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Mike O Brien
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- Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien grew up in Northcentral Pennsylvania and began fly-fishing for trout and bass at an early age. He has been involved with the sport of fly fishing his entire life in such capacities as manufacturers' sales rep, retail business, custom fly tier, and served as an Orvis Fly Fishing School instructor for five years.
He has been a fishing guide since 1974 and currently guides fishermen on the Susquehanna River for bass and carp, and on area streams for trout. He offers fly-casting and knot-tying seminars, and fly-tying lessons and demonstrations. His slide presentations cover various fly-fishing topics.
Mike was featured on the Virtual Fly Tying CD Vol. 2, “Terrestrials and Attractors,” and was the co-publisher and an editor of the Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide magazine for nearly two decades. He enjoys photography and writing and has published articles in Fly Fisherman and Eastern Fly Fishing, among others. Mike writes a weekly fishing column for print and web media in Williamsport, Pa., where he lives.