Paul’s Guide Service – Guided Float Trips –  Trout fly fishing trips

We are excited to share our knowledge and experience on fly fishing the West Canada Creek , West Branch Ausable & Hoosick River for trout. The West Canada Creek, located in Upstate New York and the West Branch Ausable is located in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. The Hoosick River’s diverse environment, flowing from Massachusetts into Eastern NY.  All of these fisheries have plenty of riffles, pools, and runs, presents a variety of fishing challenges and experiences. Whether you are targeting brown trout and rainbow trout the river’s pools and pockets offer promising spots to entice these elusive fish.  All of these offers exceptional fishing opportunities for anglers of all levels.






We Offer All Fly Fishing Techniques

Dry Fly Fishing: During the warmer months, when hatches are abundant, dry fly fishing can be highly productive on the West Canada Creek. The creek sees various hatches, including mayflies, caddis flies, and stoneflies. Matching the hatch and presenting a well-crafted dry fly can entice trout to rise and strike.

Nymph Fishing: Nymphing is a reliable technique, especially when there aren’t active surface hatches. Use weighted nymphs to imitate aquatic insects and impart a lifelike drift. Focus on the deeper pools, riffles, and undercut banks where trout seek shelter and find their food.

Streamers: Streamer fishing can be effective year-round, particularly in the early mornings or late evenings when trout are actively hunting. Use streamers that mimic small baitfish or leeches and employ a stripping or swinging retrieve. This technique often entices aggressive takes from larger, territorial trout. This is also very effective in higher flows.

Trout Spey: Trout Spey, also known as two-handed fly fishing, has gained popularity over the years for its versatility and effectiveness in catching trout. The technique involves using longer rods, typically between 11 and 12 feet, and using both hands to cast. This method allows for longer casts, effective line control, and the ability to swing flies over larger areas of the river, covering more water.

Fly fishing for trout is an unforgettable experience. From the majestic beauty of the Central New York, Eastern NY and the High Peaks of the Adirondacks to the thrilling encounters with feisty trout, both offer a sanctuary for anglers seeking an escape into nature. With the right techniques, equipment, and mindful angling practices, your time on the water is sure to be both rewarding and fulfilling.  Paul’s Guide Service help you make memories that will last a lifetime. Tight lines!

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