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Erie Outfitters Store Hours:
7:00am- 7:00pm

Erie Outfitters
5404 Lake Road
Sheffield Lake, OH 44054
Phone: (440) 949-8934

Craig Lewis, owner of Erie Outfitters (located on Lake Road in Sheffield Lake, Ohio) runs the steelhead quarters for Ohio West. Craig is a commercial fly tier, steelhead guide, and is very knowledgeable of all aspects of river and lake fishing as well.

Craig carries a complete lineup of steelhead equipment and gear including spinning reels and rods, spey rods, float rods and center pin – as well as fly rods and reels and everything to fish them. If you are into trolling he can help you with that too.

Craig has just about every you think you’ll need to fish rivers and Lake Erie and if you don’t find what you are looking for in Erie Outfitters inventory, he will be glad to order it for you.

You’ll find everything the steelheader needs and you don’t need a fat wallet. 

OCBS Member The Backpackers Shop
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Backpackers Shop - Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders

Backpackers Shop Store Hours:
Monday-Friday ~ 10:00am- 6:00pm
Saturday ~ 12:00pm- 5:00pm
Sunday ~ 12:00pm- 5:00pm

The Backpackers Shop
5128 Colorado Avenue
Sheffield Village, OH 44054-2398
(440) 934-5345 |

The Backpackers Shop is the premier outdoor specialty store in the Cleveland, OH area. In addition to having all of the specialty products for all of you outdoor needs, they boast an incredible selection of premium fly fishing gear to meet the most demanding steelhead anglers.

You`ll find all of your fly fishing needs here. Rods, reels, lines, leaders, tippet, waders, vests, clothing, and the list goes on. Whether you`re a steelhead, trout, saltwater or warm water angler, you are sure to find what you are looking for. They have a great selection of fly tying equipment and supplies that is sure to satisfy the most distinguished tier. Their selection of steelhead flies can’t be beat.

Once the area’s largest full line Orvis dealer, The Backpackers Shop has expanded it’s inventory to include most of the major brands in the fly fishing industry including: Simms Fishing Products, Sage, Scott Fly Rods, Winston, Redington, Ross reels, Lamson Reels, Tibor Reels, Bauer, Rio Fly Lines, Leaders and Tippet, Scientific Anglers Fly Lines and Umpqua Flies.

The Backpackers Shop offers classes and seminars throughout the year for fly tying, fly casting and a host of fly fishing schools taught at Sunnybrook Trout Club. Visit their fly fishing website at for information on future classes and events.


6960 West Ridge Road
Fairview, Pa 16415
800.922.1219 (U.S.A. & Canada)
814.459.7800 (Outside USA & Canada)

Customer Service Regular Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm (ET)
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm (ET)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Pro Shop Regular Hours
Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm (ET)
Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm (ET)

FishUSA is “America’s Tackle Shop,” and a leading online retailer of fishing tackle. We were launched in 2000 and celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2020.

Our corporate offices (including our online business and staff, our popular Pro Shop, and our expanding warehouse) are conveniently located in Fairview, PA (only minutes from Erie, PA). We’re within the region’s “Steelhead Alley,” only minutes from beautiful Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay, and we value our strong industry partnerships with tackle manufacturers, distributors, pro/amateur anglers and clubs, and numerous other groups.

Our customers are not casual anglers–they are enthusiasts who are passionate about fishing! To provide them with world class experience that they deserve, we carry a wide variety of popular and specialized fishing products. We also offer competitive prices, fast delivery, full product support, and exceptional customer service.

From top to bottom, our staff not only loves fishing, but also takes pride in making sure that your shopping experience at FishUSA is handled in the most professional and timely manner possible. With decades of fishing experience along with unparalleled customer service, our team is dedicated to meeting the needs of every customer.

At FishUSA, our mission is to be the industry’s authority and most trusted source for premium freshwater fishing tackle by serving passionate anglers who demand the best gear–delivered with our unmatched combination of service, expertise, and value.

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OCBS appreciates the support of our sponsors. Please visit them often and tell them you saw their web page on the OCBS site. All are very knowledgeable of all fishing aspects of Steelhead fishing as well as having expertise with many other fish species.

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