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, February 21, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Photo's


I went out today to stretch my legs and get out of the house. I was torn between chasing steelhead and inland, I let my gut decide and I went inland. Driving down to the upper catt. i found tons of open water and lots of stoneflies crawling out everywhere. The fishing was good with most of the fish taken on you guess it stoneflies, (sorry no pics batteries died) i did manage pics of the little buggers.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Photo's (Emerald Shiner)

This is my latest creation, my emerald shiner. The minnow is dead, so the colors are a little faded. (tough to get a live one to hold still for a pic) I have tested this pattern and have had great success so far.








Hook is tmc 9394 or 9395
belly is white rams wool
body is white dna holo fusion wrapped around hook shank
then layer blue and lavender dna on top then put peacock herl and your done.
eyes are 3/16 holo dome covered in epoxy

Monday, February 15, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Photo's

I took a long walk in the woods sunday to check out my tree stands and to get out of the house. The snow was about shin deep and very powdery, so it was easy walking and that was a good thing as i had to walk about 1/2 mile back to the stands. I saw more deer than i did in all of hunting season figures. Trimming trees, brush and nasty rose bushes i got a head start on next year. Walking out i found this fungus growing on the side of this tree and thought it would make a cool shot.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing

When is the weather going to get better? I am growing tired of this winter, and looking forward to some hatches.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wny Fly Fishing Report 2/1/10

I went to a erie trib about two weeks ago, only to find a few fish and fewer fisherman. the shelf ice was small and going away as i fished, the fish  were  caught on white lighting and white hairballs.

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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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