About Us

A North Georgia Fly Fishing Outfitters

The high country areas of the Southern Appalachian Mountains are one of the most bio diverse regions in the world, and an ideal environment for fly fishing, camping and hiking. It’s a wet world here with tiny icy trickles starting high up in the sometimes cloud shrouded peaks that grow steadily into streams then rivers. Onward they flow into huge impoundments with names like Nottely, Blue Ridge and Chatuge where they are finally stilled.


With all this clear cold water and green thick forest of fir, pine, and oak trees there is an unlimited list of activities for the outdoor loving visitor or lucky resident to do. Whether you like to camp, hike, backpack, climb or chase trout around with a wispy fly rod you could literally spend the rest of your life here and never do or see it all.

Perhaps the center hub of life in these green hills is the tiny hamlet of Blairsville, Georgia.

Lying in a high valley right at the north central part of the state, the town is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta yet close enough to everything that the nature lover enjoys. In a few minutes from the town square you can be standing in a world class trout stream, rafting down an angry whitewater river, hiking along the ancient spine of the oldest mountain range in the world, or hanging by a thread on an slippery rock face.

Contained within the walls of the shop are the some of the highest quality fly fishing products that can be found anywhere. Products made in the USA get top priority. Fly fishing gear, useful accessories, locally made products line the walls and fill the shelves.

Written by David Hulsey

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Classes and Half and Full Day Fly Fishing Guide Trips are offered to local streams.
Anglers only need to give the shop a call at (706) 781-1414 to book a trip or if they have any questions.
OPEN Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm.
No need to bring gear they supply it all for you, all you need is a fishing and trout license and you’re good to go.

Anchoring the guide service and classes

Anchoring our guide service and classes is IFFF Certified Master Fly Casting Instructor David Hulsey who also has over 40 years fly fishing experience and 20 plus years of guiding experience in Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, and Wyoming. He make learning to fly fish easy and fun.

The shop is located on 515 right in front of Ingles grocery store in Blairsville, look for the sign and come on in. We love to talk to you about fly fishing here in the center of it all.

SHO Owners, Zack and Kelly Phillips