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















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.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wny Fly Fishing Report 03/27/10

I went fishing with Chris today down to the south branch of 18 mile for some steelhead action. The weather was very cold in the morning, but warmed up througthout the afternoon and the fishing was very good. I caught fish on a bunch of different egg patterns from Hairballs, sucker spawn and trout beads. The color of the day was chartreuse  and pink lady. It was a good day made even better with great company!!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Report 03/21/10



I went inland to start the day and ended up fishing for steelhead close to home. The inland fishing was a fun change from chasing steelhead, and you could say i was dialed in for both. The inland trout browns and bows were caught on spring creek specials and the big boys fell to White lighting and my Emerald Shiner. (sorry the pics stink but i was alone)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wny Fly Fishing Report 03/16/10

Most of the creeks have peaked and are coming down, the smaller ones should be fishable tue or wed. The bigger ones will be ready thurs or fri, so get out and beat the water.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Trout Camps


If you are thinking of starting fly fishing or want to learn something different then come join myself and the best guide in the area Brian Slavinski for our trout camps. We cover everything from reading water, knot tying, casting, nymphing tactics to dry fly action during the hatches. You will learn to fish deep holes, shallows runs and riffles in one of the best steams in WNY.



This is a great way to get your spouse/friends out to join you and learn from the some of the best people in the sport. The classes fill up fast so please call ahead to reserve your day with us 716-834-4331 ask for Brian to setup your day.
This makes a great gift for fisherman in your life.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wny Fly Fishing Report 03/09/10

The weather reports are not good for this weekend, with the rain and melt off i am afraid that the streams will be on the rise and off colored. We will know more as the weekend gets closer ( cross your fingers ).

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wny Fly Fishing Report 03/07/10

Paul and Jeff went to the rez to poke around and see if there was anything going on. They walked down to the mouth of clear creek and fished back with no results.

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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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