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, September 29, 2008

Fishing Report 9/29/08

The catt came up very quick and fell down just as fast, but it should bring in more fish this week depending on how much rain we get this week. The smaller tribs are low with little or no real numbers of fish in them to report right now.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fishing Report 9/27/08

I fished the catt this morning and with water dropping fast and warm temps the fishing was very slow, I caught 3 jacks on olive buggers and hairballs. There was not a lot of guys out so pressure wasnt bad but the water was low and clear. We need rain bad here and colder weather to have the fishing get better.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Flies for Steelhead

These flies are my favorite patterns for chasing steelhead here in the tributaries. The Mirrored Minnow and Rainbow Runners are very good bait fish patterns that are my go to flies for early fall chrome. Swinging these flies through deep runs and at the head of pools usually results in bone jarring strikes. Olive wooly buggers are the fly that most people know and love to fish swinging or dead drifted this fly is deadly. Olive or white marabou spey flies are elegant and very effective. Egg flies are the single most patterns you must have in your box, Hairballs, sucker spawn and single eggs in every color imaginable in sizes 8 – 12. When using egg flies I use a strike indicator with one or two small split shot and dead drift them in shallow runs or in pocket water.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fishing Report 9/20/08

After the recent rains flushing out the Catt of all the dust and debris that the spring and summer have accumulated, my friends have reported that jacks and some adults were being caught on the lower rez. The fish seem to be spread out so walking a lot is the norm at this time of the year.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Silver Rockets

Labor Day to me is the turning point for me as summer goes and my fun time is starting to begin. The cooler temps and rain fall starts me thinking about the silver rockets that are waiting for me. It’s time to start tying to replace last year’s supply and throw out the flies you made (after a few cocktails) that you were sure they would work. Checking other webs sites and making a few phone calls to get the latest scoop from others to see if they are “Running Yet” is part of the excitement and the fever we have at this time of year. I start out looking the new products that come out and see what I need for the upcoming fishing season. Sage, Rio, Waterworks, Ross, Redington, Scientific Anglers, Fishpond and others constantly coming up with or improving their existing lines, this is what it’s all about (New Toys for Big Boys). I can’t wait to get the latest gear and test them out on the water with my friends.

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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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