top of page

 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.

gary and fish 3.JPG
Home: Welcome
Waist Deep Fishing

Get to Know Me

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.

Home: About
Fishing Rod

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

Vincent van Gogh

Home: Quote