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 Garbear's Back Country Fly Fishing Guide Service

Guided Fly fishing excursions into the Carolina's, Tennessee., Georgia and Virginia streams & rivers. Experience extraordinary fly fishing guide services.

If you’re going to truly excel in your fly-fishing  sport of choice, you’ll need a great fly-fishing guide and mentor. My name is Garbear, my mountaineering handle - short for Gary, and I work with aspiring outdoors adventurists to get them more focused, and technically proficient in fly fishing our back country wild streams and rivers than ever before , whether at a beginner or advanced level. I believe in spending time in the water to learn this tranquil sport in search of that elusive trout or salmon. This, more than anything, is a direct shared experience with you as a fly fishing guide and service.

Apex, North Carolina - Home base guide service.

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For the Love of the Game

As a professional Fly-Fishing guide, I have become a well experienced and respected fly fishing enthusiast fishing the great states of Alaska ,Montana ,Wyoming, Colorado, Georgia, N.Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. After many seasons on some of the greatest streams in the country, I developed my own unique and effective teaching methods. I focus on getting you to understand trout behavior while also learning how to read a stream or river with the goal of preparing you to do battle with the wile trout species. Above all else, the ultimate goal is to enjoy the great outdoors.

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“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

Vincent van Gogh

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A Little About Me

Take it to the Limit

The world can be fierce and cutthroat, almost like the trout you will be hunting, and for that you are going to want to relax and let the enjoyments of life drive your senses. As a Fly-Fishing guide, I have experienced twenty yrs. in military life, worked at some of  the top fortune 500 corp. in the world, raised a family, built a home, and helped build homes, yet with a proven track record of success. I have turned my past experiences and winning mentality into a well developed love and enthusiasm of the outdoors whether as a mountaineer level 1 alpine glacier guide or triathlete. I promise I will earn your friendship long after we part our shared experiences together, maybe more than anyone has ever done before. However, I will also encourage and support you as you unlock your full  potential to enjoy life as it was made to be!

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Carolina's , Tennessee, Georgia & Virginia

Fly fishing Adventures

 As a veteran , I encourage the support of my fellow military Air, Land and Sea service men and women to adopt fly fishing. It's a great way to get settled back into a lifestyle we all want to enjoy!  

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