Where does the time go?

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015


2015.....wow, another year has come and gone for all of us.  Looking back on things here around the shop have to say we are very blessed to have such a great fishery at our fingertips locally and the resources of the Great lakes, PA, MI, and other surrounding areas nearby.  Also i learn more each year about the long and rich history of the fly fishing community in the Cleveland area, its pretty amazing and continues to grow.  On the fishing end of things 2014 finished strong with very good steelheading from late November through December and into early january before things began to freeze up pretty good.  We are on freeze frame locally until things begin to loosen up a bit which of course means some warmer weather and rain never hurts.  Until then a few pics below from this past Fall and dates for fly tying classes and Montana trout trip for those looking for a Western adventure this summer.

Intro to fly tying:  Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th.
Streamer/baitfish patterns:  Feb 5th, 12th, 19th.
Call shop to sign up or for more details 440 247 7110

Late season nymph fishing on the middle Conneaut.

Dates are set: July 19th-25th CRO will be heading out to the wild, wild, west for great scenery, food, drinks, campfire music, and of course pretty nice fishing as well.  Trip cost all inclusive except for airfare and guide gratuity $3560.00
Stocking up the fly tying supplies and adding a bunch of new stuff as well.  
Finished off 2104 with a great day of fun fishing with friends on a beautiful sunny December day.

Happy Thanksgiving, here is what we have been up to since we last touched base!

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving!!!
So what has been happening around Northeast Ohio and CRO as of late?  I will try and sum it up for you.  Pete and Fabian where enjoying the nice Fall weather and catching nice big fish while i was working at the shop all the time.  Then the bottom fell out of the nice weather and the snow began to fall and many of the anglers went home allowing those anglers who are toughing it out some elbow room and the fishing got pretty decent.  Then it got really really cold and we got ice and more snow....pretty much no one was happy.  Now the rain is falling and temps are supposed to be in the 50's for a few days, which is great news.....steelhead anglers being eternal optimists are happy again.  The theory being that the rain and warm temps will clear out the ice and snow, bring in more steelhead, and the fishing will be awesome the weekend after thanksgiving and get many steelheaders favorite month of December off to a banging start, sounds great to me.  

Its also holiday time again and we are stocking the shop up with the latest goodies and a few surprises as well.  As always we ask that you support your local fly shop during the holidays and keep us in mind for any mail orders you may have as well.  Even if we don't have it in the shop we can get it and are  happy to get whatever you may need.  

Holiday shop hours:  
Mon:  10-6   Tue: 10-8  Wed: 10-6  Thur:  10-8
Fri:  10-6  Sat: 10-5  Sun:  10-3

Below are some nice pics to sum up the Fall and also a preview of some great new gear and gifts we have at the shop.  Tight lines from Dan and Pete

Slobster browns have been fairly prevalent in some of the PA tribs this Fall.

Snow helped create a little elbow room on the rivers the last few weeks.

Before the real cold set in the fishing was the best it has been all season.

This early artic blast also has us looking forward to Mexico in February and the Bahamas in March.  If sun, sand and great flats fishing sounds good to you let us know, we would love for you to join us.

For all the current or wannabe swingers out there we are stocked up at the shop and may have some great deals if you stop down after Thanksgiving. 
New 2015 simms freestone and boa boots, traveling fly tying kits, wader and gear bags, fishpond vests and packs and a whole lot more.

FYI Rum is not for sale but many other great gifts for the fly fisher!

Football and Steelheading, thats what Ohio does.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014


The King is back, the Browns beat the Steelers, and the steelhead are running, all is right in the CLE.  Good Numbers of steelhead in all the rivers for middle of October in Ohio and anglers are having pretty good success.  Reports coming in from anglers and our guide staff are very encouraging and more good reports about steelhead catches this Fall than all of last Fall put together it seems, so we are off to a good start.  We just got some much needed rain which will help spread the fish out and bring in more so if you have not hit the water yet, it is time.  We also have some some great new gear that includes fly lines, new steelhead sticks, shop t-shirts and hoodies, and a saltwater fly fishing venue/school down Mexico way this February.  Check out some pics and remember to support your local fly shops.  Tight lines from Dan and Pete.

Nice early Fall Chagrin River Steelhead

Conneaut Creek has good numbers of steelhead  and just got some water, should fish well this Fall.

Saltwater Fly Fishing School
Where: Pesca Maya Lodge, Yucatan Mexico
When: February, 15-21
Cost: $3,295.00 All-Inclusive, except air travel and gratuities. 
Hosts: Dan Pribanic and Brett McCrae

Fantastic new fly lines from rio and scientific angler for both single hand and two handed rods.

New shop gear

Great time to be in the Market for a new fly rod...many great options in both single hand and switch rods at can't miss prices.  Stop in and see what's new.  

Time to Celebrate Dads, Grads, cookout, and of course fly fishing.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014


June is a busy time of year for most folks, and doubly so for the fisherman, bringing some of the best fishing of the year around the country.  Only problem is there never seems to be enough time to fling a fly in all the waters you planned on, maybe next year.  June also brings us time to celebrate family and loved ones, including Dads and recent Graduates.  Maybe Dad taught you how to fish, or the graduate is a son or daughter you have created special memories with on the water.  Whatever the case may be remember to create a few more.  If you get time on Saturday June 14th bring Dad or the recent graduate to the shop and have lunch on us.  We are having a cookout form 11:30-1:30 and will also have fly tying demos from 12-3 and some great sale items as well.  

Dads and Grads cookout, fly tying, and sales event. 
Where: Chagrin River Outfitters
When: Saturday June 14th, cookout 11-30:1:30 Bass bug tying demos 12-3. Sale all day.
Great deals on close out rods, select wading boots, fly lines, sink tips, and more.
See you Saturday.

Plenty of rain and cool temps means June should have great trout fishing in PA and MI.

Locally the bass bite is heating up and topwater fun has started.

Always nice to share tips with experienced anglers while on the water. 

Rewarded with a nice wild brown from PA.

Shop is stocked up with great fishing shirts, pants, hats. new fly lines and more for summer destination trips.  

Steelhead, Bass, and trouts....May has been good. Great new tackle and gear at the shop.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014


May has been a good month for the fly fisher in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  Our tribs had great steelheading thru mid month and still a few around as i write this.  The big lake run smallmouth have showed up as well and should continue to provide good fishing thru mid june.  In PA the rain and cool weather has the bugs and fishing a little behind schedule but that is not a bad thing.  Like everywhere else things there are just a little late and fishing should be great the rest of May as water levels stabilize and June will be fantastic.  For you flats fishers that like to patrol Presque Isle once again water temps are cold, things are off to a slow start but like last year June should be on fire.  Don't forget to support your local fly shops.
Great gift for Dads.

New sharkwave fly lines have been a big hit with anglers.

Tying class June 5th, 6-8pm.  One night only, cost $25 includes materials.  Hoppers, ants, and beetles for summer time trout, bass, and bluegills.

May was our best month for steelhead on the Erie tribs by far.

New fiberglass rods at the shop for those feathery dry fly presentations that fussy trout prefer and that make 8 inch bluegills feel like 5 pound steelhead.