Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hackle Hair Extensions

Well, here's the scoop on the Hackle Hair Extension crisis.  Looks like we'll be fishing Comparaduns from now on. 

Fine by me.  I'm actually not so concerned, fads are just fads.  I've got lots in stock and it looks, to me, like these girls are just using saddle hackle.  If it comes to it, I guess I'll just have to go back to necks and dig out my hackle pliers.  

I'm more concerned about guys in rubber pants and a crazed look in their eyes chasing young girls down the street and pulling at their hair.  Fly tyers are a strange group.

But you know, being a good retailer, I'm not opposed to new opportunities and the Old AuSable has  come up with a similar product to better fit our main demographic.

Check it out . . . before the feather extension.

And After!!!  Just makes a guy feel good. 

I can see why this is catching on.  I'm gonna start looking around for more dead stuff to weave into my hair.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Winter Warm-ups Mean Fishing Fun

Thermometer hit 46 and we hit the river yesterday.  The guys streamer pulling didn't do all that well from what I understand, but we caught a bunch of fish nymphing.  Brown trout seemed to the most active but we caught a good number of good rainbows as well.  This was a real typical trout yesterday. 

Just a great day to be out.

Monday, February 14, 2011


I know this is old news, but I can't help it . . .  it gives me chills.  Many of my clients remember the glory days of Detroit and I'd like nothing more than to see them back.  I've watched this ad over and over.  I love that the manufacturer spent their money hyping Detroit.  Etc . . .   The whole thing impresses me.  Gives me hope.  I've been on the road loads.  Been around the coutry.  Spent too much time everywhere.  The whole coutnry is pretty damn cool but Michigan is my favorite.  No where I'd rather be.  This commercial seeks to pull us up by the boot straps.  I know you've seen it but watch it again.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlJbqMv-HeQ  

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cincinatti Fly Show

We're in Ohio right now at the BUFF Fly Fishing Expo.  Lots of folks stopped by dispite the freezing rain we woke up to.  You'll hear no complaints from me . . . freezing rain means temperatures right around 32 degrees.  It felt like Spring to us Grayling boys.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ross Reel Contest

For those of you that were late to the Old AuSable contest, here's another that Ross Reels is putting on.  Check it out http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6017657&l=e31a204fe0&id=71444029685 .