The Guides

Brown Hobson

Brown is the owner and head guide for Brown Trout Fly Fishing LLC. He started fly fishing in Western North Carolina as a teenager and the passion for catching trout on the fly created in NC propelled Brown’s move to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Brown spent 4 years in the ORVIS store in Jackson Hole as a sales associate, fishing manager, and store manager and was fortunate to learn from many of America’s great fly fishermen while there. Seeking milder winters and closer proximity to family, Brown moved to Asheville and started Brown Trout Fly Fishing.

Brown is a member of the North Carolina Fly Fishing Team, Fly Fishing Team USA, is a former ORVIS Trout Bum of the Week, and a 2014 ORVIS Guide of the Year nominee. His fly fishing experience combined with his ORVIS customer service background give Brown a skill set that allows him to provide exceptional days on the water.

Book By Phone: 803.431.9437

Jake Chiles

Jake Chiles is a true native of Asheville, NC and has spent his entire life hunting and fishing in the surrounding mountains.  Jake attended NC State University and earned a degree in landscape technology and business management.  He returned to the mountains and started a small landscape company in Asheville but soon realized that teaching people to fly fish is his true calling. 

Jake enjoys pursuing picky tailwater trout, smallmouth bass, and giant striped bass.  His diverse fishing experience ensures he will help you find the right flies and rigs to make the day a fishing success.

Book By Phone: 803.431.9437