Reel Angling Adventures

More Year-Round Guided Fishing Destinations than Any Outfitter

In the Mountains of Georgia, North Carolina & Tennessee 

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Trout Unlimited, Blue Ridge, GA

Blue Ridge Mountain
Trout Unlimited #696

Blue Ridge, GA


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Guided Fishing for Trout, Bass & Stripers near Blue Ridge-Blairsville-McCayesville-Reliance-Suches-Hiawassee-Clayton-Murphy-Andrews-Robbinsville


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Tailwater trout fishing by drift boat on the Toccoa and Hiwassee RiversTailwater Trout
Float Trips

Hiwassee River

Toccoa River

Wade-fishing for trout in Georgia, North Carolina and TennesseeWalk-n-Wade
Trout Fishing

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Fly-fishing for wild brook, brown and rainbow trout on remote waters in GA-TN-NCRemote Waters

Fly-fish on private water for the day on Noontootla Creek Farm and Tooni Cove Farmek FarmFly-fish on Private
Trout Waters

Noontootla Creek Farm

Tooni Cove Farm

Bass fishing for smallmouths, largemouths and spotted bass in our mountain lakesApplachian
Bass Fishing

Largemouths & Spots

Instruction -- fly-fishing and spin-fishing for trout, bass, panfishInstructional Fishing


Bass Fishing

Tarpon, snook and more at Rio Indio Lodge, NicaraguaGet-Away Destinations

Rio Indio Lodge
Tarpon, Snook & More!

Permitted and supported by the USDA Forest Service; fully insured by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. Click here to see our booking policy.

About Our Team

Reel Angling Adventures is proud to share our professional, courteous, knowledgable and friendly guide service with our clients.

Bob Borgwat, owner/operator/guide

Float-fishing the Hiwassee River in Reliance, TNWith his wife, Mary, Bob Borgwat shares a mountainside log home overlooking the Toccoa River in the north Georgia mountains. Fly-fishing is a passion he first tried at 12 years old in the California Sierras. Over the last 30+ years, he has honed his fly-fishing skills on the trout waters of the southern Appalachian Mountains, sharing his sport with hundreds of anglers during the 17 years he has owned and operated Reel Angling Adventures. Bob's guide team holds more than 120 years of collective angling experience gained from among the fishing venues in the southern Appalachian Mountains of Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Bob’s passion for the pull of a fish on a fishing line never limits his scope in fishing -- neither the fish, techniques, nor tackle for the job at hand. He’s just as likely to cast spinning tackle in search of smallmouth bass, as he is to roll tiny flies out across small mountain creeks for wild brook trout. A couple years ago, he landed his first tarpon on the fly, after three years of hooking and losing others on annual trips across the flats off Homosassa, Florida.

A native Californian, Bob came to North Georgia in 1990 after living 15 years in Texas, where he honed his bass-fishing skills on the legendary lakes of East Texas. Now 64 years old, Bob's angling history stretches from across the Southern Appalachian Mountains to the rivers of South Africa. He says his best trout fishing takes place in the tributaries of the Sacramento River in California's Cascade Mountains, but he holds special interest in the remote, local waters of Georgia’s upper Toccoa River watershed. Occasionally, he’s tossing flies in the bays and bayous of the Gulf Coast, but he’s also seen action on the waterways of Nicaragua's Caribbean jungles, the bonefish flats of The Bahamas, and the rocky shelves of Mozambique's Indian Ocean.

Much of Bob’s angling experience -- both stateside and abroad -- has been captured in his own words and photography as an award-winning contributor of more than 150 articles published as a freelance writer for state, regional, national and international fishing magazines. Over the last 25 years, his role as senior editor for 26 separate magazine titles kept him busy covering fishing and hunting sports and destinations throughout the United States.

Today, Bob shares his fishing expertise and adventures as a freelance writer tuned into fly-fishing for trout and trout-fishing destinations. He is in his third year as the lead event coordinator for “Trout Fest” -- the Blue Ridge Trout & Outdoor Adventures Festival, planned this spring for April 24 in downtown Blue Ridge. He is an active member of the Blue Ridge Mountain chapter (#696) of Trout Unlimited; and is an active member and former president of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association.

Working together for more than 15 years, Bob's guide team holds more than 120 years of collective angling experience gained from among the fishing venues in the southern Appalachian Mountains of Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Each has spent a lifetime learning and sharing their passion for fishing, especially fly-fishing, and hold extensive knowledge for the waters of the southern Appalachian Mountains and those specifically offered by the trip offerings of Reel Angling Adventures.

  • Bob Borgwat -- Hiwassee River, upper/lower Toccoa River, Chattooga River, Nantahala River, Noontootla Creek, Coopers Creek, upper Toccoa River watershed wild trout, Lake Blue Ridge, Lake Nottely, Lake Chatuge, Lake Nantahala

  • Skip Waybrant -- Hiwassee River, Clinch River, Tellico River

  • Jeff Sharpe -- Hiwassee River, Tellico River

  • Bill Stranahan -- Hiwassee River, Tellico River, upper/lower Toccoa River, Nantahala River

  • Brad Wayne -- Upper/lower Toccoa River, Nantahala River, Noontootla Creek, Coopers Creek, upper Toccoa River watershed wild trout

  • Jeff Odem -- Upper/lower Toccoa River, Nantahala River, Coopers Creek, upper Toccoa River watershed wild trout

Sponsored Links ...

Please use the following vendors and retailers when making plans for your next trout/bass fishing trip in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. (Click to follow)

Reliance Fly & Tackle

Reliance, TN

Phone: 423-338-7771

Tritt's Sporting Goods

Dahlonega, GA

Phone: 706-864-1732

Grip Hooks/Scientific Fly

Nelspruit, South Afrcia

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Hiwassee Outfitters

Reliance, TN

Phone: 423-338-8133

St. Croix Rods

Park Falls,WI

Phone: 715-762-3226

Preferred Lodging

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Great Mountain
Cabins & Rentals

Murphy, NC

Phone: 828-835-3275

Nantahala River Lodge

Riverside Lodge
on the Nantahala River (DH)

Phone: 800-470-4718

Brasstown Valley Resort

Young Harris, GA

Phone: 706-379-9900

Project Healing Waters -- Fly-Fishiong For Vets

Dedicated to serving Wounded Warriors, Veterans & their Families

Project Healing Waters Peachtree City, GA

Phone: 678-993-9896

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