January Thaw (Part 2)

January Thaw (Part 2)

Well it looks like it’s over, but what a thaw it was.  We lost literally tons of snow.  The rivers stained up a bit (not much), the South Branch came up quite a bit (the gage is down but it is definitely high).  Anglers were able to hit all three branches, the...
January thaw

January thaw

It felt pretty near perfect to be out on the river today.  This morning was warm and foggy and school was canceled (I discovered this after I arrived at a vacant school with kiddo in tow) due to the still icy back roads.  But after some work, it was time to go...
All the elements

All the elements

It was a wild week on the Au Sable.  The cold days felt warm (maybe ’cause we had a fire going) and the warm days — particularly yesterday — were of the “froze our asses off” variety.  I’m not sure anything is as cold as 35 degree...
Wind chill

Wind chill

It’s a good weekend to tie some flies.  We hope to see you this Saturday for some free fly tying lessons, chili, and good times.   One room opened up for both Friday and Saturday.  Make a weekend out of it! This past warm-up was awesome.  Not that we landed a...