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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!

Brian Flechsig

Brian Flechsig tied his first fly and caught his first fish on a fly rod when he was seven years old. Today, from his fly shop in Columbus, Ohio, which he founded in 1994, Brian outfits sportsmen, teaches classes and guides groups on fishing trips to some of the world’s best places to fish. He has been in the fly fishing business for most of his adult life. Brian is one of America’s new generation of fly fishing personalities and has been featured in a series of fly fishing instructional videos from Mad River Media, including the famous title, Carpin’ with good friend Dave Whitlock. Regular guest appearances on the popular television show “The Walker’s Cay Chronicles” with Flip Pallot, have made Brian one of the most recognized names and faces in mid-western fly fishing arena.

He is the author of “The Fly Fisher’s Guide to the Mad River”, Ohio’s premier trout stream and is active in many conservation activities and efforts to bring the sport of fly fishing to everyone.

Brian oversees the entire operations of Mad River Outfitters along with his sister companies Mad River Media and Patagonia Trouters USA. He is very versed at many aspects of fly fishing....and holds a special passion for saltwater. He served as our head guide at the Wilds for 8 seasons and is also passionate about largemouth on the fly. He also still finds time for a few days on the Mad River in his AuSable River boat.

For the 2018 season Brian will be hosting the Amazon Peacock Bass Trip in January, the Labrador Brook Trout Tip in July, the San Juan River Trip in September and the New Orleans Redfish Trip in October. You can find details on all of these trips here on our website of course. Stay tuned for more adventures!