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Scott Swartz

Atlanta Fly Fishing School's founder, Capt. Scott Swartz, has been a student of fly-fishing since 1982. He is Georgia's first Master Certified Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers, holds several fly rod world records, and has fly-fished from northern Canada to South America. He provides clinics for Trout Unlimited, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, various boat manufacturers, dealers, marinas, clubs, civic organizations and fishing lodges around the world. Scott is also the past casting chairman for the Atlanta Fly Fishing Club. In addition to the Atlanta school, Capt. Scott shares his passion of saltwater fly fishing at his saltwater fly fishing school in southwest Florida www.floridaflyfishingschools.com.

M.A. (Mack) Martin Jr.

Atlanta Fly Fishing School partner and instructor Mack Martin learned to fly cast with a custom bamboo fly rod given to him at the age of nine by his uncle, while working summers at his shoe store in Windsor, Vermont. The mailman, Win Kenyon, who delivered mail to the store was the Vermont Fly Casting Champion from 1950 to 1955 and taught Mack how to fly cast. This started his interest in fly fishing and later became a life long hobby. Mack has fished from the Bahamas throughout the United States to Alaska and has floated many of the rivers in Alaska and has lead numerous trips to Kodiak Island. He has also fished throughout the NWT of Canada and holds two world records. He is the past president and past education director of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the past  Chairman of the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited. Mack is currently the National Leadership Council representative for the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited. Mack is a IFFF Master Certified Fly Casting Instructor, a CRBG Certified Professional Fly Rod Builder, and a Master scuba diver.

Bob Foster

Brian Richterkessing

Instructor Brian Richterkessing is a Federation of Fly Fishers certified fly casting instructor. He is an accomplished angler and enjoys teaching the sport of fly fishing to young and old through The Atlanta Fly Fishing School, private lessons, and guided trips. Brian was the Lead Casting Instructor for Orvis at both the Buckhead and Norcross locations where he was the Fly Fishing Manager for six years. Since moving to the Atlanta area in 1998, he has grown to cherish the year round, fresh and saltwater fishing of the southeast. From Alaska to the Bahamas , Brian has a diverse background of fishing experiences, yet still enjoys the simplicities of the local farm pond. He is a member of Trout Unlimited and very active in his local chapter the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Jim Harpole

Instructor Jim Harpole is a Federation of Fly Fishers certified fly casting instructor. He has fished most of his life but picked up a fly rod in 1999 and never looked back. Jim has fly fished in North America, South America and Europe but one of his favorite places is saltwater fly fishing in Mosquito Lagoon Florida. As a certified instructor Jim knows what it takes to help you become a better fly fisher and fly caster.

Born into a hunting and fishing family, Bob has been a fly fisherman throughout his life. An avid fly tier, Bob has been a fly tying instructor for Orvis as well as other clubs and organizations. As a active member of Trout Unlimited, Bob has served as President of the Upper Chattahoochee chapter, Georgia Trout Unlimited Council President and currently represents the Georgia Council on the National Leadership Council of Trout Unlimited.

Scott Swartz
M.A. (Mack) Martin Jr.
Bob Foster
Brian Richterkessing
Jim Harpol
Ed Chamberlain

Ed Chamberlain

Ed Chamberlain is a International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) Certified Master Casting Instructor and a retired career Army officer who served primarily with Airborne and Ranger units. Ed has taught and presented at numerous shows and fly fishing venues. Ed is an experienced fisherman who has fished throughout the Continental United States, Alaska, the Bahamas, and Patagonia.  He enjoys all types of fishing from chasing Steelhead and trout, salt water species in his flats skiff, pursuing big Bluegills in the pond behind the house with the Grandkids, or paddling his kayak in the coastal salt marshes or along rivers and lakes. Ed is actively involved with casting instructor training, testing, certification for the IFFF and is the current Education director for the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Eric Cook

Eric Cook

Eric is a Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified Casting Instructor from Atlanta. He has over 40 years of fly fishing experience. Being a native southerner, Eric’s fly fishing experiences primarily have been focused on southeastern U.S. waters, targeting every available species from Bluegill to Tarpon. Eric has fished many other destinations from Puerto Rico to Montana, but is always drawn back to one of his favorites – local Georgia waters for common Carp.

Eric is heavily involved in the FFF casting instructor certification program through coaching, certification testing, instructor continuing education and FFF casting program committee work.

Tom Rueping

Tom Rueping

Tom has fly fished from Georgia, to the Rocky Mountain West, to Alaska, to Mexico, the Bahamas, the pacific coast of Costa Rica, and lot of points in between. He is an IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor and is currently the Casting Instructor Certification Program Coordinator for the Southeastern Council of the IFFF. Tom is the lead instructor for both the beginner and intermediate fly fishing courses at Lee University in Cleveland Tennessee. He is a past president of the Appalachian Chapter of Trout Unlimited and is the assistant program lead for the Chattanooga Project Healing Waters program, helping veterans heal through fly fishing.

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