"The most comprehensive fly fishing school in the South..."










The best schools attract the best instructors, and Habersham has two of the most respected in the country. This joint effort between Jimmy Harris, Kent Edmonds and Habersham Mill brings you two guides who are probably responsible for teaching the sport of fly fishing to more people than the rest of the guides in the state combined.



Jimmy Harris owns and operates Unicoi Outfitters in Helen, the oldest outfitter service in the state and one of its best fly shops. Unicoi is listed by Yellow Dog Fly Fishing travel company as a top destination. He was a contributing author to the recent book, "50 Best Tailwaters To Fly Fish." Jimmy has fished all over the world, including Patagonia where he hosts annual trips for his customers.




Kent Edmonds is a fly fishing guide and instructor (FlyFishGA). A long-time trout angler, Kent now specializes in shoal bass and striped bass on the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers. His fly designs are licensed by two fly-tying companies and his flies are distributed worldwide. Kent has written for and been written about in numerous national and regional fishing magazines. He was the 2013 SE Federation of Fly Fishers Instructor of the Year.





Bob Cain had the inspiration for the fly fishing program at Habersham Mills. Bob is a  award-winning architect (www.RobertCain.com), He is also a fly angler. His vision for Habersham Mill included trout fishing in the beautiful Soque river, so he contacted the two best guides he knew from his years of fishing Georgia waters for help in designing the program.



Bob is justly proud of his architectural accomplishments, but he has no pride when it comes to fish that will eat a fly.



Welcome to the Habersham Mill Fly Fishing School - an intensive 2-day course designed for novice and intermediate anglers.  The school combines classroom instruction, casting practice and actual fishing time.

This is the best place for you to learn how to enjoy the sport. If you have never held a fly rod, we'll take you through the basics. If you have some experience, we'll help you take your skills to the next level.

We have done everything possible to make this the top fly fishing school in the country. Our instructor to student ratio is high (1 to 3) and the instructors are experienced  professionals.

The venue is excellent and it's a perfect learning environment. The Soque and our private water on the upper Chattahoochee are two of the finest fisheries (normal rate for fishing these private waters is $340 per day for one angler). Habersham Mill is unique - the old post office has been remodeled into a meeting/activity area, the high-ceiling weave room offers comfortable indoor casting space, and the old ball field is a casting spot for lovely spring days.

All equipment is furnished, including waders, boots, rod, reel, and flies. All you need is weather-appropriate clothing, a rain jacket, and a sense of adventure. Polarized sunglasses are strongly suggested.

With our high instructor/student ratio, we can tailor the class to each individual student and offer specialized individual attention. For example, if your plans include a vacation in the Bahamas we can work with you on techniques you'll need fly fishing saltwater. If you plan to fish bass on a local pond at home, we can give you specific help for that and maybe even put you on one of the lakes at Habersham.



 2017-18  SCHEDULE


October  14 & 15

November  11 - 12

 December  9 & 10

February  10 & 11

March 10 & 11

April  7 & 8

April  28 & 29

May  26 & 27





2-day school............ $450

(includes lunches & all equipment)



Email or call 706.878.3083

for info or to reserve your spot!




 On-Site Lodging






Monday Fishing Special - Stay over Sunday night in discounted room & fish with Unicoi Outfitters at a special rate. Call Unicoi for details - 706.878.3083





Bring a spouse!


Bring your spouse or your child and learn a sport for the family together. Or bring a  non-angler - they can share your room and enjoy the beauty, history and shopping of the historic Clarkesville area.





Make your reservation today...


Email or call 706-878-3083




Class is on Saturday and Sunday and runs from 9 am until 5 pm.  Lunch is provided. We spend a majority of our time on the water, with just enough round table discussion to answer your questions and give you a foundation in the basics.

Saturday - We'll spend most of the morning in the old Habersham post office covering basics, then move to the grass for the afternoon to practice the cast. We finish the day on the water, putting new skills to work while fishing for the big beautiful Soque trout.

Sunday - We'll be on the water gaining practical experience and catching fish. Depending on weather and water conditions, we'll likely fish at Unicoi Outfitters private trophy water on the upper Chattahoochee.