Mac Brown Fly Fish

Fly fishing charter, guided trips, schools, and personalized instruction in Bryson City, NC
Open today until 8:00 PM
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We had a fantastic 2-day advanced fly casting class on March 21-22.

We are already looking forward to the September fly casting school.

If you are ready to commit to improving your skills & knowledge on fly casting-this class is for you. Many of the participants go on to accomplish their CI t...

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April will have its work cut out to top the activity from March. Here is a shot from a few weeks ago with instructor Cassie Spurling.

The hatches have been fantastic all through March. We have had our share of high waters & fronts. The trout remain happy. Two of the best memories in March were v...

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Great day on the lake with Cassie and Tony for guides day off! The lakes are the best during the winter months for learning lake techniques for trout fishing. Plan your lake adventure trout fishing the high mountain lakes of NC before March. Here is the link for more info: https://macbrownflyfish...

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Advanced 2-day Fly Casting School -Improve Your Skills

Mar 20, 2021 – Mar 21, 2021

This class is for improving your line control for fly fishing. Many authors have referenced this to mean "presentation". It all begins with you. This class is designed to cover the material for your Certified Instructor Training Class for the FFI. However, many have taken it to simply increase th...

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Denver Fly Fishing Show in 2020 was a great way to kick off the advanced fly casting class. It was a blast teaching with Gary Borger from the first of January up to when Covid-19 shut everything down in the first of March. We had just wrapped up the show in Pleasanton, California when all of the ...

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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.


3 months ago
I had the good fortune to attend Mac Brown’s two-day Advanced Fly Casting class in March. Not only did Mac’s instruction jump start my preparation for the Fly Fishers International (FFI) casting instructor (CI) certification process, it opened up a world of casting techniques that will change my approach to fly fishing. Mac is a great guy and an absolute encyclopedia of fly fishing knowledge and experience—one of a kind! Go spend some time learning from him if you have the chance!
- Rick S
a year 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
4 months ago
Great experience!! Great people!! Totally worth it!! Absolutely recommend!!
- ksb 1

About us

Mac Brown Fly Fish (click blue links for info) offers the best quality educational trout fishing trips in the Smoky Mountains town of Bryson City, North Carolina since 1987! Fly fishing guided float or wade trips, lessons, schools, corporate group courses, backcountry trips, trout fishing instruction, and fly casting lessons are available throughout the year (click for pricing). 

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 director 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 (828)736-1469 or email: to discuss your fly fishing adventure in the Smokies! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. There are literally hundreds of articles listed under categories on my URL @ Mac Brown Fly Fish to enrich your fly fishing journey.

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779 W Deep Creek Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
United States

Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun:8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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