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Old 07-30-10, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Looking for good fly shop

I am looking for a good fly shop in or around the Forsyth county area.Anyone know anywhere
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Old 07-30-10, 09:55 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-30-10, 10:52 PM   #3
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I guess Orvis-Norcross wud be closer to Forsyth.
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Old 07-30-10, 11:34 PM   #4
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Orvis - Norcross has always been 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...
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Old 07-31-10, 11:38 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-31-10, 01:55 PM   #6
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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."
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Old 07-31-10, 05:55 PM   #7
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Alpharetta Outfitters in on Hwy. 9 just south of Windward Pkwy.
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Old 07-31-10, 06:52 PM   #8
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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: 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.
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Old 07-31-10, 07:04 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 07-31-10, 07:14 PM   #10
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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
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