North Georgia Wild Trout

by JJ Mathes

Where wild brookies like

Where wild brookies like

This week I fished another North GA creek for small wild trout. I used a Kiyotaki 18 rod, 7-ft of Yamatoyo 3.5 fluorocarbon level line, 2-ft of 5X tippet, and a size 14 JuteBug. At the lower elevations small rainbows were plentiful, after getting above two waterfall barriers brookies took over and were lots of fun on the Kiyotaki 18.

In the past I’ve had a hard time seeing “orange” hi-vis level line in shadowy areas and wanted to try a different color, the Yamatoyo level line is “chartreuse” it really stood out against the dark shadows of the rhododendron. It also has less memory than the Sunline 3.5 fluorocarbon level line that I have been using.

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