I Love NY

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News, Fishing | Posted on 13-12-2018

Last ice fishing season, we were selected as a business to be featured in an advertising campaign for this winter season for the #GreatWesternCatskills. Here’s the end product! Safe ice will be here VERY soon, so get booking that hardwater adventure with us! What a perfect gift for a loved one and/or you! A special thanks to @Great Western Catskills of Delaware County for selecting us to film last season! 🎄 🎁 🎣 #ThankfulAndBlessed #WeTakeGuestsFishingAllOverNYS #BookYourIceFishingTrip #PerfectChristmasGift #GiftCertificatesAvailable #FifieldOutfitters

Jimmy, A True Legend, RIP

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 24-07-2018

It’s with extremely heavy hearts, that yet again, we express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of another dear friend and client, Jimmy, who tragically passed away. Jimmy had a passion for fishing and hunting and excelled in these areas. I was awestruck by his fly fishing skills, to be so talented at his young age, made me thoroughly impressed. He out foxed tons of fish, including the trout pictured below that he caught and released.The big game weren’t safe when he was around. This past hunting season, Jimmy harvested a beautiful black bear at the Buck-Horn Lodge and in the 2016 hunting season here, he harvested a great 8 pointer. Jimmy got my sense of humor and he had one of the best of his own. He was kind, adventurous, and had a zest for life. I always looked forward to him stopping by with his buddy, Jake, when they were in town to catch up. I’m really going to miss that. On behalf of Ron, Carolyn, Scott, Meghan, Will, Greg, and Alicia, I send heartfelt condolences to Jim Sr. and the rest of Jimmy’s loved ones. I love you brother.    

 

#GladICouldCallHimMyFriend #GoneWayTooSoon #Numb #Saddened #BuckHornLodge #FifieldOutfitters

Mel, Friend, Rest in Peace

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 15-07-2018

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of long time Buck-Horn Lodge customer and friend, Mel Sherman. This past November marked Mel’s 50th hunting season at the lodge and this photo was taken with my mother-in-law, Carolyn, marking this anniversary. He was an avid hunter who harvested numerous big game throughout the years on the property. Family and friends came with him over the years and he made friends with others that frequented the lodge, too. Mel enjoyed Iris’s homemade soups, applesauce, entrees, and pies. He was just reminiscing about them with Carolyn and Alicia this past season. Back in the day, Alicia took pride in making special requested peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for him, which were enclosed in brown bags that she decorated specially for him. Mel is now posting up by a tree in God’s country.​ On behalf of Ron & Carolyn Lewis, Scott, Meghan, & Will Lewis, and Alicia and me, we send our deepest sympathy to his family. He will be greatly missed.

PIT Handheld Scanner

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 01-05-2018


Thank you to NYS licensed guide, Mr. Ben Rinker, of East Branch Outfitters, for asking us to help with the NYS DEC 3 year fish tagging study on the Upper Delaware River watershed. We will be using a PIT (passive integrated transponder) tag handheld scanner. When trout are landed on our drift boat, they will be scanned to see if they carry a tag and what number tag it is. With our cell phone, we’ll record the tag numbers and locations using an app. On www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/dfip.pdf, it states that this information “assess trout movements, habitat usage, and connectivity between main stem and tributary habitats.”  #TroutStudy #ActionResearch #PITTag #PITTagScanner #BrownTrout #RainbowTrout #UpperDelawareRiver

Fly Fishing Presentation for 4-H Club

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 22-04-2018

On this beautiful Earth Day, we had the privilege of teaching the awesome Team Clover 4-H Club, a bit of how to be Jr. fly fishing anglers and connected that with environmental stewardship. We stressed to them to carry out more then they carry in. They learned about our drift boat and how it works and they all got to climb in and either be a guide or a client. We went over to the learning table that we set up to check out the bug life on the Upper Delaware River. We had photos of the real bugs and tied flies of them for the students to compare. They appeared intrigued by the variety of flies. We gave them a hatch chart so when they’re down by the river, they’ll have an idea of what hatches will be on the water throughout the season. We also gave each member a copy of the book, “The Orvis Kids’ Guide To Beginning Fly Fishing” by, Tyler Befus, along with a graham cracker bug snack. All the kids were naturals when it came to casting a fly rod. The future of our sport is looking very promising with children like these on the water! Thanks so much Mrs. Bull for inviting us, we had a blast! #4HJrAnglers #EarthDay2018 #FifieldOutfitters   

LIVE with Mr. Ray Pucci On WIOX 91.3 FM

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 30-03-2018

Ryan Fifield (Owner) of Fifield Outfitters LLC. was live on Thursday, March 29, 2018 with the hard working, driven, and dedicated Delaware County Chamber of Commerce President, Ray Pucci. Ryan is a Registered NYS Guide and discussed fishing, hunting, guiding, and other related topics. Below is a copy of the interview. Enjoy!

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Lights, Camera, Action

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 02-02-2018

Today, in the #GreatWesternCatskills, we worked with two accomplished individuals, Ms. Lisa Wisely and Mr. Torkil Stavdal of Torkil Stavdal Photography. Footage and photographs were captured of my office on the ice and I was interviewed at a local general store as part of this exciting project to promote tourism in Delaware County, NY. Stay tuned, as there’s more to follow! #BovinaMediaWorks #DelawareCountyNY #Thankful #Blessed #FifieldOutfitters

‘Dead Eye’ Daemon

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 25-09-2017

What a blast it was getting Daemon all dialed in! As you can tell from the photo of the bear target and video from his last bow lesson, he’s more than ready to get in the tree stand and put a broadhead right through an animal’s ticker.

Good luck to you buddy, it was a pleasure working with you!  #BowLessons #FastLearner #DeadEye #FifieldOutfitters

Posted by Lynn Reed on Monday, September 25, 2017

June & July Trail Cam Videos of Bears

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 05-08-2017

Honoring Dad

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 16-06-2017

We took my father-in-law, Ron Lewis, on an early Father’s Day float trip down the East Branch. The trout were biting, as we caught and released some native browns.  We appreciate all that our dads have instilled in us and sacrificed for us. ❤️ Wishing all the fathers on earth and in heaven, a Happy Father’s Day weekend! #HappyFathersDay #ThankYouDad #DriftBoatTrip #GreatWesternCatskills #FifieldOutfitters