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Meet Rod McGarry: MAINE USA

Rod McGarry
Rod McGarry - USA

Rod works with folks who want to get going in fly fishing and coaches the experienced fly fisher who wants to get up to a higher level.

A teaching pro since 1991, Rod is a Board Certified Master Casting Instructor, a registered Professional Maine Guide and works as Staff Instructor for  Fly Fishing in the L L Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools Program.

Before each training session at L.L. Bean, at outdoor shows or expositions, or the myriad of other places McGarry has taught the craft of fly fishing he asks his students to share why they have come to learn.  The answers are what he uses to personalize his lesson and draw people into the peaceful art that he so respects. 

For his ability to "clearly look at his students" and for his ability to have students walk away "talented and skilled...bearing  high confidence and self-esteem," Rod McGarry was awarded the 2009 Harger .The Harger Memorial Life Award is given to those who have made a noteworthy contribution to enhance fly fishing through  instruction and education.  Rod McGarry shares this honor with luminaries like Lefty Kreh, Dave Whitlock, Henry Hoffman, Gordy Hill and most notably (for the lay person) with Robert Redford for his film on fly fishing, 'A River Runs Through  It.

People come to McGarry as curious beginners, as seasoned fly fisherman hoping to bring their craft to a new level, or to be tested and certified to become casting instructors themselves. 

"Little in life satisfies me more than helping people become exactly what they want to be," says McGarry, "I hope to help them achieve success by their own standards, not mine, as I am convinced that progress is more important than perfection."

If you are a fly fishing enthusiast in the Northeast, you might encounter Rod McGarry's unique Maine-accented voice speaking at an outdoor exposition, at a Federation of  Fly Fishers  event or a Trout Unlimited program, or appearing as a guest on outdoor television shows.  People from around the world, though, hear that voice when McGarry picks up a call on the L.L. Bean"Fly Fishing Hotline." 

"Rod is one-of-a-kind in the world of outdoor educators a fly fishing instructor and guide with a unique knack for helping people get to success."

 For engagements, speaking, or coaching, contact:

Rod McGarry
Coach / Guide
22 Braddish Court
Portland, Maine 04103

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