Fly Fishing Guide School

A week-long fly fishing school to improve your skills or a new career in Bryson City, NC
Opening at 7:00 AM
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The March 21 fly fishing guide school was a blast. Here is one of the many highlights during the 6 day program.

Many miles of smiles floating and learning to row. There are also many quality trout in the river during this time of year.

These schools are designed for those looking for jumping ...

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We are thankful that the 2020 season was another record breaking year amidst the pandemic. It does seem that people seek outdoor recreation opportunities during these strange times in our country. It was fantastic to see so many families learning about the great sport of fly fishing. The groups o...

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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!


6 months ago
An amazingly detailed program that provides everything a guide could ask for! Lessons embedded in my fly fishing career for life!
- Chris H
4 months ago
The Guide School was fantastic. Great instructors who were all interested in helping us with every aspect of fly fishing. My casting is completely different since applying what I’ve learned, and the strategy and tactics that we were taught are going to change my overall approach every time I fish. The practical lessons we learned on how to interact with people that you guide are applicable in more than just fishing situations! I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in improving their casting, boosting their overall fishing strategies, or transitioning to guiding full time.
- Jonathan W
4 months ago
Had a wonderful week @ Mac Brown’s Flyfishing Guide school. The flyfishing knowledge gained during the week, will undoubtedly help me with my fishing abilities moving forward. Met some wonderful people and would definitely recommend the school if you’re looking to either guide or just improve your own abilities.
- skitch r

About us

The Fly Fishing Guide School is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains town of Bryson City, North Carolina (click blue for info). 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! 

The spectacular beauty of the area provides the perfect setting for a week of learning all things fly fishing! 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!

We love our job teaching and instructing about trout fishing, rowing, tactics, fly fishing techniques, and fly casting! 

Give us a call (828)736-1469 or email: to find out more about the week-long fly fishing guide school! Give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

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779 West Deep Creek Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
United States

Business Hours

Mon:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sun:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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