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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

20% OFF on selected Orvis "Outfits"

Coupon Code: outfits (enter in shopping cart)

April 15th- May 18th

That's right friends, order any Orvis H2, Access, Superfine Touch or Clearwater Rod......add an Orvis Reel and Orvis Fly Line.....and get 20% OFF the combo. We'll even line-it-up for you and throw in the backing for FREE!

Click Here to order the rod

Click Here to order the reel

Click Here to order the line

* Enter the coupon code:  outfits   in the shopping cart- (discount will be applied in the last step of checkout)

* Put in the "Order Notes" section whether you reel with your right or left hand......we'll put the backing and line on the reel for FREE

* Checkout with a 20% discount

Offer good online or in the shop!

Also Note:

All Orvis Coupons valid at Mad River Outfitters!

Orvis Coupons at Mad River Outfitters

Bring them in! We'll take them......Can't make it us.....we'll work it out.

$25.00 off $50.00 Orvis coupon

All Orvis Coupons and Promotions are welcome at Mad River Outfitters! Special orders from the catalogs are WELCOME!

*must be used for Orvis merchandise only

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

20% OFF Orvis Outfits

Save $25.00 on $50.00 or more of Orvis merchandise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fly Fishing Legends Banquet
Friday, April 18th
featuring  Flip Pallot

Doors open at 5:30- Dinner at 7:00- Presentation at 8:00

Held at the Athletic Club of Columbus- 136 East Broad St. Columbus, Ohio 43215

Tickets- $60.00 single- $100.00 per couple

·       Ticket includes 1 “Grand Raffle” ticket


Wedge salad with apple smoked bacon, red onion, butter croutons, bleu cheese, and roasted tomato vinaigrette; Pan seared rainbow trout with toasted couscous, yellow wax beans, white wine and chive butter sauce; cookies and brownies; cash bar

Grand Raffle:

·        Sage Xi3 8wt fly rod, Sage 6080 fly reel and loaded with backing and Rio Fly Line of your choice

Standard Raffle Prizes:

·        Orvis Access 905-4 Outfit with Access III reel and Orvis Line of your choice
·        TFO Mangrove Fly Rods – 5wt, 8wt and 10wt
·        Tenkara Rhodo Rod
·        Barbour Men’s Classic Beaufort Jacket- size of your choice
·        (2) $50.00 Gift Certificates to MRO
·        (2) $50.00 Gift Certificates to MRO
·        And more!

Women’s Raffle Prizes:

·        SAGE “Grace” 586-4 Fly Rod
·        Barbour Women’s Classic Beadnell Jacket- size of your choice
·        (2) $100.00 Gift Certificates to MRO

***Be sure to check out Flip’s schedule at MRO on Saturday, April 19th as well- Click Here

Buy Tickets HERE or call the shop at 614-451-0363

813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mad River Outfitters 2014 Fly Fishing Travel

Mad River Outfitters is proud to represent some of the finest fly fishing outfitters and lodges in the business. We offer hosted fly fishing trips, as well as serve as full booking agents and outfitters for these and many others. 

You get to the destination from your home town and we'll meet you there....and do the rest. Just bring your fishing gear and be prepared to have your Expectations Exceeded!

For further information on all of our trips...and to see some great photos from past excursions, be sure to check out the Travel Page of our website. Also, don't hesitate to give us a call at 614-451-0363 if you have any questions whatsoever!

March/April- Steelhead

Michigan Steelhead at the Muskegon River Lodge

Click Here for photos, details and pricing!

Ohio/PA Steelhead Guide Trips

Click Here for details on Steelhead Guide Trips

May- October- World Class Warmwater Angling

Fly Fish Lake St. Clair

Musky, Smallmouth, Largemouth, Perch, Carp, Drum.....etc. Truly some of the fineset warmwater fly fishing on the planet.

Single and Multiple Day trips available!

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

June- Trout in Tennessee

South Holston River- Bristol, Tennessee

with host Lou Uecker

June 9th- 13th, 2014

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

July and August- Alaska and Montana

Alaska's Affordable Alternative- $2495.00 per week

July 19th- 26th with Jerry Darkes and Jeff Liskay

August 16th- 23rd with Pat Kelly and Graham Stokes

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

Fish the Madison, Jefferson and Yellowstone Rivers at the Slide Inn

hosts Brian Flechsig and Kelly Galloup

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

August- Tarpon in Belize

at the World Famous El Pescador Lodge on Ambergris Caye

with host Andy Jensen

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

September/October- Fly Fish the "Big Easy"

Louisiana Redfish with Woodland Plantation

September 28th- October 3rd

with host Brian Flechsig

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

September/October- San Juan River, New Mexico

San Juan River and Soaring Eagle Lodge

September 29th- October 4th

with host Graham Stokes

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

October- Michigan Trout

Legendary Fall Trout Fishing with Gates AuSable Lodge

October 23rd- 27th

with host Graham Stokes

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

October/November- Fall Steelhead

Dates TBA

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

January 2015- Peacock Bass in Brazil

January 16th- 24th, 2015

with host Lou Uecker

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

February 2015- Annual Bonefish Trip

Our 16th Year at the Andros Island Bonefish Club

Absolutely the finest bonefishing on planet earth!

February 21st- 28th, 2015

Click Here for photos, details and pricing

Mad River Outfitters/Mad River Travel
The Finest in Fly Fishing Destinations

813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Monday, January 20, 2014

2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour

Thursday, March 6th

Gateway Film Center- Columbus, Ohio

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $12.00 in the shop or $15.00 online- BUY NOW

brought to you by:


Central Ohio Fly Fishers

Madmen Chapter of Trout Unlimited

All Proceeds go to Benefit:

Ohio Chapter of Casting for Recovery

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Holiday Clearance SALE

Holiday Clearance SALE

Going on NOW- in the shop or online

Click Here to view our SALE department

Click Here to view or Men's SALE

Click Here to view our Women's SALE

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214