Phil was fortunate enough to start fishing at age 3 and fly-fishing at the age of 8 on the
banks of the Au Sable River where he honed his craft and annoyed his grandparents for
a large chunk of the summers from age 8 until he got his drivers license. From there,
the world became his oyster and he took many trips through the famed western trout
waters and to the salty flats and lagoons of the Florida coastline. After fishing too much
in his first two years in Wyoming, he was called back to the banks of the Au Sable
where he primarily guided, and worked in two separate fly shops over an 8 year span.
From there, he went to work for Scientific Anglers for almost 6 years and is now a Sales
Rep for a menagerie of different fly-fishing companies including Airflo Fly Lines.
Phil is the proud father of 3 kiddos, Jackson, Kelby, and Conway and lives in Midland,
MI with the love of his life Kristina and their three fur babies, Millie, Lena, and Penny.
Phil will discuss how different types of fly lines are made, including enlightening us on
the differences between polyurethane vs. PVC lines. He will also review the histories of
the major line companies, including Cortland, Rio, Scientific Anglers, and Airflo and
review the pros and cons of their lines.
At the end of Phil’s presentation, we will hold a drawing for members that are attending
‘virtually’ for a free AirFlo fly line. Details with a link to sign in to the zoom meeting will
be in the January newsletter.