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For over 25 years, we have proudly offered the best guided fly fishing experiences in Ohio, the Great Lakes and beyond.

Our Guide Services

Mad River Outfitters is proud to offer a complete professional Ohio fly fishing guide service on local waters for brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, steelhead trout, musky, pike and carp. We offer hand-picked licensed fly fishing guides for the Erie and Ontario tributaries in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York as well.

Our original specialty, Mad River Guided Trips, offer a unique option with a float trip for brown trout in our AuSable and McKenzie River boats. We also guide for trout on the Clearfork River near Mansfield.

Jet Boat and Float  trips for Smallmouth Bass and Pike are also available on several productive waters such as the Kokosing, Scioto and Darbys and many others. Smallmouth Bass and Pike fishing in Ohio just might surprise you!

Spending a day one-on-one with one of our guides will take years off of your learning curve! Our guided trips are geared towards learning advanced techniques while in hot pursuit of fish. We’re dedicated to helping you catch your best fish yet.

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Get out and fish with the best fly fishing guides in Ohio.

We do all the heavy lifting, so you get the most of your time on the water.

Let's go fishing.

  • We provide gear, flies and more. You can always bring your lucky rod and reel though.

  • On the water instruction, information and technique.

  • Full river floats in AuSable, Mackenzie River, SealthCraft and Jet boats.

  • Fish along side local guides that have decades of experience on Midwest and Ohio waters, they don’t just know these waters, they call them home.

  • Fly fishing done right. Whatever you want to catch, wherever you want to go. Our guides have something for you.

  • With our guides, you don’t just fly fish, you experience the rich rewards of the sport.

Smallmouth

Musky

Steelhead

Brown Trout

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Pike

Carp