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, September 13, 2018

WNY Fly Fishing Guides

If you come here looking for a guided trip please look at these two guides, these guys are the real deal for this area

WNY Fly Fishing Guide - Brian Slavinski


Brian Slavinski Guiding Service
Brian
Slavinski has been fly fishing the Western New York region for over twenty-five
years. His experiences have led to a vast knowledge of how to fish for trout and
salmon using traditional fly fishing techniques. He believes strongly in the
quality of the fly fishing experience and knows well all the opportunities that
exist for great fly fishing in western New York. His specialty is angling for
Salmon, Brown Trout, and Steelhead in all the tributaries of Lake Ontario and
Lake Erie. Using a variety of techniques from the most traditional presentations
to regional innovations, Brian will assure you of a memorable day on the stream.
Contact Brian at 716-834-4331


WNY Fly Fishing Guide - Jessie Hollenbeck

Jessie works and lives in Pittsford New York with his wife Stacy and their daughter Emma. After graduating from SUNY Brockport he moved from Northern NY and has called Western NY home for the past 10 years. Professionally he works as a Recreation Director for a community recreation department in his hometown.It was a dream of Jessie's to guide the waters of Western NY, and share it's amazing fishery! Many of his early years fly fishing were spent on Oatka Creek and Spring Brook. Later -- continuing his trout bum ways during the spring and summer -- he focused his fishing during the fall and spring months on lake runs of steelhead and brown trout.
585-314-5089

Saturday, September 8, 2018

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 9/8/2018

The rain that is predicted for us this week is going to be epic!!!!!! 2 to 5 inches depending on where you live, so fishing will be out for most of us. The guys had fun while I sat and watched a flock of guinea fowl run around, i may have to pluck a few feathers from these guys.



Sunday, September 2, 2018

WNY Fy Fishing Stream Report 9/02/2018

Jeff came out for a couple of days at my place and did some fishing, the fish were caught on brown buggers with yellow rabbit strip tail, and soft hackle caddis, and the same in BWO's. The caddis hatch coming off was crazy for this tim eof the year. The water was up and cold, as a matter of fact the farther south you went the colder the water was.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 8/23/2018

The rains have been horrible for most of the southern tier streams this year, but on the flip side the creeks have been much higher and cooler for our friends that live in them. the fishing has been very good when you can get out on them, swinging buggers and euro nymphing has been very good to stupid good. The creeks are very high and dirty now, but by the weekend the smaller ones will come around, the biggest ones I dont think will be ready,  so watch the gages and get out and have some fun

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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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