River Report September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report. Welcome to the official beginning of Fall! Hands down my favorite time of the year. There is so much to be positive about. The weather is perfect. And I mean perfect. We’re seeing a trend of sunny, dry, mid-seventy degree days punctuated by cool, … Read more

River Report September 12, 2015

Season change is upon us. Summer sunshine has given way to Fall rains and cooler weather. September is a fine month in Northern Michigan. It is marked by mild, seventy-degree temperatures and quiet waters. The school buses are running and high school sports as well college and professional football have started. That means busy schedules … Read more

Alex Lafkas – Old Au Sable Fly Shop Guide – It began with Rusty Gates

My first dive into fly fishing occurred when I was 15. It was the first summer I lived with Rusty Gates at his home off Black Bear Dr. He and Julie provided a roof over my head, food, a summer job and more than they will ever know or understand. I was dropped off by … Read more

River Report September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report. You know what they say about the weather in Michigan? It’s as streaky as the Detroit Tigers offense this year – extra hot or extra cold and totally unpredictable. But the ebbs and flows of weather can make for some great angling opportunities. We … Read more