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















Monday, April 28, 2008

Mayflies

The life cycle of a mayfly begins when the eggs laid on the water by a female mayfly; an activity that most commonly takes place in the evening, and to a lesser extent, morning hours. Small mayfly nymphs hatch out of these eggs, spending a long portion of their lives about one year under water as a nymph until the end of this cycle approaches. This is when the nymphs hatch an achieve per-adult status, which can happen in two different ways: One method is for the mayfly to swim up and attach itself to the surface film, where the nymph will shed its shuck or case and emerge as a winged dun. In addition some species of mayflies emerge on stream bottom. Upon completing this they rise to the surface as full-blown winged dun’s.
The wings of a mayfly dun are gray in color during this phase of life hence the name. After emerging is complete the newly hatched bug will float on the surface of the stream until the wings are dry and will take flight to stream-side brush or trees to undergo its final molt. After one or two days, the mayfly will go into its final transformation into the adult mayfly. Shedding its skin for what is often an entirely new body color, and wings that are now clear.
When molting is done, the mayflies take flight into the air to mate in midair. After mating, the male mayflies will die, spinning down towards the water laying dead in the surface film. The females will return to the water to lay eggs and die themselves.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Stream Report 4/11/08



The rains have come back and the creeks are on the rise again, depending on which creeks you go on. The bigger ones will go up and dirty quickly, while the smaller creeks should be fine. We are getting brown stone flies and some B.W.O. action when the temps warm up. The Hendrickson’s should be starting up after the middle of the month.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Stream Report 4/6/08

I went out late this morning to try and stay away from the crowds but that didn’t work. The weather was very good for this time of the year, warm and light winds. The water was a little higher than I would like it but you have to fish when you can go out and today was my time, getting on the water late, while changing in the parking lot I ran into Jason one of my old customers, he asked if he could go fishing with me and I gladly accepted his company. We worked our way upstream to my favorite section and started to swing buggers, with no results I switched to a new sculpin pattern that I have come up with and while swinging it in the classic down and across approach, I felt a sudden jolt of a nice fish and I was hooked up!!!!!. After a very good fight I landed the two year brown trout, quickly releasing him so he can give another angler the same pleasure I had.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Stream Report 4/5/08

The streams are dropping and should be fishable this week and with warmer weather in the forecast, we might see some good fishing. I will be fishing this sunday afternoon and will have a full report later that day.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Opening day is here

Trout season has opened as of today here in N.Y. and the conditions are about as lousy as they can get high water and lots of wind. The fishing conditions should get better for the weekend barring any sudden down pour. We went out Sunday and the fishing was very good, using the tried and true wooly buggers and hares ears nymph we caught several nice two year old browns.

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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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