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Federation of Fly Fishers Master Casting Instructors offering private and group lessons in One-Handed and Two-Handed Fly Casting

Simply the best!

Meet Captain Gary & Wanda Taylor:

Capt.Gary & Wanda Taylor, Tennessee


At the ages of two both Gary and Wanda were catching their 1st fish across the mountains of Blue Ridge, GA from one another. Like in “The River Why”, it took Gary a while to convince Wanda to marry him and then convert her over to the fly. They’ve since shared 30 years together as professional fly anglers around the world. They are still each other’s favorite fishing partners and the nemesis of all fish on the fly.

Qualifications: (2) FFF Board Certified Master Casting Instructors in the same household. (Whew)

1993-94 Orvis Guide of the year

Licensed Charter Boat Captain

1st. Woman FFF MCCI, 2005 SE FFF Woman of the Year, 2008 SE Council Award of Excellence. Lifetime member of the Georgia Women Fly Fishers, Co-Founder and Supporter of CFC,  "Casting For Confidence", a retreat sponsored by the GWFF for breast cancer survivors and a CFR, "Casting For Recovery" retreat volunteer since 2001.

www.templeforkflyrods.com  Advisory Staff Member

Featured in: Fly Fishing Saltwater, Saltwater Sportsman, Sporting Classics, Fly Rod & Reel, Big Game Fishing Journal, Coastal Living, Beet Magazine,

Air Canada enRoute Magazine, Waterfront Living

Been Seen on: FlyFishTV as hosts and future guests of FFTV with Kelly Gallop in 2011 ( www.flyfishtv.com ), TBS, ESPN’s II Walkers Cay with Flip Pallot, CBS Morning Show, Video Coastal Fishing with Ken Hanley & Friends, Fly Fishing The Green River with the Taylors CD-Rom game

Locations: Tennessee, USA

Hiwassee Angler – 179 Tellico Reliance Road – Reliance, TN 37369 www.hiwasseeangler.com

Contact Information:  

captgary@windstream.net  706-537-3254 G. Cell

wanda.taylor@windstream.net 706-537-7444 W. Cell

 Fishing Specialty: Anything that swims

Favorite species: TN Musky and Bahamas Bones

What we offer:

1.   Instructional guiding: Takes you from zero to hero in the independent angling circles.

2.   Fly Fish Coaching: An educational connection with new or seasoned/frustrated fly anglers, giving extended term solutions for long term results.

3.   Private instruction for all levels of anglers in fresh and saltwater.

4.   Destination Location Boot Camp 101

5.   A day of just fishing with Gary and/or Wanda