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.


We won't have a meeting in December. Our next scheduled meeting is on January 12, 2016, 6:00 pm. We meet at Barleys Smoke House on Rt. 33 (Riverside Drive). Map here.

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

Another COFFoto for this month: COFF member Mike Isovitsch landed this lunker largemouth bass at a local pond (probably on one of his beautiful hand painted poppers). Nice catch Mike!

COFFoto of the month: COFF member Scott Smallwood here with a little northern pike action on a fly in N.E. Ohio. Congratulations Scott!

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COFF members Liz and Elisa show off a Scioto River smallmouth bass at the last COFF fishing outing (October 24th). See information below on future COFF outings and Fly Tying events.







COFF OUTINGS AND FLY TYING SESSIONS: The next fly tying session will be December 19th at the Orvis store in Worthington, 10 am. Thanks to Tim Wilson for organizing these events!

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.


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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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Version 3.02 updated on October 28, 2014