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

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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
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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
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Report 03/31/10

I went out today to do some fishing with my wife before the hoards of garbage throwers invade the streams for the trout opener. I was disappointed with the lack of fish in the streams, as most of them I fear have been taken out already by the locals before the legal harvest season. Why do people feel the need to rape the streams for a sardine sized fillet and keep going back for more? If more people would practice catch & release there would be more fish for everyone to enjoy throughout the season. We all pay for a fishing license, and it does not give you the right to over harvest the resource no matter what. Fishing should not be easy or hard, but it should be an enjoyable time for all who choose to take the time and effort to clean up the water ways, pick up the garbage along the banks from the slobs, and ask for permission from the landowners. Do you remember the first time out with your dad or uncle? The excitement of getting ready, the l o n g drive to the stream at dark, walking to his secret spot and waiting for it to get light enough to fish. Then making your first cast and watching your line suddenly go straight and hearing them say set the hook!! Having everyone around you telling you on how to fight the fish, feeling the rush as the fish slowly comes to net and everyone cheers. Just think of that every time you take more than your limit, and how you deprive others from getting that memory.

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  1. I am glad it wasn't just me. I took a half day for the same reason, only to be skunked. In the five hours I was out, I ran into seven other fishermen, who each reported the same thing: nothing. Before I left I saw one guy take one in, and was happy to watch how careful he was when he released it. Time to go inland.

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  2. i think they were just waiting for the bait chuckers. that whole was loaded with fish today. did decide to throw some flies for a little bit and pulled one 2 yr old on a flashback prince. me and my buddy's put a lot of the 2yr olds and a few 3yr olds back hoping they'd be able to make the wknd.

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  3. You said it perfect! Its also a shame to see a tree has clogged that hole now.

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  4. Just got back from a full day on the water. Two very popular spots. I was joined by two friends, each of whom have fished everywhere from Alaska to Florida. The result: 1 sucker and a snagged Steelie. Water color was great at both spots, too. Just can't figure it out.

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  5. i for one like the tree being there. besides the one stick that messes the run up. hoping a local will go swimming this summer and take care of that.

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  6. had a blast out on the genny last week! Seen some fish rising but Im not sure what might be coming off ...I seen some small black colored flies on the water. Any ideas as to what they may be!

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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

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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

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