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A Message to Our Customers

We are gradually returning to full staff at MRO both safely and legally. Our online store is fully operational and firing on all cylinders. We are not experiencing any major delays. The retail store will remain closed to the public until further notice. We are offering Customer Service Hours and Curbside Pickup from 10:00am - 6:30pm, Monday through Saturday.

Please see our Blog for videos, information and updates.

We thank you for your patience and support of Mad River Outfitters during this time!

Smallmouth Bass Flies - Surface

Fly Fishing for smallmouth bass just continues to grow and grow. Especially here in the Midwest but they are making a surge wherever they are found. They are abundant, they crush a fly, and they fight harder than just about any other fish in fresh water. One of our favorite fish to pursue with a fly and of course a big part of our guide business here in Ohio.

We have compiled a category here of our favorite surface flies for smallmouth here. Certainly a ton of crossover from Largemouth but they are certainly deserving of a category or two to themselves. Some old standbys here as well as some you may have never seen before. We search long and hard to find the best quality flies and offer them here at the most reasonable prices possible. We don't sell crap flies.....we don't have to. Plenty of other places for that.

Not finding something? Send an email to [email protected] we can get it for you.