May

5Sun

Fishing and hiking Jacks River

Matthew Herron @matthewherron

Holler & Dash - Atlanta, GA
1085 Howell Mill Rd

Sun, May 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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This is one of my favorite streams in Georgia. The fishing is hit or miss, but the possibility of large (-ish) wild trout exists, the stream is beautiful, and I have rarely seen another fisherman (maybe because the stream is 2.25 miles in). It's a fairly rigorous hike, including some stream crossings. Details about the hike are here: https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/hiking-jacks-river-falls-trail-splashing-through-the-cohutta-wilderness/. We will probably hike about 6-8 miles all told. Times are approximate for leaving Atlanta to arrival back in Atlanta. It's about a two hour drive, so my hope is to be on the trail around 10:00 am, back to the car(s) around 6:00 pm, and back in Atlanta around 8:00 pm. As before, you won't need waders, but your feet will be happier if you wear neoprene socks (like these: https://amzn.to/2y5EJNs). Other than that, you need shoes you can wade in (NOT soft-bottomed 'water shoes'), eye protection (ideally polarized sunglasses), water or a water filter, food, a Georgia fishing license, and whatever else you would normally bring on a day hike. If you have a fly rod, that's great; if not, I have some to lend. Feel free to message me with gear questions. I'll be fishing a 4-weight, if that helps. If you're coming from Atlanta, I can give you a ride (up to four passengers); otherwise, we'll arrange to meet somewhere along the way. Participate at your own risk. The Mountain stream hiking and fly fishing Meetup assumes no liability associated with events and the members, including: injuries, parking fees, event fees, food, drinks, medical bills, loss of property, theft, parking mishaps, towing fees and/or any other negative thing that might happen. By RSVPing and attending these events, you waive all rights to make any legal claim against Meetup and this group's organizer. You are responsible for yourself and your own safety.