Owner, General Manager
Michael Bennett is Pacific Fly Fisher's principal owner and General Manager. His responsibilities include the daily operations of the Pacific Fly Fishers store and most days you can find him on the shop floor.
Michael grew up fishing along the Umpqua and Rogue rivers in Southern Oregon. He is a passionate steelhead aficionado but also enjoys Washington's outstanding stillwater trout fishing, bass fly fishing, the occasional tropical saltwater trip, Montana's rivers, and just about anywhere else where the fish will take a fly. He has fly fished from Alaska to Belize for bluegill to blue marlin.
Michael became a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor in 1994 and has been teaching fly fishing, casting, and tying classes since the age of 22. He is also a contributing author and photographer in Northwest Fly Fishing magazine and a fly designer for Solitude Fly Company.
Michael is a proud alumni of the University of Southern California where he attended the Marshall School of Business with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Business.
Things you'll hear Michael say:
- "No, wait. It's a whitefish"
- "Feel like driving? I'm falling asleep"
- "It should only take a couple hours"
- "Okay, just a couple more casts"