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















Friday, May 25, 2018

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 5/25/2018

Jeff and I went to my place to get away and for him to do some much needed fishing, the river was high and just a little off colored. The bugs were coming off and most of the fish he got were on buggers and pink san juan worms and march brown dries. He had a great time while once again I sat in the parking lot and took pics, this is getting old. Now to the real problem here and everywhere, the kayaks are out of control!!!! at one point he had over ten come by him, stop just above where he was fishing and started to get out all the while they had the radio at full volume. We heard them way before we could see them and of course once they come by the fish are put down and the spot is done for some time



Sunday, May 20, 2018

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 5/20/2018

The rains have come and screwed the fishing for the weekend for most of our area, a few streams were fishable and the fishing was good to very good from what I have heard. The trout are looking up and receptive to them and the dry fishing is only goin go get better and better. The flies coming off now are caddis, stones, march browns, bwo. Jeff and I went to my place and he had a ball catching fish on just about everything, he also got a 24-26" rainbow on a PT to end the day

Thursday, May 10, 2018

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 5/10/2018

We have some weather coming in the area so watch the stream flow charts for where you want to go for the weekend coming up. The fish are starting to look up more and more each day from the reports I have been getting, the bugs of choice are as follows: BWO on cloudy warm days, caddis all day, yellow stones all day, midges all day

Monday, May 7, 2018

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 5/7/2018

The Oatka and Wiscoy have been fishing very well as of late with good hatches from the reports I have been getting from the guys. The smallies are in big time and the guys are having a blast with them so this is an option to change things up if you like

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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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