Wanda Taylor

Fly Casting Instruction

Wanda Taylor has been a professional guide and fly casting instructor since the 80”s. She’s been a feature angler or host in magazines, on radio, television, video, computer fly fishing games and podcast from coast to coast. Her passion is teaching independent fly casting/fishing to women and girls, as well as, pursuing fins with a fly around the world.

Industry Affiliations

Fly Skill Accomplishments

New Adventures in 2016

Wanda is an Advisory staff member of 20 years with TFO Rods. She is a pro staff member of Patagonia, Chota Outdoor Gear, MavenFly, Native Eyewear and Aqua Design.

Awards & Achievements

  • Wanda is known as "The South's 1st Lady of Fly Fishing"
  • She's the 1st woman inducted into the Southern Appalachian Fly Fishing Museum Hall of Fame
  • She is the 1st woman certified by the International Federation of Fly Fishers as a Master Certified Casting Instructor in the world.
  • She is the 1st woman Orvis Endorsed Guide in the Southeastern United States.
  • She was awarded the Southeastern FFF 2005 Woman of the year award.
  • The recipient of the 2008 FFF SE Council Award of Excellence for her work with breast cancer survivors with Casting For Recovery, Georgia’s Casting For Confidence and her teaching and testing activities for the FFF Certified Casting Instructors program.

Wanda is currently teaching private casting instruction and instructional guiding on the Hiwassee River, near Reliance TN with Tellico Angler. She is an outdoor writer for Dun Magazine and Girls’ Guns & Rods. Women’s Casting instructor of the 16th annual Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival, as well as the MC for their Women’s Forum. She is a board member and retreat leader for www.castingcarolinas.com.

Wanda has caught incredible trout from her home waters on the Hiwassee River in TN to the West in Idaho, Montana and Colorado. 19 Sailfish on 20lb tippet in 2 days in Guatemala, 5 to 10 pound bonefish in many of the Bahamas Islands, Tarpon on the Coast of South Carolina, Kings and Stripers on the Coast of California, King Salmon in Alaska, as well as, large Dorado in Mexico. To come in 2016, Marlin in Costa Rica and more...

Professional Guide & Instructor