The advanced fly casting classes on the road have been a blast meeting new folks interested in moving forward with their skills. Looking forward to California this week.

The spawning colors are in full swing with brown trout now. Get out there and enjoy some fall colors!

Great fall fly fishing the past week in Colorado. I am really looking forward to the colors in western NC the next few weeks.

July trip on the Salmon River in Idaho with family & friends. Thankful the smallmouth were happy along the way.

Here is another quality rainbow from yesterdays trip float fishing in Bryson City, NC. It has been another stellar spring here in the Smokies.

Big buttered browns came out in force today on our local rivers with the cold front in place. Here is Watty from Greeneville, SC with another fine trout.

Mike from Greenville, SC today with a great brown trout on public water. May is a fantastic time to float fish NC.

Buzz from Boise, Idaho enjoying some of great trout right in Bryson City, NC on the Tuckasegee River.

Wanda Taylor with a nice rainbow trout floating on the Delayed Harvest section right through the town of Bryson City, NC. The number of big trout has been incredible this season on floats.
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2 months ago
If you want to improve your fly fishing skills, book with Mac! MAC was excellent and wildly exceeded our expectations. During our stay in Bryson City, our family was looking for a guide service that would get us pointed in right direction, learn new waters, catch fish, and hopefully learn a few new tricks in casting! He over delivered on all the above. We loved Mac’s company and knowledge of fly fishing and the area. His knowledge of the sport, trout, and details of casting were impressive. We improved our casting and found new appreciation for the sport. We will book again and thank you Mac!
- Dan R
3 years ago
This is the fourth time we have gone out with with Mac over the last few years with my two oldest boys. First time in the snow. He is a gifted teacher and exceptionally patient with children. He knows where to find fish. When the bite is off he spends time teaching technique and how to crack the code. The best.
- ursula w
3 months ago
Was visiting Southwest NC for some R&R and wanted to go fly fishing in the area. I'm used to fishing the gulf coast but recently got hooked on the fly. I found Mac Brown online and gave him a call since he had a very professional website. He is a savant of fly fishing. Mac has dedicated a lot of time to learning the art of fly fishing and it shows. He has spent time around the world guiding trips and teaching at classes and expos. Dude wrote a textbook about the science and technique of the perfect cast and is involved in a lot of the history of fishing/development of the Nantahala region of North Carolina. He's taught at several youth camps and has developed many young anglers. Caught some wild rainbows and targeted some big brown trout in late June. Water was cooler than usual due to the Saharan Sands and there were still plenty cruising the rivers. I'm a novice with my own gear but still learned a great deal. My girlfriend has never casted a flyrod in her life but was casting 40...
- Jared T

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Mac Brown Fly Fish offers best quality trout trips in the Smoky Mountains town of Bryson City, North Carolina since 1987! Fly fishing guide float or wade trips, lessons, schools, corporate group courses, back country trips, trout fishing instruction and fly casting lessons are available throughout the year. 

Bio includes Master Casting Instructor, presenter and demos for international fly fishing events since 1989, associate professor of fly fishing classes for Western North Carolina University, ACA, author, Fly Fishing Youth Team USA Coach, Southern Appalachian Fly Fishing Museum Hall of Famer, Angler of the Year "Field and Stream" and operator of the Fly Fishing Guide School.

We welcome all skill levels from beginners through seasoned anglers with a heavy emphasis on learning! We provide everything you need for an experience fly fishing second to none! Learn to fly fish in the Great Smoky Mountains trout capital town of Bryson City, North Carolina. Give us a call or email to discuss your fly fishing adventure in the Smokies!

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