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, January 19, 2011

Meet the Contestants > Top Shot Season 2 > John Guida














John Guida
Age: 44
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Occupation: Restaurant owner



John Guida has one goal: win the competition as some unknown restaurant guy, and make everyone stop and say “well what the hell just happened?” John runs John & Mary's restaurant in Buffalo, but before running the family business, he spent 10 years in competitions racking up six different state championships, multiple area championships, three top-16 National Finishes and two top-30 World finishes. Today, he hunts in the forests of upstate New York with handguns and bows. He calls himself an extremely competitive guy who likes to talk--sometimes too much.



SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:
12-year USPSA member, Six USPSA State Championship wins, Three Top-16 National finishes, Two Top-30 World finishes, Grand Master, Hunts with rifles and bows

Way to go little brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WNY Fly Fishing on Fly Boxes

The fly fisherman is a equipment junkie, we cannot have enough stuff. I found this nice fly box that ice fishermen use by Ice Armour, it has slotted foam and is double sided with see through lids and is waterproof, all of this for under $15.00 a far cry from the fly box prices we are used shelling out.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Report 01/8/11

 We went to Oak Orchard today with Andy and Luke to do some late winter steelheading, the water was high and had about 2' of viz. Luke caught all the fish today in the middle of a blizzard!!!.




 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Report 01/1/11



Happy New Year to all my friends and family. I started out the new year with a bang, luke, Andy and myself went out to Oak Orchard creek today to do some winter fishing. The river was in GREAT SHAPE!!!!! perfect flows and good numbers of fish, we got steelhead and browns. I was using White Lighting and Hairballs, the fish were hitting very well as the older gentleman across from us caught at least 7 on egg patterns, then the rain came and shut it down, all in all a very good day to start the new year.

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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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