Women's Beginner Fly Fishing
Chattahoochee River - Jones Bridge Park

Join the Georgia Conservancy for an introduction to fly fishing. Led by Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Laura Buckmaster and world-class fly-fisherman Georgia Conservancy President Robert Ramsay, participants in our Women's Beginning Fly-Fishing clinic will learn 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 Georgia Conservancy President 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 more than 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).

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*Registration opens to the Georgia Conservancy members on December 17 at 5 PM and to the General Public on December 19 at 5 PM

Did you know? Georgia Conservancy members have the opportunity to register early for select Stewardship Trips, as well as receive a discount on a number of our adventures during the year. Become a Georgia Conservancy member today, or renew your membership  Already a member? Use your email provided promo code for early registration and to receive a discount (Live Oak Level and above) when registering for this trip. 

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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