We are a group of anglers passionate about fly fishing, friendship, community and fun.
We seek to...
Enhance member knowledge of the sport of fly fishing and fly fishing opportunities;
the standard of integrity, honor, and courtesy among anglers;
the spirit of fellowship among anglers everywhere.
Meet Our Board
My husband and his best friend introduced me to fly fishing. I was looking for an excuse to be more “outdoorsy” and little did I know, I would stumble into the hobby of my dreams.
I love the serenity of being in the river and the challenge of figuring out the best way to fish a particular body of water. There is always something new to learn!
I love fishing all styles; anything that will catch fish, but I am probably best at nymphing.
When I am not fishing, I am a registered nurse at Northside Hospital, wife to our Ghillie, Jeff Gilbert, and a new mom to my beautiful baby boy, Clayton. I love arts and crafts and organizing my house. I enjoy sharing my passion for fly fishing with others and love being a member of GWFF.
I’ve been fishing since I was 5 years old, but it wasn’t until after I moved to North GA that I discovered fly fishing.
I joined the Georgia Women Fly Fishers with the intent of getting outside more and to resurrect my old passion for fishing. I learned very quickly that fly fishing takes a lot of patience and determination; I’ve had my share of humbling experiences on the water, but the tug keeps me coming back for more. I respect the science and intricacies of fly fishing and being outside is the cherry on top. Streamer fishing is my go-to but I also regularly practice nymphing techniques – Euro nymphing is next on my to-do list.
Outside of fishing, I work as a Data Visualization Developer at Emory University and I’m a Fur Mom to my chocolate lab, Chip.
I started fishing when I was about 6 years old when my Dad took me fishing with long cane poles. The first fish I caught was a 3lb catfish. I’ve been hooked ever since.
I saw someone fly fishing in a documentary years ago and thought, “that’s so cool!” My son Ian kept encouraging me to try it. Then I learned about the Georgia Women Fly Fishers from Jennifer Gilbert, our current President, and I gave it a try. Now I’m hooked again!
When I’m not fishing, I’m an RN and have been for almost 20 years. The majority of that time I’ve worked in Pediatrics but now I work in Case Management. I love being a Nurse!
I also enjoy spending time with family and good friends, exercising, reading, crocheting and spending time with my son Ian and my soon-to-be daughter in law, Jess! Hopefully, I’ll be taking my grandchildren fly fishing one day!
Head of Social Media
With an undeniable passion for life, Tori Walburn is sure to brighten up anyone's day with her dynamic and animated spirit. By day, Tori rocks her Oxfords at a real estate law firm, but once the weekends hit, you can catch the reflection of Tori’s smile and wading boots in any blue line north of Jones Bridge. For the past two years, her rod and reel have stayed packed in her Mini Cooper ready to rig up anytime she can escape to the river. Her excitement and dedication for flying fishing grows with every tug and landing a wild rainbow is just one of her insta-worthy posts captured to share with her digital fly fishing community. As our Social Media Manager, she stays up-to-date on the latest hashtags while showcasing GWFF members in rivers across the state on social to boost our online presence and share our stories. Have a picture or video you want to share with the world? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll be sure to share your journey with fellow fly fishing friends!
I got into fly fishing because of my best friend Kyle. He knew my passion for the outdoors and insisted I try it. Nothing beats a dry fly take. Period. Next, I would choose streamers because of the action. If I want to consistently catch fish though I will definitely nymph. I am a Family Service Adviser for Roswell Funeral Home. I protect families by helping them make their final arrangements to ease the immense burden on the worst day of the family’s life. Proud father and husband to our president of the club, Jennifer.