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Old 11-16-2011, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: MAD river in ohio?????

I fish MR frequently. What I like most is that I can go on a 6 hour float trip during the week and not even see another person. The largest trout I have caught was 25" and very fat, but I have seen pictures of 30"+ taken near Eagle City Rd. just north of Springfield. In the winter, my favorite fly is Ed Schenk's white sculpin. It is easy to see underwater, easy to fish and easy to tie. The water is crystal clear so go with the smallest tippet you can get away with. I have fished some great rivers around the country and I still love the Mad, mostly because I know it so well. The ODNR denies natural reproduction, but there are many redds in the small creeks and in some of the riparian improvements made by TU Madmen Chapter.
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