WHAT WE DO:

We are a full service fly fishing outfitter and guide service for all your Steelhead fishing needs in North East Ohio. We host all talent levels from the most skilled angler to those who are wetting a line for the first time. Either way, we are very well equipped to show you a experience you'll never forget. Share a day with us on the river and see what Ohio really has to offer!!



Friday, March 26, 2010



With most of the rivers around high and muddy, we decided to head east and fish Paine Creek for a few hours this afternoon. The water was a little on the stained side, but we still managed to catch a few fish. Chartreuse sucker spawn and purple egg sucking leach did the trick. Here are some pics of Dave with nice chromers.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Wait is Over





Well I hope most of you made it out over the weekend. Friday after work I met up with my friend Chris on the Rocky Riiver and fished till the sun went down. Chris willed up a few fish before I got there and I was able to find one as well before we left as the sun went down. We stopped at a local watering hole for a cold beverage and to talk about the next mornings details. We hit the water early Saturday morning and by morning I mean 6:30. Funny thing was we were not the first ones there. We fished several runs and manage to come up with some questionable hooks ups, no fish landed, as well as a craving for coffee and breakfast. I headed out for the afternoon on the Rocky River, to give it one more shot as the sun was beating down warming the waters. My luck was in line as I was able to find some fish. I had the run to myself for several hours and I enjoyed every minute of it. As I hooked my last fish of the day another fisherman had shown up and was kind enough to take a photo. I apologize for it is blurry, there is a short video of the release as well. Flies that worked for me: marabou streamers bright and dark, hotwire princes, and lighitng bugs. A few rain showers in store this week which should only help the cause. Take care and we'll see you out there.

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Owen Murphy
Owner/Operator
Ohio Steelhead Drifters

Monday, March 8, 2010




Over the weekend I had a very good friend come into to fish. We had been back and forth over the past week of trying to figure out if it would be worth the while for a 5 hour drive. The weather turned out to be beautiful, and both days on the water were great. I was fortunate enough to have My OSD partner and friend Ryan in the boat, as well as seasoned Wyoming fly fishing guide and friend Rob Peddie. We floated the Cuyahoga River on Saturday and wade fished the Rocky River on Sunday. Needless to say both days were great. Fishing with these guys on the water is not only a great time but is always a learning experience. Fish were not leaping into the boat but with a little persistence and a couple of cagey veterans such as Ryan and Rob they managed to find some fish. I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the weather and water this weekend. The rivers look like they will blow this week so dust your stuff off because things are about to get hot.





Saturday, March 6, 2010




Was able to get out a couple ours each of the last 2 days. Fished about an hour and a half on the Rocky River on thursday and went 1/3 using fresh spawn, chrome bright fish. Today went down to the Cuyahoga and went 2/3 in a couple hours, sucker spawn flies did the trick. Above are some pics from the last couple days. Floating a nine mile stretch of the Cuyahoga tomorrow, stay tuned...
-RB