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Mac Brown Fly Fish

  • Bryson City, North Carolina 28713
  • Vendor Type: Guides
  • Fishing Type: Freshwater
  • Fishing Style: Fly Fishing
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Mac Brown Fly Fish

Offers guided fly fishing wade and float trips, clinics, and private casting instruction in NC since 1987!

Mac Brown Fly Fish guide service in Bryson City, North Carolina.

Guide: Mac Brown

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About Mac Brown


mac brown fly fishMac Brown started McLeod’s Highland Fly Fishing in 1987 as an independent guide and educator. The company now goes by the name Mac Brown Fly Fish. I was the first full time guide service in the Western NC region. Mac was instrumental as well with helping get the first Delayed Harvest on the Upper Nantahala River in early 1993. About that same time period, he was Associate Professor at Western Carolina University teaching the Fly Fishing program at the collegiate level. Many of those former students from that era are directly responsible for bringing the competition scene back to this region. This area has been a hotbed for a very long time now in regards of producing some of the top anglers around the globe.


Mac Brown is the author of “Casting Angles” which is a fly casting handbook for those on the journey of understanding the mechanics of the cast. The ACA, IFFF, and others have endorsed this text as a reference for instructors as well. Mac is a Master Casting Instructor through the International Federation of Fly Fishers.  I am proud to claim Bryson City, NC my home since 1987. I was the first full time permitted and insured guide for this region in 1987. I was the Field and Stream Angler of the Year in 1999. My teachings have appeared in Fly Rod and Reel, Fly Fisherman, Angling Report, ESPN, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Fly Fishing America T.V., Fly Fishing the World, and many others. Mac is a pro staff member of Ross Reels, Scientific Anglers, Richardson Chest Boxes, Sage, Simms, Regal Vise, Maxima, and many other great companies since early 1990. Some online sessions which may be of interest can be found at “Ask about Fly Fishing” for many great topics related to fly fishing from a large selection of hosts (including some I had done on casting).


What You Need to Bring

I want to show you what it will take for learning to fly fish on your own in some of the best waters in western North Carolina! Our guides have decades of experience instructing you for a memorable adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains! The trout fishing in the smoky mountains is among the most scenic in all of North America!

You should bring rain gear, warm cloths, sunscreen, lip balm, a hat and polarized glasses. It will benefit your success on the water to wear clothing that blends into the surroundings. You can also check the weather here for layering considerations of clothes. If you plan to fish and are older than sixteen, you can purchase your valid NCWRC license here online or by phone at 1-888-248-6834. You will need a trout stamp for everything outside the GSMNP and Tribal Waters in Cherokee, NC. You need either a NC or TN fishing license for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The tribal license can be purchased at many of the stores in Cherokee. Use the contact page or call (828)736-1469 for booking



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