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Friday, March 20, 2015

Another Steelhead Season Underway!

This is the sight on many streams currently...with varying levels of clarity!  Streams have been improving over the last couple days and many are starting to clear up and fish well as of today, so get out there while the getting is good!

The Vermilion, Rocky, Chagrin, Grand tribs, Ashtabula, Conneaut and Elk are all either fishing or just starting.  Expect flows to still hold some sediment from the snow melt that is still happening and choose your fly patterns and presentations accordingly.

If you need to get a guide on the books, don't wait!  The phone is ringing off the hook and dates are going fast!  Call us at 1-888-453-5899 or email us at

The Ashtabula has been dialing in nicely!  Hoping for a good run this spring!
Don't forget that the pressure on the water will be less than desirable this weekend.  That means that this is a perfect opportunity to remember what stream etiquette is all about.  Remember...although you may not realize it, you could be the only teacher of proper stream etiquette some people ever see!  Make all your opportunities count this weekend be it setting the hook on a fish or teaching those around you the finer aspects of the sport!

The Elk is looking good today and although considered more of a fall fishery,
it shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to early spring fish!
A gorgeous spring fish....many more of these to come!

All the best out there this spring!

Friday, February 20, 2015

While The Snow Flies, Come Watch Us Tie!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to come learn about the sport of steelheading and fly tying.  We are heading out for The Backpackers Shop in Sheffield Village on the west side of Cleveland tomorrow and hope that if you are in the area, that you'll join us.  It is an all day gig and doesn't cost you anything more than your time.  And trust us, it will be worth that and more!  Here are the details.

We hope to see you all there and getting geared up for the spring season!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Belize Trip Announced

We are super excited about the opportunity to get back down to the waters of Belize.  It has been several years since our last chance to spend a couple of weeks down there plying the waters for the big 3, and we are itching to get back to those beautiful blue waters and endless sand flats!  If you are interested in trying your hand at some saltwater fun on the fly, give us a shout!  Positions are limited and we would love to see you along for the ride!


San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye

 March 19-26, 2016

$1795pp for 6 days 7 nights

4 positions remain available as of 2/9/15

For more information call (888) 453-5899 or email us at  Serious inquiries only please.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Great Show and Bar Flies

What a great weekend in Indianapolis at the first annual Indiana Fly Fishing Expo.  We had a lot of fun hooking up with past clients, meeting new, and hanging with a lot of friends in the industry!

Here are a few candid shots from our friend Bryan...

Mike Schultz and Greg Senyo hanging in front of the SO/SAO booth.

Mike Schultz manning the booth 

Our friend Lee Janik of Clutch Tactical Fly Rods

Greg Senyo tying some flies for the audience at his session at the expo.  

Photo provided by

Senyo A.I.'s, Flo-Riders, and Predator Scandi's

Good friend Mike Schmidt of Anglers Choice Flies demonstrates for Bob Clouser.

We are already looking forward to the next shows of the season but before that, it is back to Bar Flies and other winter activities.  If you are planning on being a part of our Bar Flies Cleveland, we look forward to seeing you soon!

For those registered, we will see you for a great night of hanging and tying!

Hope to see all of you soon at shows, the shop, or on the water weather permitting!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Show Season Is About To Launch

The start of the year always takes off quickly with show season and this year is no different.  This winter we will be around the midwest and the east coast hitting shows.

This weekend both the crews from SAO and Schultz Outfitters will be heading to the first of the year.  You won't want to miss the newest show in the midwest hosted in Indianapolis at the state fairgrounds.  They have a great line up ready to go.  Check out the link below and we hope to see some old friend and meet some new ones too!

Indiana Fly Fishing Expo