Now booking spring and summer trout spey trips. You’ll catch fish in places you never thought they were before It never ceases to blow my mind where the occasional bite or hook up may come from. Generally in dry fly or indicator fishing, we have all been taught to focus on certain types of water depending on what we are trying to accomplish. While it is true that trout favor different types of water throughout the year, swinging flies has shown me that we may have been overlooking great fishing opportunities. Some of these instances have revealed themselves while trying to make a long cast to other side of the river. Instead of getting the bite on the bank, I’ve gotten the flash, bite, or hook up on in the middle of the fast water and even in rapids and wave trains. It has taught me to not only think about the surface currents but the depressions, currents, and structure underneath what we can see on the surface. Whether you're new to trout spey or an experienced angler looking to refine your skills-we offer full day trips to suit your needs. From swinging soft hackles on a scandi lines to swinging bigger flies on skagit lines we've got you covered. Swinging for trout is a great ways to keep up your skills for fishing anadromous species. Book your trip now and join me on the beautiful trout filled water New York has to offer. All tackle provided if needed.
January 13, 2023
May 24, 2022
Trout fishing is pretty good on the West Branch Ausable as well as the West Canada Creek. Euro Nymphing, Dry Fly or swinging flies with a trout spey are all producing plenty of fish. Looking to book a trip, give me a call, text or shoot me a email.
Steelhead Season is a wrap. I'd like to thank all my clients who fished with me this season and looking forward for fishing with you next season on the Salmon River. I'll be guiding on the West Canada Creek as well as the West Branch of the Ausable til mid summer. Also if you're looking to get into the "Trout Spey" game give me a call and we can talk about a trip.
June 9, 2020
TROUT Fishing on the Ausable has been very good recently, nymphing during the day or chasing hatches for some dry fly fun towards evening have been productive. The streams of central NY are fishing good as well and the Salmon River received a small stocking of some Browns that have been fun to catch especially on trout spey rods. SALMON & STEELHEAD September thru early December dates are almost all gone if you haven't booked yours, don't wait. Call, Text or Email. 518-495-2965 Paul
May 30, 2019
Water Flow: 1780 cfs and dropping Water Temp: 50-55 Hatches: BWO's, Hendrickson's, Stoneflies. Fishing on the West Branch of the Ausable is comparable to early spring conditions. Concentrate on close to the bank in the pocket water with bigger nymphs ( Pats' Rubber Leg, Mop's and hotspot attractor patterns. Streamers tied on jig hooks with tungsten bead jigged and stripped have been working well in the deep soft water. I have limited dates available in June (I'm taking a fishing vacation to Montana at the end of the month ;-) ) and early July. If you haven't booked your dates for the Fall on the Salmon River, don't wait I have very few open dates thru early December, below is what I have open. September 14,15. October 26,27. November 2,3,8. December 1,14,15,16. I will being doing a handful of afternoon trips in late Sept thru the first week of Oct during the salmon run. Please contact me for more information if you are interested in that. *** Please note*** My new phone number to contact me is (518) 495-2965 call or text for trips or information.
February 26, 2019
It's hard to believe we're down to about two and half months of steelhead fishing left this season and what a season. If your looking to get in on the action before it ends in early May now is the time to book a trip. Here are my open dates I have left - March 24, April 6,7,13,14 & 28. I will begin trout trips on the Ausable May 15, if your interested in any of these dates email me or message me on social media.
April 16, 2018
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.
April 21, 2016
We will being doing guided fly fishing trips on the Ausable, Battenkill, Kinderhook and also trips on Central NY streams including the Douglaston Salmon Run section of the Salmon River. Whether you enjoy casting dry flies to feeding 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. Rates One angler - Half Day $225, Full Day $325 Two anglers - Half Day $300, Full Day $400 Tackle and flies provided.
February 4, 2016
The calendar may say February but it feels like Spring and that means trout fishing. We will being doing trips on the Ausable in the ADK's along with trips on central NY streams. Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail to book your trip.
June 9, 2015
I was up on the Ausable River in Wilmington over the past week and the fishing was great, plenty of hatches coming off for the dry fly angler from mid day on and nymphing was good all day. Here are my clients tight line nymphing thru some very productive pocket water on the Ausable. A #16 Frenchie and #8 Rubber Leg Stone Fly are a great set up on the Ausable, this nice Brown got fooled by the frenchie. I have limited dates left for trout fishing trips, if you would like to book one give me a call or click on the contact tab to e-mail me.