View Full Version : Advice on Mountaintown Creek
07-05-07, 08:56 PM
I will be fishing mountaintown creek 3rd week of july. Very new to flyfishing. i would appreciate any help on what fly patterns i should stock up & take with me.
If any of you ever come down to the coast (Savannah) i would be happy to offer tips on the saltwater side of things.
thanks in advance!
07-09-07, 07:27 AM
The water conditions like everwhere in north ga. right now are low. If your going to fish the lower waters I would try heavy nymphs in larger pools. If your going to upper headwaters of creek small elk hair caddis and pheasant tail nymph would be a good pattern to start with. Good luck, hope you have a good trip up here.
07-10-07, 08:12 AM
i will be staying in a cabin just outside of ellijay.
what i meant to ask was, are there any flies that i should NOT leave home without? the area i am fishing in is fly only and there seems to be a neverending list of fly possibilities to a beginner, so your info will sure help get me started.
07-10-07, 08:41 AM
Eric, an absolute best use of your short time here in NGA is to stop by the Unicoi Outfitters in Blueridge, Ga. Check out their website. Blueridge is a town just north of Ellijay (14 miles). Unicoi Outfitters is located downtown and is willing and able to give you info and product as to what is hot. Unfortunately, that will probably include the weather which slows down the fishing on Mountaintown, the Cartecay, Turniptown, etc.. A good option is the tailwater of the Toccoa River located right there in Blueridge ( check generation schedule, and get the hell out of the river if it begins to rise! ask me how I know this.)
If fishing is slow, take a break and go to Amicolola Falls Park, on Hwy 52 toward Dahlonega. Great scenary, the beginning of the AT, and actually a pretty good buffett at the Inn on the top of the mountain.
Hope you enjoy your time. I am headed up this afternoon. Give us a report.
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