Tri-Lakes Trout Unlimited

Attached are 4 photos of the work to remove the Quarry Dam on the Ausable River.
Due to some equipment breakage, the thumb, and a track coming off the rollers, there was a delay,
but we broke through and the water level dropped around 1.5 feet, with an expectation of possibly another foot to go.
There is now a riffle above the dam and boulders showing that were once under water. Dimples were seen above the dam and newly created riffles and trout are happy.
A welder will be in tomorrow morning to fix the thumb, and we commence to kick some dam ass again!

I'll have more update photos tomorrow before I head home tomorrow evening.

Ron Urban, Chairman
NY Trout Unlimited

The project started 8/8/18
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AuSable River 2 Fly Challenge

  May 17-18, 2019

FLY FISHING IN THE AUSABLE: THE TWO-FLY CHALLENGE
20th ANNUAL EVENT: MAY 17-18TH, 2019

Keynote Speaker
TBA
The Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge was founded to celebrate the joy of fishing, the 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.
THE 2019 WEEKEND LINEUP 
  • The Two-Fly Challenge begins Friday, May 17, with a day of fishing.
  • Fly Tyer’s Reception Firday night. Anglers can share the day’s experiences on the river, learn new skills from talented tyers. located at Wilmington’s, newest gathering spot, Pourman’s Tap House. A local band 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, TBA.  
 
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.
 
Registration will be available by February of 2019
 
  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


  • Rich is a very well rounded trout fisherman, but his passion lies in chasing trophy trout and various other apex predators on streamers.
  • fly patterns although based out of the Northeast, have a strong following and relevancy across the globe.
  • He is a signature fly designer for the Montana Fly Company
  • His patterns have appeared in several national magazines and books
DETAILS AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Book your room

2018 TWO-FLY CHALLENGE SPONSORS:
Whiteface Mountain
Ausable River Two Fly shop
Hungry Trout Fly shop
Birch Tree Lodge
LP/Whiteface Mountain KOA
Mountain Brook Lodge
High Peaks Cyclery
Wilderness Inn
Adirondack Woodland Retreat
The Inn at Whiteface
Adirondack Chocolates
Wildwood on the Lake
Wilkommen Hof