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!

New trucker hats with the Fly Fishing Guide School logos for the 2019 season. The March school begins today.

A new post in regards to teaching kinesthetic sport such as fly casting. A look at some of the differences between style and substance. The picture is from fly casting classes at Troutfest in Texas on the Guadalupe River. We have a couple of spots left in Dallas on the 22nd of March at the Texas ...

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Always a blast getting to hang out with our friends Park Burson and Brad Befus from Scientific Anglers. Connor Brown played around on the casting pond with many various combinations at the Fly Fishing Show in Atlanta. Be sure to check out the new Amplitude Trout Tapers at a dealer near you. Fanta...

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4 weeks ago
Mac's knowledge of fly fishing & the will to share that knowledge with other fly fishermen is top notch. I couldn't be more pleased with the instruction, knowledge, & hands on that Mac gave during our guide school.
- Dayton H
5 months 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.
4 months 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

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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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Bryson City, NC 28713
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