My Story

My name is Richard Garfield, I was born, raised and taught how to fish in Northern New York. I’ve been fishing since I was 3 years old and still going strong over 50 years later. My entire fishing knowledge base is focused on the Northern Adirondacks and Northern New York. I moved to the Adirondacks over 35 years ago and  spent the years  hiking, camping, fishing and exploring the waters and woods of Northern New York.  I enjoy fishing small mountain streams, large rivers and still water reservoirs and I fish for nearly any fish that lives in the region, large or small. I enjoy the art of proper presentation of a fly to entice fish to feed.  The quarry does not matter, from a 3″ brookie, 26″ brown, 14″ smallmouth bass, 23″ land locked Atlantic salmon, 10″sunfish to a 36″ pike, it’s all fishing to me.

As a guide, it is my practice, to be an instructing guide throughout a booked trip. I feel a successful trip is one where the client leaves the water having gained a better understanding of aquatic insects and representative flies, practice reading of the water, casting techniques, line control, proper fly presentation, safety issues and more.

The long winter months are spent tying flies for the next season, ice fishing, cross country skiing, winter photography, snowshoeing the ADKs  mountains and snowboarding at Whiteface Mountain.

Let's work together

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P.O. BOX 1147


My uncle and I went in late May during record breaking heat. Rich cares about the whole fishing experience and everyone's comfort and he suggested some streams out of the sun. Good call Mr. GARFIELD We caught trout... after trout all day long and enjoyed his guidance on different and new flies/ fishing techniques. He took us on the adventure we asked for and more... the memories we have are priceless.
Thank you Rich

StephenMay 2019

Rich is the real deal! My 10-year old son and I just returned from what he described as his "best day of fishing ever!" On a difficult weather day, fishing-wise, Rich was able to put my son on productive water and he caught a record 11 fish! He couldn't stop telling my wife about it, and he'll be talking about it for years to come!

JohnJune 2019

Despite the unusually hot weather, we had a successful day. Richard knows his stuff and we got an early start out into the woods and targeted a stream that yielded fish our entire time out.

ChrisJuly 2019