Historic Wooden Fly Fishing Craft

In these days of ultra-rigid composite materials, there’s something quite pleasant about a softer, quieter ride in wood. Some Grayling, Michigan students recently built a cedar-strip craft based on decades-old blueprints. “AuSable riverboats historically were made from pine planks and used for fly-fishing on Michigan’s AuSable and Manistee rivers. The boats were first crafted in the 1800s during the lumber boom and used to move supplies along shallow inland rivers.” Sheri McWhirter in the Travis City, Michigan Record Eagle.

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