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















Sunday, April 29, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 4/28/2012

I went small stream this weekend to Clear Creek to get away from the crowds and enjoy the day. The fishing was slow do to the cold temps, but the fish are beautiful and feisty fighters. The hatches that came off were small olives and sporadic, so i threw on a small olive wet and had some fun.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing - Simms IceOut Video Shootout

I wanted to say what a great job Luke and Adam did on the video they shot in Montana with Simms. These guys getting better and better at the film making and it wont be long before they hit the mother lode. Check out the short film they did and give them a vote.
http://www.simmsfishing.com/site/iceout_shootout

Saturday, April 21, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 4/21/2012


I had a last minute change of heart and went to the Catt instead of going inland, the water was in very good shape (flow and color) and the smallies ready to play. The flies I used were my Guida's Emerald Shiner, Mirrored Minnows, and Clouser Minnows. The day was crappy for weather, but made up for it in fish, we caught over forty bass, two carp, one sucker and two steelhead (not landed) all in all a great day to be out.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 4/15/2012

Andy, myself his Father and brother all headed out to the Oatka for his fathers birthday. The parking areas were full with fisherman, but we went on to find some quite water. The first thing we ran into was a full blown henny hatch, bugs everywhere and the fish taking them as fast as they could. Andy was the first hook up on his first cast and landed a beauty. I took a soaking from tripping on a rock and went under holy crap the water is cold!!!!! after drying off I started to catch fish on nymphs. Andy made up a very nice henny dry with post that was the cats ass. All of the trout I caught were on a Holy Grail size 14 in hares ear. The water conditions were low and clear and cold.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 4/7/2012

I went to see my favorite girl on sat, the colder temps made fishing tough, but in the end we did manage a dozen fish for the day. The methods varied as the water warmed up a little, nymphs and spring creek specials then wets and dries for the evening. The fish were rising to BWO and stone flies, and the surface actitivey lasted about 45 min.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/31/2012


We need to take our children out fishing and get them more involved  in the outdoors, look at the smile on Emilee's face after catching her first trout PRICELESS.


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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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