Fly Fishing in The Ausable: the Two-Fly Challenge

18th Annual Event: May 19-20, 2017

The Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge was founded to celebrate the joy of fishing, spirit of sportsmanship, preservation of the Ausable River, and natural wonders of the Whiteface Region. The event starts at noon on Friday when anglers check-in and receive their fishing packets. Then it’s off to fish for the weekend.
Official rules are sent with registration confirmations.  


The 2017 Weekend Lineup 

The Two-Fly Challenge begins Friday, May 19, with a day of fishing followed by a Fly Tyer’s Reception that night where anglers can share the day’s experiences on the river while learning new skills from talented tyers. It will be held at Wilmington’s, newest gathering spot, Pourman’s Tap House. The ever-popular fly casting competition will be a part of the evening's festivities, and the band Fade to Blues will perform live music.

Saturday morning check-in is followed by another exciting day of fishing on the beautiful Ausable River. The weekend finishes up on Saturday evening with a banquet complete with prizes, raffles and a presentation by a special guest speaker Robert Streeter.  


The 411

Rules for the catch-and-release tournament are simple: Anglers are allowed to bring two barb-less hook flies, of any combination or patterns. Once the flies are lost or unusable, he or she is out. Anglers must fish with a partner and each must record the total number of fish caught, the length of each fish and the cumulative number of inches. Only fish handled by the angler and successfully released will count as caught fish. The winner is determined by the highest cumulative length of each fish caught. 

There are four competitive categories: junior, men, women and professional. Each fisherman can choose just two flies to use per day. They must pick their flies they will use at the beginning of the day. If they lose them, they’re done.


Check Here for the  2017 schedule

Register Here!

AuSable Two-Fly Challenge - Register here!
Book your room with one of our lodging sponsors and register early!

Birch Tree Lodge
Hungry Trout Resort
Ledge Rock at Whiteface 
Mountain Brook Lodge 
Adk Woodland Retreat
Wilderness Inn
LP/Whiteface Mountain KOA
Adirondack By Owner
Alpine Country Inn & Suites
Grand View Motel
Windsong Cabin

FLY SHOPS: Hungry Trout Ausable River 2-Fly Shop


2017 Two-Fly Challenge Sponsors:

Lake Placid/Whiteface Mtn. KOA

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