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Winter Catalog 2021

by Gates Au Sable Lodge


Holiday Catalog 2021/2022
Winter is undoubtedly the quietest season...but the last two winters have been a little TOO quiet. This winter, we plan on bringing back our Free Fly Tying Saturdays after January 1. Day trip or long weekend, we'll have rooms available, some food options, and the Board Room -- which is also our tying room -- outfitted with lots of materials and enough books to make even a blizzard weekend also a fly-fishing one. Fish, tie and ski. Or just chill.

We're jazzed about the winter. There's something about wading into a snowy river and just having it to yourself. At most, it's its own fishing season. At worst, it sweetens the spring. We start our winter with this catalog. We build it on a silly kids editing program, using pics we take ourselves, and sometimes we even serve as models. It's fun.

We hope you'll consider us for your holiday shopping. We've tried to stock the shop a little bit extra before the winter hits. Visit us at and call or email with questions at or 989 348 8462.

Gift Certificates
The easy gift: Good for guide trips, food, lodging, and gear. Call, email, or buy online at
Stocking Stuffers
Gates Lodge Coffee: Our own coffee blend, from an Au Sable friend. Medium-bodied, and full of Au Sable mojo. $12.95
Gates Lodge Mugs: The classic mug. Great for the office desk, the kitchen table, or the drive to the river. Hard to tip or spill. We have tried to improve on the classic and have determined it can't be done! Red or green. $18.95
Nebo Mycro Headlamp & Cap Light: This little cap light has quickly become one of our favorite headlamps in the fly shop. Rechargeable, clips to your hat bill, but also included is a strap if you choose to wear it that way. Always have a 400 lumen light. Has six light modes, including red and green. Hold for a few seconds and it goes direct to red. Charges via micro-usb (cable included) - just use your smartphone power brick. $19.99
SA Switch Tippet Holder
Stay organized with this great tippet holder from SA. What makes this product so cool is how it can be mounted either horizontally or vertically to your pack, vest or boat bag. Holds up to 8 spools of tippet. Available loaded or unloaded. $19.95/$49.95
TFC Dry Dropper RIg Box: Pre-tie your dry dropper rigs before you get to the river and conveniently store them inside the box. Plenty of space for more nymphs and dry flies as well. The old ones were blue -- we like the clear one better. $29.99
To order: 348 8462
Cool Stuff
The View From The Middle Seat: New from veteran Michigan guide, Jac Ford. Jac has been a longtime steward to our Michigan rivers, a river veteran with stories to tell. Hopefully available by the time you read this! $34.95
Classic Michigan Flies: 16 Legendary Patterns: Classic Michigan Flies perfectly captures the mystery and history surrounding the state's most well-known and time-tested fly patterns. Makes a great gift! Writing by Jon Osborn, and illustrations by Joe Van Faasen. $19.95
The Copper Flask: Whether you enjoy Scottish peat or good old fashioned Kentucky brown water, this classic flask deserves a spot in your kit bag. A memorable trout, a remarkable heartbreak, or just filling your waders: You'll want it then. $29.95
Tornado Anchor: A great drift boat and raft anchor that is lead-free, bites quickly to the bottom, is made in the USA by a friend of the lodge. These are sweet. Finally a good anchor that is easy to get, and ship. We carry them all, 15lb, 25 lb, 34 lb, and 45 lb. Prices $140-$180.
Gates Lodge Zone Trucker Cap: Stylish Trucker cap in a whiskey/coffee colorway - easy does it. Mesh Back. High crown. $24.95
Gates Lodge Modified Ranger Cap: Low crown, with a great fit. This cap will wear great. $24.00
Sidnaw Waxed Canvas Trucker Cap: We are proud to carry a hat made in the USA / Michigan. A collaboration between Gates Lodge and Sidnaw Company in Grand Rapids. Will become your favorite fishing hat. $75
Simms Gates Logo CBP Oil Cloth Cap: This is the gold-standard wear-everyday fishing cap that repels rain and ages to a rich, trout-y patina. Coffee-color. $24.95
Gates Lodge Sideline Cap: One of our most popular trucker caps in a dark grey/maroon colorway. Mesh back. High Crown. $24.95
To order: 348 8462
Gates Lodge Logo Clothing
The Original Gates Lodge Hoody: New colors, same great hoody. We shopped through a bunch of options looking for a heavyweight hoody that would keep you warm! Colors subject to availability -- check online! S-XXL. $49.95
Gates Lodge Long-Sleeved T-Shirt: Very comfortable, heathered long-sleeved T-Shirts. Delayed right we don't know what colors we'll have when the catalog is in your hands. to find out! S-XXL. $29.95
Ruimveld Performance Shirt:  Designed by Michigan artist David Ruimveld, this is one of our most popular shirts in the shop. Great for warm, summer days on the water, or as a winter baselayer. Available in Grey and Light Blue. S-XXL. $59.95
Orvis Loaded Lanyard: A sweet little lanyard that is loaded and ready. Put a fly box in a shirt pocket, put this lanyard around your neck, and go fishing. All top-end components. Handy in the boat or while wading. $98
Simms Gates Logo Fall Run Vest: These are the classics, re-released due to popular demand. Primaloft insulation, an easy way to keep your core warm and leave your arms free for casting. Gates Logo. Limited supply. Perfect gift. M-XXL $119.95