WNY Fly Fishing Private Lessons

I offer private lessons for fly casting and fly tying, the cost in $60.00 per student for two hours for casting, equipment, knots and general fly fishing and $40.00 per student for fly tying; I supply all materials for the tying class. You must bring your own vise and tools. E mail me at jimguida@hotmail.com











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I have been teaching fly fishing for about 25 years now and have made some great friends along the way, I also am a Umpqua Signature fly designer and a Pro Staffer for Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels

Flies For Sale

My Patterns are as follows: Guida's Mirrored Minnows $2.50 ea, Guida's White Lighting/Black Thunder $2.00 ea, Guida's Emerald Shiners $2.00 ea, Hairballs, sucker spawn, single eggs $.75 ea all orders must be in Qty's of 5's or 10's per style
e-mail orders to jimguida@hotmail.com

WNY Fly Fishing Trout Camps

We offer Trout Camps in the spring for inland trout. The classes are one day and cover casting, fly selection, and reading the water. We provide lunch, guides, flies/leaders/tippet, rods and reels if needed, you must bring waders and wading boots, sunglasses. This is the best way to start out fly fishing and learn from some of the best instructors in WNY.

Cost is $250.00 per person $350.00 per two
Please call Brian Slavinski for group rates
716-834-4331















Thursday, February 23, 2017

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 2/23/2017

The creeks are coming down and the fishing is getting better and better, the inland fishing has been good to very good. I would use a dbl nymph rig with stoneflies and P.T.s.

Friday, February 17, 2017

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 2/17/2017

The reports I got today were very good for both Erie and LO tribs, the water was in great shape both in color and flow. A mixed bag of steel head and browns were taken today, the fish were taken on eggs and streamers.

Monday, February 13, 2017

WNY Fly Fishing - Using Loop Knots

The main reason that I use loop knots is that, loop knots provide advantages over knots that are fixed to the fly's hook eye.  A fly on a loop knot can slide and float more freely, producing a more natural action. This doesn't apply to only streamers, also applies to wet flies and most certainly applies to dead drifting nymphs. A more natural movement of the fly results in a greater number of takes and that results in a higher catch rate. My personal favorite loop knot, the Non-slip Mono Loop knot, is considered by many anglers to have 100% knot strength.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WNY Fly Fishing - Tying Comparadun Wings

Comparaduns are one of the most versatile mayfly patterns in existence representing a low-riding mayfly to near perfection. I tie them in just about all dry fly patterns here in WNY.  Many folks deny themselves of tying this simple pattern due to the perceived complexity of tying the deer hair wings, the tying of the wing is very easy, you will need a hair stacker to make sure the tips of the hair is even and the length should be equal to the hook shank, you take the hair out and point the tips of the hair forward and give them 4 to 5 nice wraps, the hair is going to flare out don't worry you can fix it later. Trim the excess hair off and then you can finish the body.


Friday, February 3, 2017

WNY Fly Fishing - Fishpond Nomad Net Review

I have had the pleasure to be with so many great companies, fishpond nets have been around for years and   Like anything from fishpond, it’s made from recycled material, looks really good and is made in the USA. They come in all sizes and hoop openings, they float and have a very thick mesh that does not hurt the fish or get your flies tangled in it. I use this net for steelhead , bass, and big Inland trout, the handle is very easy to grip and does not slip when wet, I LOVE IT.

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WNY Hatch Chart

Name Size Dates
Stoneflies 10-18 April - September
B.W.O 18-22 April - September
Hendrickson 12-14 April - May
Black Caddis 16-18 March - May
Caddis 14-18 April - September
March Brown 10-12 May - June
Grey Fox 12-14 May - June
Sulpher 14-18 May - June
P.M.D. 16-20 May - June
Lt. Cahill 14-16 June - July
Green Drake 8-10 May - June
Isonchia 12-14 June - August
Yellow Stonefly 12-14 June - September
Hexagina 6-8 June - July
Trico 20-24 July - September

Ants 16-22 June - September
Beetles 12-16 June - September
Flying Ants 16-18 June - September
Hoppers 10-12 August
Crickets 10-12 August

USGS Height Gage

USGS Height Gage

Flow Rate Guide

Oatka Creek
2.60 – 2.80 low water flows·
2.80 – 3.00 moderate flows·
3.00 – 3.20 good fishing flow·
3.20 – 3.40 starting to rise·
3.40 – 3.60 High Water


Genesee River near Wellsville
100 – 200cfs Summer Flows Low water
200 – 300cfs Summer Flows Good Water
300 – 400cfs Spring Flows Fishable·
400 – 500cfs Spring Flows High Water·
650cfs + Stay Home


Cattaraugus Creek

Cattaraugus in Fall
100 – 250cfs Low Water Flow·
250 – 400cfs Good Fishing Flow·
400 – 650cfs Fishable Flow·
650 – 800cfs High Water Flow·
800 – 1000cfs Very High Water Flow·
1000 – 1200cfs Stay Home Tie Flies


Cattaraugus in Spring

100 – 250cfs Low Water Flow·
250 – 400cfs Good Fishing Flow·
400 – 650cfs Normal Fishing Flow·
650 – 800cfs High Water Flow·
800 – 1000cfs Very High Water Flow·
1000 – 1200cfs + Stay Home Tie Flies

Followers

Mirrored Minnow

Mirrored Minnow

Rainbow Runner

Rainbow Runner

Emilee's Spey

Emilee's Spey

Thunder Creek Minnow

Thunder Creek Minnow

Simple Sculpin

Simple Sculpin

Hairball

Hairball

Rabbit Leech

Rabbit Leech

Hare's Ear Wet

Hare's Ear Wet

Peacock Emerger

Peacock Emerger

Sulpher Emerger

Sulpher Emerger

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