Michael Glissmeyer grew up in a little town called Pine Valley, Utah. He lived just minutes from the reservoir and spent every chance he had riding his bike with his fly rod gripped over the handle bars up the 4 mile road to chase trout. It wasn’t long before he wanted to follow his father into the world of fly tying. At ten years old he had started selling flies at the local lodge. A few renegades, damsel patterns, and woolly buggers were stuck into a piece of paper titled “Pine Valley Reservoir flies”. A few years later he moved with his family to Southeast Idaho and the rivers he grew up fishing on family vacations. A lot has changed since those days on the reservoir but his passion for the sport remains the same. Michael has what some may call an “addiction” to tying and throwing big streamers which has become his main tying focus. He has demonstrated his tying skills at events including the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo and that popular evening get-together called Tie One On. He also does fly-fishing destination presentations based on his broad experience fishing regional waters. Mike currently resides in Idaho Falls with his wife and daughter and you can find him running Idaho Fishing Outfitters Shop on Highway 20 just north of Rigby.