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, October 29, 2008

Thanks Jim

Hey Jim,
Thanks again for your help with the casting lesson the other night it all worked out this weekend. I went to the 18 mile at the forks and walked upstream a bit. I was only out a couple of hours but I did manage to catch one, a small one but it was a steelhead at least.
Again, thanks for the help.
Barry

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fishing Report 10/27/08

All of the creeks came up and are now falling fast except the Cattaraugus which is at 667 cfs right now. The smaller creeks will come down and clear quickly and have plenty of fish in them.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quality Time










My wife and I went out to fish a small Erie trib, we got a late start but the fish are in and the water was gin clear. The fish were very spooky, but we did manage to hook a couple and land one fish on a size 14 pheasant tail on 4x tippet. It’s great to have a wife that enjoys the outdoors as much as I do and to spend quality time together.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fishing Report 10/20/08

The catt has visibility around 12-15" today, and it still off color, but fishable. The fishing will get better and better as long as we get no more rain. The smaller creeks are gin clear, but have plenty of fish in them and the crowds.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fishing Report 10/16/08

The catt is unfishable, but falling. It will be out for a few days. This should draw in alot of fish with this amount of water. The smaller/medium creeks are also on the rise and will come down faster making them fishable in a day or two.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fishing Report 10/15/08

The catt is flowing at 211 cfs, and is very clear. Light rain showers today along the catt, but it didnt affect the flow. Fish are all the way up past Gowanda, though the largest concentrations of them are on the Rez. Fish were responding well to swung flies again today, with olive being a good color. The smaller tribs are all low and clear, but do have steelhead in their lower reaches.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fishing Report 10/10/08

The catt is flowing at 275 cfs and falling slowly, fish are all the way up to Gowanda. The smaller tribs are all low and gin clear bring a Martini glass and some olives , but do have steelhead in them.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fishing Report 10/4/08




Phil and I hit the Erie trib’s today in search of fishable water after we got hit with lots of rain. After driving around for a while we stopped to see how the water looked and said what the hell lets wet a line. The fishing was poor at best with only two or three fish spotted and one landed, but the scenery was spectacular and the company first rate as always.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fishing Report 10/2/08

The smaller trib’s are blown out for a day or two, so stay home and fill the boxes for the upcoming carnage. The Catt is at 800 cfs and falling so it’s out for awhile as long as we get no more rain this week, I’ll be poking around this weekend to see what is fishable and what’s not and keep you posted.

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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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