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, perhaps, more of an art than just a way to catch a fish. 

Upstate Guide Service creates enjoyable and successful fly fishing trips throughout the year and specializes in introducing beginners to the sport. Advanced fly casters will learn new techniques and challenging technical waters. 

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

As a professional fly fishing guide service, UGS has been providing expert instruction in the Upstate New York region for over 15 years! 

Stillwater fly fishing is our specialty. UGS has been guiding trophy stillwater trout on the Eastern Finger Lakes and in the Adirondacks for over 15 years!

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 are 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. 


UGS Inc. offers the most diverse and experienced fly fishing experiences for beginner and advanced in Upstate New York!

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