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

My photo

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 30, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Report 05/30/10

I went to the upper Catt sat morning to get out and play. The weather was cool and slightly breezy so the hatches should go on for a little longer than usual, caddis were hatching very well and the fish eager to pounce on them. I caught a bunch of browns, but the rainbows came out in full force putting on aerial displays that make them famous. Swinging wet flies is a lost art that everyone should get back into, the take is electric!!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Report 05/25/10

All of the creeks are in good shape, bugs of choice are as follows: Caddis, Sulphers, BWO, March Browns, and Grey Fox the later will come off more in the up-coming days.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

WNY Trout Camp 5/21/10


I took bill out to fish my most favorite stream in WNY, well to put it bill modesty he put on a clinic. The water was a little high, but in great shape, the water temperature was 55 and the skies semi clear and clouding up throughout the day. It took some time to figure out what they wanted, the old stand by BH Hares Ear in size 12 dead drifted just off the bottom. The caddis hatch was very good and bill took his first fish on a dry.  I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking, oh by the way Bill got the inland grand slam (Rainbow trout,Brown trout, Brook trout).

Sunday, May 16, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Report 05/15/10

My choices for going out this weekend were down to only one Spring Creek, so off I went with Lucas Carroll and his friends. The morning was cold and very windy, but livable and the fish were happy to take our offerings. The Midges filled the sky and our lungs, the only ones that didn’t mind were the spiders and toads that lined the banks and they were fat from the feast of the night before. These fish are absolutely gorgeous and great fighters, we managed to fool them on a bunch of different flies from all of our boxes. Lucas and Andy used midge larva patterns down to size 30 and I used P.T.’s and B.W.O. emerger patterns in sizes 18 to 20. We caught about 2 dozen fish for the day, all in all a great trip despite the wind and colder temps.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Report 05/09/10

All of the streams are up a bit with some color to them, the colder temps will be down any bug activity down for awhile. the weather forecast for next week looks bleak, with more rain and colder temps as the norm so lets just ride it out.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Report 05/6/10

The rain that came in was a blessing and with cooler temps the fishing should be fantastic! B.W.O.’s and Caddis should be the main menu for now with March Browns coming very soon.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

WNY Fly Fishing Report 05/01/10

I headed out to the upper catt for the afternoon, the weather was perfect overcast and little to no wind. I had fish rising most of the time, but they were difficult to fool. I caught a couple then had to switch as they started to figure it out. The flies i used were a micro peacock caddis (20) and a few midges i have made (22).

Total Pageviews

Search My Blog

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

Blog Archive