May 13, 2020

Just a quick update…The shop will be re-opening Friday (May 15) for curb side service and mail orders until further notice…Shop hours will be 9am – 5pm.  Our Motel will start taking reservations as well.  We are patiently waiting to fully open our doors, until we get clearance…please work with

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The secret trout

Over this cold and alternatingly snowy and sunny weekend, I stumbled onto a big rising trout.  I found it twice, actually, but I’m writing about the first time I found it.  It was a sunny and windy day and the hendricksons started hatching en masse around 3 pm and by

Take-out menu

PHONE ORDERS AND PICK UP:  Orders can be called in and paid for at  the fly shop window at our new outside Credit Card terminal. For safety, and logistics, all orders must be called in, or emailed. Please consider pre-ordering and pre-paying to help us make this work smoothly and avoid

It’s Not Over Yet!

(Dave with a 17lb, 32″ Beast!)

Here’s Dave from Albion, MI with an absolute beast of a steelhead from the Muskegon River. 17lbs and 32-inches of twisted double stripe steel! It’s one thing to hook steelhead this big; it’s totally another to land one. Congratulations Dave! Great steelhead!! Great fight!!


Guide Operations Still Suspended

With May upon us, we find ourselves still under the squeeze of Covid-19. Anglers can still fish on their own or with members of their household, but in compliance with Michigan’s Stay Home/Safe order, not with others unless 6ft of distance can be maintained. I have been contacted by customers

The Gift Of Steel!

(Ron with a beautiful Steelhead)

Here’s Ron and his brother John from Michigan taking full advantage of Johns birthday gift to his brother, as Ron holds his first of many steelhead from the day including an 18lb 34″ monster Ron puts in the boat pictured below.

(John with a hard fighting

River Report May 7, 2020

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

For all of the most obvious reasons this has been the strangest Spring ever witnessed on the Au Sable River. We’re all in lockdown and our lives are dynamically changed.

And though I am in no way tone deaf to the situation,

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