NGTO Message Board
Welcome to NGTO!
Home ] [ Membership ] [ Donations ] [ Feedback ] [ Stream Reviews ] [ Stream Reports ] [ Maps ] [ Events ] [ Articles ] [ Rules and Regulations ] [ Archives ] Message Board ] FAQ ] [ Hall of Fame ] Sponsors & Supporters ] About ] [ Witticisms ] [ Distinguished Members ]
Welcome to NGTO!

Go Back   NGTO Message Board > NGTO Fishing Forums > General Information
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Photo Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-30-10, 09:42 PM   #1
feeding frenzy53
Native
 
feeding frenzy53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cumming
Posts: 78
Default Looking for good fly shop

I am looking for a good fly shop in or around the Forsyth county area.Anyone know anywhere
feeding frenzy53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-10, 09:55 PM   #2
ccorneli
Native
 
ccorneli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 735
Default

Well that is pretty much set on a tee for someone, I might as well take a cut. Check out the sponsors listed above. I live downtown and have always had great service at the Fish Hawk and Orvis-Buckhead, cant speak for the shops located closer to you.
ccorneli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-10, 10:52 PM   #3
The Ole Man
Past Director, Past CFO,
 
The Ole Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Location: N Georgia
Posts: 8,957
Default

I guess Orvis-Norcross wud be closer to Forsyth.
The Ole Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-10, 11:34 PM   #4
Naturally_Fly
Formerly Known as Orange_Spokes
 
Naturally_Fly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Flowery Branch
Posts: 2,930
Blog Entries: 3
Default

Orvis - Norcross has always been good...it always depends on what your looking at doing...if your wanting to get into fly tying venture your way to a fish hawk or unicoi better selections...
__________________
I use dry flies...why just for the chance of the perfect cast, perfect drift, just to see it disappear...and then FISH ON!!!!

2010 Fall Fling Hero Shot Winner - 73'
2011 Spring Fling Hero Shot Winner - 84' (91' Practice)

Southern Fly Fishing
http://southernflyfishing1530.wordpress.com
Naturally_Fly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-10, 11:38 AM   #5
fishinbub
Hall of Fame Member
 
fishinbub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jefferson, Ga
Posts: 5,170
Default

If you go up to the Helen or Blue Ridge area to fish, Unicoi is a good option. If you prefer fishing the Clayton area there is a hardware store that looks like it has a pretty significant selection.
__________________
The first thing scripture tells us about man is that we're made in the image of God. The second thing it says is that man should have dominion over the fishes of the sea.

The right flies at the right time: Monthly Fly
fishinbub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-10, 01:55 PM   #6
Windknot
Director, Hall of Fame Member, Secretary
 
Windknot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Dacula, GA
Posts: 15,540
Default

Anybody know if Hammonds still has fly stuff?

Finding a good fly shop is important, and I'm glad you are considering that issue. A good fly shop can help you avoid mistakes. They do that because they want you succeed, and they want you to have fun for the rest of your life. I consider any of our sponsors to be "good fly shops."
Windknot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-10, 05:55 PM   #7
Jimmy Harris
Hall of Fame Member, NGTO Sponsor
 
Jimmy Harris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1998
Location: Helen, Ga USA
Posts: 3,338
Default

Alpharetta Outfitters in on Hwy. 9 just south of Windward Pkwy.
__________________
Jimmy Harris
Unicoi Liars Club
Unicoi Outfitters Online Store
Jimmy Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-10, 06:52 PM   #8
Egg Sucking Leach
Native
 
Egg Sucking Leach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 697
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Windknot View Post
Anybody know if Hammonds still has fly stuff?
Hammond's has some basic supplies- leader, tippet, a reasonable assortment of standard flies. Pretty handy since they're right around the corner from me.

In addition to Orvis in Norcross, there's a new shop that opened up last year in Alpharetta: http://www.alpharettaoutfitters.com/index.html. They don't have a huge assortment, but they've got all the bases covered with equipment, accessories, flies, terminal tackle, fly tying, etc. The folks I've met there seemed to be pretty decent. Given the location, they should do well.
Egg Sucking Leach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-10, 07:04 PM   #9
Trouttamer
Native
 
Trouttamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kennesaw
Posts: 356
Default

If you are ever traveling up I-75,you should check out Cohutta fishing company in Cartersville on the Main street exit.Andy,Charlie, or Brandon will help you out. A lot of custom patterns and fly tying material. Very nice shop.
Trouttamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-10, 07:14 PM   #10
henryc
Hall of Fame Member
 
henryc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Somewhere on Lake Lanier
Posts: 1,156
Default

Everyone has made some good points.......not sure what exactly you are looking for. Full service (rods, reels, lines, gadgets, waders, trout info etc...?) or just tippet and a few flies along with maybe some info. Alpharetta Outfitters is your closest shop for sure. Orvis & TFO lines only. Hammonds is certainly good for flies, leaders and VERY BASIC needs. BUT they are open at 5am every day! For full service you need The Fish Hawk, Unicoi, Orvis, Fly Box Outfitters or Cohutta Fishing. NONE are close to Forsyth County. Or just ask Jimmy Harris to make a house call. He is like an old line doctor or Chinese take out..........he delivers
henryc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
flies, fly fishing, new member


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors
Copyright 2010 - North Georgia Trout Online - All Rights Reserved