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Mike Willsey
Works at The Reel People
Attended Northwestern Michigan College
Lives in Lake Ann, MI
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Did you happen to notice that the 5 worst states are all run by liberals. Funny how that happens, not!
It appears CEOs prefer doing business in states run by Republican governors, or so says Chief Executive magazine’s ninth annual “The Best and Worst States for Business” survey. The survey asked 736 CEOs to grade states on a variety of “competitive metrics that CEOs themselves regard as critical,” including...
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Hello to all. I am Mike and and I am the owner of The Reel People of Lake Ann, Michigan. We are a fishing reel and rod repair shop and custom rod builder located in the number one freshwater fishery in the United States. We are located in Northwestern Lower Michigan 250 miles northwest of Detroit, MI. We repair from any manufacturer and type of fishing reel and rods. Daiwa, Penn, Shimano, Abu Garcia, Zebco/Quantum, Shakespeare/Phluger, Tica, Berkley and Okuma and many more. Restoration of old rods that grandpa passed down. Old Mitchell reels from the 1950's, downrigger reels and rods, bait caster reels.. anything you can think of in the fishing world. We also do custom rods with components from Batson, Seeker and Lamiglas.

I started this blog to share answers with folks about their fishing equipment. How to on taking care of your fishing equipment so it lasts years and performs at it's best when that trophy fish is on your line. And your trophy may be the first catch for a young angler or that elusive monster you've been chasing.. Join our conversation anytime. Get off the couch, turn off the TV, go outside and fish, hike, hunt, camp, canoe, whatever you wished you could have done, start today, plan it and do it...
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Occupation
Fishing reel/rod repairs and custom fishing rods
Skills
Machinst, electronics tech, machine builder, retired fishing guide and charter captain, father, grandfather, F & A Master Mason Lodge 444 Benzie
Employment
  • The Reel People
    Owner, 2010 - present
    Repair any make and model reel/rod made. Custom fishing rods for any genre of fishing.
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Currently
Lake Ann, MI
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Not small, Not a giant, Love kids, love the outdoor world......
Introduction
I fish, hunt, shooting sports in archery and firearms, golf, camp, ride motorcycles, ride mountain bikes, swim, boating, Great Lakes trolling for salmon, steelhead and brown trout. Own a reel/rod repair service and build custom rods. I have survived cancer twice and a major back surgery. Life ends when you stop breathing and stop moving. I have a black lab named Bo, he is my best friend and confidant, he'll never share my personal life with anyone, loves me unconditionally. I live in rural America, fly over country, and very happy to leave it that way.
Bragging rights
A bad day fishing is far better then a great day at work. Work is for people who don't fish.
Education
  • Northwestern Michigan College
    1985
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Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Birthday
January 21, 1953
Relationship
Married
Other names
Conservative non-denominational Christian
I like Sam's Club very much. I like saving money on certain items for my home and business. DURACELL BATTERIES SUCK, PERIOD. I can get 5 times the life out of one Energizer. I have now gone to Home Depot to buy all my 9v, AA, AAA, C, D batteries because you stopped carrying Energizer batteries. I have pretty much stopped buying fruit and packaged meat products. Too many rotten fruits(allot of spoiled apples, melons and oranges) and spoiled packaged meats, especially the Wrights bacon(4 times have brought it back). I know you buy in bulk for the savings, but quality control is a big reason I buy from Oleson's... Thank you, hope someone who works there sees this.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Awesome work. hey have served our area for 60 years. They "can do" almost any task when it comes to fabrication.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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Awesome work. Creative mind. Fair price. Best work in this area.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago