2018 Atlanta Fly Fishing Club Guest Speakers
Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – Wednesday, September 12, 2018
“A Guide’s Guide to Fly Fishing in Atlanta” – Justin Powell, Orvis
Justin Powell comes to the Orvis Atlanta store with over of 20 years of fly fishing experience, both fresh and salt water. Originally from Destin, Florida. Justin learned to fly fish in salt for redfish and speckled sea trout, but later found a deep passion for freshwater trout and Steelhead, and has fished in many of the countries premiere steelhead streams from the east’s beloved great lakes tributaries to the famed steelhead streams of the west. Our members will also appreciate his experience in guided kayaking.
Justin prides himself on passing his love of the sport to others. Check out this video from Chris Sheridan called “Stonefly,” which traces the fly-fishing path of North Carolina angler Justin Adam Powell. Accompanied by beautiful cinematography, Powell explains how he came to fly fishing, what the sport means to him, and how it helps him to center his life.
Upcoming Fly Fishing Talks (Always the Second Wednesday of the month at Manuel’s Tavern)
- October – Chris Scalley of River Through Atlanta Guide Service
- November – Jeff Wright, Alpharetta Outfitters
- December – Special program
- January – Georgia DNR
- February – Chattooga Fly Shop
- March – Steve Hudson, will talk about white bass
- April – Jake Darling of Unicoi Outfitters will talk about the upper Chattoochee
Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – Wednesday, August 8, 2018
“Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing” – Dale Collins
Dale Collins and Bobby Bennett, out of love for Western North Carolina and the plentiful fly fishing opportunities there, moved their families to the high country west of Ashevile and opened Tuckasegee Fly Shop in Bryson City.
They have established a full service fly shop and offer fishing adventures and guided services on the Tuckasegee, Natahala and Little Tennessee Rivers as well as the streams in and around the Great Smoky Mountains national Park. Come hear about the many opportunities to fly fish in this area.
The fly shop was recently highly recommended as a visit in Lonely Planet. Sylva is a great family destination.
Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Fly Fishing for Carp
“Carping 101 – How to Find Them and Feed Them” – Henry Cowen
Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – St. Simons Island Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing “Tactics for the World’s Best Flats” – Jeff Currier
Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – St. Simons Island Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing the St. Simons Island with Dave Edens
Capt. David Edens is the Coast Guard licensed captain of Fly Cast Charters and is an Endorsed Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide. He has been an avid fly fisherman of both coastal and inland waters for almost fifty years. He has cast his line from Alaska to the Bahamas, from Vermont to California and most of the states in between. He is a Fly Fishers International Certified Instructor and he has been certified by the Rod Builders Guild as a Professional Rod Builder.
Our April Edmonds presented a great program about fly fishing for Shoal Bass on the Flint River.
The Atlanta Fly Fishing Club Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – Fly Fishing for Shoal Bass
Fly Fishing the Flint River for Shoal Bass! Kent Edmonds
After growing up in western SC and frequenting the trout streams of NC and north Georgia, Kent moved to west Georgia about 30 years ago. Finding no trout thereabouts, he began seeking various warm water species with the fly rod. It turned out there were plenty willing to eat a fly…and many were at least as much fin as trout!
After several years of guiding part-time, Kent had a late mid-life crisis in 2001 and became a full-time fly fishing guide. He has fished the streams and lakes of southeast for over 40 years. His fly fishing experience ranges from the Northwest to the Caribbean to the South Pacific.
A Federation of Fly Fishers-certified instructor, Kent Edmonds is available for casting and fly-tying instruction. His articles have appeared in national and regional fly fishing and outdoor magazines, and he is a member of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association.
Rates for Guide Trips and Instruction
|Effective Jan. 1, 2010|
|TRIPS||# ANGLERS||FLINT RIVER||BASS & BREAM||JET BOAT (Striper, etc)|
|Half-Day Guided Trip||1 or 2||$275||$275||$275|
|Full-Day Guided Trip||1 or 2||$400||$400||$400|
|Full-Day Guided Kayak Trip||1 or 2||$450*||NA||NA|
|Add for 3rd angler||$50 half-day, $100 full-day||NA|
|INSTRUCTION & SCHOOLS|
|Casting & Tying Lessons||1 or 2||$60 per hour, minimum 2 hours|
|Two-Day Fishing School||The Fly Fishing School at Habersham Mill|
|All equipment and supplies are included, unless you prefer to use your own. Wear/bring appropriate clothing, hat, and polarized sunglasses. Lunch is provided for full-day trips and schools. *Kayaks provided. Effective 7/14/17.|
Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – Fly Fishing the Big Horn River
Fly Fishing the Big Horn River, Steve Galletta
Steve Galletta – Owner/Outfitter of Bighorn Angler in Ft. Smith, Montana will bring our program for March. Come hear Steve’s presentation on the Bighorn River. This river is well respected as one of the elite trout fishing destinations in the lower 48 states. Visit their Blog site for more information on local conditions on the Big Horn River.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Manuel’s Tavern Fly Fishing Brazil
Fly Fishing Brazil, Michael Williams
After starting his guiding career in Colorado in the mid 90’s, Michael soon started guiding his clients all over the world. His top destinations included the Russian Far East, Alaska, and Baja Mexico. A long-time fly fishing industry marketer and representative for companies like Patagonia and Orvis, Michael has always been drawn to exploration. He first started his journey fishing in the Amazon in 2009, and started Nomadic Waters Brazil in 2015. He is currently the Director of Operations of Nomadic Waters while in the U.S., and the Fishing Manager while in Brazil (he personally hosts every trip in the Amazon). Michael is an RL Winston Pro Staff member and an Ambassador for Patagonia Fly Fishing.
Director of Operations, U.S., Nomadic Waters
Director of Fishing Operations, Brazil
770.315.4873 Direct Line
Atlanta Fly Fishing Show – February 2, 3 2018
The Atlanta Fly Fishing Club will have a booth at the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show at the Infinite Energy Center. Our booth will be at the far left of the show floor. Show Hours Friday: 9am – 6:00pm and Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is back and will be Friday, February 2 at 6:30pm. $15; $10 in advance.
Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – January 10, 2017 – Alaska Fly Fishing Destinations
Speaker: Rus Schwausch