What Others in the Industry Say About Us

Jeffrey M Pill - Producer/Director/Writer

"I produced a video focusing on coastal fly fishing and chose Wanda to be the host, guide and teacher in the opening segment. She was better than I could ever have hoped for: warm, friendly, informative and  inspiring. I also employed Wanda in a series of fly fishing promotions for gear and clothing. Here, too, she was spectacular – her attributes  of professionalism, her sense of humor and her talent for being able to  “come through the lens” to get important points across were magnificent.


I’ve known Wanda for many years and, as my role as the coordinator of presenters for The Seven Fly Fishing Clubs of Southern California, I always try to slate her to speak and show one of her great visual presentations to the clubs whenever her busy schedule allows. Her  programs are always informational, valuable and fun to watch. I highly  recommend her to be a speaker for any club, fair or conclave."


Jeffrey M Pill is a Producer, Director, and Writer for a series of documentary outdoor television programs and home DVDs/Videos for Miracle Productions. He's in charge of marketing and advertising of these shows for TV, direct mail order, retail and foreign TV sales. Shows  include Why Fly Fishing, Successful Fly Fishing Strategies with Gary LaFontaine, Joan Wulff’s Dynamics of Fly Casting, The Art of Spey Casting and Women & FlyFishing: An Introduction.

Flip Pallot

Flip Pallot - TFO Advisory Staff, TV celebrity, Guide Extraordinaire, Walkers Cay Chronicles Legend

“It is not at all coincidental that Wanda Taylor finds herself  celebrating her 15th year on the TFO Advisory Staff Team...Her  credentials have spoken for themselves during these almost two  decades...as they continue to do!”  


P.S. I still owe you a grown up snook. Flip Pallot’s, “Memories, Mangroves & Magic”

Rick Pope, TFO Chairman

Rick Pope, TFO Chairman

"It was about 15 years ago that Lefty Kreh first introduced me to  Wanda. Lefty praised her as a wonderful person, excellent fly fishing  and casting teacher, and an important link to what he believed would be  women’s growth as participants in the sport. As an Advisory Staff member  of TFO, Wanda has proven Lefty to be correct. The only thing more  impressive than her ability to teach is her enthusiasm for getting more  folks involved into fly fishing. I strongly encourage you to attend any  of her many engagements around the country."

Jim & Donna Teeny, jimteeny.com

Jim & Donna Teeny, jimteeny.com

"Donna and I have known Wanda for many years. She and Donna, along  with Lefty Kreh designed the TFO Casting For Recovery rod benefiting the  non-profit program financially. Donna and I added matching Teeny CFR  fly lines and CFR rod tubes to compliment the package. We appreciate  “ALL” that she has done and continues to do for fly people and our great  sport of fly fishing. The heart of Wanda Taylor is not just climbing  the ladder, but climbing it, with a hand down pulling people up to be more than they thought they could be. Donna and I are proud to call her friend!"

Captain Jake Jordan, jakejordan.com

Captain Jake Jordan, jakejordan.com

"I have known Wanda for over 25 years. She became the first female certified master casting instructor of the FFF program, while I was on the Advisory board of the Federation of Fly Fishers. She has been a guest instructor in my Bonefish School in the Bahamas,as well as, in my Sailfish Fly fishing school held at Casa Vieja Lodge in Guatemala.


In  my opinion she is one of the best fly casting Instructors when it comes  to men, women and children of all ages. She is a person of the highest character and morals, a great teacher, and fun angler to fish with. I strongly endorse her as an expert in all fazes of our wonderful sport of  fly casting and fishing." 

Kathy Ackerman, www.castingcarolinas.com

Kathy Ackerman, www.castingcarolinas.com

"Dear Wanda, it is the very rare person that can convey their love  of something… be it a sport, a hobby, a place… and actually bring that passion alive to others. You are so very gifted, not just at fly  fishing (although you are fairly good at that) but at filling spaces with your positive energy, and sharing that energy with all around you.


We are so fortunate to have you as a part of Casting Carolinas!"

Dan Blanton, danblanton.com

Dan Blanton, danblanton.com

"I first met Wanda more than 18 years ago at Harker’s Island, NC. We were fishing for false albacore and she teased me about my casting – actually, she was complementing me in her own wry way.  I knew right then I was going to like that lady.  Over the years we’ve become close  friends, personally and professionally – she’s my gal pal. We’ve  done fishing TV shows together; she’s fished with me on the California Delta and in Baja. She’s stayed in our home – my wife loves her. Wanda  is the real deal, one whose grown into a solid, skillful fly-fishing  professional, casting instructor and guide –one who I’d put up against any man – or other woman. Not only is she highly qualified to teach fly casting and fly-fishing, she makes it damned fun for man or woman. She’s an absolute treasure to be on the water with.  The best  part is that Wanda loves to work with women and children bringing  them into our passion of fly-fishing - kudos to Wanda for her devotion in these venues. I can’t wait until we share a skiff together again – or  a drift boat..."

Beau Beasley - Director of Programs & Sponsorship Development, Virginia Fly Fishing Festival

Beau Beasley - Director of Programs & Sponsorship Development, Virginia Fly Fishing Festival

Author of Fly Fishing Virginia and Fly Fishing the Mid-Atlantic - www.beaubeasley.com


"It has been my pleasure to know and work with Wanda Taylor for more than 20 years. She's a leading voice in the fly fishing community, and true role model for today's fly angler. Wanda's ability to connect with  students on any level, and help them improve their skills makes her a great addition to any event be it at the club level, or at a national  show."

Frank Bryant, Chota Outdoor Gear

Frank Bryant, Chota Outdoor Gear

"Wanda Taylor has been a member of Chota’s Pro Staff for many years. The 1st ever Female International Federation of Fly Fishers World Master Cast Instructor, Wanda is affectionately known as “The First Lady of Fly Fishing”. However, in my opinion, Wanda’s long list of Fly Fishing accomplishments and accolades pale when compared to the dedication of using her Fly Fishing and teaching skills to help mend and enrich the lives of those who have and are suffering physical and emotional injuries due to Cancer and War. Wanda spends a great deal of her personal time each year working with benevolent non-profit  organizations (promoting, organizing, teaching, and guiding). I am proud call Wanda my friend."