July 28

Women's Beginner Fly Fishing
Chattahoochee River

On Saturday, July 28, join the Georgia Conservancy for an introduction to fly fishing. Georgia Conservancy President, Robert Ramsay, will teach the basics including: fly casting techniques, essentials of knot tying, how to choose your gear, and fly selection. Topics also covered are river conservation, wading safety, and reading the water. No previous skill or equipment needed!

About Robert Ramsay:

Robert Ramsay spent 10 years as a professional fly fishing guide in Montana, Alaska, Argentina and Arctic Russia. He was widely regarded as one of the top guides in the world, appearing on the cover of Sports Afield in 1997 as he chased a monster Patagonian brown trout. He also served as the President of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association for over two years.  

About the Chattahoochee River:

The Chattahoochee River provides an excellent year round fly fishing opportunity right here in Atlanta! The constant cool water from Buford Dam is what creates the perfect habitat for trout as the water rarely gets warmer than 50°F. In fact, Trout Unlimited ranked the Chattahoochee as one of America’s 100 best trout streams! Much of the land in the stretch below Lake Lanier lies within the National Park Service (NPS) and is managed by the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA).

    • When: Saturday, July 28, 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Where: Jones Bridge Park
    • Cost: $15 per person
    • Parking: Limited parking. Carpooling encouraged. We will offer more details as the event date nears.
    • Weather: RAIN or SHINE. We will provide updates as the event date nears.

    Register Below

    *Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members on April 13 and to the General Public on April 16

    Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak Level and above)- use your member id # to receive a discount when registering for a trip. Having trouble identifying your membership id #? Contact Carden Barkley at cbarkley@gaconservancy.org

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    The Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips program is excited to offer our Day Trips for the third year in a row. Our Day Trips help to supplement and enhance our already robust statewide trips schedule and aims to highlight and acknowledge the diverse array of green spaces, natural resources, individuals and organizations that are putting metro Atlanta on the map for environmental stewardship and sustainable growth.

    If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Laura Buckmaster at lbuckmaster@gaconservancy.org.