Unicoi Outfitters is north Georgia's premier guide service and fly fishing outfitter, located on the Chattahoochee River near alpine Helen. Look for fishing reports, gear and book reviews, and general musings here from our staff and guides.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

We Helped Create These Fishing Fanatics!

Our great friends Trudy Johnson and Linda Bennett have been a source of pure enjoyment for us over the past several years.  Seldom have we seen anglers take to the sport like these two.  We think they may fish more than we do at times; and that's saying something.  The accompanying story is from Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, MT.  Needless to say, we are proud of you ladies!

From Trudy:

"Linda and I had a terrific time with Dan - we fished the "Between the Lakes" area of the Madison, the lower Madison, the Beaverhead, and did some great targeted casting to rising fish on the McCoy property.  Dan also gave us some great instruction on fishing streamers. 
"The scenery was spectacular, and we saw all sorts of critters not native to Georgia - buffalo, elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn.  I was most excited to see SandHill cranes and a few eagle and osprey nests. 
"We did try a purple assassin (no luck), Linda's version of a lightening bug (great luck) and I changed the rainbow warrior to add a white zelon wing - it also was a great fly out there. 
It certainly is interesting to go on a trip with the only fact known is that we were going to be picked up at the airport in Bozeman!!  Dan treated us like royalty - we are really spoiled and are already wanting to find the money to go again next week!! NO chance on that one."

The photo on the right is of Linda's "first-cast" 20" brown!

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