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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 - Subsurface

Smallmouth bass fly fishing 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 subsursurface and bottom related flies for smallmouth here. Please note that we have added some of our Favorite Galloup Flies and Wooly Buggers etc.for smallmouth but make sure to see those categories for even more options. Just about any Kelly Galloup fly or Wooly Bugger for that matter will catch smallmouth.

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