New Simms camo packs, Euclid sportsman show This Sat. Fishing outlook. Call and book your guided spring steelhead trip today.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011


Simms new camo packs come in both a waist pack and a sling pack and are available at the shop.
Very cool piece of gear.

The Euclid Sportsman Show is this week starting tomorrow and running thru Sunday at the Great Lakes Expo center off of rt 90 and Babbitt rd. Saturday is packed full of seminars including our own steelhead seminar at 7pm. If there make sure to stop by our booth to say hello.

On the fishing front the good news is the rivers are wide open and some fish are being caught. The flip side is a winter storm is going to dump a bunch of snow tonight and make for a nasty weekend which is then going to melt and blowout the rivers early next week as temps hit the 50 degree range. However the outlook is very good as it seems we are going to have just about all of March available for great fishing here on steelhead alley and that should make everyone very happy. We have just opened up the books for our guided spring steelhead trips and are planning on starting March 8th so call the shop and reserve your spot today 440 247 7110. Tight lines Dan and Pete.

Maybe we will get lucky this spring....

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011


and have a nice long season. With the recent warm up and rain on the way it looks like we are in for some fishing in the near future. The question is how long will it last? The answer is i don't know but i will be on the water while it last. I am hopeful that we will have open water from here on out which would make for more than 2 months of spring steelheading which sounds great after the poor Fall we had.

The Chagrin was raging in Gates Mills. I literally saw three whole trees floating down the river.

Around the bend at Wilson mills Rd things are wide open.

I went to Pete's house to steal some fire wood and found him shoveling snow which made my day.

River Report:
As of now all the rivers have opened up and fishing is in our future. The Grand Tribs, Elk Creek and other small tribs are fishing today while the bigger stuff is still high and dirty. With a 1/2 inch of rain expected tonight look for later in the week and weekend to be fishable on many of our tribs. As always when it comes to conditions and catching we will keep you up to date. Here is to hoping for the best Spring in recent memory. Dan and Pete

Trout fishing with George Daniels Sat Feb. 19th @ shop, spring is in the air.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Attend this event and your trout fishing knowledge will triple, seriously.

Saturday February 19th

Chagrin River Outfitters welcomes George Daniel (Fly Fishing Team USA) to present three brand new presentations to make you a better trout fisherman. Programs begin at 10am and begins with techniques to effectively cover water and catch more fish when fishing a "dry/dropper" combo. This will be followed up by "Small Stream Fishing" which focuses on tips and techniques for becoming a better small stream angler. Learn ways to better present your fly and approach the water without spooking wary small stream fish. Lastly George will share with us some highlights and adventures of the past few years fly fishing has provided for him, including the great Cicada fishing in central PA that occured in 2008, Penns Creek, and New Zealand nymph fishing. Be sure not to miss as George reveals a few of his secret techniques and shares stories that make him on of the best fly fisherman and teachers in the world year in and year out.

George began fly fishing at age 6 while growing up in Potter County, PA and credits Joe Humphreys for the bulk of his knowledge along with many national and international industry professionals. George has been seen on ESPN and OLN while competing in the Great Outdoor Games and the Fly Fishing Masters and is a certified FFF Fly Casting Instructor. George’s passion is in Fly Fishing Education and teaching others to enjoy this leisure activity. He logs over 200 days a year on trout waters near and far from his home in Lock Haven, PA.

Also lets not forget about spring steelhead season and this weather has it coming to mind. This nice warm up has snow and ice rapidly melting and loosening up our waterways. With the warmest temps and rain still to come we will have to see what happens. No doubt there will be plenty of high dirty water by the weekend. The question is will we have decent weather to fish in when the rivers become fishable next week????? We will keep you posted. See you Saturday.

Fly tying with Greg Senyo this Saturday.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011


Come on down...

Saturday February 12th

Saturday February 12th

CRO welcomes Greg Senyo for fly tying demonstrations that include some of his old standby's as well as hot new fly patterns for targeting spring steelhead. Greg will also explore some of the new fly tying materials on the market and how they are best used to tie more realistic and productive fly patterns. Program runs from 11am to 3pm. This is a can't miss event for all us fly tiers and will have you spinning your best bugs ever.

New Simms Freestone wading boot in stock, new fly tying materials, wading jacket sale.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011


The new simms freestone wading boot arrived today and it looks like it was worth the wait. Decked out with toe guards, heel guard, pull on tab, vibram soles and only $129.00. Can't go wrong with this one.

We also have a few of the new Orvis superfine touch fly rods which replaced the way to stiff trout bum series of a few years ago. This one will take you back to the original superfine rods that were the full flex, gentle rods that delivered a fly perfectly with very little effort. If you are in the market for a smaller stream rod that delivers on both style and function come on down and check them out.

Continuing with Orvis the new hydros and access reels have arrived and while not having fished them yet they appear to be a great reel for the money. Very similiar to the mid and large arbors but with a more modern spin on the design.

Some great deals remain on Patagonia and Orvis wading jackets as well.

That's about it around here, oh we did get a bunch of new tying stuff in as well that i almost forgot about. Also upcoming seminars include Greg Senyo fly tying demos on the 12th and George Daniels "trout master" presentations on the 19th, for more details on these check out the events page. Until next time, Dan and Pete.