Andrew Stiles is a Certified Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers, headquartered in Livingston, Montana. Andrew, a Richmond resident, has been fishing since childhood and will never forget his parents' gift on his fourteenth birthday: a Sears 6-weight, Ted Williams model, fiberglass fly rod.
Andrew attended L.L. Bean Casting Instructor's School and attends seminars offered around the country by some of the best fly angling instructors in the world. Andrew is a Certified Casting Instructor with the International Game Fishing Association, where he helped that organization and the United States Fish and Wildlife Department with instruction at the 2005 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Bowling Green, Virginia.
In 2011, Andrew taught a flycasting practice drill workshop at the Euroclave Federation of Fly Fishing / Danish Fly Fishing Festival in Kolding, Denmark.
Listed as an instructor in Black's Fly Fishing Directory, Andrew is involved with numerous fly fishing clubs and is a lifetime member of both Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers. Andrew and his family travel the world and he has had the opportunity to fish throughout the Caribbean including the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominica, Barbados, Aruba, St. Thomas, Belize, Grand Cayman and other islands. In addition to fishing throughout the continental United States, Andrew has fished Alaska, Spain, Croatia, South Africa, Bermuda and Italy. He enjoys mountain Brook Trout fishing in Virginia and Tarpon, Redfish and Snook fishing in Florida.
Andrew donates his time and teaching to many charitable and community service organizations in the Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia metro area. Andrew states that his hobby is fishing, but his passion is casting instructing. Andrew currently teaches Introduction to Fly Fishing at John Tyler Community College and Randolph-Macon College.