Late hex

Late hex

Many a vacation has come and gone without a hex fly being cast.  It’s June 26, and all I can report is the hex are trickling in and around the Au Sable system but haven’t erupted in a meaningful way.  Tonight I had a light spinnerfall and a few good rising...
I(n)som(a)nia

I(n)som(a)nia

Tonight was exactly what an Au Sable night should be, and not even hex would have made it better.  The higher water levels have made solitude easier to come by for the wading angler.  Lately, I’ve been wading angler.  There is a freedom to being on foot, sneaking...
It’s Drakes

It’s Drakes

Of the last three nights, it was clear that Tuesday would be special…and it was.  A gentle 70-degree day turned windless evening with a good temperature drop and two hours of big rising trout.  Kyle and I found an open spot, walked to the river under a cloud of...
Chasing Drakes?

Chasing Drakes?

June 5, and no credible sign of brown drakes…but that hasn’t stopped the chase.  Midnight patrols are now common.  Early morning shuck checks.  Conjecture.  More conjecture.  If you care enough to read this, then you probably care enough to check the...