Becca Powell

Atlanta, Georgia
How long have you been fly fishing?
Three years
Favorite fly-fishing partner
My husband, Justin Powell
Favorite water to fish
The headwaters of the Chattahoochee River, or the Davidson River in North Carolina
Favorite species to fish for
Brown trout
Bucket List
Skeena River Lodge in British Columbia, Canada, for steelhead
Top Three Fly Patterns
Tactical Jig Bugger, Hotspot Pheasant Tail tactical jig, and SOB Jig in ginger

Becca Powell

Becca K. Powell is no stranger to the outdoors, having spent the summers of her youth in the mountains of North Georgia and hiking the Appalachian Trail; her college years in Boone, North Carolina, camping, hiking, skiing, fishing and rock climbing; and more than a decade working within the Waterkeeper movement.

As development director for the nonprofit Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Becca works to bring awareness to the river that serves more than 5 million Georgians and sustains one of the South’s most thriving trout fisheries. When she’s not working, she can be found with a fly rod in hand. Some of Becca’s favorite moments are spent traveling with her husband, Justin, to Belize for bonefish, the Pacific Northwest in search of steelhead, or the Florida Keys, where she’s still dreaming of landing a tarpon on the fly.

Becca’s passion is the environment, and it shows not only through her career, but also her volunteer work. She is a proud member of the Georgia Women Fly Fishers, Fly Fishers International, Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and a volunteer for Casting for Recovery. Becca is also an associate editor for DUN Magazine and was featured as the Summer 2018 cover story. Becca is proud to be a part of the Orvis family, assisting with the #5050onthewater initiative in the Atlanta market. To follow Becca’s adventures both on the river and in the environmental movement, check her out on Instagram.