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Our Guides

Andrew Bruce

Andrew has been fishing since he was a kid, starting in Englands canals and rivers and streams.  Andrew also has experience in Deep sea fishing and saltwater flats fishing. Currently he fishes the Northwest Georgia, Western North Carolina and Eatern Tennessee area rivers and streams in the Snowbird and Appalachian Mountain areas. His passion for the sport of Fly Fishing and the love of the great outdoors can be seen with every fish his clients catch.

John Porter

John has years of experience as a Hunting and Fishing Guide starting in the back wood camps of Maine. When he moved to North Carolina 15 years ago he sought out the hidden gems of wild trout streams of Western North Carolina. John will Guide you on wild and our Private Trout Streams for a wade trip you wont soon forget. 

Benjamin Bruce

Benjamin has been fishing

 since the age of two.

Ben has been lucky enough to grow up around the water-fishing. 

 From backwater flats fishing around Bonita Springs-Naples, Fl to Beach Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, to Deep Sea Fishing in the Atlantic 

and the Caribbean.  Living in Northwest Georgia Ben has been fishing the local waterways of NC, TN and GA for over 15 years and with the abundance of rivers, creeks and streams in our area, Ben knows how to get his clients on the fish. 

Ben has a lot of patience for the beginner and is a great teacher.

Chandler Teems

Chandler has been fishing, hunting, fishing more since he was a very young boy. Today Chandler fishes the local waterways, creeks, streams and hideaway- hidden gem streams. He has a passion for getting the Angler on fish and will use everything in his fly box to do so. Chandler also is a serious Fly Tier and teaches Fly Tying classes.

Mark Nielson

Mark grew up in west Georgia and east Alabama and is an avid outdoorsman and fly fishing angler. He mainly fished the Chattahoochee and the Coosa River systems for Bass, Blue Gill and Bream. After retiring from law enforcement, he moved to Hiawassee Georgia to pursue his passion of trout fishing, tying flies and hiking. Mark has a heart of a teacher and loves to teach the sport of fly fishing to anyone who wants to learn. You'll find Mark at the shop when he is not out fishing.

Stop in at Fires Creek Fly Shop 

and say hello!

I have to say these guys are awesome! Andrew, Ben and Chandler are excellent and will help you anyway possible! They are very knowledgeable about the area and equipment they have and have everything you need to get started fly fishing - for the novice to the most experienced fisherman. I would recommend them
 to anyone, especially someone wanting to learn the art. 

Awesome place and cant wait to go back.

Christian R. - Customer

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