About Jimmy Jacobs

CountrySports Plantation, 1 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo by Melissa Dobson

Recent Articles Updated 12/6/16

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Jimmy is taking on a new position!

Editor of

Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine

March 2017 the premier issue of Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine goes live at southernsaltflyfishing.com. The new title is devoted exclusively to saltwater fly fishing from Maryland to South Texas as well as the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico to Central America. Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine is a hardcore fly fishing publication with a lifestyle attitude that appeals to the fast growing following this sport has attracted in recent years.

Published quarterly (Apr/July/Oct/Jan), Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing is the fourth digital magazine title produced by Southern Unlimited, LLC since the company’s 2012 founding. Editorial offerings of Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing will include destination articles, product reviews, fly fishing techniques and fly pattern articles and more. The magazine has the strictly southern lifestyle approach that has been the parent company’s long held mission statement.

Subscriptions to the Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine are free and always will be. Everyone who signs up for the publication will receive notification of the release of new issues. Additionally subscribers will receive the SSFF Newsletter, a timely, abbreviated mail out of news, events and new products related to fly fishing in southern waters.

Jimmy Jacobs of Marietta, Georgia will serve as editor of Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing. Noted magazine editor and author of numerous books, including Fly Fishing the South Atlantic Coast, Jacobs brings instant credibility to the launch of Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine.

The magazine’s website, southernsaltflyfishing.com is live and individuals may sign up now for a free subscription. A comprehensive media kit with terms, rates, issue themes and subscriber base will be available January 1, 2017. Writer’s guidelines will be available December 1, 2016.


Jimmy Jacobs is a native of Atlanta and now resides in Marietta, Georgia.

 For 25 years he was an editor for Game & Fish Magazines covering the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia. In that capacity he has written extensively about the region from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

 He was the Outdoor Columnist in the Sports Section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper from 2008 to 2016 and also in the Athens Banner-Herald in 2016. 

 Beginning in 2014 he has been the Insider Fishing Reporter for Fox Sports Outdoors South on Fox SportSouth television, covering freshwater action in the states of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

 Since 2012 he has been the Georgia Editor for Southern Trout Magazine online.

Along the way he has won numerous Excellence In Craft Awards for writing and photography from the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, Georgia Outdoor Writers Association and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.

In 2015 Jimmy was inducted into the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame for his work as an Outdoor Communicator.

He also is the author of award-winning guidebooks to fishing and hiking in the southeast region, as well as a volume of Southern humor and nostalgia, plus an adventure novel.