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Has anyone fly fished the flint river? I thinking of float fishing it in March and I need to know what section of the river to fish. I read in Angler mag that shoal b****should hit the same flys as trout.
02-06-99, 12:47 AM
Kent Edmonds is the "go-to" guy for the Flint River.
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02-08-99, 02:56 PM
There are three good put-in and take-out points between Woodbury and Thomaston/Woodland. The first put in point is just outside Woodbury, at the bridge. You can actually put in a good size boat and motor at that this ramp. The next put in or take out spot is at Spewrell Bluff, now a WMA with a $2 parking fee. From Woodbury to Spewrell Bluff takes a FULL day to float and fish. From Spewrell Bluff to the bridge between Thomaston and Woodland takes around 3/4 of a day to fish well and float. Flint River Canoe Rental charges a fee for using their ramp to take out your canoe. They also will shuttle you for a fee. There are numerous other places to put in and fish, these listed are the most common public ramps to use. Beware, some places on the river are private land on both sides, therefore the River is considered private by the locals. Right or Wrong, thats the way the locals look at it. Gay Ga. area is a prime example.
As for flies, I use imitations of black hellgrammites. The flint has the biggest and the most fat hellgrammites I have ever seen. A number 2 Kaufman Stone is about the right size. White, Chartruese and Orange popping bugs, and diving bugs do well for the shoal bass. I also like to use a #6 wooly bugger Bead Head or Cone Head Olive with the tail died Chartruese.
The best shoal b****that I have caught, all came around April. Fishing right in the shoals.
02-10-99, 07:47 PM
The section below Hwy 36 to Pobiddy road is a good canoe float if you like some white water. Yellow Jacket Shoals start about 1/2 to 3/4 mile below the bridge and it is a nice drop! But it is a fun ride if the water isn't too high. Never tried a flyrod on this section but tore them up in April a few years back on spinners and tubes. A good all day trip, the last third is slow paddling but you can catch some redbreast along the banks. It's worth the trip!
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