Free Shipping On All Orders Over $50, Every Day.

Old AuSable Fly Shop


Currently in Grayling, MI:


° / °

mph "


° / °

° / °

° / °

River Flows:

Mio Dam
1730 ft³/s
Smith Bridge
471 ft³/s
Parmalee Bridge
1500 ft³/s

The Weekly Roundup : August 13

Today's roundup is going to focus on one of the most important issues we face as a community - protecting and preserving our favorite fishing grounds.

You might remember that last fall and winter the Au Sable "Holy Waters" were being threatened by a proposed lease program that would allow fracking in the area.

Well, today, we once again face potential threats to our beloved river system.

Potential Fishery Expansion

A recent permit issued by the state would allow a commercial fishery to expand operations in the Au Sable area, which has resulted in a challenge from environmental groups.

You can read a summary of their argument against the Grayling fishery expansion in this article.

Oil/Gas Leases ... Again

And like last year, we are once again dealing with potential oil and gas leases in the area. The Great Lakes Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers has issued a new email blast concerning this renewed threat, which you can read here.

Protecting Our River

We all need to remain vigilant when it comes to protecting one of the greatest natural resources in Michigan. Unfortunately, there will always be threats and potential threats to the beauty and purity of this area. We're happy to work with the fly fishers and other outdoor enthusiasts around the nation that value the "Holy Waters" to protect this area - if you happen to find information that you think needs to be shared with others in the community,  please let us know! We can help spread the word here, in our social media properties, and in the shop. We're all in this together!

Leave a Reply