Fish are central to Mike Kinney’s life. But while all anglers focus on fish, Mike has developed special skills in the sport of flyfishing that set him apart from most of the other excellent anglers and fishing guides in the Pacific Northwest. Mike has devoted his life to fishing and guiding for trout and salmon in Pacific Northwest rivers for more than 25 years. In that time he has contributed much to the art and sport of flyfishing with noteworthy innovations in flies, fly lines, fly rods, fly casting, and fly casting instruction. Mike has been recognized many times in angling literature and other communications media.
Published and Media Recognition:
Mike was featured in Fly Fishing Magazine (February, 1990) and in Trey Combs’ book, Steelhead Fly Fishing (1991). He was credited for his many contributions to the sport in: Les Johnson’s book, Sea Run: Complete Guide to Fishing for Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout (1979), Mark Mandell and Les Johnson’s book, Tube Flies: A Tying, Fishing and Historical Guide (2004), and in Bruce Ferguson, Les Johnson, and Pat Trotter’s book Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon (1985). His flies were highlighted in Kent Helvie’s Steelhead Fly Tying Guide (1994) and Mike personally showcased some of his flies and how to tie them in two 1995 Bennett/Watt Entertainment, Hooked On Fly Tying Series videos entitled, “Favorite Steelhead Flies with Mike Kinney” & “Marabou Steelhead Patterns the Guides Choice, with Mike Kinney.”
In 1990 Mike was featured on the Prime Sports Entertainment Network (Fox Television) "Fly fishing for Sea-Run Cutthroat.”
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