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, April 29, 2009







I went to the Catt on sunday to use my new 11' 7wt Sage Z-Axis rod, holy crap what a great rod!!!!!.



The water was in great shape and had tons of steelhead and smallies in it. I fished a new streamer pattern i call the Purple herbie and it rocks!!!.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fishing Report 4/23/09

The rains have come and gone through the lands with little or no impact on the water flows. The Hendricksons should be in full swing now with the spinner fall in warmer evenings, BWO's will be out also.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fishing Report (Trout School) 4/19/09
















The first trout class of the year was a test to see if the fish or us would preveil, well we did but it took some creative thinking to fool the fish into taking our offerings. Bill and his son caught their first trout on fly equipment, they used hares ears with a P.T. trailer. The weather was nothing short of perfect, the air temps tickling 60+ and little to no wind during fishing hours.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fishing Report 4/11/09

I went with Brian to fish the upper catt sat morning, we got on the water early and was surpized to see people already fishing. The water had a great flow and color but was cold, i managed only one take and got snapped off.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Flies You Need In Your Fly Box

Clouser Minnow's in sizes 6-10 in colors to match the baitfish in your area.


Sculpins in sizes 6-10 in colors olive and brown

Muddler Minnows in sizes 8-12 with and without coneheads

Woolly buggers is sizes 6-12 in colors olive, black,

brown, white; with and without beadheads and flash
Stone flies in sizes 10-14 and in colors black and brown.

Caddis nymph's in sizes 14-16 in colors tan, cream and olive beaded.

Prince Nymph's in sizes 12-16 beaded and non beaded



Copper John's in sizes 12-18
The pheasant tail nymph in sizes
12-18 beaded and non beaded
The hare's ear nymph in sizes 12-16, beaded and non beaded in colors tan, black, and olive.

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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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