12, 1990, changed my life. Dressed in neoprene waders and a fishing vest
loaded with flies, I accompanied two anglers on the frigid waters of the
Frying Pan River in Colorado and provided them the opportunity to catch
trout on a fly rod, and I got paid! So began this magnificent odyssey of
fulfilling my dream as a fly fishing guide. Over twenty six years later the
passion still flows through my veins with a vigor that is relentless and
innovative. My heart thumps when a client hooks into a fish, and “set, set, set, set”
will always be part of my vocabulary. Fly fishing is my life and guiding
is my career. Each day I look forward to going to work, seeing old
friends, and creating new memories. I look forward to seeing you out on the water!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
2014 Fishing and Product News
"Where A Trout Calls Home” is available at selected fly shops throughout California as well as on Amazon. The children’s book is also available in e-book form on both I-Books and Kindle.
This past year I added a new boat to my guiding fleet, trading in my Hyde drift boat for a bigger, more comfortable 17ft. Pavati Legacy drift boat. With padded knee braces, comfortable high back chairs with arm rest, and side doors to get in and out, I am planning ahead for the golden years for me and my clients.
Guiding 260 days a year would not be possible with out the support from equipment sponsors, Simms Fishing Products, Loomis Fly Rods, Abel Fly Reels, Air Flo Lines, Seaguar Leader Material, and Oakley Glasses help my clients and I catch more fish and look good doing it.
Recent Fishing Photos
Fish Hard, Captain Mike Costello
I have had the pleasure of fishing the Loomis NRX 9 ft. 9 wt. prototype for the past year and my clients and I agree, it is one of the best fly rods ever designed.
20 % lighter and stronger than the GLX Cross Current, this rod has handled some huge linesiders over the last 12 months and its performance has been nothing short of perfect.
I am pleased to announce that the NRX is now available to the angling community from 3 wt. to 12 wt and should be on everyone's wish list.
The winter has been miserable this year but what allowed me to guide day in and day out in such adverse conditions was the new Simms Extreme Rain Suit. The bibs and jacket left me dry and comfortable and even though the fish were not always eating, my equipment help me fish longer and harder.
Mike is the Author of
Here is a list of stores that are carrying my books:
The Fly Shop
American Fly Fishing
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I love to read, especially
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