The Basic Trout Fly Box

By Jeff Durniak, Georgia Wildlife Resources Division

Dry: Adams- dark mayfly (sizes 14-18)
Dry: Light Cahill- light mayfly (sizes 14-18)
Dry: Elk Hair Caddis (tan) (sizes 14-18)
Dry: Stimulator (stonefly) (size 14)
Nymph: Pheasant tail (sizes 16-18)
Nymph: Hare’s ear (sizes 14-18)
Larva: Caddis (olive) (sizes 14-18)
Nymph: Stonefly (sizes 12-14)
Nymph: Prince (attractor) (sizes 14, 16)
Streamer: Woolly bugger (black, olive, size 8 )
Egg Fly: peach Glo bug (size 12)
Worm: San Juan worm (size 12)


NOTE: To fool a trout, look at existing bugs in or on stream, and then match: 1) place in water column, 2) size, and 3) color.

NOTE: Most trout are near the bottom 95% of the time, where the groceries are and the predators are not! NOTE: Search (Google) for local hatch chart for your target stream (ex: “Tightlines”) Fly pattern honorable mentions:

Dries: black ant, griffiths gnat, blue wing olive, yellow humpy, royal coachman Wets: soft hackles- pheasant tail, hare’s ear, partridge and yellow, Lafontaine sparkle pupa Nymphs: bead heads of nymphs above, lightning bug, midge larva (size 18, 20) Streamers: white zonker, muddler minnow

Jan 19: 32nd Annual Rabun Rendezvous!

It’s time to Rendezvous!  Yee haa!!!!
Saturday, January 19 at the Dillard House Conference Center, in beautiful Dillard, GA. Based on feedback from previous years, this year we have made a couple of changes to the Rendezvous, such as starting at a slightly earlier time and eliminating the guest speaker, in order to conclude the Rendezvous in time for folks to make the drive home.
More details here!
And here!
Check here for a list of items on the auction and raffle tables.



Calling All Trout Campers! Time To Apply

Trout Camp 2019 is set for June 2-7, at Tallulah Falls School, Clayton, GA! Applications due March 15.

Read more here.


2019 Dream Trip Raffle

The opportunity to fish with John McGarity, stay in his fabulous log cabin conveniently located between the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park and the Henry’s Fork puts you smack dab in the middle of some of the most famous trout waters in North America. Details here.