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Bill Grake

Firelands Flyfishers History

Firelands Flyfishers was established in 1994 by William Grake who was the founder and president of the club until 2016. Bill decided it was time to let someone else takeover at the helm. Bill continues to be a member, advisor, mentor and has more time to fish.


Because of the change in leadership the club is stronger with members coming together and sharing ideas and the responsibilities of our club. Firelands Flyfishers is on coarse to become one of the most recognized fly fishing clubs in Ohio.


Our new president, Steve Smith, Board of Directors and committees have already implemented several new ideas and changes, such as this website, while respecting the core values of our club.


We sincerely appreciate Bill's 12 years of leadership and everything he has done and is doing now for our club and his continuous contributions to the fly fishing community.   ​

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