When he came here he was really opinionated, and pretty young.
Like most of us, he has grown up alot. If you look at who he is today, I would say he's a good guy who posts some good info on some great runs.
I say this despite his claims that fish caught on bait have the same mortality rate as those on the fly! I have not boated with Mike, but I would trust him in my crew.
Having also grown up with ranchers, what went down there in gore was just stupid. To sprint across in front of the rancher was just adding fuel to the fire. The fact that the guy only called the shreriff is proof that he is s pretty cool land owner. Mikes right in this case.
On a side note, this is why the eddy sucks some times. People get on there and flame about politics, and create an image of the individual we would never know if we were with them in person. Riparian annoys the shit out of me, and I have never met him. If I met him on the river I would probably like him.