Mike caught his first trout on a fly in the waters of the North Country more than fifty years ago. He has avidly tied flies and fly fished the lakes and streams of northern Minnesota and Ontario, Canada ever since. Mike has extensive experience in stillwater fishing on stream trout lakes, as well as stream fishing the many tributaries of the North Shore, the “Driftless Area”, and many of the famous trout streams of the eastern and western US. Mike brings teaching experience he gained as a previously licensed vocational teacher at a technical college, as well as in teaching numerous fly tying and fly fishing classes at North House. He was a long-time member of the St. Paul Fly Tiers club, is a member of the Lake Superior Steelhead Association, and is a life member of Trout Unlimited.