Good morning all,
Just a heads up for February’s meeting, as COFF is always a proponent of domestic bliss, we were compelled to move February’s meeting off of our usual Tuesday date. This year’s “normal” date would have been February 14th, instead, we will be meeting on Wednesday, February 15th. Several factors involved, least of which is unusually large crowds on Valentine’s Day. Jon Horn, purveyor of great speakers, has yet another lined up for us this coming month.
Feb 15 (Weds)
John Navarro (ODNR)
“The Recovery of Ohio Stream Fishes – Thank you Clean Water Act!”
John is an administrator of the Aquatic Stewardship Program. His team works on the restoration and protection of physical habitats in and adjacent to streams, and meeting the requirements and stream designations put forth by the Clean Water Act.
Will surely be another great meeting, I will send another reminder when the date draws near.
Have a great day,
Good afternoon everyone,
Hope you are all soaking up the last bits of August, the weather has been very pleasant and the fish have responded. Delaware Lake was kicking out largemouth bass like crazy Tuesday night when we were there.
All that aside, Sept. is upon us and that means we are ready to get back to monthly club meetings! Our next being Sept. 13, and our guest speaker committee, consisting of Jon Horn and Steve Parker have a special guest for this installment.
Dr. Rob Worthington from Lexington, KY will be sharing his knowledge of Tenkara with us. See the links below to find out more about Rob.
This special presentation will require a special location, we will be meeting at the pavilion at Lions Club Park in West Liberty, OH which is on the banks of the Mad River and nearby Macochee Creek.
The address is:
576 Township Rd 174West Liberty, OH 43357
Just off of OH 245, you can’t miss it.
Bring a side of dessert or side for potluck, Jon H will have Subway for your main course, don’t want anyone to go away hungry.
“Dr. Rob Worthing is a flyfishing and rock climbing enthusiast with a penchant for Tenkara. He guides and teaches Tenkara to groups all around the Country -often via immersive experiences in beautiful places full of trout! He has a deep teaching skillset and extensive knowledge of Tenkara techniques.”
You can learn more about Rob at these links: https://tenkaraangler.com/tag/rob-worthing/
And one other reminder, club dues are due Sept. 1, feel free to bring it with you to the meeting or use Paypal via the website. Also, James has set up a Venmo account you can use as well. @centralohioflyfishers Our $30 club dues fund our annual activities.
I look forward to seeing everyone there, let me know if you have questions.
April’s meeting will be given by Ethan Simmons – ODNR
“Ohio’s muskie program: Creating the fish of 1,000 casts”
I hope everyone is outside today and not reading this email! 70’s and no rain! Please be safe though, I know a lot of reservoirs are releasing water and that can make currents swift and water levels higher than normal.
Was great to see everyone last month! Jon Horn has another great speaker lined up for us this month. Matt Parker, General Manager of ReelFlyRod in Bellbrook (just outside of Dayton) and local guide, will be talking all things fly fishing, SW Ohio River smallmouth bass and if we’re lucky even a little tarpon fishing.
Check out some more here:https://www.reelflyrod.com/matthew-parker.html
Social hour to start appx. 6pm with the program beginning promptly at 7pm at our usual Smokehouse Brewing.
We will have some raffle items, tbd, and while we don’t want to overwhelm you with raffles, this is an important fundraising component for the club. The funds raised go directly to club programming and our ever important education component.
If we haven’t had a chance to meet, please make sure to find me and introduce yourself. It’s your club and I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas.
Enjoy the weekend and we’ll see you Tuesday.
Good afternoon everyone,
Hope this email finds you well and warm! Just a reminder, our in person meetings will resume this Tuesday at Smokehouse Brewing. Social to start appx. 6pm with the program beginning promptly at 7pm.
Josh McQueen will be our guest speaker. He will be discussing Lake Erie smallmouth, whitebass and other species. You won’t want to miss it. We will also be raffling off a fly rod / reel and some other great fly fishing gear.
Would love to see everyone Tuesday night! We have some new members, so please introduce yourself if you see someone you don’t know. I am excited to put the last two years in our rearview and look forward to an amazing 2022!
Our next meeting is Dec. 14th at the smokehouse. There will be a raffle of a fly rod and other items.
Presenters will be Jon Horn and Steve Parker.
Jon will be discussing the Scioto River in Columbus and reading charts to catch bigger and more fish,
Steve will be discussing the upper Olentangy river different geologic structures, flows, access points and fish.
Our next COFF meeting will be Nov. 9th at the Smokehouse.
There will be a Social hour beginning at 6PM followed by a presentation beginning at 7PM.
Our speaker (s) for this meeting will be new member Keith Helfer and longtime member Paul Butler. They’ll be discussing the Pere Marquette River in Michigan.
This is a presentation by two very successful and knowledgeable fly fishers you won’t want to miss.
In addition to the presentation we will also be raffling off a Sage Fly rod so bring your dollar bills!
Hope to see everyone Tuesday.
Ryan Ratliff of Mad River Outfitters will be talking about fishing in Alaska. Ryan will get started at 7 p.m. or so, but fish stories start as early as 6 p.m.
Smokehouse Brewing Company
1130 Dublin Rd, Columbus
I say Yes! We’ll be having an Outdoor meeting in May with fishing possibilities and directions will be emailed before the event.
Spread the word!