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ReelFlyRod is the World's Premier Fly Shop and one of the largest online fly fishing retailers in the U.S. We also have the friendliest, most knowledgeable Pro Staff you will find anywhere! Our Dayton fly shop is a fun, relaxing place to visit and boats a large casting range to try out all your favorite rods. Our 2600+ sq.ft. fly shop is packed with everything you could ever want, from all the finest brands in fly fishing. We offer free casting lessons, free fly-tying classes, formal fly fishing instruction, and professionally guided trips on the southern Ohio river systems.

Our mission is to provide you with the absolute BEST customer experience every time, and to maximize your enjoyment and success on the water. We excel at working with new anglers to help shorten the learning curve. We want to go well beyond just selling gear, and way beyond what other fly shops are willing or able to do. Our #1 goal is to become your ‘go-to’ fly shop for everything you need, and for you to be so impressed with your customer experience that you will send all your friends our way. This has been our secret recipe for success since 2006, and why we have grown into one of the largest, most respected fly shops in the world. ReelFlyRod specializes in custom tailored fly rod outfits for any skill level or price range and we are the Only Fly Shop in the World with the Custom Fly Rod Outfit Builder. We also offer free professional rigging, both freshwater and saltwater, of ALL reels and outfits that go out the door, so everything is ready to fish right out of the box. All orders ship Free in the U.S., and our international customers receive Free Shipping on orders of $500 or more.

Please stop by the shop if you are in the Dayton area, we would love to see you! For all our online customers, please pick up the phone and give us a call toll free at 1-855-434-8472 or cast us a line 24/7 at: We’d love to hear from you! A huge thank you to all of our loyal customers and our newest customers, too. You are the reason we are here, and it is our pleasure to serve you!

Your ReelFlyRod Pro Staff,
Todd, Parker, Kyle, Joey, Jacob & Ryan



Todd Mikesell, Owner

Todd has more than 40 years experience fly fishing and grew up fishing for trout, steelhead, and salmon in northern Michigan, which of course ultimately led to chasing bonefish, permit and tarpon in the Florida Keys and elsewhere. We still think he is still the best Salmon fisherman in the Midwest! Todd is a former financial executive that left the corporate world behind to start ReelFlyRod in 2006. Our business is founded on taking excellent care of each and every customer, in a friendly, knowledge-filled environment, while going above and beyond each customer's expectations. We welcome those new to fly fishing and generously share our wealth of knowledge to help build a healthy fly fishing industry for everyone to enjoy. You may reach Todd directly at


Matthew Parker (aka Parker), General Manager/Head Guide

25+ years Growing up fishing the banks around Ohio chasing smallmouth, browns, and silver chrome, his knowledge and expertise of the local area is far and few between. He has lived and fished extensively in Ohio, has family along the Delray coast of Florida, and worked out West as a professional guide in the Big Sky Country. We say FISHABILITY. Parker graduated college as a Wildlife Biologist, Masters in Administration, where he worked for a decade as a Biologist, before joining ReelFlyRod. Parker and his father have put a fly in 50 states and many provinces in the North and countries to the South. Parker is the General Manager of ReelFlyRod and Head Guide/Instructor. As an obsessed gear head, he is always testing out the latest gear. You can reach Parker at email



Kyle Brown, Shipping Manager/Customer Service

Kyle has been an integral part of the company since the inception. We call him "Father" or the "Shipping Manager!! Whether it is making sure your order arrives on time, or placing an order with us, Kyle has you covered. If Kyle is not on the river, he is taking his boy fishing, or playing soccer in the local area. We are very thankful to have Kyle for so many years. If should have any questions about our products or general questions, please email him at


Jacob Goetz: Customer Service/Guide

Jacob grew up locally chasing the warm water species. If want to dry fly for smallmouth, he may know the perfect spider or grasshopper. If there is a smallmouth, largemouth, carp, or musky, you better believe Jacob has found a way to catch it. An Oarsman, he is our most knowledgable angler while fishing from a Paddle Board or Kayak! If should have any questions about our products or general questions, please email him at


Joey Penry, Customer Service/Guide

When he is not working at the shop, he is getting serious about chasing smallmouth and trout. OK...most any fish. We he is not fishing, he is rowing our Stealthcraft in new areas where flies have never been seen. Joey is an expert is most things outdoors, including fly fishing, hiking, and camping. If you have questions about targeting certain species or anything related to gear, Joey is your guy. You can reach Joey at


Ryan Trojanski, Customer Service/Shipping

We call him the Greenhorn, but Ryan has the all the fishing instinct! Ryan is on the water more days than we can count, playing with all the latest gear, and more often than not, landing fish that make the rest of us jealous. If you are fishing warm water species, this guy knows his stuff. From Chicago, you now he is serious! You can reach Ryan at