Welcome to the Central Ohio Fly Fishers Web site

...It is the mission of the Central Ohio Fly Fishers club to promote and encourage the sport and art of fly-fishing by providing a social setting to allow its members to share information and experiences through educational programming and activities, to build and promote fellowship among its members and to encourage the conservation and preservation of our natural resources.


Our next scheduled meeting is on October 13, 2015, 6:00 pm. JERRY DARKES, Ohio Guide on the Lake Erie Tribs, will talk on "MODERN FLY PRODUCTION-AN INSIDERS LOOK" We meet at Barleys Smoke House on Rt. 33 (Riverside Drive). Map here.

"Local Waters Snapshots/Book Reviews"COFF members share their favorite local rivers or books. Access points, flies, tips are included.

Resource Guide for new fly fisherman! COFF member Bob Schuld put together this resource guide to help you get started with fly fishing in Central Ohio. Take a look and let us know what you think!

NEW! River Trail Maps. River Trail Maps for the Kokosing, the Mad and the Great Miami Rivers are available on our "Maps and Directions" link. Have a look!

NEW! Webnar on ODNR's Brown Trout Tagging Program. Ohio Department of Natural Resources has completed its 5-year brown trout tagging program. Tune in on the webnar, October 16 at 10 am. See the registration URL under our "Calendar" link.

2016 MEMBERSHIP DUES are due in January (unless you haven't paid for 2015, then pay now (please). You can bring a check made out to COFF to the next meeting or fill out a membership form and mail it in to: Central Ohio Fly Fishers, PO Box 218216, Columbus, OH 43221

ODNR Survey is NOW!. ODNR is conducting a survey of cold water anglers. A major question in this survey is whether they should remove the 12" minimum limit for fish in possession. The COFF Board, as well as the Boards of Madmen TU, and other clubs in the Mad/Miami watersheds do not favor removal of this minimum limit, at least for the Mad River. The minimum limit has improved the size of the trout and made the Mad River a trophy trout stream, and encourages catch and release. Let's not mess with what is not broken. Express your opinion by completing the survey: or


COFFoto of the month: Jerry Mason, COFF member, landed this trophy brown (24 in) on the Mad River, August 28th, his first trout! She was safely released, to swim another day. Congratulation Jerry!

Submit a photo for next month!

FISHING ON THE FLY -- A DAY ON THE MAD RIVER: Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers YouTube Video hosted by Jeff Johnson of the Mad Men Chapter of TU, with special guests Tom Allen and Michael Schmidt. Filmed by Tom Bader and Craig Troescher; edited by Craig Troescher.

Casting For Recovery --COFF supports Casting for Recovery "enhancing the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines education and the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.

GET INVOLVED! -- Join the Madmen TU chapter in its service to the Mad River: monitoring aquatic insects, river cleanups, river restoration. Check out the great webpage.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing -- Contact John Davis for more information or check the Madmen TU website under PHWFF.

Volunteer for FLOW (Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed) Activities

 Join them for the following events: 

 September 12; 9 am - Noon - Tree Planting at Oakland Elementary at 3392 Atwood Terrace. We will be planting five 2 inch caliper trees and need help digging, finessing the trees into the holes, staking, mulching and watering our new canopy trees.

Please support our sponsors...


Orvis Worthington
Boneyard Fly Gear
Mad River Outfitters
Orvis Retail Store, Worthington, Ohio
BoneYard Fly Gear
Mad River Outfitters


Web site maintained by Don Dean

Correspondence should be addressed to: Central Ohio Fly Fishers, PO Box 218216, Columbus, OH 43221


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