I'll Have What I'm Having


Mad River Outfitters was founded in 1994 by current president/operator, Brian Flechsig. Brian has been a fly fishing guide and in the fly fishing business for most of his adult life. After managing other fly shops, he realized the Midwestern region needed a better shop with better service. With the help of great employees and friends, Mad River Outfitters has become one of the largest and most recognized names in the fly fishing business. In 2002, Mad River Outfitters was nominated as "Fly Shop of the Year" out of over 400 dealers in the U.S..

Watershed Distillery Co-Founder Greg Lehman sat down with Brian Flechsig to hear the story of Mad River Outfitters, and to learn a few things about fly fishing in Ohio.