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















Monday, December 26, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 12/26/2011



The weather couldn't have been nicer to go out and fish, today Brian Slavinski joined Luke, Adam and myself for a little fun. The water was just about perfect and the fish were eager to play today, I caught fish on White lighting, Hairballs and sucker spawn, Brian used a small white bunny streamer, while Luke used light pink sucker spawn.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing

Lucas Carroll took this pic of me during a wild snow storm last year and he got a cover shot from it. Congrats Luke

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 12/22/2011

I drive over the erie tribs everyday so i can give up to date condition reports, so here we go; all of the erie tribs are muddy, but coming down except the catt which for all purposes is shot for the season. If we dont get anymore rain we should be in good shape for the weekend.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 12/20/2011

All most of the Erie tribs are fishable today with the others coming around in a day or two. The LO tribs should be in good shape as well.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 12/18/2011

Luke and I went out to Oak Orchard to froth the water, the air temps hovered around 10 degrees this morning making it freaking cold!!!!!!!!. the fishing was slow and the water was stained, it wasn't until afternoon when a few fish were picked up one by myself. I was sitting on the bank when I saw a fish porpoise, I got up made a roll cast using my sage z-axis switch rod and swung the fly toward the fish gave it one strip and bam!!! steelhead on. A tough day out on the water, but I was with a good friend and that's what its about, the fish is a bonus.

Friday, December 16, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 12/16/2011

We have a wide spread blowout of most of the Erie tribs and some of the LO ones as well. The smallest ones should be ok by sat, my choice would be Sunday if you have one.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 12/13/11

All of the erie tribs are fishable except the catt, which if we don't get anymore rain will be fine by the weekend. I would go out in the afternoons as the water warms up and the slush ice burns off.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 12/3/2011


It was a cold one this morning on the stream reminding me of what is coming in a few short weeks. The fishing was slow, but we managed a few Brown trout and one Steelhead, I caught fish on White Lighting and Mirrored Minnows, while Luke and Adam got fish on egg patterns.

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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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