The Big Lonely

The Big Lonely

The woods are crowded with hunters, and certain rivers with salmon and steelhead anglers, and that leaves the Au Sable — so busy in the summer — as an unexpected place for some solitude.   It’s rare to see an angler this time of year.  Maybe a boat...
Off and On

Off and On

The other day I craved some nymph fishing.  I know it’s not glamorous, or particularly exciting, but sometimes it’s fun to just pick apart a pool with a couple of small nymphs in the fall.  It was the right kind of afternoon anyway: overcast and cold but...
Cast and Blast

Cast and Blast

Sleet, rain, sun, and colorful leaves in the wind: what a week.  The conditions have varied rapidly — often changing back and forth and back again — in the time it takes to switch flies.   None of these changes has resulted in particularly good fishing...