A Few Casts Before the Flight Home

by | Jun 16, 2018 | fly fishing Georgia

My flight home didn’t leave Atlanta today until 2 pm.  This meant there was time for a few casts early this morning.  Lucky for Michael and I, Drew Friedrich, guide and shop employee for Cohutta Fishing, invited us to join him before sunrise from his parents property on the Etowah River in Cartersville, Georgia.


Our target was striped bass.  There’s a deep hole in front of Drews parents house.  Stripers migrating upstream gather here because it’s such a nice spot.  Drew predicted we’d either get five or none.  There’s no in between.  The fish are either there or not.


You can’t win all the time.  While Michael shot video from his drone Drew and I launched casts for about 20 minutes.  While it was fun to exercise the arms on such a beautiful morning, the stripers weren’t there.


It was a great trip to Georgia.  But today started at 5 am Eastern time in Georgia and just ended at 1 am Mountain time in Victor, Idaho.  I am toast!  Tomorrow I’ll catch up on life then Tuesday its right back to the east.  Stay tuned for ten days of New Hampshire fishing adventures starting Wednesday.  Keep right on a movin!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!