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Mike Hero

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mike Hero

Mike Hero caught his first trout on a fly on the streams of the North Shore more than fifty years ago. He has avidly tied flies and fly fished the lakes and streams of the area ever since. Mike also has extensive experience fishing the "Driftless Area" of Southeastern Minnesota and Southwest Wisconsin, as well as many of the famous trout streams of the eastern and western US. Mike brings to the class teaching experience he gained a previously licensed vocational teacher in a technical college, as well as teaching numerous fly fishing classes at North House. He was a long time member of the St. Paul Fly Tiers club and is a life member of Trout Unlimited.

Current Courses Offered by Mike Hero

3 days
Teaser image for Flies that Catch Fish and How to Tie Them

Flies that Catch Fish and How to Tie Them

This course is designed to teach fly fishers how to tie a core group of flies that will enable them to catch more fish anywhere in the US and Canada. The flies have been field tested by the instructor through over fifty years of fly fishing on streams and lakes,…
Sat, Feb 24th, 2018  –  Mon, Feb 26th, 2018
Instructor: Mike Hero
2 days
Teaser image for Fly Fishing 2: Chasing the Hex

Fly Fishing 2: Chasing the Hex

The most spectacular fly fishing event in northern Minnesota is the Hexagenia may fly hatch which occurs every July. This course is designed to mimic a typical fly fishers' camp where fly fishers tie the flies they need for the evening hatch during the day, fish those flies in the…
Sat, Jul 7th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 8th, 2018
Instructor: Mike Hero