Fly Fishing


Fly fishing is a challenging, satisfying, and consuming pursuit. It is an effective fishing technique that for many becomes a lifestyle. It is more of an art than just a way to catch a fish. 

Upstate Guide Service (UGS) creates enjoyable and successful fly fishing trips throughout the year. Advanced fly casters can learn new techniques and explore challenging and technical trout waters.

UGS specializes in introducing beginners to the world of fly fishing. As a professional full-time licensed fly fishing guide service we have provided expert fly fishing instruction since 2003.

If you are just beginning fly fishing, a day on the water with Upstate Guide Service will teach you the essential mechanics of proper fly casting and provide an in-depth, on-the-water, introduction to the world of fly fishing.   

Stillwater fly fishing is our specialty. UGS has been guiding trophy stillwater trout on the Eastern Finger Lakes and in the Adirondacks for nearly two decades! 

In Central New York and the greater Syracuse area, fly casters can join UGS for a full-day or half-day of stream fly fishing  for native and stocked trout on miles of productive streams.

Numerous lakes throughout Upstate New York offer excellent warm water fly fishing for species such as smallmouth bass, carp, northern pike, and tiger musky!

Fly fishing in the Adirondacks for brook trout, brown trout and lake trout is a favorite pursuit!

These trips are professionally outfitted and expertly guided backcountry trips into remote Adirondack trout ponds. Available for individuals and small groups.

UGS guides can lead you on productive waters and show you effective techniques to catch trophy trout and salmon on a fly   on one of the numerous Lake Ontario or Finger Lake tributaries throughout western and central New York. 

We provide diverse and professional fly fishing experiences for beginner and advanced anglers throughout Upstate New York!

Please call or email anytime for more detailed information and please practice catch-and-release fly fishing.