Jeff is a life-long fly fisherman, fly tier, and accomplished fish carver. He is also an accomplished gear angler. He recently retired from the Coast Guard and has fly fished throughout the country – extensively in Alaska and The Great Lakes. He lives with his wife, Diane, in Frankfort, Michigan. Jeff has extensive of knowledge of both the Platte and Betsie Rivers, but is equally comfortable on the Manistee River and countless other northern Michigan waters, including Platte Bay, where he utilizes his U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s license. Jeff appreciates well-designed, well-constructed and versatile boats, that’s why he operates a Stealthcraft ATB. Trout, steelhead, salmon, and warm-water species in our area waters… Jeff loves chasing them all. He especially enjoys introducing people to fly fishing and is a Wolfe Outfitters fly fishing clinic instructor. Jeff also takes many trips out on Platte Bay, in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National lakeshore in early September where the Coho salmon stage to run the rivers.