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Featured Angler

July 15, 2016

Featured Angler

Name: Chad Conley

What city/state do you reside?

Canton, GA

What rivers or lakes do you fish?

Trout waters include Noontoola Creek, Ellijay GA - Hiwassee River, Reliance TN - Conasauga River - Cohutta Wilderness. Bass waters include Lake Allatoona, Woodstock GA - Lake Lanier, Gainesville GA - Lake Chickamauga, Chattanooga TN. I also fish about twice a year in the Florida Keys, typically near Islamorada.

What is your favorite fish to hunt?

By far my favorite fish is Tarpon. Second to that is North GA Brown Trout.

How long have you been fishing?

I remember sneaking down to a creek behind our house when was about 4 years old. I was so engrossed by seeing those fish in the water and couldn't resist trying to catch them. My love for fishing started then and hasn't stopped since. I'd say that it's gotten more intense as I've learned how to catch different species and use different techniques. I am now 35 years old so I have been at it for at least 30 yrs now. Man it hurts to say that out loud!

What would be your dream fishing trip?

This is an easy one to answer. I want to go to Belize and swing for the fences. A grand slam on the fly rod would be a dream come true (bonefish, tarpon, and permit all in one day). Hoping to take a swing at that sometime next year.

What is your favorite FECO gear?

By far the hats. I am a nitpick about hats and FECO's fit perfectly. They look great too!

Where can our customers follow you on Instagram and Facebook? 

I have backed away from Facebook since I found myself wasting precious fishing time being online, lol. However, I do have an instagram account @cryodog2002. Stranger username I know, but it's a mix of my Marine Corps MOS, which was Cryogenics, and the Marine Corps nickname, Devil Dog, along with the year I started my service. 

Thank you guys!