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Mike Durkalec - Cleveland Metroparks

Interview by Joe Cornwall

Audio Editing and Production by Jim Stuard


Mike Durkalec is head of the fisheries and aquatic research programs at Cleveland Metroparks. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Baldwin-Wallace College and an M.S. degree in Fisheries Management from the Ohio State University. Mike worked as a scientist in the environmental testing and consulting industries on aquatic related issues, as well as in the fishing industry. Mike was formerly a five-state Midwest area representative for the Montana Fly Company and was the featured expert in the “Centerpin 101” DVD. Mike was recently honored as “2007 Conservationist of the Year” by the local county soil and water conservation district.

Mike serves on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders and on the Board of Trustees for the Rocky River Watershed Council.  You can read Mike's regular fishing updates on the Rocky River Blog

Join us as we discuss the Rocky River and all the latest steelhead news!


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The Fly Fish Ohio team would like to thank Brian Lovely and the Faux Frenchmen for use of their music on the intro and exit of this production.

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