FLY FISH THREE OF NEW YORK’S BEST TROUT RIVERS – the AUSABLE, the DELAWARE, or the WEST CANADA CREEK with expert fly fisherman and guide, JOHN M. SWEENEY. John has over 47 years of fly fishing, fly tying and entomological experience which renders him superbly qualified to make your fly fishing dreams come true. Let him help you put a trophy-sized Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, or Brook Trout on the end of your fly line!! His patience and teaching skills have helped many young or novice fly fishers succeed, and his knowledge of a wide variety of fly fishing techniques will increase your opportunity to hook a trophy trout.
John has a repertoire of flies specifically designed and tied for the rivers you will fish. Many of these have been developed through years of experience and are not available anywhere else. These flies will be provided as part of any guided trip with John.
Contact: JOHNS GUIDE SERVICE to fish the AUSABLE RIVER, DELAWARE RIVER, or WEST CANADA CREEK, and you will be taking the initial step to insure a great fly fishing experience!!

About My Flyfishing Guide Service

After 48 years of fly fishing in New York, Pennsylvania, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Canada, New Zealand, Chile, Australia and Europe, and saltwater flyfishing from Maine to Florida, John has caught fish of trophy proportions ranging from Tarpon, Permit and Baracuda to Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout. John M. Sweeney established John’s Guide Service to provide expert instruction and guided flyfishing trips in New York State.
John is a New York State Licensed Guide #2667, and is certified in CPR, First Aid and Water Safety. His personalized services and reasonable rates have resulted in a long list of satisfied clients that continues to grow. Contact John for refereneces in your area by sending an email.
Products & Services
We provide expertly guided flyfishing in the form of Walk/Wade trips on the Delaware River, West Canade Creek, Ausable River, Battenkill River, and some other lesser known, but equally productive trout streams in New York state. These streams are ranked among the top streams in the Northeast and compare to some of the best Western streams in many ways. On our guided trips, we provide all custom tied flies, and rental equipment is available, if necessary. Additionally, we can provide the same expert level of instruction in fly casting, fly tying and entomology.
We have an instructional program which has been very popular. It consists of a half day of instruction and a half day of fishing on any of the three rivers. The instruction is very comprehensive and covers:
Casting instruction and practice
Equipment, knots, flies, entomology, methods, and more…
We will provide all equipment, i.e. rod, reel, line, waders, flies, etc. as part of the course. Additionally, we will provide breakfast and lunch for you. Let us put you in this picture with the grace and agility of a beautiful cast.
Rates for 2011
Trip Type
Full Day Trip
Half Day Trip
West Canada Creek
$225.00 + $75.00 per additional angler
$150.00 + $75.00 per additional angler
Delaware River
$225.00 + $75.00 per additional angler
$150.00 + $75.00 per additional angler
Ausable River
$225.00 + $75.00 per additional angler
$150.00 + $75.00 per additional angler
Same rate as a full day trip on any of the rivers above on any of the rivers. Includes all learning materials, flies and equipment.
Contact Information
By Phone: 315-823-9399
By Cell: 315-717-6940
By Email:
By Mail: John’s Guide Service
924 Hardscrabble Road, Box 76
Middleville NY 13406

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924 Hardscrabble Road Middlevill, NY 13406


43.1305501, -74.9120487

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