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, May 19, 2022

A Second Scoop of Smiles

You may recall that I said we were blessed with opportunities (plural) to give back to our flyfishing community last weekend. Here’s the other event that we co-hosted with Smithgall Woods State Park. This one focused on growing grins on kids!

Saturday found some Unicoi staff, a boatload of vols from across north Georgia, and several dozen kids knee-deep in our section of the Hooch at Nacoochee Bend. It was the Becca Sue Klein All Kids Fishing Event, led by Becca and her outstanding conservation organization, @ChattahoocheeRiverkeeper:


Kids tangled with the Hooch’s hefty rainbows and enjoyed lunch back at a Smithgall Woods State Park shelter.  I heard that a few of the parents got into the angling action, too.

Hats off to Becca, Riverkeeper, the Orvis Company, and all the volunteers for nurturing our next generation of angler-conservationists!  Unicoi Outfitters was honored to be a part of the initiative.  And you can tell from the picture of our owner Jimmy that we had a lot of fun ourselves!

Take a kid fishing soon. Before you know it, they’ll have a drivers license and take you to some of their secret spots!  I have that fact on good authority from ole Jimmy himself… (details to come)

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