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: June Macroinvertebrate Survey

Date: 6/9/18  Time: 10:00 AM until noon

Details:  Members, family and friends are invited to participate in the annual macroinvertebrate survey of Apple Creek.  For more information on these surveys, look under Programs on this website and for a map showing how to get to Grosjean Park, look under Home Waters, Apple Creek..  The survey will start at 10 AM and we will meet at the Kiosk next to the parking lot at Grosjean Park in Wooster.  Come prepared to get wet and wade in knee deep water.  We will have sampling equipment and supplies for everyone to use.  These surveys help inform us about the health of the creek and also what fly patterns to use when fishing the stream for trout.

Please note:  As of today, June 6, the weather services are calling for <50% rain, possible scattered thunder showers Saturday morning with increasing chances in the afternoon.  So if there is no thunder, the survey is still on.  Do bring a rain jacket.


Checking for bugs in a dip net sampler.
Checking for bugs in a dip net sampler.
A common caddis fly nymph in Apple Creek.
A common caddis fly nymph in Apple Creek.

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

Event: October 2018 Chapter Meeting

Date 10/8/18  Time: 7:15-9:00 PM

Details:  Cindi Crawford, a native of Wayne County and graduate of Wooster high school, now lives in Anchorage, Alaska.  She fly fishes for all of the many game fish species in Alaska, and especially enjoys dry fly fishing for grayling.  The title for her power point presentation is “In search of the Holy Grayling: Grayling fishing in Alaska.”

Cindi Crawford fishing for grayling in Alaska.


Event: October stocking of Apple Creek and Fly Fishing Clinics

Dates:  11/20/18 and 11/21/18

Details:  The stream will be stocked Saturday, October 20, from 10:00 PM until noon.  Wear waders and boots.  Family, friends and neighbors are welcome to join in.  We will also be conducting a cleanup of litter in and along the stream.

On Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, a free fly fishing clinic will be held from 1 until 4 PM for novice and beginner fly anglers.  Later in the summer, the chapter will provide opportunity for “students” to sign up for the clinics.  Look here for the sign up instructions.  Minimum age for kids is 10 years and youth must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult.  Anglers 16 years of age or older must have a valid Ohio fishing license.  All fishing is catch and release.

New fly anglers and their instructors gather around Grosjean Park kiosk prior to fly fishing clinic.
New fly anglers and their instructors gather around Grosjean Park kiosk prior to fly fishing clinic.


Event: November 2018 Chapter Meeting

Date: 11/12/18  Time: 7:15-9:00 PM

Details: CFRTU chapter member and local wildlife photographer Paul Swarmer will give an illustrated talk on “Photographing Ohio’s wildlife – Beautiful pictures of local birds and other wildlife including fish and their macroinvertebrate prey.”

Paul Swarmer photographing macroinvertebrates.

Event: December 2018 Chapter Meeting

Date: 12/10/18  Time 7:15 – 9:00 PM

Details: CFRTU members Randy Rowe, Skip Nault, Steve Slack and Bob Rohr will be giving an illustrated talk on their July, 2018 trip to Bristol Bay region of Alaska, “Fly fishing Alaska’s Naknek River for sockeye and king salmon, grayling, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden and arctic char.”

Dolly Varden



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.