Let our Reel Professional Guides help You with Fly Fishing

A good fishing trip is all about having a great time and learning.  Our Georgia Pro-Guides at Reel’em In Guide Service™ in Ellijay, have spent the majority of their lives here in the North Georgia Mountains.  Our Blue Ridge Fly Fishing guides are some of the best fly anglers and instructors in the state; keep reading to learn more about them.  With a combined experience of over 150 years of fly fishing and outdoor experience, we want you to feel comfortable and safe.  With Us, Your Safety is Our Number One Priority!

Give Us A Call, We'll Hook You Up!

Our Guides

James Bradley – Owner, Guide and Instructor

  • Georgia “Native”
  • Veteran of Gulf Storm
  • Over 27 years of experience
  • Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide
  • Rivers Outdoor Adventures Certified as a Drift Boat and Cataract Guide
  • American Red Cross Certified for First Aid/CPR
  • Worked in CO and NC
  • Excellent on wild and trophy trout
  • Christopher Bradley – Guide

  • Georgia “Native”
  • Over 12 years of experience
  • Orvis Fly Fishing School Graduate
  • American Red Cross Certified for First Aid/CPR
  • Master for large wild trout
  • Larry Culpepper – Guide and Instructor

  • Georgia “Native”
  • Over 35 years of experience
  • Fly Tying Instructor
  • Teaches Fly Fishing at the John C Campbell Folk School
  • American Red Cross certified for First Aid/CPR
  • Great Instructor for Beginners
  • David Hulsey – Guide and Instructor

  • Georgia “Native”
  • Over 37 years of experience
  • Joan Wulff Casting Instructor Graduate
  • IFFF Certified Master Casting Instructor
  • US Coast Guard Captain
  • American Red Cross Certified for First Aid/CPR
  • Worked in FL, NC, TN & WY
  • Remarkable sight fisherman for trout
  • Carter Morris – Guide

  • Georgia “Native”
  • Veteran and retired US Military
  • Over 47 years of experience
  • American Red Cross Certified for First Aid/CPR
  • Specialist using dry flies
  • Ron Thomas – Guide

  • Georgia “Native”
  • Veteran
  • Over 15 years of experience
  • Fly Tying Instructor
  • Orvis Endorsed Guide
  • American Red Cross Certified for First Aid/CPR
  • Worked in NC
  • Prominent fly maker and guide
  • Danny Waldrop – Guide

  • Georgia “Native’
  • Over 26 years of experience
  • American Red Cross Certified for First Aid/CPR
  • Phenomenal on small streams

  • "Wow. What an awesome trip! I booked this trip as a Christmas present to myself and couldn't be happier. James was an excellent and patient guide. He made my experience as a first timer very fun and relaxing. I came away with a wealth of knowledge and can't wait to book another trip with these guys!"

    -- Sarah E.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Great guys, big fish!

    Great Service! The guides give great tips for beginners and experienced fishermen alike and of course, expect fish in the net! Give them a call, and prepare for an epic day on the water. Surely was for me!"

    -- caskew13

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    “James was right there to help me get the fish out of the net for photos and was also taking plenty of pics for us along the way - which he promptly emailed to us right after so that we'd have them. My boyfriend caught the largest trout he's ever caught here in GA. He was so happy at the end of our trip and has been talking non-stop about it ever since. A+++++++++ all the way around!!"

    -- Jessie H.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Fantastic Time - Great Value! I will be returning. Very beautiful area. Peaceful. Small town and friendly people. The stream was beautiful. The fishing was relaxing and successful."

    -- John G.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "My husband and our two teenage daughters booked a fly fishing trip with Reel’em In guide service during our summer vacation.  We met the guides, James and Carter, who were just amazing.  They demonstrated patience, expertise, and professionalism.  I would definitely recommend booking a trip with them.  We’re looking forward to doing this again with James an Carter as our guides."

    -- The Hew Family

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Went on a fishing trip guided by Dave Hulsey.  It could not have been a better trip.  It was my son’s first day on a fly rod.  David had him catching fish in an hour.  David was knowledgeable, patient and quick.  I have used other guides in the area.  David was head and shoulders above the rest."

    -- Sulli32952

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "This was the best people that anyone could ask to be on the water with.  James Bradley REEL-ly knows his stuff around the fly streams.  Not to mention he is a nice guy."

    -- Joey P.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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