Reel Angling Adventures

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In the Mountains of Georgia, North Carolina & Tennessee 

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Trout Unlimited, Blue Ridge, GA

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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

Detinations in

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!

Tailwater Float Trips:

Toccoa River, GA

Hiwassee River, TN

Half day: $325   Full day: $450

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The trout-fishing float-trips provided by the guides of Reel Angling Adventures offer outstanding fly-fishing and spin-fishing on the flows of the region's longest cold-water rivers. Catch a glimpse of wildlife -- bald eagles, osprey, otters and white-tailed deer -- as you float with professional, courteous guides who have the inside scoop on the rivers' best fishing.

Reel Angling Adventures offers guided drift-boat trips on the tailwater trout fisheries of Toccoa River, GA,
and the Hiwassee River, TN.
RAA's drift-boat guides operate both half-dayand full-day trips for fly-fishing and spin-fishing with artificial lures only. Seasonal restrictions apply to
catch-and-keep and catch-and-release fishing opportunities.

Driftboat trips -- fly-fishing for trout on the Hiwassee River at Reliance, TN


Hiwassee River at Reliance, TN

Permitted and supported by the USDA/Cherokee National Forest

Float-fishing/fly-fishing for trout on the Hiwassee River at Reliance, TNHome to some of southeast Tennessee’s best fly-fishing for trout and spin-fishing for smallmouth bass, the Hiwassee River offers excellent float-trips for the avid fisherman. It's truly a fisherman's adventure when you fish this stunning riverway, listed by Congress among the national scenic rivers. Up to 20 miles of the river flows wide through high ridges, sheer bluffs and a pastoral valley where you're sure to find your angler's taste for action!

Rainbows dominate the trout fishery of the Hiwassee River, but there's plenty of brown trout in the river that give fly-fishermen a great shot at taking a trophy fishWeather you are a novice or an experienced angler, the Hiwassee River provides you with many opportunities to challenge your fly-fishing and spin-fishing abilities. Rainbow and brown trout are the feature fish on the river, which in 2012 included the first season for "delayed harvest" trout fishing. Smallmouth bass are a feature fish lower in the valley, and we've got a few secrets that can put anglers on the fighting end of a tussle with striped bass! When the power generators at Smith Creek Powerhouse are running, our drift-boats carry you to the pools, runs, lanes and holes where trout take flies, spinners and spoons. When  the generators are off it is a wading angler's paradise, with miles and miles of river that can be accessed on foot.
Click here to read about trout fishing on the Hiwassee River in "The Evening Rise"

Fly-fishing for striped bass on the Hiwassee River at Reliance, TN.Stripers, too! Exclusive seasonal fly-fishing on the Hiwassee River

Discover the line-stripping, rod-bending action  of the Hiwassee River's trophy striped bass. Whether fly-fishing or spin-fishing, the guide team of Reel Angling Adventures offers the only guided-fishing for stripers on the Hiwassee River at Reliance, TN. Half-day and full-day bookings, June through October.

Click here to read about Striper Fishing on the Hiwassee River in "The Evening Rise"

Toccoa River at Blue Ridge, GA

Permitted and supported by the USDA/Chattahoochee National Forest

Upper Toccoa River Float TripsUpper Toccoa River Float Trips -- brook troutThe Toccoa River -- north Georgia's longest cold-water river -- collects springs, seeps, branches and creeks in the high forestlands of Fannin and Union counties. All that clear and cold water eventually grows large enough to provide winter, spring, summer and fall opportunities to float-fish for rainbow, brown and brook trout in both the upper and lower river, separated by still more warm-water fishing opportunities in scenic Lake Blue Ridge.

The beautiful "upper river" float trips take place on the Toccoa through the community of Dial. Along its path here, it flows through pastoral lands and among high ridges -- all adding to the outstanding experience found by fly-rodders and spin-tackle anglers alike. The 4-mile float includes the mile-long "delayed harvest" section of the Toccoa, where catch-and-release fishing regulations from Nov. 1 to May15 keep fish numbers high and the action swinging! Brookies, browns and 'bows make up the catch all along the float, with fish averaging 12 to 15 inches, along with some true trophy trout caught frequently.

The Toccoa River tailwater at Blue Ridge is arguably Georgia's best trout fisheryAfter collecting in Lake Blue Ridge, the Toccoa pours from Blue Ridge Dam into
14-mile-long tailwater trout fishery that begins just beyond the city limits of Blue Ridge and ends at the quaint border town of McCayesville. The  year-round cold
water of the
"lower Toccoa" supports a prolific bug and forage population that feeds a thriving trout fishery that challenges the reputation for Georgia's finest tailwater trout fishery.

Fly-fishing on the lower Toccoa River tailwater frequently produces nice brown trout, many that measure over 20 inches longBoth wild and stocked brown and rainbow trout take flies of all kinds on the lower Toccoa , while our anglers follow strict catch-and-release fishing ethics. Strip streamers, tumble nymphs and float dry flies through boulder runs, deep pools, shady laydowns and rippling shoals. Catches commonly include fish in the 10- to 12-inch range, but trophy brown and rainbow trout -- 15 inches and longer! -- frequently surprise anglers with smashing strikes, spectacular jumps and driving runs. Even larger trout are sometimes seen ... and hooked!

 Float Trips Operated Year 'Round!

The float-trips offered by Reel Angling Adventures puts you in touch in all seasons with both rainbow and brown trout, whether you're fly-fishing or spin-fishing. All trips include transportation to and from locally strategic pick-up points, properly scaled tackle (if needed), our recommendations for your selection of seasonally chosen dry flies and nymphs, soft drinks and bottled water and a selection of photos for your memories. Full-day trips also include a deli-styled lunch.

Float trips are scheduled for one or two anglers for full-day (8 to 10 hours) and half-day (5 hours) trips, dependent on the powerhouse generation flows. Trips begin between 7 am and 10 am and are completed between 5 pm and 8 pm, depending on the season and the power-generation flows.

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Suches, Georgia 30572

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The Fish Hawk
Atlanta's premier local and travel fly-fishing shop for 37 years.
Phone: 404-237-3473

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 Africa

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Hiwassee Outfitters

Reliance, TN

Phone: 423-338-8133

St. Croix Rods

Park Falls,WI

Phone: 715-762-3226

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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