This is truely sad news. I met Mike on my first trip to the Thompson. I was gearing up in the parking area at the Grave yard and he pull up in a Brown (?) Landcruiser diesel, returning from Smithers. We talked for a while and then upon learning I was a newbie to the two handers offered to give me a casting lesson right there and then. He was a gracious man and has left a legacy, I sorry to hear of his passing.