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

River Report – September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report I spent a week in Wyoming chasing Sage Grouse.   It’d been too long since I’d visited the West.  The Wyoming grasslands were spectacular with wide vistas and rolling hills and flat topped buttes dripping with green draws and drainages.  Seemingly everywhere we looked Pronghorn … Read more

September 23, 2017

September 23, 2017 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report So much for Summer being over—we’re up against a September heat wave like I’ve never seen.   The weather man says we’re going push the mercury toward the ninety degree mark.  That’s not only gonna make the grouse hunting tricky but will also make trout … Read more