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











About Me

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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















Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fishing Report 3/21/09











The weather started off very cold with some wind and cold temps. The slush wasn't as bad as the week before, but it still puts a damper on the morning fishing. I made one cast and hooked up(this is how fishing is Should be) a nice chrome hen on a peach hairball. After that it was Jeff who put on a clinic for the next couple of hours. The sun moved in a slow arc and warmed us and the fish slowly, fishing pressure was pretty light for being such a nice day. I found fish in every nook and cranny that i looked, having fun trying to get them to take my streamers. I also tried trout beads for shits and giggles and was surprised on how effective they are in clear water.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Special Thanks

I would like to give a special thanks to Randall & Mary Kaufmann for putting my flies in their latest book “Fly Patterns”. It is a great honor to have my flies in with some of the best fly tyers in the world.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fishing Report 3/14/09


I went out with Paul and Jeff and the fishing was out of this world!!!!!! I caught fish on Mirrored Minnows and Hairballs. Paul caught fish using my White Lighting fly and sucker spawn, Jeff used egg patterns and streamers. I used my new Ross Vexis Reel today, what a sweet reel purrs like a kitten and great drag system



















Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fishing Report 3-7-09
















The water was dirty and the fishing slow with only four landed for me and tom with a nice buck, but it was a good day to use the Spring Creek Special.

Sunday, March 1, 2009




The Beast
































I went out to fish for some steelhead today with Evil Phil and Paul. The day started out very cold, but the water was in great shape. I started out with my white sculpin and never changed, Paul and I caught and released over a dozen fish with one monster that Paul caught tickling 30”. It was a great day made even better by my Simms Extreme Boot foot waders; these are by far the warmest waders I have ever worn period!


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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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