Our Passion & Vision

The Old Au Sable Boat Company is an extension of Bob's Fly and Hackle of Grayling, Michigan. This was a father son adventure with Bob Smock Sr. having become a local fly tying legend over the past 50 years and Bob Jr. a longtime fly fishing guide on the Au Sable and Manistee River System.

They both share a special love with the Northern Michigan river systems, which is emulated through their fly tying and boat building.

The Old Au Sable Boat Company's present efforts are focused on Michigan rivers and streams. Yet a desire to expand geographical markets throughout parts of the United States, South America, New Zealand, Australia and Europe is of interest.

These fly-fishing riverboats would clearly be adaptable to other slow moving rivers and streams. We believe fly fisherman worldwide would be delighted to fish from our unique, comfortable, quiet, wood riverboats.

For a fly-fishing experience, not soon forgotten, contact Bob Smock Jr. about riverboats, a guided float trip and perhaps some of Bob Sr.'s legendary trout flies. Bob Sr. went home to be with the lord in March 2005.

Okoume Plywood Boat:
Price: $6,295.00 w/ New Trailer: $7,795.00

24 Ft. Cedar Strip Riverboat with hardwood accommodations, two seats, carpeted false floor, boat pole, paddle, anchor and brass accents. more >

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