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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Great to have Warren & Jan from Seattle, WA in for a visit to brown town on the mighty Tuckasegee River in Bryson City, NC. We worked on wet fly techniques the whole day and they capitalized on hooking many dozens with 6 over the 21" mark (all public water). Get out there because spring never la...

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7 months ago
Great day on the water with Mac, and guest Dale! Mac knows his home waters to a T! Fun day of catching fish, missing fish, fly casting discussions, telling stories, and learning about the area.
- Marlene H
9 months ago
Very knowledgeable and the use of science and principles of physics in the use of a fly rod gives you the tools to truly understand the why behind what is being taught so you can correct your casting in the right place instead of putting band aids on the problem. Just like golf - get to the right instructor and you will be able to improve with and without them!
- Jeff H
9 months ago
Well Worth It!! Like most beginning fly fishermen, I learned from friends. And, like most folks, I was reasonably successful at getting the fly to hit the water, or so I thought at the time anyway. The problem was that much of my fishing was on a nearby lake, and when the fish were rising, they were always ten feet farther than I could cast. After consulting with the internet, I endeavored to teach myself to double-haul. Instead, I taught myself to throw horrible, tailing loops. My leader had more knots than the USS Constitution! Once more, I turned to the internet for help. This time, I discovered Mac Brown and his book Casting Angles. Now, Mac’s book isn’t a bunch of pretty pictures and big fish, but it is the most accurate text I have found on what is really, physically happening when a fly line is cast. I knew after reading it that I had to meet the man himself, so I wrapped a Smokey Mountain vacation around a lesson with Mac. He fixed what I asked, but more important, he t...
- Paul B

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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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