Mac Brown is the owner of Mac Brown Fly fish in Western NC. Mac 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. He is the first full-time guide service in the Western NC region. Mac was instrumental as well in helping get the first Delayed Harvest on the Upper Nantahala River in early 1993. I would humbly rather let you read testimonials from others over the past three decades.
Mac 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 to 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, FFI, and others have endorsed this text as a reference for instructors as well. Mac is a Master Casting Instructor through the Fly Fishers International.
Mac was inducted into the Southern Appalachia Fly Fishing Museum Hall of Fame under recreation on August 26, 2017. The induction speech can be on Fly Fishing Guide School page which pays tribute to the many friends that I am thankful. I am proud to claim Bryson City, NC my home since 1987.
I was Field and Stream “Angler of the Year” in 1999. My teachings have appeared in Fly Rod and Reel, Fly Fisherman, Angling Report, ESPN TV, 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.