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Fall Salmon Run

By |July 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Reports from the lake this summer have been incredible, charter captains are report easy limits most days. Looks like another great salmon run this year. Now is the time to book your fall dates if you haven’t already. Limited dates available.

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Ausable Report

By |June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|


The West Branch of the Ausable has been fishing pretty good  recently.  Water flows are dropping to summer time lows, water temps are mid 50′s-60 still.  Tight line nymphing has been the most productive technique by far, getting down and dirty with nymphs has produced some incredible client days along with some quality fish.

Best patterns nymphing have been: Frenchie, Pat’s Rubber Leg Stone, Sexy Walts worm and a Rainbow Warrior in sizes 8 to 16.  

Looking to book a trip, contact us here.

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It’s a Wrap

By |May 16th, 2018|Reports|0 Comments|


Steelhead Season is a wrap. I want to thank all my clients for a great season and looking forward to seeing you all next season.  If you haven’t already booked your dates for the upcoming fall, now is the time to book your dates so you don’t miss out on a great season.

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Ausable Trout Trips

By |April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|


Prime dates available for trout trips on the West Branch of the Ausable. The Ausable is known for it’s great pocket water and awesome dry fly fishing.  For more information or to book a trip you can contact us here.

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Open Dates

By |April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|


May 5th & 6th just opened up due to a cancellation. Prime time on the Salmon River to swing, strip big streamers or skate dry flies for steelhead. Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail.

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Salmon River Falls

By |March 12th, 2018|Reports|0 Comments|



A couple of drone shots of the Salmon River Falls. If you have never stop to check out this 110 foot waterfall, your missing out.  Stop by and check it out next  fishing trip.

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Ice Sac Fry

By |February 22nd, 2018|Reports, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Mother Nature decided to start the spring thaw a little early so we’re tying up some Ice Sac Fry patterns.

Hook: Your Choice

Thread: UTC 140 White

Body: Pearl Flashabou

Wing: Ripple Ice Fiber Minnow Mix, Ripple Ice Fiber Olive

Sac: Orange Ice Dub

Eyes: 3D living eyes

Take a black marker and give the olive wing a few stripes.

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“Common Mistakes Swinging Flies on Your Two-Hander”

By |February 6th, 2018|Reports|0 Comments|

Check out a recent article I wrote for Echo Fly Fishing  “Common Mistakes Swinging Flies on Your Two-Hander.”  Click here to read it.


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Winter Special

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|


The Douglaston Salmon Run and Paul’s Guide Service are excited to announce a Winter Lodging/Fishing Package valid now through Mar 31, 2018.

Come spend a day fly fishing for Steelhead with Paul’s Guide Service, and spend two nights in a cozy DSR lodge, DSR fishing passes are included! Plus, you have the option to purchase discounted day passes for the duration of your stay!  We have a one angler rate also, contact us for that!

Don’t wait, contact  Paul to reserve your trip today!

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Winter Steelhead

By |December 13th, 2017|Reports, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Winter is in full effect right now on the Salmon River.   The lake effect snow and single digits at night means slush will start being a factor. Here are a few tips to help you be successful.

No need to start at first light.  Usually the bite doesn’t start til the sun hits the water and the air temp rises.
Fish slow and deep especially in higher flows.
Fish flies you have confidence in.
Concentrate on the guts and tail-out of pools.
Dress appropriately, wear layers  and it help to be in a drift boat with heaters.