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Awesome experience. Tony is a great

Was very pleased with our experience. Tony took the time to teach us what we needed for the day... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
First Time. Great activity!

My husband and sons went fly fishing for the first time while visiting Asheville in April. They... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Susan M
Hobe Sound, Florida
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Oct 14, 2018
“Awesome experience. Tony is a great”
Apr 24, 2018
“First Time. Great activity!”
Guided Fly Fishing and Fly Fishing Instruction. Western NC's premier fly fishing guide service. We specialize in teaching new anglers learn to fish the beautiful trout rivers and streams in the western NC mountains. The temperate climate of Western...more
25 Tacoma Pl, Asheville, NC 28801-1629
+1 877-298-2568
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Was very pleased with our experience. Tony took the time to teach us what we needed for the day ahead. He's extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to provide a solid foundation for the day and for future flying fishing. And just as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

My husband and sons went fly fishing for the first time while visiting Asheville in April. They loved it, it was one of their favorite activities in Asheville. We cannot recommend this company highly enough.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Susan M
Starr N, Owner at Brookside Guides, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thanks so much! We're really glad that your husband and sons had fun on the river.

Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Awesome Day, Tony actually taught us seal skills, He showed me 3 or 4 methods, caught fish on each. He was awesome teaching my 14 year old daughter to be patient and she caught fish, nice brookies and rainbows. Great day, highly recommend.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

This was my 2nd trip in 2 years with Brookside. Both times I fished with Tony and both times were amazing experiences. He is such a great teacher; extremely knowledgeable, very encouraging, and his face lights up more than you do when you actually land...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Stephan B
Starr N, Owner at Brookside Guides, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thanks for the great feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your time on the water.

Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

When the weather turned way cold, I wondered how my 19 yo daughter and I would enjoy our two half-day guided trip with Tony Brooks of Brookside Guides. Never fear! We went to the Green River near Saluda, NC. He put us on a lot...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank William T
Reviewed March 17, 2017

The incredible day spent on the river with my 2 sons (22 & 19 years old) and Tony will always be a favorite memory. The fishing results were outstanding ... but more importantly, my sons & I learned to fly fish more effectively. If you...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sarah S
Reviewed November 14, 2016

I bought the half-day guided tour for two with a reservation in November 2016. Our guide, Tony, was very professional and easy going. Right from the start he wanted to know our expectations for the trip so he could cater to our wants/needs. We spent...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

I booked this trip based only on the excellent reviews found here. Starr hooked me up with Tony who is in fact a trout whisperer with the training perseverance of Mr. Miyagi. I came there thinking I was ok with a fly rod...but soon realized...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank OysterHouseTreasures
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I could not have been more pleased. I wanted to give my husband a gift for our 37th wedding anniversary. I called Brookside Guides and discussed how I wanted my husbands fly fishing lessons to be a surprise. They had Tony call me. He came...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

My son and I wanted a father-son get-away and decided to learn to fly fish. We had two 1/2 days with Tony as our guide and he was terrific. He knew the waters, found the fish, and had plenty of patience.

Date of experience: July 2016
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