Yep, it’s drake season

Yep, it’s drake season

Driving west through the jackpine plains with a huge sunset fading and my sleeve still wet from the final fish landed, I had competing feelings.  One was melancholy…after all, it was the last day of May, and with the change in calendar comes the change in fishing. ...
Cigar time

Cigar time

Need help with your casting?  Well, we all do.  This Saturday, from 9 am – 10:30 am, Alex Lafkas will make you a better fly caster.  He’ll cover the basics for those that need help with the basics, and the hard stuff for those that need to work on the hard stuff.  The...
All these bugs

All these bugs

While launching a boat to cut out a river-blockage, I watched a gentleman I know from the shop work a big selective trout from just off the boat launch.  He was throwing gentle reach casts…the sort of casts lifelong Au Sable anglers make almost habitually.  The...
It’s all good

It’s all good

This weekend: Hardy Days, Cinco De Mayo specials (see bottom of this report), and Fly Casting with Mark Hendricks Today was pick-your-superlative.  It was unbelievable.  It was everything a May day can be on the Au Sable.  The olives started at 11 am, and began a...