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















Saturday, March 24, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing: WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/24/2012

WNY Fly Fishing: WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/24/2012: The trout were bug drunk today, the BWO hatch was out of site and the fishing was just incredible. Paul , Jeff and myself went out to fish t...

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/24/2012

The trout were bug drunk today, the BWO hatch was out of site and the fishing was just incredible. Paul , Jeff and myself went out to fish the Genny. The weather was a big concern with all of the rain forecast but we still pushed forward and had a fantastic day. The fishing started out slow, but quickly heated up to an all out feeding frenzy on top!!!!!!  we caught fish on just about every method you could use, swinging buggers, wets, nymphing and even on the surface, yes we caught fish on top in march!!!! not just a few but at least 2 dozen on the dries alone.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Trout Camps 2012

It's time again to get out and learn on how the cast, presentation, read water, and learn about fly fishing. We have the best people in the area ready to teach you what it is all about. The classes will fill up fast so please contact us ASAP so we can get you on the water.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing: WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/18/2012

WNY Fly Fishing: WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/18/2012: Andy and I went to oatka creek today for some inland fun, the fishing was a little slow, but we did manage to land a few. Andy got the big f...

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/18/2012

Andy and I went to oatka creek today for some inland fun, the fishing was a little slow, but we did manage to land a few. Andy got the big fish of the day with a solid 18" brown while I caught a 14" brown with some smaller ones to boot. All of my fish were caught on a hares ear nymph under a indy in deeper water.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/15/2012

I think that the lake run stuff is all but over with the exception being catt and the Niagara river. The warm temps and no water have pushed most of the fish out with some hanging around. Now lets talk about the inland streams, they should be in great shape and ready to fish. The stone's have been out in full force and maybe some olives might be popping now and then. The best way for now is to nymph them working the stream in a very slow manner searching every section. I use  a two fly setup  to cover more water columns and you can find out what the fish want faster than just one fly.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/4/2012

The creeks have been fishing very well for the past 4 days!!!! I caught fish on just about everything that I have used with the most success on Hairballs and Mirrored Minnows.

Friday, March 2, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/2/2012

I got out of work early today and hit 18 mile hamburg, and found the fishing very good. I caught fish on Hairballs and Mirrored Minnows, while Paul caught them on White Lighting. It was nice to sneak out and get a few hours in.

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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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