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A Message to Our Customers

Friends, first week of July and our last week here at 813 Bethel Rd. in Columbus. The end of an era for sure, but the beginning of an exciting new one as well. Coming soon... MRO 2.0!

We are packing things up this week and getting ready for the "big move" which begins next week. During this time of moving the shop, we will be closing things up completely and unable to conduct business in our normal fashion. Here is what is happening this week:

• The online store will shut down for orders this Thursday, July 9th at 6:00 p.m. All orders placed before that time will be processed and shipped as usual.
• Curbside pick-ups of said orders will be available until close of business on Saturday, July 11th at 5:00 p.m.
• We will be closed for business completely from July 12th- July 26th and hope to resume "Normal Operations" in our new location, 833 Bethel Rd., on July 27th. We'll keep you informed if this changes.

Please see our Blog for videos, information and updates.

We thank you for your patience and support of Mad River Outfitters during this transition and upgrade to our business!


Mayfly Carving

$129.95

We have collaborated yet with another local craftsman to offer a limited number of these unique sculptures. Our good friend and long-time customer Jim Heilman of J & S Custom Crafted Lures, LLC came to us a while back with this idea and has now become a reality. These things are so cool!

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Stunning Mayfly replica mayfly carving here designed to honor the importance of the mayfly to the sport of fly fishing. A treasured, totally unique, hand-made work of art that will make a great gift item.

We have collaborated yet with another local craftsman to offer a limited number of these unique sculptures. Our good friend and long-time customer Jim Heilman of J & S Custom Crafted Lures, LLC came to us a while back with this idea and has now become a reality. These things are so cool!

Here is what Jim had to say about these unique works:

"I have been a customer of Mad River Outfitters for over 20 years. Because of Brian and his staff, my interest in fly fishing, fly tying and especially mayflies, has grown strong.

As a wood carver, and fly fisherman, I wanted to find a way to celebrate the importance of mayflies in the method of the fishing I love to do. After much deliberation, I came up with a design for a large mayfly sculpture made of wood and copper.

To make the scuplture, I cut out a wood blank for the body measuring about 4 1/2 inches long. Next, I carve the body and the abdominal segments. From there, I hand cut the wings out of copper sheeting and fabricate the legs from copper tubing. After attaching all of the parts, I apply multiple coats of paint and then a final seal coat. It take 10 to 12 hours to hand craft each mayfly sculpture."- Jim Heilman

These sculptures measure approximately 8 1/2" long from front legs to end of tail and the wing extends up approximately 3 3/4".

This one featured here is loosely modeled after a Hendrickson "Emerger". Item #JH-MA-EM.


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