Based in northern Ohio, Jerry Darkes has over 5 decades of fly-fishing experience in both fresh and salt water.  He is recognized as an expert on fly fishing the waters of the Great Lakes and has extensive experience on the inland waters of the Midwest.  He has been featured in books, radio, and television shows promoting fly fishing in the area.  Jerry has two books to his credit, Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans and Fly Tyers Guide to Essential Flies for Bass and Panfish, plus numerous magazine articles.  His third book, Essential Flies for the Great Lakes States is due out this summer.