Barbecue on the home waters

Barbecue on the home waters

Getting an extra two hours in a day to do anything, let alone fish, is a luxury that I often can’t afford.  Thankfully, the stillness left by the vortex of a holiday weekend gave me the perfect opportunity to steal some of these hours, do some fishing and spend...
Brown Buggin’

Brown Buggin’

Randy with a great midday trout taken on a size 16 on 6x 05/28/15  The sign at the lodge might say something about yellow flies — and it’s true, you can tie on a #16 Roberts Yellow Drake and just go fishing.  The sulphurs in both sizes are everywhere right...
Salvation with upright wings

Salvation with upright wings

WAY below freezing this morning 05/20/15  Call them light hendricksons.  Call them sulphurs, or yellow-winged sulphurs.  Call them Invaria.  #16, and slightly orangy creamy yellow.  In color, they are sulphur.  To me, they look just like hendricksons, except one size...
Morels

Morels

The trout themed calendar hanging by our point of sale system says that spring began on March 20th.  Those of us that that have been anywhere near Michigan during that time know this is total bulls***. We’ve seen snow in May.  We’ve had icy puddles in...
What a week…

What a week…

Matt releasing a trout from his client’s first ever day of fly fishing 05/13/15  It’s been quite a week on the Au Sable.  The Hendricksons began hatching in earnest throughout the the system and anglers spread out accordingly.  The Big Water below Mio was...