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For forty years, the Backpackers Shop has been servicing the fly fishing community in northeast Ohio. Once almost exclusively destination travelers, our local fly fishermen can now enjoy a world-class local steelhead fishery. Our mission with is to reach beyond our boundaries to offer the same great expertise, service, and selection that our regional customers have enjoyed for years. Serving the entire Great Lakes region, our selection of fly fishing gear is tried, tested, and truly dependable. We offer the most complete selection of quality products for the Great Lakes Steelhead enthusiast, as well as everything you will need for your warmwater, saltwater and trout fishing excursions. Our products lines include Sage, Scott Rods, Ross Reels, Lamson Reels, Tibor, Orvis, Redington, Simms Fishing Products, Patagonia, Fishpond, Smith Action Optics, Umpqua, Rio, Scientfic Anglers, and more! Our staff of well-seasoned fishermen have hand selected and tested each of these products in the most rigorous conditions.

We are excited to present The Backpackers Shop’s most recent venture and we are confident that will become your Online Source for Great Lakes Fly Fishing Gear. Please visit to learn more about the midwest’s leading specialty outdoor outfitter.