Fly Fishing in Georgia for Seasoned Anglers
From the roadside access along the upper portions of the west fork of the Chattooga River (Rabun County) and the Chattahoochee River (White County) to the trail-heads that lead to remote, high-elevation tributaries of the Toccoa and Jacks rivers in Fannin County, woodland trout fishing stretches across hundreds of thousands of acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest.
The majority of these more remote streams require a seasoned angler to catch the elusive trout that live here. To complicate the process even more, many of the best fishing spots are difficult to get to, especially in the wilderness areas of the national forest lands.
You may be a seasonal angler with experience in working streams like those found within the national forest of Georgia. However, although maps of the area can provide the locations of many of the streams and rivers that are available, they don’t always give you the mountain roads, location of public lands, and areas where fly fishing is not allowed. For these reasons (and so many more) it is imperative that you have one of our professional guides at Turning Stone's Fly Fishing lead you to success.
Fly Fishing for Seasoned Anglers in Georgia
Georgia offers many opportunities to enjoy your passion for trout fishing, with many areas that can be enjoyed by even the most beginning of anglers. However, if you wish to push the envelope and find the more challenging streams that only a few venture into, you need to go into the backcountry.
To create an even larger challenge, consider combining backpack camping and trout fishing to access streams that most likely only a few people have fished.
Backcountry Trout Waters for the Seasoned Angler
The beautiful trout waters that tumble and cascade beneath the forest canopy can take your breath away. Chutes, waterfalls, plunges, riffles, and glides often hold stocked trout where hatchery trucks can easily reach the water. In places not so easy to reach, these classic Appalachian Mountain settings are home to wild browns and rainbows.
And when you stumble upon a tiny tributary—perhaps, an adjacent waterfall—spend some time scaling that creek, crawling through the rhododendrons, scrambling over the deadfalls, discovering openings. The rewards could be the indigenous brook trout that escaped obliteration a century ago against all odds.
They feed aggressively, fight heroically, and come to hand sporting the finest colors known to freshwater fish in the South. Worm-like patterns—yellow, green, and black—on a brook trout’s back give way to bronze flanks with a dazzling array of red spots surrounded by blue halos. Fiery orange fins are tipped with white and black bands.
Utilize Professional Fly Fishing Guides at Turning Stones Fly Fishing
These backcountry trout are worth the extra trouble, and as a seasoned angler, you have a far better chance of catching one because of your experience, but why not make your trip even more successful and utilize one of our guides at Turning Stone's Fly Fishing?
You should never feel that you have reached the highest level of knowledge and experience, but you should always be willing to continue to learn. That takes pushing yourself in the sport and opening yourself up to the experience of other anglers. We have an experienced team of professional guides that can help you achieve even more confidence in challenging situations.
- Our guides here at Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing have over a decade of experience leading trips in the mountains of Georgia.
- Our guides research the streams in the area and know where to go and how to get there to catch trout.
- Our guides know the local stream conditions and the best fly patterns to utilize.
- Our guides can work with seasoned anglers to offer more challenging streams that less experienced anglers typically stay away from.
- Our guides can further improve your knowledge and skills in areas of the country that you may never have fished before.
If you wish to experience the excellent trout waters found in the mountains in the search for trout, then book a trip with Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing today. For more information on booking a trip, contact us.