The West Canada Hatch Fly Fishing Guide Service on West Canada Creek

My name is Patrick Clearey. I am a biologist by education and have 27 years of fish and wildlife management and resource protection experience. I have been a commercial fly tyer for 30 years. I have 33 years fly fishing experience, that spans from the San Juan River to Tampa Bay, Cape Cod to Nova Scotia. Soon I’ll be retired and plan to run our small guide service full time. Our intent is to provide you with high quality flies, and a wonderful day on the river.

I recently finished a life long dream and constructed a wooden drift boat that you see featured in this site. See “Our Boat” for additional images.


We are  located in the beautiful Kuyahoora Valley, home of the West Canada Creek, just south of the Adirondack Park Blue Line. Residing at 85 Fairfield St, 3/10 of a mile east of the intersection of Route 29 ( Fairfield St.),  Route 28 and Route 169 in the Village of Middleville, NY. There is a sign at the end of the driveway and our drift boat is often parked on the lawn.

6 Responses to The West Canada Hatch Fly Fishing Guide Service on West Canada Creek

  1. John says:

    Lookin good buddy! I think you should contact HCCC and hook up with some students and do a video shoot floating the river. You could put that on your site! I think that would be really cool. High quality video with you talking about the different sections of the river……Next thing will be your own outdoor sports show.

  2. Steve Litwhiler says:

    Hey Pat, Can’t wait to see pictures of the giant trout you will be catching!! Steve Lit

  3. Ernie Castellano says:

    Great Fishing with you last week. The best ever. Thanks again. Ernie Castellano

  4. Pablo Frolek says:

    Great trip to MN. Just watched the slide show with Ernie Dog and enjoyed reliving the great time we had and all the fish we caught. We are currently in NYC for Steely Dan concert. Wish there was time to come up and float the boat with you. You are a great guide buddy. Pablo

  5. Carl Quance says:

    Terrific pics covering your boat-building process Pat… you are incredibly talented. Truly impressed.
    Still fishing that 9 foot -4 weight and 9 foot -8 weight you built for me on those Loomis blanks years ago. Best rods I own buddy.
    Love to see that finished stickbow you just built… bet it shoots great.

  6. That’s a great looking boat, Pat.

    It was good to meet you at the Spey Nation clave and be able to give you a hand with the Spey rod. Good fishing on the West Canada . . .



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