Talluah River (Rabun and Town)

Wild Trout: Rainbow and Brown Trout

Other Species of Note:


  • Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, Midges
  • Nymphs: Midges, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Prince, Stoneflies
  • Streamers: Wooly Bugger, Minnow Patterns
  • Waders: Yes
  • Net: Yes

Casting: Roll, Over Head, and Tuck


The stocked sections of Talluah River in Rabun and Towns are a fly fisherman’s dream come true. They have every aspect of what fly fishermen look for in a freestone mountain stream; from towering boulders, long deep drop off holes,  long shallow runs, to always fast moving oxygenated gin clear water. I really can not imagine a better area to fish, it really is that nice. 

Besides being heavily stocked with rainbow trout I have found on occasion wild rainbow trout living amongst there stocked brethren. As of the writing of this stream write up I have caught nothing but rainbow trout in this stream so I can not verify if there are any other species of trout in this section of the Talluah. 

Once you are the Talluah River Campground area the road does get a bit dicey, being a one lane road in areas you need to be very vigilant of oncoming traffic at all times. There are several parking areas that you can park at, please be mindful and park only in designated areas. Besides the parking be mindful of footing when fishing in this stream, boulders are wonderful in creating a fantastic mountain stream however they are very dangerous to crawl over. Finally be careful near the stream in regards to snakes and bears… more so snakes, snakes love boulders probably more so than even fly fishermen. I personally have seen a timber rattlesnake and a black bear mamma with her cubs so I confirm that these animals can be found in this area. 


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