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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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!

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.


4 months ago
Mac is incredibly knowledgeable, insightful, and engaging. He draws you in with his folksome demeanor and then imparts 35+ years of fly-fishing experience before you know it. He taught me several tactics that will improve my game immediately... and many others that make me eager to practice. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the whole experience!
- Gary P
4 months ago
Great experience!!!! Don't forget a couple of writing journals for all the knowledge you will hear. You can get answers to everything you have always wondered about. When you are finished, now comes improving your skills by applying the next level of "catching fish". Have fun...fall was a great time of the year on the rivers.
- Terry M
4 months ago
What a great experience!!!. Mac is truly brilliant. The information he shared put my fly fishing game ahead by decades. Thank you Mac.
- Harvey C

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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