Monday

The River of Sand

Due to our busy schedule, Patty and I haven't been in our cabin for awhile and decided to check out the house for the weekend.  As always, took some time to clean up the house and finally able to enjoy what the Adirondack had to offer for the rest of the day.  Tranquility.... 

We've been exploring a lot of small creeks in Adirondacks but rarely ventured out to other famous large rivers in the Adirondack so we decided to explore the Ausable river.  

Next morning, we got up early and drove up to Wilmington where the Ausable Two Fly Shop is located and able to get quick crash course about the river from the owner of the shop Tom.  A super friendly and knowledgeable person who was very eager to help us to find what we want.  Trout!

The street of Wilmington was filled with fly fishermen. Never seen so many anglers in one setting. I guess the word "famous" has it's reason.

After a quick Q & A, Tom realized our fishing preference and suggested  a section of the river which requires a bit of hiking but should provide relatively solitude fishing experience for obvious reason.


After a short hike, we were able to find this beautiful grass lined river bank with the river full of slippery boulders. There weren't much insect activity when we arrived so we started out with a black nosed dace and immediately had results.



As we waded down the river, the water level was getting deeper, so we switched to heavier wooly bugger and this brown took the bugger hard on the swing.  It was a mixed bag of wild brown and brookies and occasional stocked browns.

You couldn't ask for better day to fish.  We ran into only one other angler on the way out so despite the popularity of this river, I guess it is possible to find a great spot if you get in good graces with the local fly shop owner. : ) 
One of tributary creek

Negotiating through slippery boulders were bit too much for both of us so we only fished for a few hours and spent the rest of the day relaxing by the river bank just listening to the river and it's surroundings.

7 comments:

  1. super cool to see and Patti out together on the river!

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    1. Thanks Lee! You will no longer be a deprived trout bum. I will soon say the same comments about you. Hurry home!

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  2. 좋겠다...생각만해도 좋다.

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    1. 여름에 식구들 하고 올계획 있니?

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  3. Awesome Charles. It's a beautiful river. I'll be up there July 4th week. Let me know if you will be around!

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    1. Actually, we were planning on spending a weekend at our cabin. Maybe I can meet you there. I will let you know.

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  4. Jonathan is heading to PA for summer school and Hyuna and Jay are heading to Hawaii. I am stuck here working like a dog. I guess its that period in my life where I have to pay for all past years when I had it easy. Its actually a time for me to rediscover how much I like building successful portfolios. I'm enjoying it but my body is tired as shit.

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