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.

NEXT MEETING: Our next scheduled meeting is on February 10, 2015 at Barley's Smoke House and Grill (MAP)   PHIL HILLMAN (Fish Management Supervisor, Ohio Dept. Natural Resources: will present "OHIO STEEL" See you there!

"Local Waters Snapshots"COFF members share their favorite local rivers. 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.

2015 MEMBERSHIP DUES are due now! You can bring a check made out to COFF to the next meeting or fill out a membership form and mail it in.


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COFFoto of the month: Our new President, Jon Horn brings a young energy to the Central Ohio Fly Fishers. Here he is releasing a nice brown, taken this spring, from our home waters, the Mad River. Jon grew up on the Clear Fork, but spends equal time fishing the Mad, as well as surrounding states. In addition to his day job at Ohio State University, he teaches an evening class on Fly Fishing at OSU, where he is known as "Professor Dry Fly."

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.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing --December 6th "Fly Fishing 101: Introduction" 9 am - noon. Location TBA. The next fly tying session will be December 9th, 7:00 pm The Commons at Livingston. Contact John Davis for more information or check the Madmen TU website under PHWFF.

Casting For Recovery -- Casting for Recovery (CFR) provides a fly fishing retreat for women with breast cancer in the Ohio/Indiana Region. COFF has helped with their fundraising effort by coordinating contributions of over $1,000. More information and application forms.

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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