NYS has put a temporary ban on guiding in New York under the "PAUSE Executive Order" until further notice. While we have already stopped doing any trips before this went into effect for everyone's safety, we're still are booking trips for the fall. This it a tough time for all of us and I've been reaching to clients about their dates booked and deposits and I want to thank all my clients who have rescheduled or have been generous to allow me to keep the deposit. If you have any questions, or want to book a date for later this year please email, text or call me at (518) 495-2965. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.
March 31, 2020
December 20, 2018
Paul's Guide Service and the Douglaston Salmon Run have teamed up again for a Winter Special now thru March 31, 2019. To book it or more information send me a message or e-mail me here.
May 16, 2018
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.
March 12, 2018
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.
February 22, 2018
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.
Check out a recent article I wrote for Echo Fly Fishing "Common Mistakes Swinging Flies on Your Two-Hander." Click here to read it. Raft & Gear - Photo By Brad Loperfido
December 13, 2017
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.
June 8, 2017
The 2017 Casting For Recovery Upstate New York Retreat was held this past weekend on the Salmon River. This is such a great event for these wonderful ladies, 3 days of introduction to fly fishing and bonding with others in recovery. It's true joy to help out with this event every year and to see these ladies learning the sport and share my passion for it with them. Looking forward to the next event!
March 1, 2017
Trout season is just around the corner and with the way mother nature is playing this year streams might be in good shape in April. We will being doing guided fly fishing trips on the West Branch Ausable, West Canada Creek and also trips on some smaller Central NY streams.Whether you enjoy casting dry flies to rising trout or would rather euro nymph (tightline) fish, we can accommodate you. Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail to discuss a trip. Spending the day at Turning Stone Casino?? Want to get a few hours on the water?? We can be on the water in 30 minutes. Trout Rates One angler - Half Day $225, Full Day $325 Two anglers - Half Day $300, Full Day $400 Tackle and flies provided.
November 10, 2016
It’s hard to believe its early November already, where did the fall go? Everyone has steelhead fishing and hunting season on the brain, including myself; I’m looking forward to spending time in the woods with friends and family starting next Saturday. Fishing on the Salmon River is back to real steelhead fishing, very humbling for most guys; you have to work hard for every fish, covering lots of water effectively, changing flies often, and thinking out of the box on the heavy pressured water to find a couple each day. So get out there and enjoy yourself and time on the water with friends. - Paul