Unicoi Outfitters, GA

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Helen, Georgia

Unicoi Outfitters, GA


Unicoi Outfitters has been North Georgia's number one fly shop and guide service since we opened up on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in 1994. We are a long-time Orvis dealer and proud to now be an Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter. In addition to a full range of fly fishing tackle and supplies, we offer extensive guided fishing opportunities that aren't available anywhere else.

Date Range

Unicoi Outfitters is open year-round.

What is Provided to Customer

Anglers are encouraged to use their own gear it they wish. If they would prefer, we will provide rods, reels, and waders. Flies are not included. Unicoi Outfitters is proud to use Orvis rods and reels for our clients.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

We cover all of north Georgia and into portions of North Carolina. We offer exclusive access to several private streams managed for trophy trout; we are also permitted to guide in the Chattahoochee, Sumter, and Nantahala National Forests. We offer both wade fishing and float-fishing experiences.

Typical Weather by Season

Relatively mild winters allow us to fish from October through June; summers can be too hot for some of the smaller mountain streams, yet some tailwater fishing is available year-round.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

We can tailor the fishing trip to match the client's desires, whether that be chasing wild fish, fishing over trophy trout, or floating a tailwater. We offer both full-day and half-day trips.


Species You Fish for by Season

Primarily, our streams hold rainbow trout, but brown and brook trout are also possibilities. We also target shoal bass on the Chattahoochee River.


What Should Customers Bring?

Regardless of the season, it is always a good idea to bring a hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. Clothing is dependent upon the season; dressing in layers allows the most flexibility.

Fly Shop

Our Fly Shop

Unicoi Outfitters is a full-service fly shop, featuring Orvis and other major brands of fly tackle.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is a fishing license required?
A. A valid Georgia fishing license and trout license are required to fish any of our locations in Georgia; similarly, a North Carolina license and trout license are required when fishing North Carolina streams.


Unicoi Outfitters
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitters
7280 S. Main St.
Helen, GA 30545

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