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steeldrifter

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Au Sable daily updates

04 August 2019 - 02:55 PM

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Home sweet home on the Au Sable for the next 18 days. Just got here and unpacked. 2+ weeks all alone on the river. How can it get any better? A care package of chocolate covered homemade brownies by my wonderful Niece sure made it better :) Gonna hit the river either this evening or early in the morning. Should have daily updates of pics hopefully.


Better late than never

01 August 2019 - 11:36 AM

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Not gonna mention any names (mikechell) but a certain someone (mikechell) turned the BIG 6-0 on Monday (mikechell) and decided to try to let it slide past us unnoticed. So again won't say who (mikechell) but if you can get someone to help you out of your wheelchair (mikechell) and find your bifocals, happy belated B day!


7'9" 3wt 2pc #3

30 July 2019 - 11:14 AM

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Another 7'9" 3wt 2pc all done and out of the shop this morning to its new owner. Been a busy month trying to get caught up but this is the last rod that had to be done before I do an upcoming 3 week fishing trip. Now can focus on tying flies and packing over the next few days.


10' 3wt Xi 4pc euro rod

30 July 2019 - 11:12 AM

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Another 10' 3wt just out of the shop this morning. This one has a nice piece of wood (can't recall the species) set in a nickle silver hardware set, blue main wraps and titanium metallic trip with burl grip and matching butt.


Finally gonna happen

28 July 2019 - 09:33 AM

It's been a very rough year for me. As many of you know I lost my Sister unexpectedly at only 51 yrs old in May, then I had planned to take some time to myself on a 10 day fishing trip in June because being alone in the woods and on the river has always been a very healing thing for my soul. But as luck would have it when time for that trip came the rain pretty much ruined it by dumping buckets on Michigan raising the rivers to an unfishable level for weeks so I had to postpone it.

That actually ended up working out to be a good thing though now. A week from today I'll be starting the trip and as things worked out I'm so caught up with my business work and other things that I can afford to take a much longer trip. Going to be spending about 20 days alone on the river doing nothing but fly fishing for trout and enjoying myself. Won't change what happened with my Sister, but I've always found being alone on a river is the most healing thing for me so I really need this and finally looking forward to something positive for the first time all year. Staying at a little country motel right at the river that has wifi so I'll probably be able to post some pics during the trip