Fall Seminars lineup, New fly in fly blog

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012


Its getting to be that time of year again around steelhead alley and your favorite fly shop.  Flies are being tied, the weather channel is being paid attention to a little more,  rumors are circulating of early steelhead in the lower rivers, new gear is showing up at the shop daily, lines are being cleaned and replaced, new gear is being fondled and caressed, old waders are being patched.  In other words things are getting back to the way we like it. 
With the coming of Fall also brings Fall seminars at the shop and this year we are doing more than ever to show or support for our local anglers in and around steelhead alley.  Last week Greg Senyo put on a great fly tying show for us and unveiled some exciting new materials for all on hand.  Looks like another exciting Fall season is heading our way and i for one can't wait.     
  Saturday September 8th, 10am-3pm: Kevin Feenstra  Fall Steelhead/Salmon Seminar:  Kevins presentation will focus on strategies for targeting Fall fish in Great Lakes tributaries followed by fly tying demonstrations showing off some of his favorite patterns that have made him a legend among great lakes fly fishers. 
Saturday September 15th and 29th:  On the water spey casting classes with Will Turek.  8am-12noon.  Expert two handed casting instruction limited to 4 students.  $100.00 per student.  Classes will fill fast.  Sign up at shop or call 440 247 7110.  Payment required at time of booking.
Saturday September 22nd:  Chagrin River Outfitters Fall Shop Days.  8:30 am-4pm
All day events, seminars, fly tying, rigging, casting lessons and instruction from local fly fishing guides.  Gear giveaways from simms, regal vises, sage and more.  Great sales.   Instructional seminars include
Steelheading 101 8:30 am:  Comprehensive overview of  steelheading the great lakes tributaries and the rivers and streams of Northeast Ohio.  Including proper gear, river flows, fly patterns, rigging, and more.
Spey and Switch rods for great lakes steelhead 10:30am:  Why two handed rods for the Great lakes tribs, what are the best choices and why, selecting flies, lines, and sink tips, casts you need to know. 
Saturday October 20th:  Fly ting with Greg Senyo from 12noon-4pm. 
Fall Gear is arriving daily.  Simms cold weather shirt amd primaloft vest go together like pees and carrots

Greg added some color to our fly bin last week.

Simms wader selection now includes G4 zip, G4 pro, G3 guide, Headwaters, and Headwaters Pant.  Gore tex made in the USA, if you want to be dry you want Simms.

Fox dubbing brushes and wacko hackle are among many new fly tying materials getting tiers excited this season.

And of course if you need something to tie those flies on new shanks are in stock as well. 
Learn how to tie the low rider in the fly tying blog, may be a fall for smaller sparser swinging patterns.

Shop reopening sale, fly tying with Greg Senyo, new tying materials, and of course a few fish pics.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012


As August winds down there is a feel of Fall in the air and anticipation for steelhead is starting to build.  Tyers have been coming in the shop and have been greeted by very cool new materials and a new look to the shop.  We also continue to gear up intrepid anglers heading for parts not unknown but at least lesser known to many on angling adventures that they will always remember.  It seems that there are many more anglers heading to Alaska, Montana, and British Columbia this year then the past few years combined and they are stopping in the shop to get the best in fly fishing gear for their trip.  If you have a dream trip in the future make sure to stop in for the right gear and right advice. 

This Friday and Saturday CRO will be having a reopening sale and will also host fly tyer Greg Senyo as he unveils brand new fly tying materials designed for steelhead alley.  Greg will be tying from 11-3 with these new materials and some old favorites that when combined make some must see new patterns.  For Friday and Saturday we will be offering Sage Vantage rods, Orvis Access rods, and Redington CPX rods all for 25% off including trout rods, Salmon/steelhead rods, bonefish/saltwater rods and switch rods.  Stop on in and see the shop.

Shop Sale Friday 24th and Saturday the 25th
25% off fly rods
25% off Scientific Angler Fly lines
25% off select fly reels
25% off select Simms waders

Fly Tying and new tying materials with Greg Senyo Saturday Aug. 25th.

My Friend Arron has been touring Alaska in his camper for about a month now. fishing his way along the coast.  Looks like fish is for dinner tonight.

Yougegheny Tailwater in PA was good to me last week.

Rainbows in the 13-16 inch range kept us busy.

Pretty casual at the sticks for rowing threw a white water boulder field, i would have flipped it for sure.
Shop is getting stocked back up nicely, new Simms Fall Run primaloft jacket and vest just came in today.

Restock includes improved and updated fly tying section

Along with the old standbys new materials have been hitting the shelves this week.