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, December 31, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ross Vexsis Reel









The Vexsis fly reel series is loaded with modern Ross technology and innovative engineering. The drag system is based on the Momentum’s Carbon Fiber design, but we have modified the drag system by adding in ceramic to enhance the overall performance. The Vexsis drag system is a very powerful push type system that utilizes a Carbon Fiber/Rulon/Ceramic/Aluminum stack-up to maximize the benefits of each of these materials. Consistency, strength, heat resistance, shock-dampening capabilities and infinite fatigue resistance are all properties of Carbon Fiber that benefit this system. The addition of Ceramic promotes strength in the overall design by providing an incompressible surface that is highly heat resistant. By combining these elements together in the correct sequence, you end up with a perfect fly reel braking system! In addition to a world-class drag system, the Vexsis series is loaded with our most modern reel technology: Magnetic Spool Release The MagnaLock™ spool release is a magnet-driven system that uses 4 Ni-Cu-Ni (Nickel Copper Nickel) plated NdFeB (Neodymium Iron Boron) grade N40 magnets to secure the spool onto the frame. With an operational life of more than 1000 years, this system will always perform flawlessly. Linear Drag Knob Rotation The drag knob incorporates a revolutionary multi-ball thrust bearing drag for an almost perfectly linear drag response, resulting in a constant, mechanical feel through multiple knob rotations. Regardless of how much drag has been applied to the Vexsis system, the drag knob rotation is effortless. This provides the Ross system with greater drag range and usability when compared to every competitive reel tested. Instant Retrieve Conversion The twin pawl “over-center” style escapement allows the user to convert the direction of retrieve from left-hand to right-hand with a quick turn of the escapement cover. In less than one second, this conversion can be completed without any tools or disassembly. Each reel in this series is designed with a specific diameter and width to maximize the properties of drag consistency and quick line retrieval. A dual radial pawl escapement system ensures dependability under the most demanding fishing conditions, and by adding in features like a recessed counterweight that will not snag line, modern machining and a lightweight design, you have reached the pinnacle of modern fly reel design.




When you pick up the Vexsis, the first thing you notice is the unique concave design of the frame and spool a feature that allowed Ross to add more porting and remove material without compromising strength. The second thing you'll notice is how smoothly the magnetic spool release mechanism works. A MidCurrent "Best of Show" 2009 Award winner.


I will put these reels to the test on some fresh steelhead in the upcoming weeks and let you know how they perform, They feel great in hand and sound even better!!!!.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter Steelheading
















I met Evil Phil out today to do some much needed fishing. The creek was just off colored but very fishable. I got on the stream only to see Phil hooked up already!!! what a bum, he doest even wait for his buddies to get rigged up. The weather was over cast and very windy, but the fish didnt seem to mind. I managed to get a few including a nice brown, all on hairballs. Phil on the other hand has more egg flies than Umpqua and he uses them all lol.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Montana Trips




























































































I was going thru some old pictures and found some of my Montana trips so I thought I would share them with you. The first few are from west yellowstone fishing between the lakes with a good friend Tim Skop, the rest are from the Missouri, fishing with the RIO boys Zack and Jim.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fishing Report 12/9/08

The Catt is most likely done for the year it is at 900 and with the very cold weather we have now it wont be going done anytime soon. The smaller erie tribs are doing just fine but slushing up and self ice is forming so becareful and have fun. Try using small egg patterns and nymphs

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fishing Report 12/2/08

The Catt is over a 1000cfs and is a high. The erie tribs are fishable today, but with the rain that is coming they will dirty up fast. Good reports of fish in all of the small/medium creeks, and they are fishing well. Dress in layers and make sure to bring water, and extra clothes

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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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