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.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hooked Another Couple!

We always enjoy hearing from our guests, particularly those just trying out the sport of fly fishing.  Tony Perry and Karla Gotowala went out on a Gilligan Special this week with George MacMillan.  I think we've ruined two more lives.  Oh yeah!

Mr Cross,

I want to thank you and your staff for a wonderful first experience of fly fishing. After meeting you on our first day in Helen, my girlfriend and I took your advice and booked a Gilligan trip.  We waited until Wednesday (a rookie mistake) to book the trip for Thursday.  Chuck initially told us that your guided services were booked several days out, a problem for us since our plans had us leaving Friday morning. Chuck worked with us and called us back about an hour later informing us that we were booked for Thursday morning. We appreciate his efforts.

We were very fortunate in having George as our guide this morning. He took us to a location that was absolutely beautiful. He quickly taught us how to cast, not an easy task considering neither of us have ever even held a fly rod. He also provided us with some basic education about the fly rod and it's components.

George then took us down to the water and proceeded to wait on us for the next couple of hours as we lost flys on logs in the water and in trees casting. He was incredibly patient as I missed fish after fish. His instruction paid off with a beautiful rainbow trout. I had several other fish on and nearly landed but my inexperience allowed the fish to get off just before landing.

I highly recommend your guided services, specifically George. He is a credit to your organization and will be remembered fondly by us.

Tony Perry & Karla Gotowala

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