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The King of Dinosaurs

Trout Club

Promoting knowledge of cold water fisheries, fish habitat, conservation and stream ecology


The Trout Club of Cleveland Museum of Natural History was founded in 1978. The group's mission is to promote public knowledge of cold water fisheries and habitats, conservation and stream ecology. Monthly dinner meetings are held October through May and feature nationally known speakers. Trout Club also sponsors classes and activities related to fly fishing and outings to prime angling streams throughout the year. For more information, contact Woods King IV at


Trout Club meets the third Wednesday of the month October through April. Meetings begin at 6pm with a cocktail hour, followed by a speaker presentation and dinner. Meeting registration and fees are due the Friday before the meeting. No registrations or payments are accepted at the door. For assistance logging into the website and registering online, contact Ashley Walker at 216-231-4600 x3284. To register over the phone, please call the box office at 216-231-1177.

Captain Matt Miles of Matt Miles Fly Fishing will give a talk titled "Fish the Rivers of Virginia." Miles grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and started fly fishing in 1993. After graduating high school, Miles moved to Colorado to live out his dream of becoming a fly fishing guide. He began guiding at Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen, Colorado in 1997. Mills moved back to Lynchburg in 2003 and now runs his own Orvis Endorsed guide service, fishing for muskies, smallmouth bass, trout and striped bass. A cocktail hour kicks off the evening at 6pm, followed by a 7pm dinner and Miles' 7:30pm program. Registration is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Registration and payment are required by Friday, February 12.
Trout Club's 6th-annual Fly Fishing Film Tour, featuring a series of inspirational short films related to the sport of fly-fishing! Local guides and artists displaying the latest fly-fishing innovations start off the event with a cocktail reception and cash bar at 5pm. Films start at 7pm. Advance tickets are $20 if purchased before 11:59pm February 28 and regular tickets are $25.

News and Events

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