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.  Doors open at 6:45 PM, so come early and meet up with friends and catch up on what’s new.


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



Event: January 2019 Chapter Meeting

Date: 1/14/19  Time 7:15- 9:00 p.m.

Details:  CFRTU president Skip Nault will be presenting “How best to fool a trout: Designing effective fly patterns.”  This talk will focus on the tying of patterns for nymphing in Ohio streams and cover the principals espoused by Michigan’s Dennis Potter, one of North America’s preeminent fly designers.  Jerry Polen will demonstrate how to tie several nymph patterns, so bring along your vices and tying tools and learn to tie these patterns.  If you do not have a vice or tools, we can loan them out to you.

The raffle will feature fly tying kits, fly tying tools and materials and some tied up flies as well.

Aurora nymph


Event: February 2019 Chapter Meeting

Date: 2/11/19  Time: 7:15-9:00 p.m.


Details:  The program will focus on the Chapter’s Trout in the Classroom program.  Don Dean, Chair of the Ohio TU Council and coordinator for Ohio’s TIC programs and two of our TIC teachers, Jim Duxbury from Orville High School and Laura Grimm from Dalton Middle School will be the presenters.  High school and middle school teachers are invited to attend and learn about how to get involved in the TIC program.

Don Dean
Jim Duxbury
Laura Grimm


Event:  March 2019 Chapter Meeting

Date: 3/2/19  Time: Noon until 3 PM

The March meeting will be held on Saturday, March 2 in Canton at the Exploration Gateway (Sippo Lake Library).  The meeting will begin at noon with a brief business meeting, followed by our featured speaker, Jeff Liskay, who will cover his favorite topic, fly fishing for steelhead.  Door prizes will be handed out and then a drawing for the raffle prize, a TFO, Axiom 2 fly rod and matching BVK reel valued at $580.  A great outfit for steelheading.  For those of you who tie flies, bring your vises and tying tools.  Tying materials will be available as you are guided by experts tying some special fly patterns.  Drinks and snack foods will be available for everyone.  Members and guests are welcome to attend the meeting.

Jeff Liskay, a self-admitted steelhead junkie,  has been chasing chrome for nearly four decades. From his home base in northern Ohio, Liskay has fished across the entire Great Lakes and is now reaching into Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. He is gaining recognition for his two-hand casting and fishing skills and is a regular on the Spey gathering circuit as both and observer and a presenter.

He spends the warmer months prowling Great Lakes shoreline areas chasing warm-water species on the fly, but as soon as the weather cools, steelhead take over. Liskay gives many club and show programs, guides on Ohio’s Lake Erie tribs, and does many instructional programs. He is a talented fly tier; his creations are generally simple, functional, fish catchers.

Jeff is a founding member of the Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders and operates Silver Fury Guide Service & Schools. He is a Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador and a pro staff member for a number of companies where he works on cutting edge technology through product testing.

Jeff Liskay


Date: 4/8/19  Time: 7:15-9:00 PM

Details: Kevin Ramsey will focus on dry fly fishing tactics on the Clear Fork River and beyond.  The power point presentation will include dry fly pattern types, strategies on how and when to fish them, and turning into a detective looking for visual clues that improve your fishing success.

Kevin Ramsey with a Clear Fork River brown trout.
Parachute wing dry flies.






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