Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Jake will discuss possible warm-water fishing opportunities on the Chattahoochee River. This presentation will include some of the unique species and the story they tell, along with tactics and techniques to pursue them.
Jake Darling is a native to the north Georgia area, and first picked up a fly rod at the age of 5 years old. Fly fishing was always big deal in Jake’s family, and has always been a center point of his life. After following his dad and many of the Unicoi Outfitters team members around on many of the local streams, Jake pursued his dream of being in the fly fishing industry.
Jake began guiding for Unicoi Outfitters at a very young age, specializing in both wade and drift boat fishing for trout in local freestone streams and tailwaters across the northern portion of the state. After a few years of guiding full-time, Jake shifted to the retail side, where he is now the Manager of Unicoi Outfitters, and also continues to guide.
Jake cut his teeth guiding for trout, but much of his guiding now is centered around the warm-water scene for shoal bass and striped bass in various rivers across north Georgia. He loves catching these fish just as much as anyone, but one of Jake’s main goals is to bring awareness to the uniqueness and beauty to these resources, along with the story they tell. Jake is a member of the G3 Boats Field Staff, Scientific Anglers Pro Staff, an Orvis Endorsed Guide, and has also been featured in magazine publications and various television shows.