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Fly Fishing in The Ausable: the Two-Fly Challenge

May 13 - 15, 2021 

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. 

There are three divisions to choose from:

  1. Competitive division is for Pro fisherman or anyone who has won in the Ausable River 2 Fly within the past 5 years. 
  2. Women’s division 
  3. Men’s division

Included in your registration:

  • Special collectors glass
  • Participant shirt
  • All weekend activities listed below

Thursday night
Welcome party at the Wilmington Town Beach featuring a bon fire, food trucks, beer vendors, live music, and a casting competition!

Friday night 
Comedy Night to relax after a day of fishing and listen to the fun stories by well-known comedian, Mark Poolos.

Special appearances this year by local magician, Wyatt Hackett. Wyatt will blow your mind with your talent. He was recently on America's Got Talent. 

Saturday night
Two Fly banquet complete with full dinner, awards, prizes, raffles, silent auction, and guest speaker. 


A little about our comedy night featuring Mark poolos

Mark Poolos was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. To start his career he co-starred in two independent films "Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies" and "Joanie Loves Furbies". He did more films, some commercials and some theater but it wasn't enough, so he began his stand-up comedy career. Mark stands 6'7" weighs in at 350 technically a giant however he is very weak and a wimp. In his routines he weaves story of his life as a bumbling jolly giant in his fast engaging story telling style. 

Mark has performed all over America and Canada. He is the ultimate chameleon performing at clubs, colleges, hundreds of corporate shows and even doing an all ages shows touring with Tru TVs Michael Carbonaro. He has been compared to the likes of Jim Gaffigan and Louie Anderson.

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. 

Each fisherman can choose just two flies to user per day. They must pick their flies they will use at the beginning of the day. If the lose them, they are done. Official rules are sent with registration confirmations. 

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