Brandon Price is the knowledgeable, against-the-grain, do-it-all outdoorsman.  We've lost count of the places that he's either hunted or fished.  His guiding career started in Colorado, and it includes three seasons in Alaska.  

His southern charm makes him a very patient instructor for both fly fishing and wingshooting.  He is very direct, making his teaching style effective for those who have a strong desire to learn.  Full of surprises, he'll climb a 30-foot sapling to retrieve flies or charge bears that get too close to the lunch spot.  He's a registered consulting forester so he practically knows the latin name of every tree you're likely to see during the day- just in case you wanted know.

Brandon currently resides in Liberty, NC and is both a wingshooting and fly fishing guide.  Almost every trip includes one of his bird dogs: Aster, Lulu, or Tommy.
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Josh Swain is an alternate guide when his schedule permits.  He's dedicated to chasing wild ruffed grouse through laurel thickets in the mountains.  Though he runs his own small construction company throughout the year, we believe that this is just a way to finance an upland wingshooting addiction.  All of his dogs are a joy to hunt behind, with some of the best points  and honors you'll ever witness.  

Josh owns a small farm in Yadkinville with his wife Mary, but his truck is often found on a dusty gravel road somewhere in the east slope of the Appalachians.  He also guides on a legendary quail plantation in South Carolina.

 

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Alison Price, an absentee co-owner, is probably the person you want to be with if you want to know the name of every species of fish in the water.  Though she rarely leads trips, her advice is golden when it comes to catering to the female adventurer.  Sporting a masters degree in Fisheries, she serves as a mussel and fisheries biologist as her full time career.  Due to this, she probably logs more days on the water than most full-time fishing guides.  As an avid fly fisher, bow hunter, and wildlife enthusiast, the perspective she brings to Wing & Fly Co. is immense.  

 

Available on a limited basis during certain holidays.  She resides in Illinois with her husband Kirk, who is a ornithologist.

Company History: A Tale of Two Guides

As they say "It's a small world."  That phrase sums up the creation of this company.  Tyler Almond and Brandon Price grew up in the same county, graduated high school the same year, and both gradually acquired a passion for fly fishing and wingshooting.  Brandon attended Appalachian State for two years before transferring to NC State, leaving the trout streams behind.  That same year, Tyler began attending Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, fishing some of the same riffles Brandon's felt soles had stirred weeks before.  Both sportsmen graduated college and began working, dabbling with guiding in the summers.  In 2007, having never met, they found themselves sharing a small cabin in southwestern Alaska, both working as fly fishing guides for a well-known fly out lodge.  Through their friendship and the networks they've woven through the years, Wing & Fly was born.  Tyler moved on to new opportunities, but introduced Josh Swaim to Wing & Fly before his departure.  Then there was Paul, Mark, and Sara....who didn't stay long but left their unique influences.  We continue to seek out the best guides for the local woods and waters around us.  Many thanks to all the anglers and hunters that have made this possible, your friendships are deeply appreciated and the moments cherished.