Fly Fish Blue Ridge is owned and operated by Gene Rutkowski, a long time resident of Fannin County. Gene has been providing guided fly fishing trips for well over two decades and through Gene's expertise and hospitality
Fly Fish Blue Ridge is one of the oldest and most respected fishing guides in the South.Fly Fish Blue Ridge was voted the top fly fishing guide by customers according to advisor.com in both 2015 and 2016. Our reputation and success is based upon generations of repeat customers. As seen on Out Da’ Bayou aired on the Discovery Channel in September 2020.
Fly Fish Blue Ridge is a full guide service on private water. We practice catch and release. We provide all equipment including waders, boots, rods, flies, and instruction. We offer year-round, half-day wading trips on our beautiful private trophy streams. Whether you are a beginner looking for your first fly fishing outing or a seasoned expert, we cater to your every need and want. We take you to fish on the very best water for the very best fish in North Georgia - and remember that Fannin County is the Trout capital of Georgia!
Fishing/trout licenses are required to fish in Georgia if 16 years of age or older. You may obtain one online at
If a cancellation is made within 7 days of a trip, the trip must be rescheduled for the same calendar year at that time. No refund issued.
Cancellation notices made in advance of 7 days can be refunded without penalties except transaction fees or rescheduled for a later date. Should a trip get canceled due to water or weather conditions, we will notify you immediately and help you with rescheduling or refunding your guided trip without any penalties.