Where you at Spring? Steelhead forecasts and trout seminar.

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

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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

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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.   







Think Spring!

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Monday, February 03, 2014

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Cold, cold, and more cold has been the story here in Northeast Ohio for some time now.  Anglers are coming into the shop just itching for some good news on the local fishing front and i'm not sure what to tell them.  Best case scenario winters loosens its grip sooner than later since it began so early this year.  No matter what happens i know the guys will be ready when the weather breaks.  For now lots of fly tiers spinning bugs for the spring steelhead run and early season trouting.  

Book your Spring 2014 steelhead trip soon as we are filling up fast!!

Western Trout Fishing adventure with Chagrin River Outfitters.
Where:  Stone Fly Inn, Twin Bridges, MT
When:  August 10th-16th 2014
Cost:  All Inclusive $3295 for 6 nights, 5 days of guided fishing, lodging, meals, and tackle if needed.
Does not include air travel, tips, fishing license.
Host:  Dan Pribanic and Peter Alves
Please contact shop for more info.

Upcoming Guests
Saturday Febraury 8th:  Mark DeFrank Great Lakes Steelhead flies.  Marks flies are popular among great lakes steelheaders for two reasons. they are expertly tied and they catch fish.  Stop in for a great demo on tying flies for both indicator fishing and swinging. 11am-3pm

Saturday February 22nd:  George Daniels will share his trout fishing expertise through an informative new slide show presentation along with a tying demo of some of his favorite central Pennsylvania fly patterns. 11am-3pm

Saturday March 1st:  Jerry Darkes puts a new spin on tube flies and will demo some of his favorites for the great lakes when targeting steelhead, bass, and pike.  Jerry will also be on hand to sign copies of his new book "FLY FISHING THE INLAND OCEANS" 11am-3pm
 Hosted fishing adventure to Montana this August, experience some of the best the West has to offer with Chagrin River Outfitters.

Our Bahamas trip was met with mostly sunny skies, fair weather, and happy bonefish that make fishing the flats a fly anglers dream come true.

When the weather turned snotty the anglers adapted, having a ball with snappers, tuna, barracudas, and a more.

Don't forget to book your guided spring steelhead trip soon as we are filling up fast.




Winter blahs

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Simms has gone all out with their new G4 boa boot, sling packs, and hip packs.  Stop in and check them out if you are in the market.

Our Pesca Maya trips in February and March are all filled but be on the lookout for 2015 dates coming soon with an all new "CRO SALTWATER SCHOOL" at Pesca Maya Lodge.  

Plenty of events coming up at CRO the next couple of months to keep us all busy.

Saturday January 25th:  Kevin Feenstra presentation on swinging flies for great lakes steelhead and fly tying demos of some of his best fly patterns 10-2.

Saturday Febraury 8th:  Mark DeFrank Great Lakes Steelhead flies.  Marks flies are popular among great lakes steelheaders for two reasons. they are expertly tied and they catch fish.  Stop in for a great demo on tying flies for both indicator fishing and swinging. 11am-3pm

Saturday February 22nd:  George Daniels will share his trout fishing expertise through an informative new slide show presentation along with a tying demo of some of his favorite central Pennsylvania fly patterns. 11am-3pm

Saturday March 1st:  Jerry Darkes puts a new spin on tube flies and will demo some of his favorites for the great lakes when targeting steelhead, bass, and pike.  Jerry will also be on hand to sign copies of his new book "FLY FISHING THE INLAND OCEANS" 11am-3pm

FLY TYING CLASSES

Beginner:  Tuesdays Feb 4th, 11th, and 18th. Cost $50.00
Advanced streamer:  Thursdays Feb 8th 13th and 20th. Cost $75.00

All materials will be provided.  Students need own vises and tools please.  10% discount on tools and vises for students.  Call shop to sign up.  Payment needed at time of sign up.


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and winter steelhead.

Posted by Dan | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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 WOW!!!!  Can it really be December again?  How time flies my friends. 
     Down here at the shop we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very merry holiday season and say thank you to all our wonderful friends who made 2013 a great season at Chagrin River Outfitters.  Also a big thank you to our many friends who made this Fall our busiest guide season yet.  While the fishing has been difficult i feel its safe to say that both guides and clients had one of our best Falls yet.  That being said we are excited and looking forward to see what December has to offer from a fishing standpoint as it is typically a great month to be a steelheader.  Please see below for special guided trip offer for December.  We would also like to remind everyone to please support your local fly shop during the holiday season.  As a full service fly shop we can get anything on your holiday list from all the manufacturers so let us be your one stop shop.  


Happy Holidays from your favorite fly shop.  Great gifts for everyone on your list including that angler who has everything.

Great selection of fly rods and reels for every species and every budget.

Great gifts for cold weather enthusiast, capilene tops and bottoms, wool buffs, patagonia fleece and more.  If you don't like the cold check out our hosted destination trips to the Bahamas and Ascension Bay this winter.
There have been a few surprises on the rivers this Fall, a few browns in the mix and king salmon as well.

Many anglers continue to discover the allure of swinging flies for steelhead, which is the preferred method for many veteran anglers.

December half day guides trip special 4hours $200.00
call shop at 440 247 7110 to book today.