Fly Fishing In The Ausable: The Two-Fly Challenge

May 18 - 20, 2023

The Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge was founded to celebrate the joy of fishing, the spirit of sportsmanship, the preservation of the Ausable River, and natural wonders of the Whiteface Region. 

Here is a brief look at what to expect this year:

Thursday evening kicks off with Beer, Band and Bonfires at the Town Beach. Featuring live music and local food trucks. A night to feel the local flavor while relaxing by the Ausable and catching up with old friends. 

Friday morning is a day of AWESOME fishing the West Branch of the Ausable followed by the Fly Tyer's Reception at Rudy's Scar Bar & Grille. At the event you will get to grab some grub, enjoy some local music and tell you tales of the day while learning new techniques from our talented tyers. 

Saturday starts out with another GREAT day on the water with another shot at getting your prized trout. The evening concludes with the Annual 2 Fly Banquet. This year's banquet will be held at the Hungry Trout where we will have raffles and prizes!

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. 

Connect with the Two-Fly Challenge Facebook page.

Book your room with one of the Whiteface Region's lodging properties and register early! Register here

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