Mike Conner has held a USCG 6-pack captain’s license for over 30 years, and used it to guide fly and light-tackle anglers in Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay, and Indian River Lagoon. He is a royalty fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants, with 4 trademarked saltwater patterns, and the current Conservation Editor of Florida Sportsman magazine, where he was previously part of the editorial staff from 1998 through 2012. Mike was also the Executive Editor of Shallow Water Angler, the sibling publication, and served as host of both magazines’ TV shows. As well, his work has appeared in Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, Fly Fusion, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, and Saltwater Sportman’s digital edition. After calling Florida home since 1963, he recently relocated to Young Harris, Georgia, with his wife, Michelle.