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ReelFlyRod

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Out of all places, ReelFlyRod has grown and flourished in Dayton, Ohio to become one of the largest and most respected fly shops in the U.S. What's really cool is we have built a great resource for fly fishers both locally and around the globe. You will not find a better crew than the 7 guys that make up the ReelFlyRod Pro Staff. It doesn't matter who you speak to at ReelFlyRod, you get an expert to help you in every way. The shop is a great place to visit when you're in town. We have more inventory than you've ever seen in a fly shop. The shop is a special gem with a cool vibe, in a lodge type setting. You'll enjoy Daisy, the shop dog, reggae cookout Fridays, cold beer in the fridge, plenty of laughter, and top-notch gear everywhere you look.

The heart & soul of ReelFlyRod is the amazing team that we have built here. The 7 of us are like family. We work hard together, we fish hard together, both locally and great places around the world. Everyone on our ReelFlyRod Pro Staff really knows their stuff and we are happy to share our 56 combined years of fly fishing experience with you. You will not receive better, first-class customer service than you will at ReelFlyRod. We have literally built our business on this principle. We ship orders quickly (most within 1 business day), resolve any issue immediately, and your message will receive a reply within a few hours, even on weekends. You will always receive the same great service, whether ordering online or visiting the shop. Stop in and check out our 2600 sq ft of everything fly fishing - all packed into a warm and welcoming shop. You'll be greeted by our shop dog, Daisy, and one of our super gear-heads: Parker, Joey, Jacob, or Ryan. Then step out back to our grass casting range and cast any (or all) of the latest, greatest rods. We offer private instruction, group casting lessons, winter fly-tying, and partner with Five Rivers Metroparks hosting “Try fly fishing” events at local metroparks. We also feature local guided trips, both half and full day, for smallmouth bass and trout on the southwest Ohio river systems.

It's been 12 years now, and ReelFlyRod has grown into one of the top dealers in the U.S. for virtually every brand we carry. We've made a lot of great friends along the way, and we always have an excuse to float any of the 5 rivers that flow through the Miami Valley in our 16' Stealthcraft Superfly (with its share of battle scars). This has been a great ride for us, and we will continue to work hard to share our passion for fly fishing and promoting this awesome sport for everyone to enjoy. We know that a healthy, growing fly fishing community is beneficial for many reasons (climate change, anyone?), but especially when you're personally on the water. We appreciate your loyal support over the years, your friendship, and sharing us with all your friends. You're the reason we're here. In Dayton, Ohio, of all places. Hope to see you on the water!

-ReelFlyRod Pro Staff,
Todd, Parker, Kyle, Joey, Jacob, Ryan, & John

MEET THE STAFF

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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. ReelFlyRod is founded on the principle of taking excellent care of 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 todd@reelflyrod.com.


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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 parker@reelflyrod.com.

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Kyle Brown, Shipping Manager/Customer Service

Kyle has been an integral part of the ReelFlyRod.com 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 kyle@reelflyrod.com.


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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 jacob@reelflyrod.com.


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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 joey@reelflyrod.com.


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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 ryan@reelflyrod.com.


CONTACT:

ReelFlyRod, LLC
7635 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, Ohio 45458

Email: info@reelflyrod.com

Phone: 937-434-8472
Toll Free: 1-855-434-8472