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

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















Thursday, October 27, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/27/2011

The rains have made most of the smaller streams rising and dirty, lets see what mother nature has in store for us this weekend.

Monday, October 24, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/24/2011

Most of the creeks are ready to fish, but with this next bunch of rain coming who knows. The smaller creeks were getting low so this should bring in a push of fresh fish. the bigger creeks will be touch and go with this rain coming.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/19/11

Well the rain is coming again and it looks like the weekend will be a washout unless you find smaller water. the bigger water sheds were fishing pretty well until this crap hit us, so pick and choose your battles and you can find fish and get away from the retards.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/13/2011

The much needed rains will be here in the next few days, hopefully we get enough to bring the creeks up and give the some color. I have found out that the church on Canadaway has posted the property do to all the cars and fisherman tromping the banks of the creek. This is a sad day indeed because a nice section of water is gone!!! it wont be long before the whole stretch is posted and we cant fish it at all.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/8/2011


YEE_HAA!!!!! I have been out for three days in row now and loving life. Luke and I went to the Catt to poke around and search for some willing steelhead, what we found was the fish are spread out and willing to take on the swing as well as nymphing. Luke got his first steelhead on the swing!!!! Congrats Luke glad to be with you.


Friday, October 7, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Report 10/7/2011

We went out north today and got into some lake run browns and some steelhead. The fishing was very good until the sun starting cooking us and the water. All of the fish i caught were on Hairballs and most of the fish that Fred caught were on the same with a couple taken on nymphs.



Saturday, October 1, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/1/2011

We headed north today and found few fisherman and very good numbers of fish, the water was cool and clear, but the fish did not want anything we offered. The rains were heavy at times, but like troopers we toughed it out. The salmon were followed by smaller browns in the deeper runs, but seemed to be confused on which way to swim upstream or down anyways good to be out and with friends.

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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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