Hooked Before The First Cast
Hooked Before The First Cast
Hooked Even Before Casting OutIf the general feeling you have when you hear your alarm go off in the early morning hours is, ughhh, where is the snooze button, I need ten more minutes! Then we sympathize. But if the reason your alarm is going off early is because you’re headed out to do some fishing on the West Branch of the Ausable River in Wilmington – well then it’s a whole different kind of … [Read More]
What if I don't fish?
What if I don't fish?
So you're coming to the Wilmington area because of the fishing... even though you don't fish.Don't worry. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in our section of the Adirondacks. While your favorite fisherperson is out casting in our award-winning river, here are some fun suggestions for the non-fisher folks in your party.The sky isn't even the limit.easy outdoorsWhen it comes to the Whiteface … [Read More]
Get It Icy fresh
Get It Icy fresh
Grab your beer and bring your friends, because it might get cold without them. We even brought the dog, hoping he likes fish. We were the newbies out on the lake. My father, my friend Adam, and I had never been out ice fishing before.The last time I was out on a frozen lake I had skates on my feet, a hockey stick in hand, and a puck heading for nothing but net. Drilling holes in the ice wouldn’t … [Read More]
Fly-tying 101
Fly-tying 101
One of the things on my bucket list is learning how to fly fish. I've fished Placid Lake since I was a little girl sitting on my Dad's lap, but have never fly fished. I've watched enviously from the banks of the West Branch of the Ausable River, as others cast their lines in the legendary, trophy fish waters between Lake Placid and Wilmington. This year I intend to take the plunge (pardon the pun … [Read More]
NYC Wader Fashion Struts Into Whiteface Waters
NYC Wader Fashion Struts Into Whiteface Waters
Whiteface Region welcomes new business venture tyed into the opening of Fishing Season. WILMINGTON, NY -- Knot Your Average Fly-Guy, located in Wilmington, NY is pleased to announce a new partnership with virtual fashionista Raquel Bass formerly of Be Dazzled You. The new business will open a storefront along the West Branch of the Ausable River under the DBA Just Wade A Minute in mid- … [Read More]
Fran Betters' better flies
Fran Betters' better flies
It's all about the look of what's on the hook.From a brook trout's perspective, it's a waste of precious energy to go after something that isn't a sure thing. Potential fodder has to be the right shape, color, and size, and it has to move the right way. Those variables change every day, throughout the day. A recipe for fly fishing might look like this: Take one part science and one part art, tie … [Read More]
Close Up on Whiteface Fashion
Close Up on Whiteface Fashion
I hear it all of the time: what are all of the cool kids wearing in the Whiteface Region? While there are many, I’ve compiled an overview of the most prevalent outfits you’ll find on this region’s fashion runways. Though I should note that while they are not all exclusive to the region, you can’t go wrong if you pack some of these “looks” when you visit. The Boreal BirderThe Whiteface … [Read More]
Trout Fishing the West Branch
Trout Fishing the West Branch
A day on the West BranchTrout Fishing on the AuSable RiverMy canoe was finally finished, the weather forecast was for an Adirondack “bluebird day,” and my buddy Doug was itching to wet a line. Since part of the objective for this outing was to see how my canoe performed, we decided to drop-in at Lake Everest and paddle up the West Branch of the AuSable as far as we could, and fish-float back down … [Read More]
Choose 2: Ausable River Two Fly Fishing Challenge
Anglers far and wide are gearing up for this year’s 16th Annual Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge. Taking place on the iconic and world-renowned West Branch of the Ausable River, the event spans two days with not only fishing, but socializing, demos, and more. There are some pretty sweet prizes as well! This year’s event takes place May 15 and 16.A little historyThe … [Read More]
2 Branches - One River
2 Branches - One River
WILD, SPECTACULAR, AND RICH WITH historyThe iconic Ausable River in the Adirondack Mountains has a storied history of rest, recreation, and even rage. The river is an iconic fishing destination, has supported major industry, produced some amazing trophy fish, powered entire towns and formed spectacular chasms. Come along while we explore these amazing waterways - a two for one deal.The Ausable … [Read More]

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