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















Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fishing Report 5/31/09

The southern streams got pounded this weekend with the genny reaching almost 3000 cfs. All should be in good shape for this week coming up. Get ready for the following bugs; March Browns, Isonychia's, Sulphers, Caddis and for some of the streams Green Drakes.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dry fly action this wekend















Paul and i went out to do some fishing on top and relax. Friday night was fantastic with a great hatch and lots of hungry trout and good company. I hooked a very large trout and he broke off, Paul landed some very vice 14"-16" browns all on dries. We started the next morning off with a bang, we locked the keys in the car when the door swung closed and i had to break the side window to get in. After that we went fishing for that big fish that broke me off the night before, well to our dismay a necro monger stepped in and proceeded to drown bait right where the big boy was the night before. We looked at his side and he had fish on a stringer, so we knew what he was going to do right away. We caught some fish then it happened; he hooked the one we where after and put that beautiful 20+ brown on his stringer and left. What a waste of such a great fish to be killed and not enjoyed over and over again

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fishing Report 5/21/09

The water is getting skinny for this time of the year, but is still on the cooler side. March browns and grey fox are up next with some sulphers mixed in, caddis will still be around in good numbers. Don't forget to use rusty spinners at dark for the spinner fall. So get out and enjoy the madness at dark with the rest of us.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Trout Camp May 16
















We had a couples weekend, the weather was the same as Thursday a mixed bag. BWO and caddis came off early and as the day wore on we started to see march browns and Brian saw drakes. Everyone hooked alot fish and landed quite a few, and as usual Brain is the master of the grill with his chicken and Roses desert, we ate like kings and had to loosen the wader belts for the afternoon fishing.

Trout Camp May 14
















Bill came out with us Thursday and did a little fishing. The weather was lousy heavy rain then clear skies then it would start all over again, but we pressed on and caught alot of fish and also found a baby fawn sitting in the tall grass.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The dry fly action from this past weekend was very good and alot of fun, shooting line out and dropping dries to hungry trout.













































Trout Camp May 9
















Alan and Chuck Baldo came down and did some fishing with us this sat. The rains came during the night and colored up the water a little more than we liked but we fished on. The fish were a little off but still active and eager to take our offerings of nymphs and dry's. Alan & Chuck had a couple of really nice fish on nymph's and lots of dry action in the late afternoon. These guys are some of the nicest and down to earth people you could ever meet. We had a blast fishing and just talking about the world.





Monday, May 4, 2009

Fishing Report 5/2/09







I went down the fish the upper catt sunday afternoon and had i ball catching several nice fish. I used wooly buggers and a double nymph rig of hares ears and PT's. the weather was perfect and the creek was in good shape.

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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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