2018 – Fly Fishing Meeting

2018 Atlanta Fly Fishing Club Guest Speakers


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.

The Atlanta Fly Fishing Club is a member-supported,
non-profit club where members share knowledge and
experiences related to the sport of fly fishing.

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
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
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.

Big Horn River Guide
Steve Galletta
March on the Big Horn River with Ruby

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.

Michael Williams
Director of Operations, U.S., Nomadic Waters
Director of Fishing Operations, Brazil
770.315.4873 Direct Line

Nomadic Waters

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

Rus Schwausch of EPIC Angling & Adventure will tell us about his two fishing destinations-of-a-lifetime located on the Alaska Peninsula – Alaska Wilderness SAFARI and Alaska Wilderness OUTPOST. Each experience will take you far away from paved roads and the typical structured Alaska fly fishing lodge setting… there are no fine paintings and no fancy carpet at these fishing camps.
Rus has been fishing, adventuring and guiding in Alaska since 1995. Little did he know that his first trip to Alaska back then, on a 100 mile unguided float trip with his buddies, would send his life in a completely new direction. He describes himself as “a former engineer, turned fishing guide, turned outfitter.” Plus, he’s a Wilderness First Responder and U.S. Coast Guard licensed.