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Mike Hero

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

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.

Current Courses Offered by Mike Hero

Teaser image for Fall Fly Fishing Tactics for Brook Trout and Splake

Fall Fly Fishing Tactics for Brook Trout and Splake

Fly fishing for brook trout and splake is almost cult-like in the North Country. As the leaves turn…
Thu, Oct 10th, 2024  –  Sun, Oct 13th, 2024
Day 1: 9am-5pm; Days 2 and 3: 10am-4pm and 6:30pm-9pm; Day 4: 9am-1pm
Instructors: Mike Hero, Jan Shepherd

Past Courses Offered by Mike Hero

Flies that Catch Fish and How to Tie Them

Fly Fishing 2: Chasing the Hex

Fly Fishing Intensive: Casting and Presenting a Fly

Fly Fishing the North Country in Prime Time

Fly Fishing: An Intro to Minnesota's Trout Lakes

Fly Tying Workshop

Tying Trout Flies for Northern Waters

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