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











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, August 16, 2019

WNY Fly Fishing - New Products from Scientific Anglers

 
Absolute leaders and tippet are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Absolute fluorocarbon leaders and tippet boast a 15% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and features incredible clarity and abrasion resistance.
Our new paper-based Leader packaging is 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter!
ABSOLUTE FLUOROCARBON TROUT:

  • Sizes: 7X – 0X 
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes   
  • 100% fluorocarbon for ultimate stealthy presentations 
  • Supple for drag free drifts 
  • Sugg. Retail - $14.95

ABSOLUTE FLUOROCARBON TIPPET:

  • Sizes: 4lb – 20lb 
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes   
  • 100% Fluorocarbon , abrasion resistant for Saltwater, Warmwater, and Anadromous species 
  • Stiff material for excellent turnover 
  • Sugg. Retail - $14.95
ABSOLUTE TROUT:

  • Sizes: 7X – 0X
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes   
  • Supple for drag free drifts
  • Sugg. Retail - $6.95

ABSOLUTE TROUT STEALTH:

  • Sizes: 6X - 3X
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes   
  • Supple for drag free drifts
  • Light olive tint reduces line flash for ultra wary fish 
  • Sugg. Retail - $6.95

ABSOLUTE TIPPET:

  • Sizes: 4lb – 20lb 
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes   
  • Medium Stiff material for Saltwater, Warmwater, and Anadramous fish
  • Sugg. Retail - $6.95

ABSOLUTE TRI-COLOR SIGHTER:

  • Sizes: 4X, 2X, and 0X 
  • Length: 10m spools in all sizes
  • Green/White/Orange color   
  • Low memory, high abrasion resistance, maximum knot strength
  • Sugg. Retail - $12.95 

ABSOLUTE FLAT MONO:

  • Rectangular profile reduces line twist and increases grip in fingers
  • Hardness is tailored per size for optimal shooting with low memory in any condition
  • Vibrant colors that are easily tracked at distance
  • Available in 30m reel fill spools or 600m bulk spools

ABSOLUTE FLUOROCARBON SHOCK:

  • Sizes: 25lb – 80lb 
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes   
  • Extreme abrasion resistance for Saltwater and Predatory fish
  • 100% Fluorocarbon 
  • Unique open-hub spool for easy dispensing and less memory
  • Sugg. Retail - $24.95 25-40lb   - $34.95 50-80lb

ABSOLUTE LEADER MATERIAL:

  • Sizes: 25lb – 80lb 
  • Length: 50m spools in all sizes   
  • General Purpose, medium stiff monofilament for leader building 
  • Unique open-hub spool for easy dispensing and less memory
  • Sugg. Retail - $9.95 

ABSOLUTE TROUT LEADERS:

  • Tapers specifically designed for Trout fishing 
  • Heavy butt diameters for powerful accurate deliveries 
  • Supple material for drag free drifts 
  • Sizes: 7X – 0X 
  • Length: 7.5', 9'
  • Sugg. Retail -$6.95- 1 Pack -$16.95 3 Pack

ABSOLUTE STEALTH TROUT:

  • Tapers specifically designed for Trout fishing 
  • Light olive tint reduces line flash for ultra wary fish 
  • Heavy butt diameters for powerful accurate deliveries 
  • Supple material for drag free drifts 
  • Sizes: 7X – 3X 
  • Length: 9'
  • Sugg. Retail -$6.95
ABSOLUTE TROUT PRESENTATION:

  • Large butts to turn over longer length with ease 
  • Progressive taper for delicate presentations 
  • Supple Material for drag free drifts
  • Sizes: 6X – 0X 
  • Length: 11', 14'
  • Sugg. Retail -$6.95

ABSOLUTE FLUOROCARBON:

  •  100% Fluorocarbon for stealthy presentations
  • Taper and butt diameters adapted per size to perfectly match common flies
  • Abrasion resistant 
  • Sizes: 7X – 0X, 8-20LB
  • Length: 9', 12'
  • Sugg. Retail - $12.95
ABSOLUTE EURO NYMPH:

  • Small diameter butt section to match with small diameter euro nymph lines
  • Integrated Absolute Tri-color sighter
  • Tippet ring allows easy attachment of tippet material
  • Sizes: 2X 
  • Length: 13.5'
  • Sugg. Retail - $9.95
ABSOLUTE INDICATOR STILLWATER:

  • Hot orange butt section for strike detection
  • Great for indicator fishing stillwaters or rivers
  • Short Butt section with long tippet section to sink nymphs quickly and evenly 
  • Sizes: 2X-4X
  • Length: 12'
  • Sugg. Retail - $6.95
ABSOLUTE STREAMER:

  • 4’ short leader for use with sinking fly lines
  • Heavy butt section turns over the largest flies and protects fly line loop
  • Sizes: 8-20LB 
  • Sugg. Retail - $6.95
ABSOLUTE BASS:

  • Heavy, stiff butt section designed to turn over the largest, most air resistant flies 
  • Abrasion resistant material designed to survive dense cover 
  • Size: 8-20LB 
  • Length: 8'
  • Sugg. Retail - $6.95
ABSOLUTE SALMON STEELHEAD:

  • Medium stiff material for powerful turnover and low memory in colder climates
  • Excellent for swinging, stripping streamers or indicator rigs 
  • Sizes: 8-20lb
  • Length: 9', 12'
  • Sugg. Retail - $6.95
ABSOLUTE SALTWATER:

  •  Medium-stiff material with heavy butt section for consistent delivery and abrasion resistance
  • General purpose taper covers most saltwater applications
  • Sizes: 8-20LB 
  • Length: 10'
  • Sugg. Retail - $6.95
ABSOLUTE PERMIT:

  • Specialty taper designed specifically for delivering heavier permit flies
  • Medium-stiff material for abrasion resistance
  • Sizes: 12-20LB
  • Length: 10'
  • Sugg. Retail -$6.95- 1 Pack -$16.95 3 Pack

ABSOLUTE BONEFISH:

  • Specialty taper designed specifically for delivering bonefish flies to wary fish in shallow water
  • Medium-stiff material for abrasion resistance
  • Sizes: 8-12LB
  • Length: 10'
  • Sugg. Retail -$6.95- 1 Pack -$16.95 3 Pack

About Scientific Anglers: Founded in 1945 in Midland, Michigan, 
Scientific Anglers has been an industry leader in the development of fly lines, leaders, tippets, reels, and accessories for more than 75 years. Scientific Anglers developed the modern floating fly line and pioneered the use of textured technologies in fly-line construction.

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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

Euro Nymphs

Euro Nymphs

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