Where you at Spring? Steelhead forecasts and trout seminar.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014


As the sun rises on the last day of April i look outside and see snow on the ground and a forecast for temps in the high 40's and low 50's for the day and coming week.  So goes the winter of 2014 and hopefully this is the last we see of it.  Steelhead season is off to a slow start as a result of the long winter  but don't let that get you down, there is good news.  We have very high expectations for a very good spring steelhead season that should last well into May so there is plenty of good fishing to look forward to.  Fresh fish have started to enter the rivers and they should start in big numbers literally any day.  The PA trout opener is on the 12th of April which is always a great event and bass, walleye, pike, musky and more await anglers preparing for ice out.  Check below for what has been going on around the shop and if you have time stop in for a great early season trout seminar Saturday the 5th.  Hope everyone has a great spring and remember to support your local fly shop.  Thanks from Dan and Pete.

Early season trout tactics with Dan Pribanic:  1 pm-2:30 pm at Chagrin River Outfitters.  
 Techniques, flies, and approaches to targeting early season trout. How to deal with cold water, high water, early season hatches, how to match them, go to fly patterns, and more.  With trout season just getting underway this is a great primer for anglers of all skill levels.  See you Saturday at the shop, Dan and Pete.

Stop in Saturday April 5th for a great seminar on early season trout tactics at 1pm.

Shop is stocked with some great gear for spring.

Angler trying his luck at swinging up a March steelhead on the Chagrin.  Should be a great spring for swinging flies.

I would rather fish without my waders than not have a good pair of polarized sunglasses.  

We are thinking spring around the shop and have some great new fishing shirts and pants.

South Carolina low country redfish.

In like a lion, out like a lamb....lets hope.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014


Mid march in Ohio and after a Looooooong winter it looks like spring is trying to make an appearance. The rivers are opening up and guys are thinking of the pleasures spring will bring.  Obviously steelhead season is here, trout fishing will be happening as well over in PA, lake run smallmouth and wading the flats of Presque Isle are all on peoples minds and rightfully so.  Here at the shop we have been stocking the shelves with great new simms packs and wading boots, fly reels, and more, tying flies, and hosting trips to warmer climes.  Pete will be taking down a second group to Mexico this Sunday after a great February trip.  We also had a small group down in the Bahamas in January which was great.  We look forward to things cranking up here again locally as spring fishing opportunities begin anew.  

Don't forget your 2014 fishing license.

Pete has been introducing many new anglers to the pleasures of saltwater flats angling this winter.  He will be doing the same next year as well for anyone interested its never to early to sign up.

Our friend Tom here took to the flats like a duck to water, recording a grand slam (bonefish, permit, snook) on his first day of saltwater angling, impressive.

Locally the rivers are opening up and i think it is safe to say anglers will be hitting the rivers the week of March 17th and finding a few fish.