My brother made it down for his birthday for the third year in a row last weekend and so we made it out to chuck around some flies. I took him out on the Au Sable for a morning two years ago for his only other experience with a fly rod in hand and he caught a nice little brookie on a Hendrickson dry. This was his second time out with a long rod and within the first 10 casts landed this little guy...as you can see he could care less about the size. When I stop feeling like this on he inside everytime a fish decides to play then that is when I hang it up...this is what it is all about By the way, he was fishing a blue over white Clouser and I was fishing an big obnoxious brown and tan streamer, and both did well. The trick seems to have been a slow bottom bouncing drift with small twitches every now and then.