Steve was born and raised in West Michigan and has spend his entire life fishing more than he should. While an excellent fly fisherman and tier Steve is an extremely well rounded fisherman, enjoying all local species from bluegills and pike to trout. He is as equally at home with casting or spinning gear as he is with his favorite fly rod. Steve has an excellent rebooking rate that is certainly a reflection of his warm honest personality combined with his love, knowledge and enthusiasm for fishing. Steve is currently Indigo’s record holder for longest trip, at 16 hours. We were just about ready to call in search and rescue when Steve pulled in with his two very happy customers. After they left I asked him if something went wrong and Steve said no, we were having so much fun that we talked about it and non of us wanted to quite, so we decided to just fish till dark.

If Steve is open for a date your thinking about, take him, you can’t go wrong.


Pere Marquette Watershed Council
Michigan River Guides Association
West Michigan Hacklers
Federation of Fly Fishers
Trout Unlimited 

Steve uses and Endorses these Companies
St. Croix Rods
Segaur Fishing Line

Steve is on the Pro Staff team with St. Croix Rods


  • [...] Indigio Guide Steve Martinez and I visited FlyMasters of Indianapolis for their twenty year open house party.  John, Ian, Derrik and Charlie took great care us, serving a great lunch of steak and the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had, made by one of their friends Steve Oakley from Oakleys Bistro in Indianapolis.  Steve and I tied flies and visited with customers and other invited professionals.  FlyMasters has an open house each year, I have been going down for several years and it’s interesting that I knew most of the people that came by. [...]