I love being on the river with Rich Garfield. His intensity and focus on my angling experience is absolutely incredible. When it comes to trout – and I mean big trout- he is a hound. Rich does not let up on our trout quest and I always benefit. Rich is single-minded, enthusiastic, helpful, knowledgeable and full of river savvy. Savvy that was born fishing and traipsing North Country rivers his entire life.
Even though I am a life-long fly fisher and I’m dedicated to the nymph and streamer, Rich has taught me so much. I like that a lot! The results of course are more and larger trout. I can remember one gorgeous June morning we were fishing a sweeper and Rich did not quite like the way I was fishing the fallen tree. Rich wanted me to "contour" the log with my #12 La Fontaine cased caddis larva imitation. After "contouring" the sweeper with 3 or 4 more casts, Rich gently suggested stripping out one more foot of my fly line. I complied and on the very next cast under that old gnarled angled sweeper, the "fish of the trip" took with a rod-jarring jolt. After the tense and exciting battle was completed and digital pictures carefully taken, Gar gently, even reverently, released my gorgeous 22 inch red-spotted German brown to swim free until the next angler could fool him.
Rich has guided me many times over the past 8 years to many 25, 50 and even 75 trout days. As I write this testimonial to Rich’s extraordinary guiding skill, I can vividly remember countless angling moments that deeply satisfy my angling spirit. These are deeply cherished fly fishing memories that I can replay in my minds-eye in an Adirondack nanosecond.
If you too, desire fabulous angling experiences and fond memories, hire Rich Garfield, the Master of the Adirondack Fly Fishing Guides.
And remember Rich, always save a few trips for me!!!!
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The relationship between client and guide is one of a team effort.
End result of client and guide team efforts.