Tennessee Fly Fisher

A Better Way to Trout

(615) 645-0224
Neil McDonald: Licensed Guide Certified Instructor
Tennessee Guide License 733225775

Fly Fishing Guide Service and Casting Instructions
Based In Nashville, TN

Men Fishing on a Boat

Floating and walking excursions for Trout and Smallmouth Bass on some of Middle Tennessee's most productive and scenic waters.

Guide Services
Fishing Lessons

Beginning to Advanced,  Private to Group, Neil Is was of the early advocates in "Conscious Breath Casting" that when practiced enhances distance, control, and stamina to your cast.

Casting Instruction

...your quick start program is amazing. Sandy and I had a blast! Many thanks. 
- Thomas Millan
(615) 645-0224

About the Guide/Instructor

Neil is a native of Eugene Oregon who moved to Nashville in 1994, and established an accredited fly fishing course at Belmont University, and abbreviated versions for Vanderbilt, and Cumberland Universities.

Neil is widely known for his contributions and teaching of "Conscious Breath Casting", which improves casting performance and stamina by integrating yoga influenced breathing with casting techniques.

Before moving to Nashville, Neil guided on such famed Northwest rivers as the Skagit and Skykomish in Washington, and the Deschutes and McKenzie in his native Oregon.

He also did commercial fly tying for several fly shops and guides in the Puget Sound area, and casting clinics with Sage and Loomis rods and Lamson reels.

Neil McDonald

Neil launched the "Lady K" in 2017, a 17 ft custom  McKenzie River drift boat, which he took 3 years to build and now uses for his guided float trips.

Neil is know for his relaxed style and experiential approach to teaching and guiding fly fishing. Fly fishing after all is an art form, and no 2 people will experience or express it in quite the same way, or partake in it for quite the same reasons. That's the magic of it.


Thank you for your interest. Please reach out with questions or comments using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you.

(615) 645-0224

Hours of Operation
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Service Area
Nashville, TN, and Surrounding Areas