Thursday, January 1, 2015

From all of us at MRO!

What a year we had! Don't mean to brag but our 20th year in business was our best by a long shot....and we have you all to thank for that.

We truly appreciate the friendship and support of our loyal fans and customers. You are the reason that we are here. Thanks so much and we wish you all the best in 2015!!!

Can't wait to dive into year 21...we have alot of cool things in store. Stay tuned!

Brian, Andy, Patrick, Dick, David, Luke, Judy, Roger, Linda, Graham, Josh, Cristina, Jim, Rogue and the rest of the staff and guides of MRO!

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FREE 2-Day Shipping!

on all orders over $150.00!

* through Monday- 12/22 at 5:00 p.m.

* will calculate automatically on the website

* domestic orders only

Thanks again for shopping with MRO this Holiday Season!

Mad River Outfitters- 20 years young
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Plenty of time for Online Shopping with MRO!

Shop with confidence!

We ship most internet orders within 24 hours and many times....within hours.

With 1-4 day standard shipping to anywhere in the U.S......the answer is YES!......we can get it to you by Christmas.

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Big Weekend Upcoming!

The shop is ready...and so are we! Today we are enjoying a day of Thanksgiving with our families but will be right back at it tomorrow for Black Friday. We have a huge weekend ahead of us and we hope that you will join us! Here's a quick rundown of all that's going on:

Black Friday SALES have already begun! Click Here to view the great selection of SALE items.

For those that are able to visit the store...please will be worth your time. We have some AMAZING specials and deals going on in the shop for the busiest shopping day of the year! You don't want to miss this!

Saturday, November 29th

Amex Presents: Shop Small Saturday

OPEN Sundays through Christmas!

Noon- 5:00 p.m.

On Monday, December 1st....Mad River Outfitters celebrates it's official 20th Birthday! 

And we're having a SALE.....

10-8 in the shop and 24 Hours Online

Click Here for full details!

Coupon code for online SALES is:  20 years

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Winner- "Best Overall Product" AND "Best New Saltwater Rod" at IFTD in July

The team at Sage understands the kind of intense pressure saltwater fishing puts on fly rod performance. This fall, to meet the incredibly diverse range of casting demands in saltwater angling, Sage introduces the SALT.
Sage SALT Rod
Using Konnetic Technology®, Sage created the SALT to load quickly as well as maintain high line speeds and accuracy to land the fly exactly where wary saltwater species demand. The SALT’s robust salt-action taper provides the power needed to cast today’s heavier fly lines and deliver all sizes of flies at any range with precision.

“The ability to adapt to quickly changing conditions is imperative when saltwater fishing, and Konnetic Technology allows deft sensitivity and the ability to track extremely straight. The new SALT shines in all fishing scenarios,” comments Sage chief rod designer, Jerry Siem.

Available in 12 models ranging from five through 16-weights, the SALT uses a fast-loading, salt action blank in dark sapphire with black thread wraps and silver trim wraps. The oversized Fuji ceramic stripper guides and hard chromed snake guides and tip top ensure this rod performs. The heavy-duty stealth black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat creates a solid nest for the reel, and the hidden hook keeper in the reel seat keeps things sleek. The super full-wells cork handle offers a positive grip in tough fishing conditions.

The SALT comes in a black rod back with electric blue logo and model tag in a matching electric blue powder-coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion. The Sage SALT will be available at retail in August 2014 for a retail price of $850.

Check out the NEW Sage Salt Fly Rods HERE!

813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bonefish Trips- Andros Island Bonefish Club

andros island bonefish club

Andros Island Bonefish Club

Trips announced!

October 25th- November 1st, 2014 with Pat Kelly

February 21st- 28th with Brian Flechsig

Mad River Outfitters has been running two trips per year to the Andros Island Bonefish Club for over 15 years now. We take great pride, along with the club, in exceeding your expectations! Please click the links below for full details, pricing and pictures from past trips!

andros island bonefish club

MRO's Brian Flechsig- hosting these trips since 1999!

Click Here for details and pricing on our trips to the Andros Island Bonefish Club

Click Here for pictures from past trips

Click Here for details on all of our Fly Fishing Trips

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

TFO Esox Musky Fly Rods

“TFO unveils ESOX Fly Rods”
May 5, 2014
Press Release

In recent years, there has been a significant rise in the popularity of fly fishing for large, carnivorous fish. 
Musky, barracuda, pike and roosterfish (to name a few) are big, mean, apex predators; some are the perfect sight-casting quarry, while others require hours of painstaking blind casting.   They have one thing in common; they like to eat big meals.

In order to chase big fish, you need a rod that can handle bushy, air resistant flies.  Enter the “Esox” fly rod by Temple Fork Outfitters.  After a successful launch of the Mangrove Series fly rods, Temple Fork Outfitters has expanded the line to include a 300-400 and 400-500 grain family of musky fly rods.  

Built with the hardcore angler in mind, the “Esox” series utilizes TFO’s proprietary TiCr blank coating, which helps protect the rod from the occasional collision with a weighted fly or gunnel. Topped with TFO’s proprietary Tactical Guides™, won't break or pop out like traditional ceramic guides. The unique non-glare chestnut colored blank features a modified full-wells grip and an extended, IGFA compliant fighting butt. The exaggerated fighting butt aides the angler in picking up and casting large flies and heavy lines. It is also beneficial in the alluring ‘figure-eight’ motion when attempting to illicit a strike near the boat. Cleverly machined hook keeps on each side of the aluminum up-locking reel seat finish out the rod.

Prolific fly tier Blane Chocklett of the TFO Advisory Staff, was integral in the design of the “Esox” rod and brings forth a wealth of knowledge from years of chasing toothy, carnivorous fish.

Prices start at $280 and the rods feature TFO's legendary Unconditional Lifetime Warranty.  For more information about the “Esox” rods or any other TFO products....visit Mad River Outfitters at

Buy TFO Esox Musky Rods HERE 

Complete Selection of TFO Fly Rods HERE 

All other TFO Products HERE

813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214