Welcome to Reel'em In Guide Service -"A Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Outfitter".
Serving all of North Georgia, we are based in Ellijay and Ellijay's first fly fishing guide service, est. 2001. Ellijay is about 75 minutes north of Atlanta and 60 minutes southeast of Chattanooga. We are settled in the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains, the start to some great Blue Ridge Fly Fishing!
Our guide service specializes in small stream tactics for wild trout and hunting for that once in a lifetime trophy trout. We guide throughout the North Georgia Mountains reeling in rainbows, browns, and "our" native char - the brook trout. And for those who enjoy fly fishing for trophy trout, we now offer trips on 7 1/2 miles of private water for the chance to tangle with a "monster".
We are one of the oldest and most professional Blue Ridge fly fishing outfitters in Georgia. Operating 7 days a week and 52 weeks per year. We are a Forest Service permittee on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. While others may try to locate fish for you, why not join us and start to reel'em in!
North Georgia Fly Fishing Guides - Let one of our Pro-Guides take you on your next Blue Ridge Mountains fly fishing adventure and experience true "Southern Hospitality". Fly Fish around small quaint Appalachian Mountain towns like Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Ellijay, Clarkesville, Cleveland, and Dahlonega. Witness the spectacular scenery and fly fishing in some of the most attractive waters in our state! Whether fly fishing for trout in a mountain stream or river, you'll love the seclusion and peacefulness you get while being out in nature's beauty. Just imagine yourself passing by towering Hemlock trees, the smell of the woods, and the sounds of a rushing stream as it cascades by. And in all this beauty, just imagine yourself as you land a trout on a fly rod!
Georgia has much to offer the fly fishing enthusiast with the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. The latest research shows over 4,500 miles of water that supports trout and 1,500 miles of this supports natural reproduction.
There are several streams in this area to choose from and we have two Delayed Harvest streams nearby. Many streams are open year-round and some are only minutes away.
Fly Fishing Report: August, water temps have really moved up and running around 65 degrees or higher. We are entering a period of drier months which will make streams clearer and the trout more spooky. Start with large WBs or stones early. Switch over to smaller nymphs or wet flies by mid morning. During the mid afternoons, place a nymph as a dropper off a dry fly to get the chance for some top water action while using the dry also as an indicator. If you are not getting any takes, continue to downsize your flies and work hard to stalk carefully. Our guides are reporting that morning or late afternoon trips are the best times to be out! We are currently floating our drift boats on the Toccoa Tailwater.
Ellijay Fly Fishing on the Cartecay River or Mountaintown Creek: Maybe two of the closest trophy fly fishing waters to Atlanta and both only minutes from beautiful Ellijay. Our sections are now in their sixth year of being trophy managed.
Blue Ridge Fly Fishing on the Toccoa River or at Noontootla Creek Farms: The Toccoa River has two sections, a 15 mile stretch below the lake referred to as a tailwater and a Delayed Harvest stretch above the lake. NCF is located outside of Blue Ridge and has maybe the most pristine water in North Georgia for our trophy fly fishing anglers. It contains wild rainbows and browns, and these fish are some of the most brilliant colored around.
Dahlonega Fly Fishing on the Chestatee River at Frog Hollow: This water is located just outside of Dahlonega. It is loaded with a healthy population of rainbows. Enjoy a lazy day on this water and catching explosive reel screaming trout.
Clarkesville Fly Fishing on the Soque River at Fern Valley: A beautiful property with easy access loaded with large heavy rainbows that will test any reel's drag system.
These streams are where some of our clients come to test their wits against some of the hardest fighting Georgia trout around. Some of these brutes now run up over 28 inches. These are the places to hear screaming reels and watch flying fish!
Why choose Reel 'em In Guide Service? We're proud to be listed as #1 of attractions to visit while in the Ellijay area! Check us out on Trip Advisor!
Ready for your Blue Ridge Fly Fishing North Georgia adventure...CALL TODAY!
Reel'em In Guide Service
1890 Burnt Mountain Road
Ellijay, Georgia 30536
(706) 273-0764 cell
(706) 635-5472 home - local
(877) 647-4534 home (toll-free)