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















Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Simms Wader Review


Introduction: Whatever type of fishing you do, the choice of waders can be absolutely crucial to your enjoyment of the sport. There are many different types of waders on the market today. Having the right waders for your type of fishing and preference may not necessarily mean more fish brought to hand, but will definitely increase your level of comfort and enjoyment while fishing. With recent advances in technology, new materials have produced fishing waders that are lighter, more breathable, and more durable than ever before. The Simms Gore-Tex Guide model stocking foot waders are some of the most advanced waders on the market today.
Impressions: Before trying the Simms Gore-Tex Guide model breathable waders, I had extensive experiences with typical neoprene waders. After trying these on in the shop, and using them the very first time, it was evident that the advantages to these lightweight waders were incomparable to any other waders I have tried. The range of motion I found in walking through river is better than the constricted feel I have observed in neoprene waders. Simply trying these waders on in the store will allow you to see the difference immediately.

Features: Constructed from immersion Gore-Tex technology, these waders serve as the top of the line fishing waders in the sport. From the thigh down, these waders are re-enforced with 5 layer Gore-Tex laminate. This helps prevent punctures and holes from dreaded thorns, barbed wire, and of course barbed hooks. The micro-fiber outer fabric also keeps noise levels to a minimum while stalking fish in the stream. The stocking feet are constructed of high-density neoprene with a rubberized seam tape to prevent the splitting of any seems for the life of these waders. Simms Guide chest waders are held up by an adjustable “X” strap suspender that is easy to adjust to your body, and a synch to convert into waist highs for fishing those hot summer days. Every pair also comes with a wading belt and a patch kit should a puncture occur.

What are breathable waders?? Anybody who has ever fished with neoprene waders knows that when you are finished your legs and socks are doused with sweat and moisture from your own body. Often times we are left so drenched that we wonder if our waders are actually leaking. The rate of which moisture passes through your waders refers to “breathability”. As a result, the more “breathable” your waders are the drier and more comfortable you will be while stalking fish. When moisture gets trapped to your body, the garment being worn cannot keep you insulated against the frigid environment that you might find yourself in. The result is that you will feel wet, uncomfortable, and possibly at risk to hypothermia. It is proven that when the human body is wet, we lose body heat many times faster than when we are dry. Finding a material that repels water from the outside is only part of the solution. Simms Guide waders not only do this, but successfully use Gore-Tex to bring you the most waterproof yet “breathable” fabric available.

Tests: I have had the luxury of testing these waders in many conditions while fishing the great waters of Montana, Colorado, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania and many other states. In my opinion, breathable lightweight Gore-Tex waders can be used to fish a wide variety of waters under any conditions. With the right combination of undergarments, you can keep the moisture wicked off your body. This will allow the waders to pull the moisture away from you as they are intended to do. Choosing the right long-underwear for your condition will be essential in getting the absolute most from these waders. Garments made from 100% polypropylene or 100% polyester are both outstanding at performing this function. Depending on conditions and your preference you may want to keep both on hand until you find what works best for you.

Construction/Quality
Gore-Tex Micro-Fiber construction with 5-layer Gore-Tex laminates from mid-thigh down.
Performance
Outstanding durability, quiet in the water, offer wide range of motion.
Price
$399.00 MSRP isn't cheap, but cheaper waders are not built with the same materials
Features
Adjustable “X” strap suspenders, easy conversion from chest waders to waist highs. Stocking feet made of high-density neoprene. Flip out chest pocket, nylon wading belt and chest pocket included.

Design (Ergonomics)
Excellent all around design from stocking feet, all the way up to Gore-Tex material. Could have straps that are more durable than nylon, and thicker male and female buckles.


Application
Excellent for all summer and spring fishing. In winter it will be a necessity to have a good combination of socks and undergarments to stay warm.

Conclusion: These waders are absolutely the best for summer, spring and early fall fishing. They will keep you dry from the outer elements, as well as your own perspiration. Simms Guide model Gore-Tex waders make covering water easier than conventional waders. The difference between this model and the Gore-Tex lightweight stocking feet is mainly the extra layering from the thigh on down. If you only fish occasionally they are a great alternative especially at the price. However, if you fish 50+ times a year I would recommend forking over the extra dough for the extra layering. If you have only been fishing with neoprene waders you must try “breathable” waders. You will find that you will be fishing longer days and more comfortable days. After all, the longer your line is in the water, the more hook-ups you can expect to have. I have had my guide weight for now 8 years plus now and they have never let me down.

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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

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Sulpher Emerger

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