Testimonials & Photos Below
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"Fishing with Mike is like fishing with an old friend.....he puts you right at ease and right on fish!!"
Patrick Walsh, Editor -Outdoor Canada Magazine
“We had an incredible adventure on the Maitland with Mike. I learned more in a day than I had all summer about the craft and joys of fly fishing.”
Arthur Potts, Proprietor, The Pilot Tavern, Toronto
The Maitland is a demanding river to fly fish with a unique set of challenges. Because of its sheer size, locating fish and presenting the fly can be quite difficult. Having Mike as a guide is an invaluable resource as he has extensive knowledge of the river, locations where fish are holding and also the flies and techniques necessary to be successful.
I had a GREAT day - 5 steelhead hooked, 2 landed. I will truely remember this day for a long time.
Thanks Mike!" Serge Mrkobrada, Toronto
“I had the pleasure of doing a waterfowl and upland hunt with Mike Verhoef in December. Mike is the consummate host and a most knowledgeable guide. Mike's insight is not just about the hunt , but he is packed with fact filled insight on the culture, geography and region we were hunting in. Great guide, great hunting!
I and the Canada In The Rough crew look forward to joining him again in the field"
Host & Executive Producer, Canada In The Rough.
Mike will put you on fish and help you out if you are persueing your fisrt steelhead on the fly!"
Ivan -Toronto, Ont.
“When I booked my first float trip with Mike, my only wish for that trip was to land my first steelhead and give my friend Jeanette a chance to get out on the river with her fly rod and a day she would remember. Mike delivered! Not only did he deliver but the float trip was breathtaking. The water was gin clear and you feel like you’re flying. I had no idea that the Maitland was so beautiful. Every year it’s getting harder and harder to find an undisturbed quiet place to cast a fly line. Mike offers just that. What impressed me the most was how hard Mike worked to bring us a day we wouldn’t forget. Drift fishing was a first for me. Mike was very helpful in teaching me the things I needed to know. His knowledge of the local rivers is incredible. I thoroughly enjoy every chance I get to fish with him. I can’t wait until May and our next float trip.”
Deb Freele - London, Ont.
“In June I was fortunate enough to spend four days with Mike Verhoef on fabulous Lake St. Joseph at the Old Post Lodge; fly fishing for monster northerners as well as something which fly fishers aren’t use to catching—big walleye on the fly! To this day I have not stopped telling my friends about that trip and I have a feeling those special memories will not fade for a very long time! Thanks Mike!
Nic Pujic - The Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine
.......below are a some client photos from the past few seasons!