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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"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.

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"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

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“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.

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"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.

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"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

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"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

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"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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