Shop Staff & Guides

Andrew Bruce

Shop Owner

Andrew has been fishing the North Georgia, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee area for over a decade. He has a passion for fly fishing and being out on the water.

Ben Bruce

Shop Manager and Guide

Ben grew up in Blue Ridge area fishing the lakes and rivers for anything that would put a bend in a fishing rod. Practically Self Taught, he has learned all he know about fly fishing from spending countless days on the river in search of trout and what they might be feeding on. No matter what your skill level, a day on the water with Ben is sure to be fishy, fun , and educational. He doesn't mind questions and will take the time to help you ​improve your fly fishing game. 

If Ben isn't out guiding on the river, flipping over rocks, or finding new waters; you c​an probably find him working in the Fly Shop. 

Chandler Teems

 Head Guide

Chandler is an avid outdoorsman growing up fishing, hunting and fishing. he joined the TRO team in 2018 and has lots of experience fishing the Toccoa River and surrounding areas. He is patient and very knowledgeable on selecting the right flies for the day. He knows the local waterways, creeks, rivers, and hidden blue line streams to puts clients on the fish.

John Porter​

TRO Guide

Johns is one of the guides whose knowledge of back country wild trout streams and teaching the basics of fly fishing has clients coming back each season. In addition to fly fishing on streams in Georgia and North Carolina, John is familiar with fishing for Lake Trout, and Bass on nearby lakes and water ways.

A.J. Miles

Shop Hand 

AJ is a native to the Copperhill area. He has grown up hunting and fishing the surrounding areas. You will typically find him wading around the Horseshoe bend park looking for trout rising in the late afternoons. AJ currently works in the shop, and is working towards becoming a fly-fishing guide.