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Good People - Good Water - Good Fish

After a long winter, Lauren and I had to get out of town. We have family in Atlanta, Georgia, so we decide to rent a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountain of Georgia. Our cottage is near the town of Blue Ridge, across the street from the Toccoa River. The weather was fantastic after a winter of freezing temperatures about 80 degrees.

Toccoa River is known for trout, but the big attraction is river rafting, so we packed up the kayak, our two Labrador Retrievers, and our fly rods. The first day we dropped off Lauren upstream in the kayak while I fish downstream to wait. It took about three hours to land two small trout, but Georgia is done!  I think I used a caddis and green copper john nymph. Lauren took close to four hours to get downstream to met me. She continued floating down the river over minor falls on the way.

Lauren's family arrived at our three-bedroom cabin; then it went from 80 to snowy the next morning…UGH! Lauren managed to catch two trout, and I struck out the rest of the trip. But we drank wine and listened to live bluegrass music.

Toccoa River

When I was young!

Lauren, Baguette, and Maggie

Baguette

Maggie

Toccoa River

Toccoa River

Kayaking down Toccoa River

Toccoa River

Baguette

Maggie

Lauren and her trout

Our Cabin

Toccoa Trout

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Toccoa River

Toccoa River

Toccoa River

Toccoa River

Toccoa River

Town of Blue Ridge

Me

Local Flyshop

Toccoa River

Toccoa River

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Our Ford Explorer

Maggie

Baguette