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.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Goodbye Fred!

Tropical Storm Fred really had the Hooch rocking and rolling yesterday!  In fact, the river just below our Helen fly shop took at short cut straight across the field in Nacoochee Bend,  on the other side of  Highway 75 from the Nacoochee Indian Mound.  Enjoy the video.

None of us were brave enough to drift a bright red squirmy worm through the Bend’s fescue field. We thought we’d catch more trout if we remained on higher ground and lived longer. 

Check USGS river gauges and call local tackle shops for streamflow updates before your next trip up here.  Remember that the Hooch-Helen gauge has a camera that you can remotely control.   

Israel just told me that our fly shop is fine and we are open for business today.  Stormflows did creep up three back steps of our porch, but have since subsided.  Be safe as we all wait for the waters to recede.

And goodbye Fred!

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