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Fly Fish the Adirondacks

– Richard Garfield, NYS Licensed Guide

Fly Fish the Adirondacks Guide Service is a professional independent guide service that offers wading fly fishing trips on the Ausable, Saranac, Salmon, Raquette, Chateaugay, St. Regis and other areas.

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What We Do

This guiding service is built upon years of client trips, personal adventures and experiences in the Northern Adirondacks.  Specializing in wild trout, bass, pike, landlocked salmon, and other upstate NY fish.

Where We’re Located

Our guide services is located in Wilmington, NY, home to the West Branch of the Ausable River.

Where We Guide

We offer guided trips on the WB Ausable, Saranac, Chateaugay, Chazy, Salmon, St. Regis and many smaller streams and brooks along with a private section of river.

Flies

Mark Gittleman
Mark Gittleman
January 7, 2024
Great trip with Rich in late summer ‘23. I fish all over and with many different guides, and I really enjoyed the experience of fishing and spending the day with Rich in the far north of NY on the Chateuguay River.
Jason Light
Jason Light
January 7, 2024
Rich has guided me on many trips now all of which have been unforgettable. His knowledge and respect of Nature is unmatched. Someone once told me that “an experience surpasses any other form of learning”. Rich gives you just that and he is a Guru whose influence and teachings create a most fun experience on any type of water!
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon
October 29, 2023
Rich Garfield is a living legend. I’m an accomplished fly fisherman but refine my skills every time I fish with him. He’s a pro, a coach, a mentor. I brought my 12 yr old on his first walk and wade and Rich couldn’t have been better, coached him all day until he put it all together and connected with a nice fish at the end of the trip. Thanks for everything Rich and looking forward to many more outings!
Alexis Adams
Alexis Adams
October 16, 2023
I have been fly fishing for several years and have fished with many guides, without a doubt Rich is my go to guy. His fly fishing knowledge is un-paralleled. He is continually teaching me, giving me tips and tricks. He knows the fish and his waters. I highly recommend Rich and Fly Fish the Adirondacks. I also recommend you buy some of his own Ausable Ugly flys!!
Emily Cranston
Emily Cranston
October 15, 2023
My dad (age 66) spent 2 days with Rich in October 2023 and he hasn't stopped talking about what a wonderful time he had and how he hopes he can go fishing with Rich again next year! He said Rich showed a lot of patience, getting his line out of tree snags, and shared his expert knowledge teaching my dad how to cast, talking about fly tying, and other tips that my dad is truly grateful for! Even despite the area getting 4+" of rain a few days before the trip, Rich's knowledge of the area led my dad to a hidden gem of a creek he never would have found otherwise. Thanks for showing my Dad a great time, Rich, and hoping to book with you again next fall!
Rich Nagel
Rich Nagel
September 7, 2023
One of my favorite fishing memories ever! Rich is an amazing guide and a great teacher. He loves the waters around the Adirondacks and is an expert angler. I look forward to fishing with him again the future!
Robert S.
Robert S.
September 4, 2023
Rich was awesome! If you are going to spend 4 hours in the backwoods of the Adirondacks fly-fishing with a stranger, you hope that individual will make you feel comfortable fast. Rich did all that and more. He shared so much of his knowledge about the area and its history. Rich truly gave my son and me a fantastic experience. We gladly recommend his services to friends and family and are delighted to share the beautiful photos and unbelievable memories he helped create.
Nate Hamlin
Nate Hamlin
August 21, 2023
Call the Doctor. Because this trip was Sick! Thank you Rich 🍻👌 Looking forward to next time buddy. P.S. listen to this guy. His form and techniques changed the game for me. Cheers from VT
carson haskins
carson haskins
August 12, 2023
I live little over 3 hours away from Rich and where he does his business, well let me say the trip was TOTALLY WORTH IT! He is such an amazing guide and person, we had plenty of laughs and the best time I've had in a long time out on the water. He is very professional and definitely knows how to teach you to fish, regardless if it's with a spinner rod or a fly rod. Just by looking around at the water and the surroundings he could pick out where the fish are located and we were nailing them left and right. Highly recommend booking a trip with him and going on the experience of a life time. I thank you again so much Rich for your time and life lessons. You're amazing!!

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Fly Fish the Adirondacks is an independent guide service located in the North eastern section of the Adirondack Park in upstate New York.

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