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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A Couple of Keepers

We will be closing this Saturday, June 1st, at 2 pm in order to witness our Assistant Manager, @wes.mcelroy tie the best knot he ever has.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Two Toothy Grins

We get to fish for some really cool species this time of year when they run up the river out of Lake Lanier to spawn. Connected with 6 yesterday evening but only able to land this male. The big girls (over 4' long) were difficult to get to eat. When they did, it was game on, jumping like tarpon and throwing the fly. Sorry I didn't get a video of that.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Downstream Sprint

It took a long tug-of-war in the stadium pool and then a hundred-yard downstream sprint on slippery cobbles, but our buddy "Sautee" kept his feet and corraled his first-ever river striper on the fly!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hot Bassin'

River Bassin' is really hot right now. Yesterday, we landed 6 fish over 18 inches! That's incredible!!! Give us a call to get in on the action.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Unintended Target

After volunteering with Casting for Recovery yesterday, Robert Rivers joined us at Nacoochee Bend to see if he could hook up with a striper. All he got was this lousy 26.5" (taped) rainbow!!!

First One on the Fly!


Always a big smile when you get your first fish on the fly rod!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

River Lover

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend, Rocket Roy Lowe.  Rocket was an avid volunteer for everything concerning clean, cold water and flyfishing.We never saw him when he wasn't just happy to be there. You will be missed, Rocket. Thank you for your life as a good example to the rest of us. For more information, please visit