"A Beer and a Stale Danish"

Eric Sharp describes opening day on Michigan’s Au Sable as something akin to an all-night circus, but one that draws out even the most traditional anglers. “Sitting with friends on a canoe dock at Gates’ Au Sable Lodge farther downstream, Tim Oliphant of Muskegon swiped at hatching flies with a landing net so he could identify what kind they were. ‘Blue-winged olive,’ he said, displaying on his fingertip a tiny bug with a shiny banded body and clear wings. ‘We’re mostly seeing small stuff like olive and blue quills.'” In the Detroit Free Press.

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