Ausable River Trip 2017
Location: Ausable River, Wilmington, NY
Date: Weekend of June 24th – June 25th
Trip Coordinator: Dino Eftychiou firstname.lastname@example.org (551) 427-5475
To Attend this trip: Email or call trip coordinator ASAP.
River(s)/Stream(s): Ausable River, West Branch / Saranac River
Meeting Location: TBD - Friday in Wilmington
Quarry: Brook, Rainbow and Brown Trout
River Access: Wading
Degree of Difficulty: Varies depending on area and pool.
Suggested Equipment: 9 foot, 5 weight, leaders vary depending on dries/wet/nymphs. 9-12 foot leader 4x-6x. Tippet-what you are comfortable with.
State / Local Requirements: NYS fishing license.
Recommended Fly Patterns: Ausable Wulff, Haystack, Usual, Ausable Ugly. Mayflys, Caddis and Stonefly patterns per hatch chart. Various streamers.
Nearby Fly Shops:
Ausable River Two Fly Shop (http://www.ausablerivertwoflyshop.com/), 5698 N.Y. Route 86 Wilmington, NY 12997-0057,
Telephone - 518-946-3474
Hungry Trout Fly Shop (http://hungrytrout.com/fly-shop/ ), 5239 New York Rt 86 Scenic Wilmington, NY, Telephone - 518-946-2217
Meals: Everyone is on their own. Nearby restaurants include Country Bear (Breakfast) A&W Restaurant (Lunch or Dinner), Hungry Trout / RF McDougall’s Pub (Lunch or Dinner). Directions can be found online.
Please be advised that weather conditions affect not only fishing quality but water quality as well. Most hotels have a 48 hours cancellation policy and if weather does not look promising or the river is too high/low you can still cancel and get a refund for lodging. Make sure to discuss upon reserving room. If projected weather conditions deteriorate prior to the trip the trip coordinator may send out an email cancelling the trip.
Wading can be challenging on the West Branch of the Ausable. Local guide have recommended felt wading boots in the past and a wading staff is highly recommended as well.
Insects such as no-see-ums, black flies and mosquitoes can be problematic in the area we will be visiting. Strong insect repellent may be necessary. Sun block and rain gear are also recommended.
Cell phone reception can be spotty along the West Branch of the Ausable River.
AUSABLE RIVER MAP
AUSABLE RIVER HATCH CHART