Coming Events

Please note that unless otherwise indicated, all monthly chapter meetings are held in Rm 111 in the Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC/Ohio State University campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster OH. Chapter meetings are held the second Monday of the month from September through May, starting at 7:15 PM.


Fisher Auditorium facing west side.  Enter Room 111 from the north side of building by the big parking lot.


Event: March 2018 Chapter meeting

Date: Saturday, March 17, noon until 3 PM.

Details: The March meeting will be held at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5710 12th St NW, in Canton, OH. The meeting will be held in conjunction with one of John Rochus’ Fly-tying Get-togethers.

The noontime speakers are guides for Mad River Outfitters (Columbus), Patrick Kelly and Josh McQueen. Their topic will be fly-fishing in Ohio for steelhead, smallmouth bass, northern pike and muskies. Both speakers are from Ohio and began fly-fishing at an early age. By their mid-twenties they began their guiding careers.

Both men guide walk-in and drift boat trips as well as jet boat trips. Pat’s specialty and “claim to fame” is his Musky trips to southern Ohio. Josh’s claim is that he is the first “Pike on a Fly” guide in Ohio.

Following these presentations, door prizes will be passed out and the raffle winner for a new fly rod and reel will be chosen. The raffle will feature a Temple Fork Outfitters, Axiom 2, 6-wt, 9-ft, fly rod and matching, large arbor, BVK reel. The outfit will handle steelhead, big trout and bass. The retail value of the rod & reel is $589.

For the last portion of the Get-Together, expert fly tiers will demonstrate how to tie their favorite flies. Bring along your tying vices and tying tools. Materials for tying flies can be purchased for $1.00.

Plenty of snack foods and drinks will be available for everyone.

Patrick Kelley
Josh McQueen

Event: April 2018 Chapter meeting

Date: 4/9/18 Time: 7:15-9:00 PM

Details: Kevin Kayle, Ohio Division of Wildlife fisheries Biologist will discuss “Current status of the Ohio Steelhead Fishery.”

Kevin Kayle


Event: May 2018 Chapter meeting

Date: 5/14/18 Time: 7:15-9:00 PM

Details: Dr. Stu Ludsin, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Ohio State University Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, Columbus, will talk about “The threat that human driven changes to Lake Erie poses to its fisheries.”

Stu Ludsin


Event: September 2018 Chapter Meeting

Date: 9/10/18  Time: 7:15-9:00 PM

Details:  Featured speaker is Curt Wagner, Fish Management Supervisor for ODNR Division of Wildlife District 3.  He will present “Northeast Ohio Fisheries Management: Managing our resources for exceptional angling experiences.” He will give a broad view of how ODNR Wildlife manages fisheries in Ohio, with emphasis on the latest trout and steelhead programs.

Curt Wagner


The CFRTU Chapter is always looking for speakers for our monthly meetings. Please contact Randy Rowe ( for suggestions for speakers on fly fishing, conservation of aquatic resources and related topics.