Best Ohio Fly Fishing Rivers

Ohio has 12 fly fish spots.

  September 17, 2018

Located in the US, the fly fishing in Ohio offers over ten good fly fishing spots. The best Ohio fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Mad River, Clear Fork Of The Mohican River, Lower Cuyahoga River, Chagrin River, and Ashtabula 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:  Clear Fork Of The Mohican River

  Ohio

  July 23, 2016

Near Butler, the Clear Fork Of The Mohican River is popular with fly fisherman for brown trout. There are two main access areas: throughout Mohican State Park east of Butler and west of Butler near Gatton Rock.


FEATURED:  Ashtabula River

  Ohio

  August 7, 2016

West of Ashtabula, the Ashtabula River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. There are three primary river access points: Walnut Beach Breakwall, Cedarquist Park and Indian Trail Park.


FEATURED:  Maumee River

  Ohio

  June 28, 2016

Southeast of Toledo and Maumee, the Maumee River is popular with fly fisherman for walleye. There is a popular access point just northeast of Perrysburg.


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:  Sandusky River

  Ohio

  July 6, 2016

Southwest of Sandusky near Fremont, the Sandusky River is popular with fly fisherman for walleye. There are several access points east of downtown Freemont along the river.


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.