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"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this." 

─    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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Above: An Ohio River wiper is the very embodiment of power,  Fast, efficient and very selective, the sunshine bass will demand your best efforts before you'll enjoy even the briefest taste of success!

 

Blogs and Bloggers

 

40 Rivers to Freedom - Alex Cerveniak's newest blog effort, one that's not to be missed by those of us who chase whatever's bitin'

 

The Fiberglass Manifesto - Exploring Waters Near and Far with Fiberglass Fly Rods, Both Vintage and Contemporary.

 

The History of Fishing and Fishing Tackle - Dr. Todd Larson takes us to the far corners in search of our angling heritage.

 

Moldy Chum - This site will entertain you when you can't be on the water.  Stuck in the office?  Rivers blown out?  Nothing on the tube?  Get some Moldy Chum - it's a trip!

 

O'fieldstream - The real world is outdoors. Go to it!

 

Over My Waders - Home of the Contemplative Angler Blog and a host of interesting articles

 

Quiet Fury Books - The twisted road of the human condition is explored in the novel form.  Sometimes it's just too damn cold to fish, so curl up with a good book!

 

The Trout Bum - The title speaks for itself.  For those who chase the speckled dace.

 

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Above: A selection of flies for the fabled White Miller hatch on the Susquehanna river.

 

The Forums

 

The Bass Pond - Dedicated to warmwater fly fishing.

 

The Classic Fly Rod Forum - A place to discuss bamboo and classic fly reels

 

Fiberglass Fly Rod Forum - Collecting vintage and modern fiberglass fly rods

 

Fly Tying Forum - The web's finest source for fly tying discussion, tips and tricks!

 

Ohio Game Fishing - Ohio's best on-line outdoor forum!

 

Streamers @ - The classic American fly style and a talented, great group of folks.

 

Talk Fly Fishing - Learn, teach, share, enjoy!

 

Ultra-Light Fly Fishing Forum - The Forum for those who love to fish ultra-light fly rods from 000wt to 3wt

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Above: A largemouth bass patiently waits for something - anything - to make a mistake.  With a sudden burst of speed and flare of gills the bass will reward the errant behavior with eternity.


Education and Entertainment

 

A Fly Fishing History - Dr. Andrew Herd created this site in order to entertain and inform about the history of our sport. It has grown from small beginnings into the largest reference site on the Internet on this specialist subject; as such it is a free resource for everyone to use.

 

Donald Nicolson's Fly Pattern Site - A superb informational website with in-depth resources for fans of soft hackle flies, North Country spiders, traditional wet flies and general angling history.

 

Fly Anglers On Line - A wonderful resource for articles, fly patterns, and more!  FAOL has a great forum, too!

 

The Fly Tier's Page - Profiling the patterns and people behind contemporary fly dressing!

 

The Global Fly Fisher - World class articles, awesome photography, detailed gear reviews, Podcasts, and so much more...

 

Ohio Stream Flow - Check water conditions before you go!

 

Sexy Loops - An outstanding site from the other side of the pond.  Don't miss this one!

 

Warm Water Fly Tyer - Not to be missed - for those who roll their own!

 

Warm Water Fly Fisher - From bass to bluegill and crappies to carp,  WWFF is the inspiration for this site.  It's not to be missed if you're serious about warm water fly fishing.. Thanks for all your hard work, Elmer..

 
 

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Above: A Fly Fish Ohio favorite, the beautiful bluegill can be among the most challenging of all sport fish.

 

Clubs and Organizations

 

Federation of Fly  Fishers - All fish, all waters since 1964.  Lee Wulff was a founding member and his ideals live on in the important work of this organization. Regional affiliate clubs include...

 

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The Buckeye Fly Fishers - Cincinnati, Ohio

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Central Ohio Fly Fishers - Columbus, Ohio

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Miami Valley Fly Fishers - Dayton, Ohio

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Mohican Fly Fishers - Mansfield, Ohio

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North Coast Fly Fishers - Cleveland, Ohio (east)

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Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers - Northern Kentucky

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Firelands Fly Fishers -  Cleveland, Ohio (west)

 

Casting for Recovery - Casting For Recovery   provides fly fishing retreats specifically designed for women who have or have had breast cancer.

 

Friends of the Great Miami

 

Izzak Walton League of America -Founded in 1922, the Izaak Walton League is one of the nation's oldest and most respected conservation organizations. With a powerful grassroots network of 40,000 members and nearly 300 local chapters nationwide, the League takes a common-sense approach toward protecting our country's natural heritage and improving outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. 

 

Sun Coast Fly Fishers - For fly fishing in and around Tampa, contact the SCFF, an FFF affiliate club. They are working to be Florida's leading fly-fishing club, helping members have more fun fly-casting, fly-fishing, and fly-tying.

 

TU Mad Men - Ohio chapter of Trout Unlimited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Above: A wild brown trout reassures us that we haven't managed to ruin it all... yet.

 

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