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Unicoi Outfitters celebrates 25 years of excellence

Outfitter Jimmy Harris poses with a nice trout.
Jimmy Harris, Unicoi Outfitters.

One of the great things about working with the fly fishing industry and conservation is the people you meet.

You meet a lot of kind, authentic people who care deeply about fish and fishing. And you soon learn that there are people who will never let you down. So it is with Jimmy Harris and David Dockery and their staff at Unicoi Outfitters in Helen, Ga.

Unicoi Outfitters first opened its doors to the fly fishers of North Georgia 25 years ago, in 1994. First located in a small building along the Chattahoochee River above Helen, the shop moved to its current location two years later. They soon began to offer guided trips throughout the Northeast Georgia mountains and opened Nacoochee Bend, their private trophy trout stream.

David and Jimmy have both fished this area for the better parts of their lives, as have most of their staff. Everyone at Unicoi knows and loves fishing here, and they love sharing it with their customers. It’s not about running a fly shop here, it’s about a relationship with each and every customer.

They offer guide services, regional fishing information and fly fishing for trophy rainbow and brown trout on private waters including the exclusive 1.5-mile section of the Chattahoochee River at Nacoochee Bend. This is truly a fly fisherman’s shop, carrying some of the best fly-fishing brands available anywhere. They are happy to take orders over the phone and ship to you, or even better, have you visit the shop on the way to the stream. You can also visit the shop online at www.shoponline.unicoioutfitters.com. Shipping is free on orders over $200 and if you purchase a premium rod, they offer a complimentary half day of unguided trophy trout fishing at Nacoochee Bend.

But in the end, any organization is a reflection of its leaders. Unicoi Outfitters reflects the values and principles of its owners, two gracious sportsmen/conservationists and southern gentlemen. They are committed to top-notch customer service and to sharing the magical experience of fly fishing with their customers. They are committed to conservation on their home water and nationwide. Unicoi Outfitters – an all-star player on the TU Gold Level Business Team.

Unicoi Outfitters  (O)      GOLD LEVEL

Jake Darling

Helen, GA 30545

(706) 878-3083



By Walt Gasson.