About Us

About Us

We are an independent, family owned and operated small business that opened our doors in May 2007. We carry the highest quality gear and apparel, usually only found in outdoor specialty stores. We are constantly evaluating our inventory to ensure that our customers have access to new products on the market.

Our Mission

Great Miami Outfitters is a premier supplier of outdoor gear and apparel for outdoor enthusiasts in the greater Miami Valley, while being an information resource of area outdoor activities and facilities. Our staff is passionate about the great outdoors. We are knowledgeable about outdoor activities and the products we sell. Our enthusiasm and knowledge helps our customers enjoy the great outdoors with the right gear!

Where is our store located?
We are located in the quaint and historic downtown district of the City of Miamisburg, Ohio. Our current building was originally built as a car dealership and has had many uses in its 100+ year history. We’re close to the Great Miami River and recreation trail, and only a few miles from the Twin Valley Backpack Trail – a 22-mile backpacking loop between Germantown and Twin Creek MetroParks. Explore Miamisburg »

Why is our name Great Miami Outfitters?

We’re located in southwestern Ohio where the Great Miami River is located. The Great Miami originates upstream from Indian Lake and flows southwest to its confluence with the Ohio River, west of Cincinnati.

The watershed includes the Great Miami, Stillwater and Mad rivers; and is known for its water supply, recreation and high-quality streams. We believe it is one of many under-used natural assets of the region, and we’d like more people to enjoy the area’s outdoor amenities.

Meet Our Friendly and Knowledgeable Team
Our staff is passionate about the great outdoors. We are knowledgeable about outdoor activities and the products we sell. Our enthusiasm and knowledge helps our customers enjoy the great outdoors with the right gear!

AndrewAndrew  – Known as the “gear guru,” Andrew prides himself on keeping up on the latest gear. His knowledge is invaluable to our customers looking to get outfitted with the right gear for their specific adventure. Don’t be surprised if he remembers the pair of boots he fitted you in two years ago, (or longer). He is an avid backpacker and paddler, and a trip leader for an annual Boundary Waters Canoe trip for the past 12 years, guiding high school students into the backcountry. He is an ACA certified Level 2 Touring Kayak Instructor and Level 2 River Kayak Instructor, has Wilderness First Responder certification from WMA. His hobbies include backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, rock-climbing, baking, craft beer-brewing and spending time with his wife and two children.

DanDan – When Dan is not enjoying time outdoors, he’s the wizard behind our website and social media pages. Dan has spent numerous summer vacations in Northern Ontario where he camped, fished and canoed with his family. He is an avid fly fisher, backpacker and paddler. He is an ACA certified Level 1 Kayak, L1 Tandem Canoe and L1 Solo Canoe Instructor with an Adaptive Paddling Endorsement, and has Wilderness First Responder certification from WMA.  His “handyman” skills are put to use in building displays, repairing and installing accessories on kayaks, and maintaining the shop. His hobbies include fly-tying, hiking, backpacking and traveling. Dan paddled 90 miles on the Great Miami River during 4 days in March 2014. Other recent adventures include hiking the “Devil’s Garden” primitive trail in Arches National Park in Utah, backpacking at Red River Gorge in Kentucky and Charles C. Deam Wilderness in Indiana, and paddling in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota.

AndyAndy – Andy is originally from Kentucky and has a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Kentucky. After college he spent five years in the wood products industry but, left to pursue his love of the outdoors. While he enjoys anything outdoors, Andy’s true passion is for backpacking and climbing. Andy loves to travel and has had the opportunity to explore fifteen countries and three continents and thirty six U.S. states. He enjoys outfitting people for their adventures and sharing his knowledge and experiences with customers. When not at the store, you can find him climbing and hiking in Red River Gorge with his wife and dog.

AbbeyAbbey “Babs” -“Just one of the guys,” Abbey loves working at Great Miami Outfitters since 2011. She is an avid camper, rock climber and paddler. As a young girl, her parents frequently took her whitewater canoeing on the Youghiogheny, New River Gorge, Ocoee, The Gauley and Frozen Head. Although she’s a Miamisburg Native, she’s spent most of her weekends camping at her land in Hillsboro Ohio for the last 18 years. Her favorite place to rock climb is at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Abbey loves camping and trail riding with her horse, Tommy. She also enjoys stand-up paddleboarding, traveling and backpacking with her boyfriend and her dog, Kujo, and anything outdoors. She loves to sleep in her ENO hammock, even in the colder winter months. Her studies include Wildlife Science, Environmental and Natural Resources. She is very friendly and knowledgeable about outdoor gear and can help you get the right gear for your next adventure.

BobRobert “Curious Bob” – Bob studied environmental sciences at the State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Science. Bob has gained many life experiences in the back country. He traveled to the high plains of Idaho where he hiked the canyons. Bob returned east to snowshoe in the Adirondacks of New York, tracking the populations of wintering wildlife for his studies. Bob’s adventures then took him up north to the lakes of Minnesota to explore the pristine wilderness of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The allure of the waters sparked his passion for kayaking. Bob is now a Level 2 River Kayak Instructor, certified by the American Canoe Association, to share his fondness of paddling the local waterways. Bob is currently back working at Great Miami Outfitters and always happy to share his knowledge of the great outdoors to ensure our customers have fun and safe trip.

AnthonyAnthony – Anthony joined the Great Miami Outfitters’ team in January 2015 and has thoroughly enjoyed outfitting customers for their travels and adventures. He enjoys traveling, backpacking, trail running, paddling, but most especially self-supported cycle touring. Anthony has Wilderness First Responder certification from WMA  and is an ACA certified Level 2 River Kayak Instructor. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Environmental Geology where he was able to travel and spend time out in the natural world. He has traveled throughout Europe, and spent time in Nicaragua, Peru, and Cameroon. Some of his more recent adventures include backpacking the Outer Mountain Loop in Big Bend National Park, and biking across Ohio via the Ohio to Erie Trail. If Anthony is not in the shop, you can find him paddling Dayton’s rivers or biking to the local breweries in Dayton!

BrettBrett – Brett has enjoyed being a member of the Great Miami Outfitters team since July of 2015. He enjoys snowboarding, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, woodworking, and collecting knives. He enjoys spending time every summer in the BWCA paddling and exploring the lakes. He learned to paddle among many other things like fishing in the finger lakes of upstate New York. Brett likes to intermingle his hobbies and uses his woodworking skills to build things like custom wooden paddles to use with his boats. As soon as the weather turns cold he heads for the hills to spend as much time strapped into his board as he can. When he isn’t in the store he likely can be found hiking any of the local trails or in the colder months out at Perfect North snowboarding.


Meet Our Kayak Fishing Ambassador Team
Our kayak fishing ambassadors are volunteers with a passionate for fishing from kayaks. They are very knowledgeable about fishing in general, and would love to share what they know. If you have questions, simply email us at fishing@greatmiamioutfitters.com!

RobAmbassador Team Leader
Rob “House” Orr
– Rob lives in Cincinnati and is known as “House” on the popular forum OhioGameFishing.com website. Some call him a “fishing maniac,” because he truly loves and lives to fish. He got into fishing as a child during a 15-month battle with cancer. Rob fished throughout high school and college, and even studied marine biology as a minor. He learned the ins-and-outs of almost every park lake in Cincinnati, as well as nearly every retention pond inside the I-275 loop. He says “I got very good at catching catfish and largemouth bass, but as I got more and more obsessed with fishing, I finally discovered the rivers and the monsters that inhabit the bigger waters in our area.” In 2010, he moved close to the Little Miami River and set out to learn everything he could about it. He befriended some of the big players in the hybrid fishing community early on, and they showed him the ropes on how to target these fish in the Ohio River valley. Rob has caught some truly gigantic fish in the last four years out of the Ohio River and its tributaries, including some 40+ pound catfish, 30+ pound carp, 10-15 pound stripers and hybrid striped bass, 50+ inch gar, and even a 23 inch smallmouth bass. His goal is to try and beat the 1966 state record for heaviest gar, and he is also 100% focused on beating the 17.8pound record hybrid striped bass.

Stay tuned… we’ll be announcing more Ambassadors to our 2016 team!


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Store Hours:

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!
Mon - Fri: 10AM - 8PM
Saturday: 10AM - 6PM
Sunday: Noon - 4PM

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Closed Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

Location:

25 E. Linden Ave.
Miamisburg, OH 45342

Phone: (937) 847-8787

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