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Jerry Darkes - Outdoor Writer and Guide

Interview by Joe Cornwall

Audio Editing and Production by Jim Stuard


Jerry Darkes is a fly tackle sales rep, instructor/guide, and writer based in northern OH. He has over 4 decades of fly fishing experience in both fresh and saltwater and is recognized as an expert on Great Lakes steelhead and warmwater fly fishing. He is also a member of the Scott Fly Rod Pro Staff.

Darkes has been featured in several books and video/DVD productions about Great Lakes fly fishing and has authored numerous articles about the region. He is also a well-known fly tier and has created a series of instructional fly tying DVDs focusing on Great Lakes steelhead and other gamefish.  Jerry is the Midwest Fly Fishing Field Editor for Midwest Fly Fishing Magazine.  You can purchase Jerry's fly tying DVD's and other instructional material directly from www.guidepatterns.com/

We spoke with Jerry about fly fishing Lake Erie.  Specifically we talked about smallmouth bass, sheephead, walleye, pike, muskie and all the other great opportunities the big lake provides.  Jerry has a dark side; he's a warm water fly fishing nut just like the Fly Fish Ohio team!  This is a great interview you won't want to miss.  Erie is a prime destination location and Jerry Darkes is the guy who can give you the real scoop on what's happening and where!

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