August Fly Fishing
Date: July 28, 2020
At the time of this writing, our stream levels are flowing nicely. Afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms have helped immensely in keeping our flows up this year so far. It is getting hot though. Higher air temperatures will inevitably increase water temperatures as we continue deeper into the summer. Keep this in mind when planning your outing. Stay well hydrated and wet wading is much cooler on your body than using waders. We will be mainly booking morning half day trips to allow the trout to be less stressed during the heat of the day. Carry a thermometer with you on your trip and call it quits if the water temperature hits above 68 degrees. This gives our trout a much better chance of survival. And even more so if you use barbless hooks and unhook them without taking them out of the water.
Throwing dries has been our choice lately. Big foam terrestrials work on big and small trout. If trout are rising, be sure to bring Yellow Sallies and/or Stimulators in yellow size 14 and 16. We’ve been seen several yellow stoneflies have been coming off the water lately. Also, we’ve been catching them on droppers with the likes of Tellico nymphs size 16, Hay Stack size 16, Pheasant Tails and Hare’s Ear size 14-16. Keep in mind, the further into summer we get, continue to downsize your fly selection. Midge patterns down in size 20 will catch a good number of trout.
If you want to try fly fishing for the first time or want the watchful eye of an instructor to help improve your casting, we have several guides that teach the “Art of Fly Fishing”, entomology, stream reading, etc. We are a full time fly fishing guide service with professional guides from all across North Georgia. So, what are you waiting for, Give Us a Call, We’ll Hook You Up!
Reel Em In Guide Service is based out of beautiful Ellijay, Georgia. They have been offering their services to fly anglers since 2001. Their service is a Permittee on the Chattahoochee National Forest, they have licensed guides for North Carolina, offer 7.5 miles of private trophy trout waters across North Georgia, and they offer drift boat float trips on the Toccoa River and Tuckasegee River in NC.
Contributed By: James Bradley
Reel Em In Guide Service
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