20 years of fishing, storytelling and raising money to preserve the West Brach of the Ausable River! To mark our 20th Anniversary, we are adding new things to the event. We’ve added an extra day, expected larger fish, expanded the fishing hours, added a live auction and hired well-known comedian Louis Ramey!
- New Welcome Party!
Wilmington Town Beach
“Campfire” music with Ausable Branch
-Fly Tyers Reception
Meet Fly Tyers and learn the tricks of the trade.
– Comedy Night
Relax after a day of fishing and listed to the fun stories by well-known Comedian Louis Ramey
– 2 Fly Banquet
New – LIVE auction
Event details and schedule
The Ausable River Two Fly Challenge starts at 6:00pm on Thursday, May 16th at the Wilmington Town Beach for BBQ, BEER, BONFIRE and a BAND! Featuring local food trucks and music by Ausable Branch.
Friday morning anglers gather at the Visitors Bureau at 6:30 am to check-in and receive their fishing packet. Then it’s off to fish for the day. There is smooth water, boulder pockets and pools, all waiting for you to flip a fly into.
After an afternoon of fly fishing, come join us Friday evening at the Bear Den Lodge at Whiteface Mountain for our Fly Tier’s Reception where you can share your day’s experiences on the river, and maybe learn new skills from talented Tiers. Then stay for our special comedy night with Louis Ramey.
Saturday morning a check-in to receive your new score card, followed by another exciting day of fishing on the beautiful Ausable River. The Browns, Brookies and Bows await you. This event is for fun, so don’t take life seriously, enjoy!
Finish your weekend Saturday Evening with a banquet at Whiteface Mountain complete with prizes, raffles, and awards and NEW this year – Live Auction!
Whiteface Visitors Bureau