https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30hARqfiFYSo, why the love fest with the AuSable River? Well, my fly-fishing began on its North Branch decades ago, and the Good Lord willing, my last drift will be there as well. Over the years, the river and I have grown older together, both of us seeing changes for better and for worse.
JerryI know that the AuSable River elicits its fair share of diverse opinion as to its overall quality as a trout fishery, ranking from a fine and grand ribbon of waters by some to merely a decent trout river by others. Be that as it may-- and having haunted these water for over 50 years now --I can say one thing without reservation about the AuSable River... If you want to be successful on its waters, you better bring your "A+ game." It is 120+ miles of trout water that does not give up its fish easily, and it will test every aspect of your fishing skills at almost all and any switchbacks in the river.
Opinions aside, to me, the AuSable River is a keeper...
Jerry, aka hairwing530
I hope so, I just booked a trip with Steve on the 14th of may. I will let you know if it's worth it going with him or not.Thanks for the write up. If you're looking for a guide at Gates, book with Steve Pels. I have known him for awhile and he's great. Top notch person and guide!
Guys,GLM, I too lost a long post yesterday full of "wisdom" just before I was ready to post. The culprit was an aggressive US Open banner ad I think. I know that is how the Forum makes money but the irrelevant non targeted ads are over the top annoying...and I never click on any of them anyway! This is the only site I have these issues with...but I love our Forum, what can I say.