Chase is originally from Oklahoma but has lived most of his life here in north Ga. He attended Appalachian State University where he studied education. He then spent 7 years as a peace officer for the Ga Dept. of Juvenile Justice and 2 years as a severe needs special education teacher in Dalton, Georgia. During these years he was guiding part-time and completing his FFF casting instructor certification.
Having already served in a more formal job market, Chase brings a serious and professional attitude to the river, striving to ensure a quality customer experience. Now, as a full-time guide and commercial fly tyer, Chase enjoys working with any skill level of angler and especially young people.
"I chose to leave the security of my career because of one simple reason: nothing brings me more joy and contentment than spending time with those who want to be with me. Strangers show up ready to have a good day, and they've chosen to share it with me."
When he's not guiding, Chase is soaking up time with his Chocolate Lab "Boo" and lovely wife Lauren.
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Contact Unicoi Outfitters:
P.O. Box 419
7280 S. Main Street
Helen, Georgia 30545
or by email.
Unicoi Outfitters is a permittee of the Chattahoochee-Oconee, Sumter, and Nantahala National Forests. See contact page for more information.