Sometimes fall can be the “forgotten season” for fly fishing as many begin putting down their rods and begin hunting. However, my number 18 suggestion for fall fun, beginner or advanced, is taking a beautiful fall day or weekend to experience fly fishing in one of the amazing North Georgia Mountain rivers.
A great place to start your journey is by making a visit to the Blue Ridge Fly Fishing shop! They are a full service fly fishing shop where you can buy all of your gear, take classes to learn about fly fishing as well as book a very knowledgeable guide to show you the beautiful waters. They also offer wade and drift boat trips on both public and private waters.
Make a weekend of it for sure and book a night at the Cast and Blast Inn located next door to the fly fishing company in the Oyster Bamboo. At the Bamboo, you can actually learn how to make your own bamboo fly rod!
By the time fall arrives, the insects are less to deal with in the rivers, the trout are actually more plump from all of their summer eating and they are active and hungry in the cooler waters. The crowds are less and it makes for a very enjoyable fly fishing experience. So, before the first snowflake hits, head to North Georgia where you can enjoy over 100 miles of great trout fishing rivers creeks and streams in the area, including Jack’s River, Conasauga River, Toccoa River, Noontootla Creek and Coopers Creek.