The North Atlanta Trade Center


Great Southern Fishing Show Featured Speaker

Chris Scalley

Chris Scalley

Unlock the Secrets of the Chattahoochee & Cumberland Tail Waters
Chris Scalley, owner of River Through Atlanta Guide Service, has been guiding these rivers since 1994 and is an Orvis endorsed guide service since 1994. Chris will talk in detail about his elaborate aquatic collection. Fly and spinning tackle tactics will be discussed as well as the nuances of McKenzie drift boat fishing.

Christopher Scalley grew up in Roswell, Georgia, doing the things he loves: hunting, fishing, and trapping the Chattahoochee River and surrounding watersheds. Comparing and contrasting other fisheries throughout the world, Chris has fly fished New Zealand's famed freestone waters of the South Island, Ireland's productive loch angling, the Gmundner Traun tailwater of Austria, the Rocky Mountain Western U.S. to more domestic waters like the limestone rich spring creeks of the State of Pennsylvania.

Although these distant waters are well worth the journey, Chris and many of his clients have always felt the 'Hooch compares favorably with these "destination rivers" both from an angling and an aesthetic perspective. Field and Stream Magazine recognized Chris as a finalist in the Heroes of Conservation 2007 Awards Gala for efforts to protect the Chattahoochee sport fishery. He has guided drift boat trips under a National Park Service permit in the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area since 1994 and has maintained a commercial guide's license under the Kentucky's Department of Fish and Wildlife since 2000 leading Cumberland River tailwater float trip adventures.

Chris has a BA in History degree from Elon College, North Carolina, and maintains CPR certification. Whether you are a beginner, novice, or expert, Chris wants to help you rejuvenate your soul on the water!

River Through Atlanta Guide Service