The Fly Fishing Show season for winter 2020 has been a blast! I have had crowds pantomime the foundation stroke in Denver, Boston, Edison, Atlanta, D.C., and will do it all again in Pleasanton, CA & Plano, TX the next few weeks. The advanced fly casting classes with Gary Borger have been fun to h...

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One of the many reasons that fly fishing & fall goes hand in hand. Better colors all around this time of year.

Final day of the Fall October Fly Fishing Guide School. Great memories made for years to come.

Here is another good rainbow from todays float on public water that runs right through downtown Bryson City, NC. Buzz from Boise, Idaho had many toads like this the past few days. May is one of my favorite months for the guide school.

Looking forward to starting the May Fly Fishing Guide School in the morning as the waters have been in excellent shape the past few weeks. Here is one of the half a dozen larger than average trout from todays float trip.

Jones Barton from SC during the April Fly Fishing Guide School with a nice rainbow trout. We covered swinging wets, dry fly, and many nymphing tactics.
Looking forward to the next school dates in mid May!

John with a fantastic rainbow on the swing learning about wet fly magic during the April Fly Fishing Guide School. This is public water on NC opening day of trout season. Super group of anglers passionate about improving their skills.

Final morning of the April Fly Fishing Guide School was a blast. The group did great with all of the information covered over the week. It for sure streamlined decades of trial & error for success.

Some fun practice on the sticks for the March Fly Fishing Guide School. The views from the National Park in the Smokies were an added bonus!


2 months ago
As a recent graduate I can vouch for Mac! The knowledge that it passed down to a student and the confidence that is built through the school is priceless.
- Nathaniel S
a year ago
Mac Brown is a wealth of knowledge and will elevate your skills to the next level. Whether you aspire to be a competitive angler or looking to break into the guide industry, Mac will provide you with a strategy to achieve your goals. Mac synthesizes decades of knowledge into a week, which may take months to years to fully comprehend. If you are serious about PhD level fly fishing, Mac is your teacher.
a year ago
Great class! Mac's energy and knowledge of fly fishing is extraordinary as well as the instructors/programs he has put together. This is a class you wont want to miss.
- Marlene H

About us

The Fly Fishing Guide School is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains town of Bryson City, North Carolina. Many students that attend the week-long school do so to improve their personal skills. Other folks are on a journey of working as a professional fly fishing guide for a career. Trout tend to inhabit some of the most beautiful locations on the planet! 

I have yet to see a place for trout habitat that is not filled with spectacular beauty! The guide school director, Mac Brown has assembled one of the most dynamic groups of highly gifted teachers and elite fly fishing  instructors for conveying and sharing this information ever assembled!

Give us a call (828)736-1469 or email to find out more about the week-long fly fishing guide school! We love our job teaching and instructing about all things trout fishing, rowing, tactics, fly fishing techniques and fly casting!

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779 West Deep Creek Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
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