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















Tuesday, May 27, 2008






Phil and I went out the upper catt on Friday to chase some inland trout around. The weather was cold but it warmed up slightly later in the day. Fishing was tougher than normal but we managed to get a few and some interesting company on the stream with us.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sage Z-Axis Review

I have been a diehard Sage fan for years, so it’s no surprise that I am going to give this series a glowing endorsement. The first thing you notice is the weight or lack of it, these rods weigh almost nothing. These rods are quick and responsive and very light in the hand, the color is very eye pleasing and the hardware is just right. I started out with the 5wt and quickly bought the 3wt, after fishing them for the summer, I knew that these are the rods are a home run. I nymph a lot so I was browsing the web site and saw that they offer a 10’ 4wt a perfect choice for what I do the most which is nymph and swing, so I went out and bought it. All I can say is that this is one rod you should not be without, line control is awesome and it casts like a dream. If you have the chance go out and try one of the Z-Axis series rods you will be amazed with them.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fishing May 18






I went to e upper catt last weekend for a quick day trip, and the weather was lousy it rain all day but the fishing was very good until the creek muddied up. All of the fish I caught were on an olive bugger size 8 swung low and slow along the bottom. I got over a dozen fish in a few short hours (sorry not a lot of pics do to the rain fall) but I did get a mink running along the bank stopping to give me a quick look, and a family of geese on the bank watching me fish by them., all in all a very good trip.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Fishing May 8





Phil and I took out some friends to our favorite place to chase trout on Friday. The day started out very cold 37 degrees to be exact; the fishing was slow but as the day warmed up so did the fishing. George fished with me and started catching fish right away on hare’s ears nymphs. The day got a little warmer and the fishing got better, my best was a fat 16” bow, with George taking his best inland trout a 14”brown trout and we found this caddis larva on a stick.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Good Weekend







I went out this week end to open up my cabin and to do a little fishing if time permitted. The first order of business was to fix the broken water pipes in the house and clean up the mess, after several hours of swearing, yelling out numbers and sweating my butt off we finished, then retired to a chair and cooler of beer (no fishing this day). The weather was great for April let just hope it’s not like last year with the oppressive heat and no water. The day started off slow and stayed that way all day with a hard earned fish every once in a while, which was frustrating with the amount of caddis, Hendrickson’s and olives but we held our course and continued to work and I was rewarded with a very big brown on the spring creek special dead drifted on my new Sage Z Axis 10' 4wt. . I took this picture of the deer just as I left my cabin at 630am she was just curious enough to let me snap a quick picture.
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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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