Providing safe, enjoyable and successful angling and hunting trips for beginner and expert.

Serving the Finger Lake, Central New York, North Country, Adirondack and Catskill Regions.

Upstate Guide Service is a licensed and insured professional full-time guide service that outfits and leads sporting trips throughout the year. 

From the clear and cold waters of the Finger Lakes to the expansive and magnificent St. Lawrence River.

From the remote Adirondack wilderness to  the storied trout rivers of the Catskills mountains.

The beautiful scenery, local hospitality and quality fishing and hunting opportunities of Upstate New York combine to create remarkable and memorable sporting trips. 

UGS specializes in outfitting and guiding the following pursuits;

With over 15 years of licensed guiding in Upstate New York, UGS provides an expert guide service for people of all skill levels.

Thanks for visiting and have a safe and successful Autumn season!



Presentation Of The Fly

Fly Fishing, I was once told by a veteran fly shop owner, is the most written about outdoor sporting topic in the world. There has been and continues to be volumes written and published about the sport, both technical and philosophical in nature. Presentation of the fly is a common

About Guiding

Since as long as I can remember I have always wanted to guide or lead people in search of fish. Mostly trout. The early seeds of which were planted in me by my father who brought me along to the trout rivers and streams each spring when I was a

The Wonder Rod

As a boy, with my spinning rod and reel bundled and tied to the frame of my BMX bike with rubber bands and bread ties, I spent many summer days pedaling from my home in the hilly suburbia of Syracuse to the nearby Erie Canal towpath. Once reached, I could

Spring Season Lost To Covid-19

In the world of professional fly fishing and guiding there is no more anticipated time of the year than the Spring. The busiest season of the year. The Spring trips on my calendar are the  benchmark that can determine my success for the entire year. The loss of the 2020