River Report August 7, 2023

It’s pin-drop quiet on Northern waters washed in orange sunrise. There’s no one here. There’s no one in your way. Anglers have the rivers to themselves at dawn and dusk. Savvy fishermen won’t pull two trucks deep into any parking spot—there’s no reason. All of our fields are green and all of our streams crystal. … Read more

Christmas Eve Gathering

December 18, 2022 The Holidays are a time for reflection and celebration. We understand that our little fly shop wouldn’t exist without the support of all of you. Many of our customers have become friends that go out of their way to do business with us. In honor of those relationships, we will be hosting a Christmas … Read more

River Report – May 13, 2022

I live by the Au Sable River mostly because of May and June.  Those two months are hatch match time – the time of the year when water-born insects like mayflies and caddis flies emerge and live out the adult part of their life cycles (even while sandal wearing fifty-year-old fly anglers with Peter Pan … Read more

River Report – March 5, 2022

March toward Spring I say.  Even though this month often serves up some of our most ferocious winter weather, it’s nice to turn the calendar page.  Days are getting longer and the sun’s angle stronger.  There’s no more going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark.  We can look forward to … Read more

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

March 27, 2018 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report     By inches and nudges Spring is slowly creeping in.  We’re moving from highs in the thirties and low forties to highs in the forties and even fifties.  It’s been a slow but sunny climb and that sunshine has everyone in Northern Michigan … Read more