River is in Great Shape!

Last week was finally a week of no hard rains to bring the river up and dirty we saw a little rain this week. The river is in great shape though.  Making it much better Dry Fly conditions then in the last few weeks.   Fishing for Trout on the

Hex Season

It’s that time of year where darkness brings out the big bugs, big fish and big crowds. The rivers are in good shape with a little more water in them than normal (2 inches?) and a slight stain compared to the typical clear, low water found this time of year.

  • Source: Current Works, Ted Kraimer
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River Report June 25, 2020

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

Hey Folks,

I’ve been running ragged working the shop and guiding and have been a little behind with the reports I know you are all looking for.

So, here it is.  Hex are winding down on the Au Sable and are all

Catch a tiger

Well…it’s been quite a week.  The vast majority of folks were chasing the not-so-elusive hex over the last seven days and most were finding some bugs and some trout.  This is big game hunting, and I enjoy it as much as the next person.  It’s been fun.  I’m pretty tired. 

June 24, 2020

Shop hours are 9am – 5pm seven days a week!!!

It has been an exciting week and lots of hope for the upcoming week as well!  The famous hex hatch has started and is living up to expectations!  The evening floats have been spectacular with lighting bugs dancing around the

Fishing Report 6/22/20

It’s always entertaining in the shop this time of year. You can always tell who has been on the river the night before… They’re the ones that skip that ubiquidous question “is it happening yet” and head straight for the 1X because apparently 2X wasn’t enough for the big one

The Big Dance | Hex Hatch

The hex hatch is a unique experience in Northern Michigan that can drive someone crazy. Some individuals plan vacations around some people skip sleep and drive north after work and return home before sun rise.  It is not until you “hit it” that an individual gets what all the hype

Father’s Day Fishing Report

One of my favorite times of year in Michigan.  Unlimited opportunities across the state chasing trout on dry flies.  All leading up to the big dance with the hex hatch on the horizon.  Brown drakes and grey drakes were the main bugs on northern rivers across the state and the

June 18, 2020

No PM river report from me today although I did just see in my social media feeds that the big bugs went off good last night, the mousing was also good and some really nice fish were caught! (This might be a really good time to call the shop and

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