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 September 8, 2015. Jerry McDaniels will talk on "Fly Fishing the Cumberland River." We meet at Barleys Smoke House on Rt. 33 (Riverside Drive). Map here.

RAFFLE! We will have a big raffle at the September Meeting: Grand Prize - Temple Fork Outfitters "Professional Series II" 10'-0"/7-wt 4-pc rod, Cabela's WLX II reel (made by Lamson) for 7/8-wt line, Cabela's Prestige Plus WF7F line, 200 yds. of 20 lb. backing and a Rio 9-ft, 12 lb. Steelhead/Salmon leader. Total retail value of over $500. This is the perfect rod/reel combo for Ohio steelhead, or bass, or trophy Mad River browns. (Thanks to Rick Hurni for landing this). Lots of other prizes.

A great big THANK YOU to Frank Pawlosky of Reynoldsburg who donated a large amount of fly tying materials to the COFF fly box. This will be put to good use for the TU Youth fly tying programs and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing fly tying workshops.

"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 to: Central Ohio Fly Fishers, PO Box 218216, Columbus, OH 43221


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COFFoto of the month: George Marzluf, COFF member and Master Fly Fisher shows off his new COFF hat (and a Vermilion chrome). [photo submitted by Don Dean]

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 these 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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