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Free Family Fishing Day

This special 2-hour class is geared toward folks of all ages.  Participants will learn casting, mending, and "how to fish"...including time actually fishing the river in front of the lodge (or, some folks/families might want to head elsewhere).  We are limiting this class to fifteen people -- firm number -- and will be offering it […]

Free Family Fishing Day

This special 2-hour class is geared toward folks of all ages.  Participants will learn casting, mending, and "how to fish"...including time actually fishing the river in front of the lodge (or, some folks/families might want to head elsewhere).  We are limiting this class to fifteen people -- firm number -- and will be offering it […]

The Midnight Derby

It's back, for one last year.  We couldn't end it on a pandemic, right?  By now, you know the drill:  Teams of two, $50 entry fee, all to raise money for the Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited.  Take it serious, don't take it serious at all, either way, we're going to help our northern trout […]

$50

Nymphing the Au Sable

Join Gates' guides and Au Sable nymphing gurus Jordan Klemish and Dennis Nelson for a two-hour nymph fishing demo and guided trip in front of the lodge.  We'll cover European and indicator techniques that these two have tailored specifically to the Au Sable.  Participants should plan on wading and fishing.  Last year's participants caught some […]

Opening Day of Trout Season

Gates Au Sable Lodge 471 Stephan Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI

More ceremony than necessity (after all, most of our rivers are open year-round), Opening Day is still special.  Trout camps fill up, traditions are maintained or established, and sometimes even a few trout are caught.  This year is a late Opener, but it's also a late spring.  It might just line up to be a […]

Book Signing with Dave Jankowski, author of The Venerable Fly Tyers

Gates Au Sable Lodge 471 Stephan Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI

I love this book and you will too.  A sprawling collection of fly-fishing misadventures on the Au Sable and beyond.  Dave will be signing at the lodge.  Available in both soft and hard cover.  To be savored on the river bank or winter couch.

Hardy 150th Anniversary

Gates Au Sable Lodge 471 Stephan Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI

This sorta came together at the last second.  At some point on Friday, May 19, a care package from Hardy is going to arrive.  Scotch, Scotch Glasses, reel displays, and some swag (er...accouterments)!  So, yes, come have a finger or two of Scotch, try some Hardy rods, spin some reels, and enjoy. In addition, we […]