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Georgia fly fishing is an unforgettable experience for   Q.  How do I know which fly    sleeves, pants, and river shoes while
 beginners and skilled fishermen alike.                    to use?                 others may prefer a tank top and
 North Georgia hatcheries distribute more than one million trout   A. There is one simple rule to help you   shorts or a bathing suit.
                                                         pick the perfect fly: match the hatch.
 annually across 30 North Georgia counties. Additionally, lakes,   Use a fly that imitates whatever insects
 streams, tidal creeks, and even the surf teem with fish species that   are abundant at your fishing spot.
 will find your flies attractive. Here are answers to your top questions   Hatch makeup changes throughout the
 about fly fishing in Georgia.                           year and across the state, so the best
                                                         suggestion is for you to tap into the                   FLY
 are especially spectacular. Sunfish,
 FAQs  bass and crappie are popular summer   course, flies. If bringing your own gear,   Q.  What should I wear on a    FISHING
                                                         expertise of the local bait shop.
 also need waders, boots, reels and, of
 fly fishing targets in Georgia lakes
 ensure boots and waders have been
 and streams. Winter is a good time for
                                                           fly fishing trip?
 cleaned prior to entering a stream to
 redfish on the coast and summer is a
                                                         A. Great question! Every angler should
 prevent spread of foreign contaminants.
 for fly fishing in Georgia  great season for tarpon.    If you are booking a guided trip, the   Q.  Where can I get a    along with the standard license if you   go prepared with sunglasses, hat,
                                                         plenty of sunscreen, suitable clothing
 guide service or outfitter may provide all
 Q.  What gear do I need for a
 fly fishing trip?  the gear you need in the price of the trip,   fishing license?  will be fishing for trout.    and footwear, and rain gear. In spring
                                                         and fall (and even winter), it is
 except for a Georgia fishing license.
 Q. Where can I fly fish in Georgia?  coast where the prey is more likely to   A. A standard 9’ 5-weight rod will   A. You can buy a Georgia fishing   recommended that you dress warm, in
 A. North Georgia is the most popular   be redfish, triple tail or tarpon.  handle just about anything in North   license at a Walmart in Georgia, at   Q.  Do I need to know how to fly   quick drying layers that you can remove
 place to fly fish for trout. Trout   Georgia, while a 9’ 7-weight rod   many bait-and-tackle stores in the   fish before I do a guided trip?  as temperatures rise. Bring waders and
 prefer cold water, so the 4,000 or so   Q.  When is the best season/   is perfect for any inshore fishing   state or go online to https://license.  A. Absolutely not! Georgia’s fishing   wading boots (if not provided by your
 trout streams in the North Georgia   time of year to fish?  situation in coastal Georgia’s tidal  guide services generally will tailor a   guide service). During the summer, dress
 Mountains are the fly angler’s go-to.   A. Fly fishing in Georgia is a year-  creeks. A 10-12 weight rod is ideal for   trip to your needs and experience level.   cool in sun protective lightweight fishing
 But fly fishing takes place all over the   round opportunity. If you plan to fish   fishing for tarpon, bull redfish, sharks,   CustomerLookup.aspx. Make sure to   Most have no problem providing proper   clothes, which for some may mean long
 state, including the tidal creeks of the   specifically for trout, spring and fall   and other large targets. You’ll likely   get the separate trout fishing license   instruction to those who need it.
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