North Coast Fly Fishers

Our Mission


Traditionally, fly fishing has been looked upon as a sport devoted only to the fine art of angling for trout. However, with the latest technologies and equipment, along with access to the many fisheries worldwide, NCFF supports and promotes fly angling for all fresh and salt water species.




NCFF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation, established as an affiliate of the FFI, an international fly fishing organization. It is organized exclusively to educate its members and the public on the art and science of fly fishing for all species of fish within all types of waters; to conserve the natural habitat, and thereby facilitate the continued existence of all types of fish; and finally, to bring enjoyment to anyone involved in fly fishing and the natural habitat of fish everywhere.




Join NCFF!!  NCFF has a variety of activities:

  • Monthly meetings
  • Other activities and outings
  • Council conclaves for the Federation of Fly Fishers
  • Annual Fly Fishing Expo held in January


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Mail with your check to:


North Coast Fly Fishers

Attention: Membership

P.O. Box 312

Painesville, OH 44077





We are currently preparing for our Northern Ohio Fly Fishing Expo for 2019 that will be held on January 19, 2019.


The Northern Ohio Fly Fishing Expo is a gathering of expert fly fishers, fly tiers, vendors, non-profits, and the public to explore the sport of fly fishing.  Click on the Expo button  above for more information.  Our featured speakers this year are Duane Redford and Jen Ripple.


Vendors note that we are offering early bird pricing for booths if you order by November 21st and you can pay via credit card/PayPal! Click here for more info or select the Expo button above.


The 2019 Expo includes:

  • Fishing seminars
  • Demonstrations by celebrity fly tiers
  • Beginning fly tying lessons
  • Vendors for gear and  supplies
  • Books, classes, and schools
  • Guide services
  • ...and more!





The club meets the first Wednesday of every month between September and June, usually at the Environmental Learning Center in Lake County MetroParks. Click here for a map.


Fly tying for beginners is offered at every meeting, along with a featured program presented by a noted person within areas of interest. Other meeting topics include education, such as fly fishing for pike on the fly, tying deer hair bas bugs, fishing the Juniata river in Pennsylvania, etc. Other learning activities include fly casting, knot tying, reading the waters and how to fish for various species of fish.


Outings are held several times a year at local, area, national, and international sites, such as Rockwell Springs Trout Club in Castalia Ohio, Elk Springs Resort in West Virginia, the Grand River in Ontario, Canada, and the Grand River in Lake and Ashtabula counties, Ohio.


New members are invited to share in the vast knowledge of the members by joining the club, participating in learning, enjoying fly fishing, and helping preserve the natural habitat of the fisheries we enjoy. Learn more about our history here.


North Coast Fly Fishers
P.O. Box 312

Painesville, OH 44077

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