AuSable Trip Report June 2015

A few weeks back, I went up for a weekend of fishing with friends and had a fun time.

I stayed in what is my favorite spot along one of the AuSable branches, and targeted brookies mostly.

The first day was a float down the north branch, and I got into a few brookies.

Trout colors

And during that one evening, I got into a really nice brookie.

Nice Brookie

The bugs were REALLY thick that evening. Even my iphone was able to pick up the bugs in the picture. You can even see some bugs mating in this one.
Bugs

We did a pretty fruitless wade down the main branch, but at least the weather was agreeable.

Main

Before we headed back home, we hit the river one last time. It was raining pretty bad, and I started tossing big streamers, but had no luck. Eventually switching to a nymph seemed to do the trick.
Bow

Biography: Charles Townes

Driving on my way home from work I heard a short biography about Charles Townes on NPR. What intrigued me the most is that he was open and honest about his faith while working in the realm of science.

The story is here:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/28/382178361/charles-townes-laser-inventor-black-hole-discoverer-dies-at-99

I did some searching on the Internet, and found this interview:
http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/06/17_townes.shtml

Man of faith

From the film “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”:

Sheikh Muhammed: How many hours do you fish before you catch something?

Dr. Alfred Jones: Oh, gosh. Hundreds sometimes.

Sheikh Muhammed: Is that a good use of your time for a facts and figures man. But you persist, with such poor odds of success. Why? Because you’re a man of faith, Dr. Alfred. In the end, you are rewarded for your faith and constancy.

Dr. Alfred Jones: With due respect, fishing and religion are hardly the same thing your excellency.

Sheikh Muhammed: With equal respect, I have to disagree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQvVOT_gSfE

Later in the movie:

Dr. Alfred Jones: I don’t know anyone that goes to church anymore.

Harriet: I don’t think i do either.

Dr. Alfred Jones: On Sunday, we go to Target.