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Stay up to date with everything going on around Mad River Outfitters and the Midwest Fly Fishing Schools

Here at Mad River Outfitters and the Midwest Fly Fishing Schools, education is the cornerstone of our business. And of course, we like to go fishing every now and again! Find a class, trip or event that's right for you. Click on the links below for details, pricing and to register. 

Get additional information on our Fishing Trips here, and our Education here. Give us a call at (614) 451-0363 or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.


January 2024

Saturday, January 6th- Saturday, January 13th- Peacock Bass- Amazonas, Brazil- River Plate Anglers- with host Brian Flechsig- Click Here- TRIP NOW FULL

Monday, January 8th- Saturday, January 13th- Blane Chocklett Musky School and Trip-
with host Josh Trammel and Virginia Trophy Guides- Click Here- TRIP NOW FULL

Wednesday, January 10th- Wednesday, January 31st-
Basic Fly Tying Course- 4 weeks- 7-9 p.m. with Ryan Ratliff- Click Here

Saturday, January 13th-
Saturday Sessions: Fly Tying Classes- Women's Beginner Class with Katie Johnstone- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.- Click Here

Saturday, January 20th-
Saturday Sessions: Fly Tying Class- Pike and Musky Flies with Pat Kelly- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.- Click Here

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 26th, 27th and 28th-
Flip Pallot and Brian Flechsig Fly Fishing School-
held at Flip's House in Mims, Florida- Click Here- SCHOOL NOW FULL

February 2024

Tuesday, February 6th- MRO Presents: "An Evening with Kelly Galloup"- 5:00 p.m. Meet and Greet and Fly Tying Demos- 7:00 Pizza and Beer- 7:30 Streamer Presentation- Get Tickets!

Wednesday, February 7th- Wednesday, March 6th-
Basic Fly Tying Course- 4 weeks- 7-9 p.m.- (skips Valentines Day)- with Ryan Ratliff- Click Here

Saturday, February 10th- 
Saturday Sessions: Fly Tying Class- Steelhead Flies with Ryan Ratliff- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.- Click Here

Saturday, February 17th- Saturday Sessions: Fly Tying Class- Saltwater Flies with Brian Flechsig- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.- Click Here

Saturday, February 24th- Saturday, March 2nd- Andros Island Bonefish Club- Bahamas- 
with host Brian Flechsig- Click Here TRIP NOW FULL


March 2024

Friday, March 1st- Guide Talks: Smallmouth Bass Through the Seasons- 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. RSVP Here 

Saturday, March 9th- 
Saturday Sessions: Fly Tying Class- Women's Intermediate with Katie Johnstone- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.- Click Here

Wednesday, March 13th- Wednesday, April 3rd-
Intermediate Fly Tying Course- 4 weeks- 7-9 p.m. with Pat Kelly- Click Here

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 15th, 16th and 17th- Flip Pallot and Brian Flechsig Fly Fishing School- held at Flip's House in Mims, Florida- Click Here

Saturday, March 16th- 
Saturday Sessions: Fly Tying Class- Bass Flies/Streamers with Pat Kelly- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.- Click Here

Tuesday, March 19th- Tim Flagler Returns! Tying Demos and Euro Nymphing Seminar- 6:00 tying, 7:00 program- Click Here

Thursday, March 21st- F3T: Fly Fishing Film Tour- Studio 35- Click Here

Saturday, March 23rd- 
Saturday Sessions: Fly Tying Class- Carp Flies with Brian Flechsig- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.- Click Here

Monday, March 25th-
Beginners Fly Fishing Program- 7-9 p.m.- Click Here


April 2024

Monday, April 1st- Basic Fly Casting Class- 6-8 p.m.- Click Here

Wednesday, April 10th-
Basic Knots and Rigging Class- 7-9 p.m.- Click Here

Monday, April 15th-
1-Day Fly Fishing School- Briarwood Sporting Club- Click Here

Saturday, April 20th-
Basic Fly Casting Class- 9-11 a.m.- Click Here

Monday, April 22nd-
Entomology 101 Class- 7-9 p.m.- Click Here

Sunday, April 28th-
1-Day Fly Fishing School- Sunnybrook Trout Club- Click Here


May 2024

Wednesday, May 1st- Basic Fly Casting Class- 6-8 p.m.- Click Here

Saturday, May 4th-
1-Day Fly Fishing School- Briarwood- Click Here

Saturday, May 11th-
Entomology 101 Class- 9-11 a.m.- Click Here

Wednesday, May 15th-
Beginners Fly Fishing Program- 7-9 p.m.- Click Here

Saturday, May 18th- Advanced/Saltwater Fly Casting Class- 8-11 a.m.- Click Here

Monday, May 20th-
Basic Fly Casting Class- 6-8 p.m.- Click Here

Saturday and Sunday, May 25th and 26th- 2-Day Fly Fishing School- Sunnybrook Trout Club- Click Here

Wednesday, May 29th- Basic Knots and Rigging Class- 7-9 p.m.- Click Here


June 2024

Monday, June 3rd- 1-Day Women's Fly Fishing School with Katie Johnstone- Briarwood Sporting Club- Click Here

Wednesday, June 12th-
Basic Fly Casting Class- 6-8 p.m.- 
Click Here

Saturday and Sunday, June 15th and 16th-
2-Day Fly Fishing School- Briarwood- Click Here

Saturday, June 22nd-
Entomology 101 Class- 9-11 a.m.- Click Here

Wednesday, June 26th-
Knots and Leaders Class- 7-9 p.m.- Click Here

Sunday, June 30th-
1-Day Fly Fishing School- Sunnybrook Trout Club- Click Here

July 2024

Monday, July 1st- Beginners Fly Fishing Program- 7-9 p.m.- Click Here

Saturday, July 6th-
Basic Fly Casting Class- 9-11 a.m.- Click Here

Sunday, July 7th-
1-Day Fly Fishing School- Briarwood Sporting Club- Click Here

Tuesday, July 9th- Sunday, July 14th- White River Trip- Arkansas- "Cicada Mania"-
with hosts Josh Trammell, Brian Flechsig and Ben Woodard- Click Here- TRIP NOW FULL

Wednesday, July 17th-
Basic Knots and Rigging Class- 7-9 p.m.- Click Here

Sunday, July 28th- Saturday, August 3rd-
Montana Trip to the Slide Inn-
with hosts Brian Flechsig and Kelly Galloup- Click Here TRIP NOW FULL


August 2024

Saturday, August 3rd- Saturday, August 10th- Peacock Bass- Amazonas, Brazil- River Plate Anglers- with host Pat Kelly- Click Here- TRIP NOW FULL

Monday, August 26th-
1-Day Fly Fishing School- Briarwood Sporting Club- Click Here

September 2024

Saturday, September 7th- Thursday, September 12th- San Juan River in New Mexico at The Soaring Eagle Lodge- with host Steve Pileski-  Click Here- TRIP NOW FULL

Sunday, September 22nd-
1-Day Fly Fishing School- Sunnybrook Trout Club- Click Here

Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th-
2-Day Fly Fishing School- Briarwood Sporting Club- Click Here


October 2024

Sunday, October 6th- 1-Day Women's Fly Fishing School- with Katie Johnstone- Briarwood Sporting Club- Click Here

Friday, October 18th- Wednesday, October 23rd-
Trophy Redfish at the Woodland Plantation- New Orleans- with host Brian Flechsig- Click Here TRIP NOW FULL

Saturday and Sunday, October 26th and 27th-
2-Day Fly Fishing School- Sunnybrook Trout Club- Click Here

November 2024

Sunday, November 3rd- Friday, November 8th- Trophy Redfish at the Woodland Plantation- New Orleans- with host Andy Jensen- Click Here TRIP NOW FULL

January 2025

Sunday, January 12th- Sunday, January 19th- Peacock Bass- Amazonas, Brazil- River Plate Anglers- with host Ryan Ratliff- Click Here