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, September 13, 2023

September 23 Fall Kickoff!

Mark your calendars for September 23!

Our Unicoi Outfitters Fall Kickoff returns on Saturday, September 23rd.  Come up to our Helen shop and enjoy our free activities. We look forward to seeing you once again at UO’s extended family reunion.  Check out our activities:

Free Fly Fishing 101 Class!

If you’ve ever wanted to give fly fishing a try, here is a prime opportunity. Our introductory class will cover equipment, basic knots, flies, and casting. Guests do not need any equipment to attend.  The class will take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:30am-11:30am. Space is limited, so please call the shop at 706-878-3083 soon to reserve your slot.


Free, on the water Euro Nymphing presentation by UO guide Ben Smith. Join Ben as he shows you tips, tricks, and tactics to enhance your tightline nymphing game. No wading equipment needed. We have a streamside trail where you can observe Ben’s presentation and ask questions. It will take place from 10:00am-11:30am on Saturday September 23rd.  Space is limited, so give the shop a call to reserve your slot.

Trash or Treasure?

Targeting overlooked & underappreciated fish on the fly. 

UO-Helen shop manager Wes McElroy will discuss tactics and tips for targeting a bunch of unique and native fish you can find right here in Georgia. The presentation will take place at the fly shop on Saturday September 23rd from 1:00pm-2:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Unicoi Outfitters Fly Tie-Off 

Enter 3 rounds of fun fly tying challenges! All experience levels of fly tyers welcome. Bring your own vise and tools or we can provide them for you. The Tie-off will take place during the fall kickoff at the fly shop on Saturday September 23rd from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Come join in on the fun or just hang out and watch. We hope to see you there. 

Plan now to attend our Fall Kickoff. C’mon up to Helen on September 23rd and have fun with Unicoi Outfitters!

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