For our July 16th meeting we have our good friend Jimmy Jacobs. He’ll be speaking on his new book Fly Fishing for Peach State Trout.
JIMMY JACOBS is a native of Atlanta and now resides in Marietta, Georgia. For 25 years he was an editor for Game & Fish Magazines covering the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia. In that capacity he has written extensively about the region from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
Today he is the editor of Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine. Since 2012 he has been the Georgia Editor for Southern Trout Magazine online.
He was the Outdoor Columnist in the Sports Section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper for eight years and also for the Athens Banner-Herald. For four seasons he was the Insider Fishing Reporter for Fox Sports Outdoors South on Fox Sport South television, covering freshwater action in the states of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Along the way he has won numerous Excellence In Craft Awards for writing and photography from the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, Georgia Outdoor Writers Association and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.
In 2015 Jimmy was inducted into the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame for his work as an Outdoor Communicator. The Museum of Fly Fishing in the Southern Appalachians in Bryson City, North Carolina inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2017 in the category of Communicator. He was elected to the Georgia State University Athletic Hall of Fame that same year.
He also is the author of award-winning guidebooks to fishing and hiking in the southeast region, as well as a volume of Southern humor and nostalgia, plus an adventure novel.
NOTE: We will be meeting at the The Diner at Sugar Hill! (Map)
Date: Tuesday, Tuesday July 16th, 2019
Location: The Diner at Sugar Hill (map)
Time: 6pm arrive, 6:30pm eat, 7pm short meeting & presentation.
If you think only big fish are at the fishing resorts think again! Our friend Johan had a great day at Smithgall Woods recently. That stream is notoriously difficult to fish but he obviously had the magic offering and presented it perfecly! Here is the weblink for the park. And for a great article click this link!