Since 1994 in Columbus, Ohio
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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!

About Mad River Outfitters

Our Mission

Mad River Outfitters works hard to serve as "the source" for everything needed for your fly fishing experience.

We take great pride in offering knowledgeable and honest advice when it comes to your pursuit of the sport of fly fishing.

Along with companies like Simms, Patagonia, Orvis and Redington and other fine vendors, we are proud to provide the best products, outstanding service, and knowledgeable instruction and advice. Customer Service has always been a benchmark of Mad River Outfitters and we pledge to do our very best to make your experience with us as pleasant as possible.

You simply won't find a more extensive selection of flies, fly fishing tackle or fly tying materials in the entire Midwest! Our staff looks forward to sharing our expertise and enthusiasm for the sport of fly fishing with you in the near future.

Company History

Mad River Outfitters was founded in 1994 by current president/operator, Brian Flechsig. Brian has been a fly fishing guide and in the fly fishing business for most of his adult life. After managing other fly shops, he realized the Midwestern region needed a better shop with better service. At that point, Brian moved to Columbus and opened Mad River Outfitters.

With the help of great employees and friends, Mad River Outfitters has become one of the largest and most recognized names in the fly fishing business. In 2002, Mad River Outfitters was nominated as "Fly Shop of the Year" out of over 400 dealers in the U.S. 

We sell the finest in quality fly fishing and outdoor products from vendors such as Orvis , Simms, Sage, Scott, Temple Fork Outfitters , Patagonia, G•Loomis, Barbour, Howler Brothers, Kuhl and more.

Professional Fly Fishing Guide Service for Ohio, the Great Lakes Region and Beyond!

Store Hours 

Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am - 6:30pm
Tue, Thur: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: Noon- 5pm (during the Holidays)

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Mad River Outfitters

813 Bethel Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43214


Call us at 888-451-0363 or contact us here.