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“On Our Bucket Lists!”

“On Our Bucket Lists!”

Dad Talal and son Kadin had long wanted to learn how to fly fish, so into my boat and onto the Muskegon River they went today. Since neither of them had cast a fly rod, we spent an hour or so teaching the physics of the

August 1st, 2019 | Late Summer

Now that it’s August, we are entering the final phase of summer. Attractor flies for trout is a good option, nymphing is productive, and mousing at night can be epic. Tricos fished with extremely light tippet and super small flies can be fun (if you’re into that sort of thing).

Good Summer

It’s been a pretty great summer on the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers.  So far this week: awesome.  Last night I floated a couple of friends and we had almost three straight hours of rising fish.  Small caddis, olives, cahills, Isos…but more importantly, happy trout.  At dusk, there were pods

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Fishing Report 7/31/19

The weather looks beautiful for the next week! Grab your foam bugs and hit the water!


Trout fishing has been steady in the early morning hours before the plastic hatch takes off (kayaks/tubes/etc). On the Boardman, do not be afraid to throw small streamers in likely places if

River Report – July 29,2019

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

Somehow the world has turned enough to put us right into August.  Understanding where Summer started to slip away is a head scratcher.  Seems like we just got started and already we’re only weeks from September.

I guess it’s because everything in

Summer Fly Fishing Report

As August comes around, we find that the seasons are becoming a bit more aligned with where they should be for this time of year. Trout fishing has eased up with less hatches to match, but with fish still looking to come up to eat a dry fly. The Tricos

July 26th 2019 | Dog Days

Summer is here and it’s HOT. This weekend will be in the upper 80s, which will continue into next week. It’s always fun to think back to the polar vortex, when everyone was hunkered indoors, thinking about those long summer evenings on the river. It’s here, get out and take

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