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Lefty Kreh

"Mike is a superb guide who knows the New River from a lifetime of experience.  I think it's the best river in the Eastern U.S. to catch trophy smallmouth bass on a fly."

Ed Jaworowski, Author, TFO Consultant and Casting Instructor

"Success or failure of a trip depends as much or more on the ability of the guide as that of the angler.  Mike's combined boat handling skill, knowledge of the river, and understanding of smallmouth bass will virtually assure you of a memorable day on the water. The New River is one of the most beautiful rivers in the mid-Atlantic, and Mike is one of the top guides I've fished with."


Martin Bawden, Founder Flymen Fishing Company

"Mike is quietly emerging as one of the leading figures of the next generation of professional fly fisherman.  Much more than just a guide, Mike is an incredibly well-rounded fly fisherman and demonstrates an amazing insight into all facets of fly fishing, both on-and-off the water.  His ongoing contributions have proven to be a key factor in the success of Flymen Fishing Company."

Bryan Lanier, Client

"I've been fishing with Mike and his team for five plus years and vouch for their expertise regarding different fishing techniques and knowledge of the river.  He and his team work hard to give you the greatest opportunities for fishing success and are always a pleasure to fish with. Could not recommend them highly enough!"

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Bill Hylander, Client

"I've caught trophy-sized smallies, walleye, and muskie all on fly with Mike. He knows his stuff!"

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