Fly Fishing Guiding

Specializeing in teaching the fundamentals of fly fishing in the Adirondacks.

Hunting Guiding

Offering guided grouse and woodcock hunts in the heart of the Adirondacks.

Guide Staff

John has been fishing the ‘dacks for over 40 years and has had a popular television show for years on CBS called Adirondack Trails “Inside the Blue Line”.

Adirondack Trails Guide Service started with the production of a popular outdoor television show called Adirondack Trails “Inside the Blue Line.” Ten years later, Adirondack Trails has morphed into a full service guiding operation that offers hunting and fishing trips. With a responsible attitude towards outdoor activities, Adirondack Trails Guide Service aims to promote wise stewardship of the environment and natural resources of the Adirondack Park.

With over 40 years experience fishing and hunting in all corners of the park, Adirondack Trails Guide Service can bring you the special feeling many feel on their first trip to the Adirondacks. Possibilities include fishing for native brookies on one of many remote brook trout waters, or trying the bigger rivers of the West Branch of the Ausable, Chateguay, Salmon or Saranac Rivers. Adirondack Trails Guide service specializes in teaching “newcomers” to fly fishing, including the basics of casting, how to break the river down into smaller sections, knowing where the fish are, and what three things you should know before selecting a fly. We are equally skilled at serving more experienced anglers, and can guide you to more remote and challenging stretches of rivers that require careful wading and presentation.

First timers to the Adirondacks can be overwhelmed by the large expanses of wilderness & limitless possibilities. With many years of experience and deep local knowledge, Adirondack Trails Guide Service can take that vision and scale it up or down for a rewarding Adirondack experience. We can also help you combine interests. For example, if grouse and woodcock hunting interests you, don’t let the season end early without a “Cast and Blast” with my German Short Haired Pointer!

Adirondack Trails Guide Service is owned by John Fik, New York State Licensed Guide, Badge #5231. John is certified in CPR and First Aid.