Best Ohio Fly Fishing Rivers

Ohio has 8 fly fish spots.

  September 17, 2018

Located in the US, the fly fishing in Ohio offers more than a half-dozen beautiful trout streams. The best Ohio fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Mad River, Lower Cuyahoga River, Chagrin River, Vermilion River, and Rocky River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Ohio fly fishing river or stream below.



Where Can I Fly Fish In Ohio?



FEATURED:  Mad River

  Ohio

  April 16, 2017

Northeast of Dayton and north of Springfield, the Mad River is popular with fly fisherman for trout. There are five primary public fly fishing access areas on the Mad River, including...


FEATURED:  Lower Cuyahoga River

  Ohio

  July 5, 2016

South of Cleveland near Peninsula, the Lower Cuyahoga River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. The Lower Cuyahoga River is growing in popularity with float-style fishermen.


FEATURED:  Chagrin River

  Ohio

  August 17, 2016

East of Cleveland, the Chagrin River is popular with fly fishermen for steelhead trout. The Chagrin River is growing in popularity with float-style fishermen, especially on the lower sections. The river has mainly a hardrock shale bottom, with occasionally gravel runs and pools.


FEATURED:  Rocky River

  Ohio

  July 13, 2016

West of Cleveland, the Rocky River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. The Rocky River is growing in popularity with float-style fishermen, especially on the lower sections prior to the Lake Erie confluence. There are over thirteen access points along the river throughout the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.


FEATURED:  Vermilion River

  Ohio

  July 25, 2016

Southwest of Lorain and northwest of Amherst, the Vermilion River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. There are eight primary public access points: Vermillion River Municipal Boat Ramp, Jerusalem Road access, Bacon Woods, Mill Hollow, Peasley Road access, Gore Orphanage Road access, Schoepfle Garden, and Wakeman Dam. One of the better sections for fly fishing on the Vermilion River is the...


FEATURED:  Conneaut Creek

  Ohio

  June 28, 2016

Northeast of Ashtabula near Conneaut, the Conneaut Creek is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. There are four primary access points: Conneaut breakwall, Conneaut harbor, Woodworth Road boat ramp and Lakeville Park. One popular place to access Conneaut Creek is at Horton Road Bridge.


FEATURED:  Grand River

  Ohio

  July 8, 2016

Northeast of Cleveland near Mentor, the Grand River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. The Grand River runs 50 miles from its headwaters north to the Lake Erie confluence. It is known as a major steelhead fishery from October through May.


FEATURED:  Euclid Creek

  Ohio

  September 17, 2018

Northeast of Cleveland near Richmond Heights, the Euclid Creek is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. The creek is generally about 20 feet wide and has many shallow areas followed by nice pools.