Paul Bourcq was raised in Franklin NC, the heart of some of the best trout fishing in the southern Appalachian mountains. As a self taught fisherman, Paul learned from an early age how to catch fish with very little gear or formal training. This adaptive “outside the box” style has been crucial to his success as a competitive angler.
In the spring of 2012 Paul was selected as Head Coach for Team USA Youth. He travelled to the Youth World Championships in France that same summer and successfully lead the team to a silver medal.
In addition to his duties as Head Coach for Team USA Youth, Paul is an avid single-hand and double-hand caster and enjoys instructing as much as fishing. He is a FFF Certified Casting Instructor and one of fifteen members of the men’s national fly fishing team, Team USA.
When he isn’t competing, Paul guides and teaches casting at Rivers Edge Outfitters in Cherokee, North Carolina as well as the Highland Hiker in Highlands North Carolina. Between guiding and training Paul averages 150+ days a year on the water.