Do you take children on fly fishing trips?
We find that children 10 and over can have a great time fishing with us.
Can you handle group outings?
We feel we can provide a great experience to groups of 10 or less and regularly host small corporate groups.
Do we have to provide our own gear?
Unicoi Outfitters welcomes you to bring your own gear if you like. If you would prefer, we can provide you with appropriate Orvis gear at no additional charge on our guided trips. Flies, waders and boots are all part of the package. Just bring your hat and sunglasses and we're ready to go!
Is it all fly fishing or do you offer any conventional gear fishing opportunities?
All our trout fishing trips are fly fishing only. We do offer both shoal bass and striper trips using conventional spinning tackle.
What if I've never fly fished before?
Unicoi Outfitters prides itself on teaching newcomers to the sport, and we have a special introduction to fly fishing called the Gilligan Special'it's the three hour tour that leads to a lifetime of adventure!
Northeast Georgia is a tremendous region of historical significance in the development of our country. The evidence of Pre-Columbian Native Americans communities is found all along the rivers we fish. Our area was home to the Cherokee until gold was discovered on Dukes Creek and thus began the tragedy of the Trail of Tears.
The influx of Europeans to north Georgia was marked by severe mining and logging to the point of decimation of the mountains and the streams during the 1800s. Thankfully, Mother Nature is resilient and today you can only find remnants of these activities hidden among the almost 900,000 acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest. These days it's whitewater rafting on the Chattooga River, hiking into the depths of Tallulah Gorge or climbing to the top of Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. The Appalachian Trail begins on Springer Mountain just a little over an hour west of our shop. If you're looking for an adventure for the day, there are numerous waterfall hikes and mountain bike trails in the area.
If entertainment is your goal, the Alpine village of Helen, GA straddles the Chattahoochee River and provides many of the family activities found in and around amusement parks.