Fly Fish the Adirondacks guide service is owned and operated by Richard Garfield, New York State Licensed Guide #1235 since 1992 and a lifetime resident of Northern New York.

Adirondack Guide Service

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.



COVID-19 Update:

New York State entered Phase 1 in late May reopening guided trips based upon strict guide lines set forth. Please read the guidelines. Fly Fish the Adirondacks guide service will comply 100% with the guidelines in order to offer a safe guided trip.

My guidelines:

-Social Distance of 10 foot at all times, if a problem arises where distance is compromised face masks will be worn immediately.

-You will have in your possession 2 face masks at all times, 1 mask within easy access to worn when needed,1 mask as back up.

-If I need or you need to come into physical contact with equipment, the equipment will be thoroughly wiped down with isopropyl alcohol.

-You will have in your possession an ample supply hand sanitizer comprised of no less than 70% isopropyl alcohol.

-2 person maximum plus guide.

-Ride in separate vehicles.

I Will Take Every Precaution To Maintain A Safe And Healthy Trip Based Upon Proper Communication Between Client And Guide.

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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