Monday, January 5, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!...OUR 20TH YEAR IN BUSINESS -14' WAS A BIZARRE YEAR!

Hope everyone had a great holiday season!...cant believe we started our Gray Drake in 1995! -20 years of lots of great and interesting clients, memorable fish ,epic OMG experiences-good and bad, and never a dull moment- especially with how the unpredictability of our weather , river flows, timing of the runs and hatches go...whew!!!!! it was an insanely bad and good year in 2014- roller coaster ride to say the least!. I had the most busy last half of the year I ever had since we opened...(not bragging and shameless self promo!..)...and we were shut down the first 4 months with polar vortexes and building an Ark for the flooding. My two books "Selectivity and Steelhead Dreams "continue to sell well and there are three new projects on the immediate horizon- including TV, video,  a book and print media- will keep you posted.

From the nasty coldest and snowiest winter on record, massive devastating flooding in the spring, we finally started to get some love in May with outstanding gray drake hatches. The cool summer made trout and summer steelhead epic....but the fall saw unpredictable salmon and steelhead runs. The huge bright spot was the amazing Atlantic salmon program starting to take shape in Michigan which is very bright for the future...( don't worry Au Sable guys- spring will be the 'canary in the coal mine' indicator if we have a fishery there or the stockings failed.)



With the tremendous trout holdover and incredible sizes of especially the browns -and rainbows also from this fall/winter, our trout fishing will be epic in 2015 when the stone flies hatch.


My New Year's resolution is to post more updates on the blog. The Facebook pages we have - SELECTIVITY TSS...... GRAY DRAKE...... AND MATTHEW SUPINSKI pages are very easy to post updates and real time reports/images. But I realize many don't go on Facebook for a good number of reasons!.....SO ...I will be very diligent in posting on the blog...Cheers!...Na zdrowie!