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: 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:  10/20/18 and 10/21/18

Details:  The stream will be stocked Saturday, October 20, from 10:00 AM 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.


The afternoon of Saturday October 20 and the next day, Sunday, October 21, the Clear Fork River Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be holding free fly fishing clinics from 1 until 4 pm. on Apple Creek at Grosjean Park in Wooster. The clinics are intended for kids and adults who have no or limited experience fly-fishing. A parent or responsible adult must accompany kids 10 through 15 years of age. Those participants 16 and older must possess a valid, 2018 Ohio fishing license.

The Trout Unlimited Clinics are co-sponsored by the City of Wooster and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. The clinics have been offered at Grosjean Park since 2013.

Experienced Trout Unlimited members will guide fly fishing students. The clinic will familiarize students with fly fishing tackle and fishing flies, how to cast a fly line, fish a fly, and to hook, play, land and release trout back into the stream. All trout fishing in Apple Creek is catch and release. The sponsors encourage family members to participate. Fishing flies, fly fishing tackle and waders for kids will be available for participants. Each class is limited to 20 students.

If you or someone you know is interested in signing up for one of the clinics, please contact Skip Nault by email at or call at 330-345-6779 and provide the following information no later than Monday, October 15:
1) name(s) of participants 16 and older.
2) Names and ages of kids (10-15)
3) Email address and telephone number
4) Preference of attending the Saturday, Oct. 20 or Sunday, Oct. 21 clinic.


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: Wounded Warriors

Date: 11/9/18 Time:Noon-3:00 PM

Details:  We will need a dozen or more volunteers to assist 20 Wounded Warriors who will be learning to fly fish with our assistance in Cold Creek at the ODNR Fish Hatchery at Castalia.  More information will be posted later and those interested can sign up for the event.

October 10, 2017, CFRTU members instructed Wounded Warriors to fly fish on Castalia’s Cold Creek.


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


Event: Stocking Apple Creek

Date: 11/17/18  Time 10:00 AM until Noon.

This will be the second stocking of Apple Creek at Grosjean Park in Wooster this fall.  It is likely to be cold, so wear your waders or hip boots for wading the creek to distribute rainbow and brown trout over a mile stretch of the stream.  Bring along your friends and family to give us a hand.

Buckets of fish taken to Apple Creek. 10/14/17


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 (slides and video) presentation of their July, 2018 trip to Bristol Bay region of Alaska, “Fly fishing Alaska’s Naknek River for sockeye, king salmon, and big rainbow trout.  They also spent a day at Brooks Falls watching and recording brown bears apply their fishing skills to catch sockeyes.

Bob Rohr with a Sockeye Salmon caught while fishing the Naknek River in Alaska.
Brown Bear about to catch a sockeye salmon at Brooks Falls in Alaska.



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.