Bear Treks

Hello fellow hunting and fishing aficionados, welcome to Bear Treks. This is my blog to give you useful and current reports on my own outings and information that has been sent to me from knowledgeable sportsmen that just might help you in your pursuit of fish and game.

Papa Bear Outdoors is my company based in Binghamton N.Y. I am an inventor of unique cutting edge products designed to make your precious time afield as successful as possible. This is also your link to some of the best wild trout fishing in the East if not the whole country.

Streamside Updates from Papa Bear

Book your trip today! Contact Wayne Richardson at 607-785-8215 or by email at

Read more

Bookings are going fast for the 2017 Season


May is nearly full for bookings, and June is filling up fast… Book your trip today!  Contact Wayne Richardson at 607-785-8215 or by email at

Opening Day – April 1, 2017

Guide Rich Garfield landed 3 wild brown trout, all ranging between 15-20 inches on opening day – 2017


Papa Bear is at the property, camp and the surrounding lands are constantly under improvements.


The products shown here are an attempt to justify the significant amount of time I have spent in tree stands or boats; waiting. I was mostly thinking about how I could improve on my equipment or the short comings of my technique. The result is these weapons of mass catching. I have spent a lifetime inventing and testing these devices so that they will not let you down at the critical moment of truth. I am my own worst critic and the old salt that is out everyday, my best salesman.




Here we show and promote regionally produced crafts and gastric delights. These exemplify the flavors and purity that the north country is famous for. Here fertilizer does not come in a bag and wild birds are our pest control. This is about as organic as it gets.

Read more

Guide Rich Garfield’s Last Days of 2016

Book a trip to Papa Bear’s private stretch of water with Rich Garfield –



Book your trip today!  Contact Wayne Richardson at 607-785-8215 or by email at

If you prefer to book a guided fly fishing session with Rich Garfield on this private section of water – here is his information:

Richard Garfield
PO BOX 1147

Read more