of dense low hanging mountain laurel and tighter casting scenarios indicative of classic Appalachain style fly fishing. Anglers can encounter some great dry fly fishing here as well as there is great bio mass in the stream. A day of fishing the Tick will most likely involve a combination of nymph, dries, and streamer fishing depending on conditions and the time of year. The Tick is a great place to test or improve your skills of catching large fish and making good presentations in smaller stream environments.

Lodging Rates:

2 anglers $ 150.00 / night
3-4 anglers $ 275.00 / night
5-6 anglers $ 400.00 / night

Chattahoochee Float Trips

$350 Half $400 Full