Calendar and Past Presentations

December 2017

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  • Fly tying: Smokehouse Brewing in Grandview
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  • Steelheading Trip
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June Aquatic Insect Education Sessions

Introduction to Aquatic Entomology

Monday June 5th from 6-7:45PM

Whetstone Public Library Meeting Room

3909 N. High Street

Columbus, OH 43214

Don Dean will be leading a session on the basics of aquatic entomology to help introduce members to the macroinvertebrates frequently found in trout river systems (particularly in the Mad River). You can expect to learn about aquatic macroinvertebrate life stages, behaviors, substrate habitat, as well as characteristics for identification. These skills will be directly used in the other two sessions and should translate to a better understanding of the flies used for catching trout.

This session is limited to 15 participants, please email Erica Szeyller (szeylophone@gmail.com) to reserve your spot.

TUMadMen River Monitoring

Saturday June 17th from 9-1pm

(rain date: 6/24 http://www.tumadmen.org/calendar.shtml)

St. Rte. 36 Bridge

Join TU and COFF members to help monitor the Mad River system! River monitoring is an effective hands-on way to learn more about the bugs in the Mad River. You will also learn how different insect species communities can help to determine river quality. If you attend the “Introduction to Aquatic Entomology”, this is a great way to reinforce your learning.

No RSVP necessary for this event, just show up! Plan to wade.

 Imitating Aquatic Insect Behavior

Tuesday June 27th 6pm until dark

Location TBD – likely either the Mad River or Clear Fork depending on weather/flows

Jon Horn will be leading an on-the-water session on imitating aquatic insects. At this session, you will explore the behavior of different aquatic insects, see a demonstration of imitating insects with a fly rod, and get to practice the techniques yourself! Plan to spend a good bit of time in the water – that means packing your fishing gear (rod/reel/flies/etc.) and being prepared to wade.

This session is limited to 8 participants, please email Erica Szeyller (szeylophone@gmail.com) to reserve your spot.

Hope to see y’all there!

Good fishing!

Erica Szeyller

szeylophone@gmail.com


Next COFF Meeting

The next COFF meeting is with Tim Schultz, about Driftless on September 12th, 2017.


 

Past COFF Presentations

Through the years, COFF has brought in some very interesting speakers with topics that have spanned through many different aspects of fly fishing. Here’s a listing of these talks, starting in January 2013 (most recent is top).

 

Date
Name, Organization
Topic / Presentation Title
2015
November 2015 Dave Radomski Fishing the Clear Fork; When, Where and How
October 2015 Jerry Darkes Modern Fly Line Production: An Insider’s Look
September 2015 Jerry McDaniel Fly Fishing the Cumberland River
May 2015 TBA TBA
April 2015 George Douglas, Kype Magazine Fishing on the Salmon River
March 2015 Jerry Darkes Fishing Lake Erie
February 2015 Phil Hilman & Kevin Kayle Ohio Steelhead
January 2015 Jerry Snider Bamboo Rod Building
2014
November 2014 Jonathan Horn RMNP on Your Own
October 2014 Louis Seta Stripers on the Little Miami
September 2014 Neil Neidhardt Carpin’ Ohio (on bamboo)
May 2014 Picnic
April 2014 Jim Lampros Carp Fishing
March 2014 Jerry Darkes Fishing the Great Lakes
February 2014 Mark Driver Fish Species Readily Available in Ohio and Access
January 2014 Brian Flechsig, Mad River Outfitters Tenkara
2013
November 2013 John Tertuliani Smallmouth
October 2013 Lou Euker, Mad River Outfitters Muskies on the Fly
September 2013 George Daniel Dynamic Nymphing (same title as his book)
May 2013 (picnic) Jeff Liskay, Silver Fury Guide Service Spey Casting Demonstration
April 2013 George Douglas, Kype Magazine Fishing on the Salmon River
March 2013 Jeff Courier, Global Fly Fishing Fly Fishing through the Mid-Life Crisis
February 2013 Dave Allbaugh, Wet Fly Waterguides Fishing on the Wet Fly
January 2013 Dustan Harley, Ripple Guide Service A Year on the St. Joe