Brookside Guides

Brookside Guides, Asheville: Address, Phone Number, Brookside Guides Reviews: 5/5

Brookside Guides
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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 NC makes it possible to fly fish all year long! Never held a fly rod but always wanted to learn? Sign up for a lesson on the water with our skilled and patient instructor/guides.
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Deano D
Duffield, VA233 contributions
A wonderful experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
Recently my wife and I took a fly fishing / instructional guide trip with Tony Brooks. He spent a couple of hours explaining and teaching different methods and casts for fly fishing. He brought really nice gear (waders, rods and reels.) We fished in the South Mills River and we had a blast. We caught several trout and had a wonderful day with Tony. He was patient and very knowledgable. He was most importantly very excited about fly fishing and it shows through his positive teaching. He has both us wanting to go fly fishing again real soon and hopefully with him again. Thanks Tony for go fishing with us.
Written June 22, 2021
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Valerie B
2 contributions
Great experience!
Apr 2021
My husband and I along with our 16 year old daughter took a half day guided trip with Tony over springbreak when we visited Hendersonville. My husband had some experience fly fishing, but my daughter and I were rank beginners! Tony was very knowledgeable and patient with us. He took us to a great spot with lots of trout, almost guaranteeing that we would catch something! My daughter and I had success! We didn’t set any records, but we did catch about 4 fish. My husband pulled in about a dozen. All in all a fun trip and we would highly recommend the experience!
Written April 19, 2021
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William T
Marietta, GA3 contributions
Tony is the best!
Apr 2021 • Couples
We have fished with Tony Brooks several times with different family members. He is knowledgeable, and an excellent teacher, so he’s good with novices and experienced anglers. We always come away with improved skills!
He knows the local spots, and can help put you on the fish, for sure! We’ll be back, again.

PS: that’s my 16 yo daughter with the monster rainbow in their web site!😃
Written April 16, 2021
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Nicole C
Palmetto Bay, FL12 contributions
Fly Fishing Fun
Jul 2020
Tony was an excellent teacher of the technical subtleties involved in fly fishing. He communicated with us prior to the trip to get a better understanding of our experience levels and what we were looking for. He was well prepared, checking the forecast up until the day before to determine the best location for our experience. My son and I had an overall great experience and we highly recommend Tony.
Written July 30, 2020
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Ludzoo
Reston, Virginia5 contributions
perfect summer day
Jun 2020 • Couples
As complete novices, we were a little intimidated with flyfishing. We wanted to give it a go, though, as something new and connecting with nature in a different way. Tony, our guide, made us feel totally comfortable and explained everything thoroughly. He was patient and taught us only what we needed to know without making us feel inadequate--yet also showing us some things to aspire to if we decide to try again. The water was cool but really comfortable and refreshing. I fell in a couple times with my newbie river feet but was still comfortable the whole time. The half day trip was just enough for us both to catch a few fish and get a feel for flyfishing and the gear without getting too tired of it. Highly recommended!!
Written June 30, 2020
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Glad you had a good day on the water!
Written July 1, 2020
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Arthur S
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Flyfishing instruction and guide.
Sep 2019 • Family
I contacted 4 flyfishing guide services for our trip to Marion, N.C.. only Starr from Brookside Guides returned my inquiry. I explained that I was new to flyfishing, 65 years old, and left handed. I wanted to book a half day trip with a guide. She said no problem. Starr was available to answer all my questions and set me up with Rick, my guide for the day. This was truly my bucket list trip. Rick's patience, instruction,and technical knowledge made for a great trip. I felt that Rick designed our outing just for me based on age and experience. I am already planning a spring trip. By the way, scenery was fantastic. Thanks Starr and Rick for putting up with all my questions. Art
Written September 26, 2019
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We appreciate your comments Art. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
Written September 27, 2019
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Kelsey B
West Palm Beach, FL6 contributions
Excellent Guided Intro to Fly Fishing!
Jul 2019
Our experience with Brookside Guides was fantastic! Our guide Tony met my husband and I for a half-day fly fishing lesson. I'm completely new to the sport and my husband had done a bit of it. Tony gave a thorough, easy-to-understand lesson on the physics, technique, and strategy of fly fishing, all on land, before taking us to a lovely part of the Green River to put our new skills to the test. He was informative, helpful, and patient (even when I got a bit frustrated by losing fish on the line.) We had a great time and would totally recommend Tony and Brookside Guides to anyone visiting the area! We'll most likely book him again as well.
Written August 13, 2019
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Robin B
4 contributions
Balance: Instruction +Application = Awesome Day!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Our guide gave us just the right amount of instruction to enable us to netbseveral rainbow trout! Great day with my husband (first time fly fish angler), and our guide, Tony.
Written June 20, 2019
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Rick S
Gilberts, IL2 contributions
Great day on the river.
Jun 2019 • Couples
My wife and I had never fly fished before so we booked the all day instructional trip. We had a great day. Tony was fantastic, very knowledgeable, patient and took the time to explain the what, why and how of what he was teaching. We would highly recommend this to anyone.
Written June 3, 2019
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Thanks ! Glad you had a great day.
Written June 5, 2019
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Jennifer G
6 contributions
We had a great time!
May 2019 • Couples
Tony was very knowledgeable and patient. My husband and I were novices so we needed quite a bit of instruction. We had a heck of a lot of fun and caught some nice fish!
Written May 26, 2019
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