Guided Fly Fishing in West Georgia

                 FLINT RIVER SHOAL BASS  -  CHATTAHOOCHEE STRIPERS

                     LARGEMOUTH BASS & BREAM LAKES - GAR & CARP

 

 

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Where We Fish

 

Flint

River

Shoal

Bass

 

The Flint is one of only 40 rivers in the US that runs over 200 miles without a dam. Its fishery for the rare shoal bass is even more  unique river. The shoal bass looks and fights like a smallmouth but acts like a trout. We fish the central section of the Flint where it's rocky and shallow, the preferred habitat for the shoal bass.

We also have a few small streams whose names we cannot divulge that offer great fishing for the shoalies. The Flint and these other streams also support a healthy population of red-breasted (longear) sunfish.

See more on the Flint ...

 

 

 

   Chattahoochee Stripers


We fish the river between Atlanta and Columbus - this section is dotted with lakes, but there are over 60 miles of river between them. The stripers like a current, and we like fishing the rocky shallows via our jet-powered skiff.  We fish year-round - the best fishing is probably in the winter, but we even catch them in the heat of the summer.

More striper info and photos...

 


 

 

 

 

Callaway Gardens

 

Callaway is a family resort, a botanical garden, a nature preserve, a golf resort, host to the Master's Water Ski tournament, and much more. Most important are 14 lakes filled with bass, bream, even trout in the winter!

 

Callaway info...

 

 

 

 

"Alternative" Species

 

Not for the traditional fly angler perhaps but this is plenty of fun. Without a trip to the coast (or some Hooch stripers), there's nothing in these parts that will eat a fly and bend your rod like carp and gar. Carp are one of the toughest fish to entice with a fly, and gar are one of the toughest fish, period. They both grow big and pull hard. If you want to test your skills,

try...

Carp  and  Gar..

 


 

We'll be there...

 

2013

 

February 9 &10 - The Fly Fishing Show, Wiston-Salem, NC - TFO booth

 

April 6  - Pawley's Island - with Lefty Kreh & Flip Pallot

 

April 27-29 - Southeastern FFF Conclave, WCU< Cullowhee, NC -

"The Double Haul" casting seminar

Flint info Chattahoochee info... Flint info Image Map

 

About Your Guide

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 warmwater 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 Georgia for over 30 years. His fly fishing experience ranges from Montana to the Caribbean to Hawaii.

A Federation of Fly Fishers-certified instructor, he 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.

Kent has served as vice president of the Flint River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and was selected as the Southeastern Council Federation of Fly Fishers 2007 Man of the Year and 2013 Fly Casting Instructor of the Year.

In 2007, he became associated with the Grand Slam Group as a manufacturers' rep for several major tackle companies. He continues to guide regularly on Georgia waters.

 

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

$250

$250

$250

Full-Day Guided Trip

1 or 2

$295

$350

$350

Full-Day Guided Kayak Trip

1 or 2

$350

NA

NA

Add for 3rd angler

$25 - half-day, $50 full-day

NA

1-Hr Casting Lesson w/ guided trip

1 or 2

$25

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTION & SCHOOLS

Casting & Tying Lessons

1 or 2

$50 per hour, minimum 2 hours

Two-Day Fishing School

per angler

$350, 2 angler minimum

Custom Fishing School 

3 to 10

$150 per angler per day

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.

 

IN THE PRESS

American Angler - Flint River - May/June 2009        Eastern Fly Fishing - Flint River - Sept/Oct, 2009

 Alabama Game & Fish  - Stripers - May, 2006        American Angler - Stripers - Summer, 2006

Fly Tyer - Bead Rattle Flies - Summer 2000


The New Guide for Fly Fishing in Georgia

Fly Fishing in Georgia by David Cannon


 

 

Fly Fish GA on the

 Podcast at the Itinerant Angler

 

C o n t a c t    K e n t     at     kent@flyfishga.com     or    7 0 6 - 8 8 3  7 7 0 0.