Monday, April 1, 2024

Introducing the new Cast Zapper 3000

 A true breakthrough in learning to Fly Cast!

The Cast Zapper 3000 is the latest release in the long lasting series of fly casting enhancement technologies!


The Cast Zapper 3000 boasts these new fantastic features:

• Fits any rod and reel combo!

• Fixes your bad fly casts in as little as 3 shocks!

• Now wearable around the neck!

• Over 3000 volts delivered instantly!


Get your ultimate piece of fly cast learning tech today before they run out!

Check out the many other advancements that Mad River Outfitters has brought to the world of fly fishing: 

833 Bethel Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43214


Friday, March 29, 2024

Heed the Call for Spring!


Howler Brothers clothing designs honor the soul, passion and timeless style of sports such as surfing and fly fishing but update historic garment ideas with modern influence from waves, water, geography, fashion and art.

Howler Bros shirts, shorts, jackets and hats are crafted with functionality and attention to detail at the forefront. They avoid trendy or overly traditional ideas and use small batch production and collaborations with artists and craftsmen to create original, alternative offerings.

833 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214


Friday, March 22, 2024

Spring/Summer Semester Kicks Off!


Monday, March 25th

7:00- 9:00 p.m.

Our Beginner's Fly Fishing Program is a great way to get introduced to the sport! This two-hour lecture session will take years off of your learning curve. We guarantee it.

Join us for an informative session on Getting Started in Fly Fishing which covers the basics on what you need to do to get the ball rolling, where to go, and what further steps to take to become a proficient fly fisher. We will take a look at the 6 basic things that you need to understand and also clear up some of the common myths and misconceptions that surround the sport.

No experience or equipment required!

Click Here to register for this program!

Click Here to view our full schedule of schools, classes, events and trips!

833 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214


Monday, March 4, 2024

Scott Session Fly Rods


Scott Fly Rod Company Announces Session Series Fly Rods 

MONTROSE, CO (March 1, 2024) — The Scott Fly Rod Company is pleased to announce the introduction of their new Session series of fly rods.

Session rods bring together high line speed, exceptional loop control, and a light and lively feel in hand.

They load easily, and they respond to subtle inputs from the angler. 

President, Jim Bartschi said, “Anyone who has fished Scott freshwater rods in the recent past will immediately recognize our signature ‘fast with feel’ action in Session rods. They share some of the design approaches and materials DNA with some of our most legendary rods. Incorporating some of our newest technologies give these rods their own unique feel and attributes.”

Session rods feature Scott’s Carbon Link epoxy resin system, Multi-Modulus lay ups, ARC2 reinforcement, ReAct, and Natural Finish blanks.

Session rods are handcrafted in Montrose, Colorado, using the finest components including milled aluminum reel seats with type 2 anodize and wood inserts, silicon nitride stripping guides, and Super grade cork handles.

Available from 8 to 10 feet, in four-piece configuration for 3 weight to 8 weight lines, MSRP $675.00

In fly shops now. Visit your nearest Scott authorized dealer to cast one today, or go online to to learn more.

Click Here to check out the new Scott Session Fly Rods!

About Scott Fly Rod Company:

Since its founding in 1974, the Scott Fly Rod Company has been dedicated to handcrafting the ultimate fishing tools from start to finish. Based in Montrose, Colorado, Scott has a history of innovation, dedication to performance, and a commitment to protecting the environment while also supporting local fly shops. For more information about Scott Rods, please visit their website and follow Scott on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

833 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214


Friday, February 23, 2024

Fly Fishing Film Tour- Columbus, Ohio


2024 Fly Fishing Film Tour
Thursday, March 21st, 2024
Doors Open 5:00pm - Show Begins 7:00pm
Studio 35 | Cinema & Drafthouse


Ticket Price: $25 | Host: Mad River Outfitters

Mad River Outfitters is once again bringing the F3T to Columbus, Ohio. This year will be held at Studio 35 theater and the proceeds from the event will benefit the Columbus chapter of Project Healing Waters. Tickets are available exclusively at or in the shop.

The 18th annual FLY FISHING FILM TOUR (F3T) presented by Costa, Skwala and others is back in action and hitting the road with a top notch selection of short films that are sure to get you fired up for the season ahead.

The 2024 show will feature locations from Steelhead in Washington State, Marlin in Mexico, Andros Island Bonefish, Peacock Bass in the Amazon, Atlantic Salmon in Canada, Permit in the Yucatan and much more. Join us for a journey of adventure, friendship and the best fly fishing action. 

The F3T is the original and largest fly fishing film event of its kind. Come for the action and stay for the giveaways and camaraderie that will feed your fishing addiction.


Majority of the proceeds go to benefit our friends at Project Healing Waters.


Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. Began In 2005 Serving Wounded Military Service Members At Walter Reed Army Medical Center Returning From Combat In Iraq And Afghanistan. Since Then, PHW Has Expanded Nationwide, Establishing Its Highly Successful Program In Department Of Defense Hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, And Veterans Affairs Medical Centers And Clinics.

Our local chapter of PHW is run by our friend Jarod Klucho and he should be on hand to give a short presentation on the organization, what they do here in Columbus and how you can get involved. It is our great honor to give back to these veterans that have given so much for us!


Raffle Information

Raffle Tickets will be $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. We accept cash, credit card or check. You will be able to place tickets into a separate container for each Grand Raffle Prize individually. General Raffle will be picked from the table as numbers are called.

Grand Raffle Prizes:

TBA Shortly!

General Raffle:

TBA Shortly!


833 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214


Friday, February 16, 2024

Tim Flagler Returns!


Thrilled to again welcome our GREAT Friend......

Tim Flagler 

Tuesday, March 19th

Join us in the shop for a very fun night with the "Tightlines Tyer" himself, Tim Flagler.

5:30PM - Doors open

6:00PM - Tim will be doing a tying demo for an hour

Great chance to see one of today's best tyers "up-close-and-personal". Open for Q & A as well!

7:00PM - Tim will give a video presentation titled "Euro-nymphing – from the basics to advanced techniques"

Presentation will illustrate how to get started by converting a standard trout rod, say, a 9’ 5 weight into a functional Euro-Nymphing set-up and the multiple steps that can be taken after that to produce an advanced outfit. Presentation will cover not only equipment, but flies and on-stream strategies and techniques as well.

• Typically, this video-based program takes about 60 minutes depending on Q&A

8:00 - More tying demos and Q & A

Join Mad River Outfitters for this fun and informal evening and a chance to meet and learn from modern fly tying legend, Tim Flagler!


833 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214