Contact information for the best fly fishing guide school since 1987!

Mac Brown

779 West Deep Creek

Bryson City, NC  28713  USA



Fly Fishing Guide School Gift Certificates

We do offer gift certificates for attending the best fly fishing guide school since 1987. You may set this up with the Reservation Form or feel free to call me with questions at (828)736-1469. Gift certificates are valid for a three-year period from the date confirmed.

These are popular throughout the year when a loved one helps to support a friend or relative in a new “dream job”. Many of the school graduates have taken the week-long classes to improve their personal skills with no intention of guiding as a career. The common thread is both are interested in learning more about fly fishing and improving their skills! Check out the team of instructors.  If it is an instructional certificate your desire then you may find it on the Mac Brown Fly Fish site. 

Reservations for the Fly Fishing Guide School

Many of the courses fill months in advance, so make your plans very early for February, March, April, May, October, and November courses. There is a photographic release form and a typical Outdoor Recreation Waiver form to be electronically signed after you are registered.

If you call during the busy months make sure you leave a message with an evening phone number and how you found out about us. I am difficult to reach during the best fly fishing seasons. I return these promptly each day after I am off the water.

Use the Reservation Form to sign up for a particular Guide School. Feel free to call for questions or emails with info at top of the page.

Fly Fishing Guide School Payment Policy

One-half deposit ($1,600) to be mailed when you confirm the school date and reservation form is sent. The remainder ($1600) is due a month in advance of your school date. The form only takes a few minutes and also helps us to get to know you! Confirmation will be sent by email when the check is received. You will also have a full itinerary for the week of fun and fly fishing! All returned checks are charged an additional $50.00 service fee.


We have always treated folks with the Golden Rule since 1987! I fully understand if cancellation is due to a medical condition, acts of God, and many other things. It is however at my discretion depending on these extenuating circumstances. If it is more than a month away than we can work to reschedule to another date that fits your time frame. The trip is charged in full if you cancel the trip within a month before the date of your trip in general. You may find an alternate to attend your class.

Dates are rarely canceled due to weather like rain, snow, cold, etc… because these end up often times being the best fishing of the year! Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. The school has the flexibility to work around weather patterns since there are many days for instruction.