Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MRO Welcomes Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson

from the Naknek River Camp in Alaska

Friday, November 19th

see below for a link to full details!

Way back in 1990, MRO's Brian Flechsig led his first hosted fly fishing trip while working for Streamside Outfitters in Cincinnati. The trip was to Michigan for Salmon at the then famous Johnson's Pere Marquette River Lodge. It was there of course that he first met Jim and Phyllis Johnson and he continued to book trips with them until they sold the lodge.

Some solid friendships and partnerships were born in these early days in Michigan. Kelly Galloup would often guide for our groups and of course a solid partnership there has blossomed over the years. Charlie Weaver guided Brian on his 1st day of salmon fishing in Michigan and they quickly became a "Duo Act" and recorded the "Riversongs" CD which was released in 2002. It's nice to revisit the old days!

A few years ago we ran into Jim Johnson and he informed us that he had finally made his ultimate dream come true. He and his family had built a rustic lodge on the banks of the Naknek River in Alaska. Trophy rainbow and all 4 species of salmon right out the back door.....and a few 4 legged critters as well.

It took us a bit..but we finally got around to getting this together and we are thrilled to be working with Jim Johnson and family again!

Mad River Outfitters now serves as a full booking agent for the Naknek River Camp....."Alaska's Affordable Alternative" We are offering two hosted trips in 2011 but can also help you put together a trip of your own if you can't make our dates. Either way, you won't believe the pricing on these trips!

On Friday night, November 19th, Jim will be our guest in the shop. At 7:00 p.m. he will be giving a presentation on fishing the Katmai region of Alaska and of course be talking alot about the trips. This will be a great chance to "meet-and-greet" and Q & A about this fantastic new destination for MRO. See the full scoop at the link below and as always just let us know you will be attending the show!

MRO 2011 Alaska Trips

July 23rd- 30th with host Jerry Darkes

September 17th- 24th "Spey/Switch School" Trophy Rainbow special- with host Jeff Liskay

Other hosted trips announced recently:

Spring Steelhead on the Muskegon River

March 20th-23rd, 2011 Click Here

Slide Inn- Madison River

with Brian Flechsig and Kelly Galloup
August 7th- 13th, 2011 Click Here

Fall Salmon on the Manistee River
September 19th- 22nd, 2011 Click Here

Mad River Outfitters
Mad River Travel
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214