Jerry Darkes is a fly tackle sales rep, instructor/guide and writer based in northern Ohio with over 4 decades of fresh and saltwater fly fishing experience. Jerry was the first fly fishing only guide on Ohio's Lake Erie tributaries, helped pioneer many of the fly patterns and techniques used today and is recognized as an expert on Great Lakes steelhead and warm water fly fishing. He is a member of the PEAK Fishing staff. Jerry has authored numerous articles in various publications including Ohio Outdoors, Warmwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Wild Steelhead and Salmon, Fly Fish America, Midwest Fly Fishing, American Angler, Fly Tyer, Southwest Fly Fishing and Eastern Fly Fishing. He contributed a short story published in the book Friends on the Water by Val Atkinson. Darkes has been featured in several books and video/DVD productions about Great Lakes fly fishing. He is a well known fly tyer and has created a series of guide pattern instructional fly tying DVDs focused on Great Lakes steelhead and gamefish. Jerry gives many programs and demonstrations throughout the region and has appeared in several television shows including Trout Unlimited TV and Outdoors Ohio. Jerry has been married for 30 years and has two daughters.