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Gates Lodge

Gates Lodge PictureOur lodge is located on the banks of the Mainstream of the Au Sable River east of Grayling in Michigan's beautiful north country. The currents are gentle, flowing over a shallow gravel bottom, allowing one to wade the center of the stream and cast to both banks. To fly fishers this is heaven, hence its name, the "Holy Water." This stretch is flies only, catch and release, and internationally known for its fly hatches. There are more than 100 miles of prime trout water in the Au Sable system and many times that with other streams in the region. The lodge is centrally located, and the other branches are just minutes away.

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Fishing Conditions

07/24/14 We're almost from the Kids One Fly Box Challenge and the Midnight Derby. These two great events will be held on August 9th, 2014. Details are at the bottom of the Fishing Report:

Bugs, Flies, and River Conditions

#18 olives, #24 olives, tricos, light cahills, yellow sallies, isos ...and FOAM

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