Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fly Rods 2015

An exciting year in fly rods around here! A mess of great new sticks from the best manufacturers in the business. Thought we'd put it all together here for you as an overview with links to each.

* Sage ACCEL Fly Rods- Winner "Best New Fly Rod" at the Fly Tackle Dealer show in July. Fantastic sticks in the $595.00 price range.

Click Here to view the new Sage ACCEL fly rods

* Sage SALT Fly Rods- Winner "Best New Saltwater Rod" at the Fly Tackle Dealer show in July. Replaces the Xi3 in the $850.00 price range.

Click Here to view the new Sage SALT fly rods

With the revolution going on in Fiberglass fly rods the past few years, it was time for Temple Fork Outfitters to throw their hat in the ring....and we are glad they did. The Finesse Glass from TFO at $199.95 may well be the best of the bunch.

Click Here to view the new TFO Finess Glass fly rods

Scott this year brings us the moderately priced Tidal Fly rod. Designed for the average saltwater angler...though we have loved these for warmwater fishing around here as well. The new Scott TIDAL fly rods come in at the $475.00 price point. Great addition to the Scott line and we are now hearing that they will be adding a "Musky Special" to the Tidal series this Spring.

Click Here to view the new Scott Tidal Fly Rods

Winston also brings us a new medium priced offering in the Nexus. A fantastic rod that is designed and built in Twin Bridges, Montana. The new Nexus from Winston comes in at the $475.00 price point and may well be our favorite offering in this crowded group this year. Definitely worth casting!!!

Click Here to view the new Nexus fly rods from Winston

Yet another offering below $500.00 this year is the new Orvis Recon fly rods. This may well be the most anticipated rod launch of the season...and they are in stock now at the shop.....and remember that your "Orvis Coupons" are always welcome at MRO!

Click Here to view the new Orvis Recon Fly Rods

The iconic Superfine series has yet again be redone and now comes to us as the Superfine Carbon series. These rods go along with last year's Superfine Glass and are designed for small stream fishing. Very good looking rods and the actions are the finest in class for the price......$425.00

Click Here to view the new Orvis Superfine Carbon

New Clearwater Switch Rods from Orvis. These things are GREAT! Very well done..and cast great....for $350.00!!! Make sure to check out the new Battenkill Switch and Spey reels which match up perfectly with these rods and come in at $149.00

Click Here to view the new Orvis Clearwater Switch Rods

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Columbus Fishing Expo

February 13th, 14th 15th

Lausche Building- Ohio State Fairgrounds

programs and demos by our own Brian Flechsig on the "Hawg Trough"

Friday, February 13th- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14th- 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 15th- 2:00 p.m.

** Watch for Brian on Fox 28 and NBC 4 News this weekend!

Coupon can be printed or picked up in the shop!

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

20+ years of fly fishing expertise and experience!

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 do....it 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