Trip Q&A


Common Questions

Q:  What is the Booking/Cancellation Policy with Soaring Eagle Outfitters?

A.  A 50% NON-refundable deposit is required at booking and full payment is required 7 days before the trip.  Once full payment is received there are no refunds available if you cancel a trip. If the trip is cancelled by the guide due to weather or high water (safety is our first priority), you will have a credit on record to reschedule your trip for the same calendar year. 


Q:  Are gratuities / tips required?

A: Tips are not required, but always appreciated by our guides. Your gratuities help the guides cover the flies they tie, tackle they provide, and gear they let the clients use. 


Q:  What time do trips start and end?

A: Half day trips typically run 8am - 12pm or 1pm - 5pm.  During winter hours, if availability exists, half day trips may be run from 10AM to 2PM.  Full day trips will start at 8AM and end at 5PM.


Q:  What is included with a trip?

A:  Use of rods, reels, flies, leader, tippet, indicators, and weights are included in the trip fee.  Ask during booking about the availability of waders or boots. 


Q: Are there any requirements if I want to use my own gear for trophy trips?

A: For standard nymphing or throwing dries, rods/reels must be at least a 5-weight. If euro nymphing, rods/reels must be at least a 3-weight.


Q: Am I required to have a fishing license for the trip?

A: Yes. A valid Georgia Fishing License and Trout Stamp are required for our trips and are not included in the trip amount.  They can be obtained HERE


Q:  Is lunch provided?

A:  Lunch is provided on all Full Day Trips.  A lunch can be provided on half day trips for a $25 charge per 2 people; please let us know when booking if you'd like lunch provided for your half day trip.


Q: Are upgraded lunch options available?

A: Yes.  We can provide upgraded lunch options. Upgrades are dependent on venue/location. We can also accommodate many common dietary restrictions such as gluten free or vegetarian. Please discuss upgraded meals and or dietary restrictions during booking. Additional charges may apply.


Q:  Do you fish in the rain?

A: YES.  Sometimes the best fishing can be found on raining/overcast/cold days.  We will not fish in unsafe conditions, but be prepared to fish in the rain.


Q:  Do you offer lodging?

A:  No, we do not offer lodging.  There are cabin rentals on VRBO / Air BNB as well as multiple hotels in the Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Dahlonega and Helen areas. 


Q:  Do you rent out Kayaks or provide a shuttle service?

A:  No.


Q:  Are your trips fly fishing only?

A:  All trophy trout trips and national forest adventures are fly fishing only.  We will make an exemption if there is a child wanting to fish on the stocked waters we are permitted to be on within the National Forest.


Q:  Are your trips all catch and release?

A:  All trophy trout trips and national forest adventures are catch and release only.  We will make an exemption for a child if fishing for stocked fish within the National Forest. 


Q:  Do you offer unguided fishing on your trophy waters?

A:  No. Guests are not allowed on the property without a guide.