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Fly Fishing Beginner Trips

Getting started in Fly Fishing?

Here at Mad River Outfitters, the Midwest Fly Fishing Schools and Ohio Fly Fishing Guides, Education is the cornerstone of our business. We are proud to offer guide trips tailored specifically for beginning fly anglers.

Experience low pressure fishing and learning on one of our beginner designed guided fly fishing trips. Spend a day with a guide in an environment that fits your pace. It’s great for those learning to cast and getting fish to bite. This is a great way to help a new angler catch fish on the fly rod and leave excited for their next fly fishing adventure!

Experience two fisheries that are great for beginners to take their first steps in the sport of fly fishing.

Beginner Trips

Spend a day learning the basics of fly fishing in a one-on-one environment with one of our guides. These guide trips are a combination of informal learning and hands-on practice capped off with the opportunity to catch and land your first fish on a fly. This is a great way to get your feet wet in the sport of fly fishing.

Season: Year Round.

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Clear Fork

Fish close to home in Columbus, Ohio. This gives new anglers a great experience catching Rainbow Trout without traveling long distances. Learn about the flies, the fish and get hands-on practice catching trout with one of our guides.

Season: Seasonal (November - May)

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How it works: When you purchase your trip here, our team will reach out with you to schedule and confirm a date for your guided fly fishing trip!

Who guides for Beginner Trips: Josh Trammell, Ryan Ratliff, Katie Johnstone, Ben Phipps and Steve Pileski.

Download Beginner Trip information.

Questions: Send an email to [email protected] or give the shop a call at (614) 451-0363.