Atlanta Fly Fishing Club Mentor Program

The Atlanta Fly Fishing Club Mentoring Program was started by JD Forrester, a long time member of the club with the purpose of introducing new members to veteran members while also providing fly fishing expertise on local rivers like the Chattahoochee River. Our club is all about education and camaraderie and each of these new members are paired with a mentor that they can reach out to for advice in the future.

Members of the Atlanta Fly Fishing Club got together March 2nd at Paces Mill along the Chattahoochee River for a mentoring day.   Even though the weather was cold and cloudy with snow flurries we had an excellent turn out for our Mentor Day on the Hooch. Thanks to JD Forrester for organizing a great day.

AFFC Mentor Day - The Crew!

Members of the Atlanta Fly Fishing Club taken while at a February 2013 mentoring day. The club runs educational events for new members of the club to introduce them to new members while also providing fly fishing expertise on local rives like the Chattahoochee River

Following is his account:

“We were greeted with cold temps and spitting snow, but that did not keep the intrepid AFFC mentors and mentees from meeting. I think the session was a success with many things being learned and even some fish were caught.

AFFC Mentor Day

Jim and Linda Harrington in perfect camouflage gear. Who is the guy in the white hat?

I want to thank John Jenkins, Jimbo Jim McKean, Steve Miller, Jim Harrington, Linda Harrington, Ken Louko, David Nixon, Tom Shillock, Holly Shikano, and Terry Shikano for being great mentees. A special thanks to Dwight Thomas, Eric Davies, Ed Chamberlain, Milton Sams, Tyson Reed, Mike Williams and Bob Hansell for being great mentors!”

JD Forrester

AFFC Mentor Day

AFFC Mentor Day

Steven Miller watching Eric Davies.

AFFC Mentor Day

AFFC Mentor Day

AFFC Mentor Day

Jimbo Jim McKean rigging up as Tyson “Muley” Reed looks on.

AFFC Mentor Day

Uncle Miltie Sams (mentor?) being taught spey casting by Ken Louko.

AFFC Mentor Day

Ed Chamberlain working on casting with Holly Shikano, and Linda and Jim Harrington.

Frying Pan

AFFC Members

September is prime dry fly time on the Frying Pan River but the fishing is great year around.

Frying Pan River

For those of you who could not come to the last meeting to see Cameron Cipponeri‘s presentation, below will give you a basic idea of cost as well as a link to the presentation.

  • Air fare to Denver is about $200 and depending on the number going will dictate rental car/van cost.
  • The Taylor Creek Cabins have a mile of private water with another mile of public water that is seldom fished.

I have fished the “Pan” for twelve years, September is dry fly time. The average fish is 16″ but much larger Trout lurk through the river.

You can get up early and the two miles of river at Taylor Creek Cabins is yours to fish free then do your guide trip the remainder of the day.

This a large Power Point file. Click on this link, GWFF Share Page, look down to New Folder, then frying pan then right to download. Depending on your internet may take ten or more minutes.  The presentation is available now for viewing at this link Frying Pan Club Presentation


Frying Pan River Price List TaylorCreekPriceList TaylorCreekCabins

Rob Stroupe