WNY Fly Fishing Private Lessons

I offer private lessons for fly casting and fly tying, the cost in $50.00 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















Sunday, May 24, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing - Trout Camp - Stream Report 5/23/2015

 Tom and I went out this week for some much needed inland action, the weather was perfect and the water couldn't have been better. The bugs coming off was boarding on stupid, caddis in tan and black, olives, march browns, brown drakes. The trout were bug drunk and willing to take the flies with little or no regard for safety, most of the fish I took were on usual's, BWO's and my peacock emerger. Phil had a very good day learning about fly fishing, landing his very first trout on the dry and losing some very nice ones as well.








Sunday, May 17, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing - Trout Camp 5/17/2015

We had another great Trout Camp this weekend with Paul and his brother Steve. The weathers was perfect and the fish were more than willing to come out and play. The WNY Guide was Jessie Hollenbeck from Wide Sky Fly Fishing, the hatches started out strong and never really stalled all day. The olives came out and stayed all day, caddis, yellow, black and brown stones, march browns were all on the menu. Steve started the day off strong hooking and landing a mixture of rainbows and browns catching fish on just about anything he tied on, his brother Paul did just as well. The biggest fish came at the end of the day for Steve, when he took a beautiful 15" fish on a dry, his personal best. Jessie did a great job teaching the guys and we covered a lot of water, so much in fact that Steve's boots completely fell apart(it reminded me of Evil Phil's forced march's along the creeks).

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WNY fly Fishing Stream Report 5/12/2015

The cooler temps will help out this week for our finned friends, look for BWO's, caddis and march browns to come off early and late in the day.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing - DEC Stream Report on Spring Creek

Re: Spring Creek/Oatka Creek ‏

Re: Spring Creek/Oatka Creek

Sanderson, Matt J (DEC) (matt.sanderson@dec.ny.gov)
1:42 PM
To: jimguida@hotmail.com
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From: Sanderson, Matt J (DEC) (matt.sanderson@dec.ny.gov)
Sent: Tue 5/05/15 1:42 PM
               
Hi Mr. Guida:
 
We surveyed the Veteran’s section of Spring Creek in late November 2014 in response to merganser predation during the cold winter of 2013-2014.  Preliminary results of last fall’s survey was compared to results of the last time we surveyed the Veteran’s section in 2001 and Oatka Creek Park in 2003.  While abundance may be lower, it appears that the numbers and percentages of the size/age groups are similar, although it did seem like the number/percentage of yearlings should have been higher.  Given this data, the trout population in Spring Creek should recover fairly quickly.
 
We are aware that the mergansers returned during the equally cold winter of 2014-2015 and will survey veteran’s section again in 2015.  At this point, I still think that Spring Creek is a very productive stream and the wild brown trout should recover on its own.  
 
If this year’s survey data suggests further impacts to the brown trout population, we will consider implementing one or more of a number of management options available, if warranted.
 
I hope I have answered your inquiry.  Thanks for your interest in New York’s fishery resources.
 
 
Matt Sanderson
Senior Aquatic Biologist, Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources

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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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