It is with great pleasure that I am writing to you to introduce the new member of my team here in the Northeast. Michael Colegrove will take the position as sales associate and will begin work full-time on April 14th.Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, Mike spent his childhood a few yards from the Severn River on the Chesapeake Bay. It was there that his passion for being on the water began. Summers home from college were spent in the blue waters of the Mid-Atlantic canyons off the coast of Maryland chasing billfish and tuna. During this time, his interest in fishing turned into more than just a hobby and became a genuine obsession. Around the same time, Mike first picked up a fly rod and he hasn’t put one down since. Shortly after graduating from Hofstra University, he returned home to Maryland and began working at Backwater Angler on the Gunpowder River. Over the past few years Mike has split his time between working in a professional office setting (poor soul) and the fly shop. When Mike isn’t chasing wild brown trout or traveling, he can be found on Maryland’s Eastern Shore pursuing striped bass, bluefish, speckled trout, and redfish on the fly. As a multi-disciplined angler, Mike will bring a true passion to the job and a professionalism that will help us provide an increased level of service to you.
For those of you that have had the pleasure to meet Mike Colegrove over the years at Backwater Angler, we hope that you are as proud as we are to see him take on a full-time job in the industry. Please stop by the shop Saturday, April 12 between 10 and 4 to see Mike work his magic behind the Backwater Angler counter and wish him well.
Congratulations and safe travels Mike! We’ll miss you and we’re sure that you will be an asset to these great companies and to Mr. Sterner.