Unicoi Outfitters named 2018 Orvis Endorsed Fly Shop of the Year

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. These are the reliable supporters, the people that always have your back financially and politically. They come from all over the country and from all walks of life. These “go to” guys and gals – the “A Team”—will be there to support the work that Trout Unlimited does year in and year out. So it is with Jimmy Harris and David Dockery and their staff at Unicoi Outfitters in Helen, Ga.

So you can imagine my complete lack of surprise when Unicoi was named Orvis Endorsed Fly Shop of 2018 at the recent Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Asheville, N.C. Unicoi Outfitters is the oldest full-service fly-fishing shop and guide service in North Georgia. They’re located on the Chattahoochee River, near Helen. They offer guide services, regional fishing information and fly fishing for trophy rainbow and brown trout on private waters includig he 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. 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 waters and nationwide. Unicoi Outfitters is an all-star player on the TU Gold Level Business Team.

Unicoi Outfitters

John Cross

Helen, GA 30545

(706) 878-3083



By Walt Gasson.