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















Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wny Fly Fishing Report 10/29/09

The smaller tribs should be in good shape today falling as we speak and clearing. The mid size creeks are high and dirty, and the catt is out of the question at 1100 cfs and falling slowly. I wish i had better news for fishing but it has been one of those years.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wny Fly Fishing Report 10/26/09

Well the rain came and went and did rising of the creeks, but no real damage except for the Catt, it's game on for all creeks.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wny Fly Fishing Report 10/23/09

We will have to see what the rain gods have in store for us, as of now the smaller creeks are low and clear. The mid size creeks are the same with the Catt fishing well with good numbers of fish on the rez moving slowly thru. Lets watch the rains and hope they don't dump on us to much this weekend.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wny Fly Fishing Report 10/18/09

All the creeks have fish in them and are colored, the catt has dirtied up again. Trying to find some good water will take some driving, but you will have fish in the creek. The flies of choice are as follows: Hairballs in peach, egg, golden, Sucker spawn in same colors (try putting diamond braid under the yarn) ESL black or purple with red or orange heads, Rainbow Runners and Mirrored Minnows round it out.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wny Fly Fishing Report 10/11/09





I went to my cabin to get some work done before hunting season starts, and maybe do a little fall fishing. The genny was is very good shape for this time of year and the fall caddis were coming off very good, so i caught a few fish on usuall's with a hares ears as a dropper. I caught a mixture of browns and bows for only a few hours of fishing. I just want to say it's about time!!! After bitching to the DEC about the raping of the genny, they caught some poachers with way over their limit of trout, i hope they hammer them good.

Wny Fly Fishing Report 10/11/09




Most of the mid to smaller tribs have good numbers of fish in them and are spread out. The catt is still a little ways to go before you can go crazy on it.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wny Fly Fishing Report 10/2/09

I went out to fish today in one of the erie tribs and found it low clear water with fish scattered in almost every pool that could hold fish. The fly of the day was a black stone size 8, slowly creepy it along the bottom. The fishing was slow with 3 hook ups and then the rain dumped on us and started to muddy things up abit, so we will see how much rain falls today for the weekend fishing.

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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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