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, July 29, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 7/28/2012

 The rains fell finally and brought some much needed relief to our cold water friends, so Jeff, Paul and myself went out to have some small water fun. The water was up and slightly stained, but fishable so off we went. What we found was quite surprising!!! we were catching some very large fish for this stream, the fish were 12" plus and alot of them for this time of year with a few dinks thrown in the mix. Paul started us off with a beautiful brown that I caught mostly on film, of course trying to hold the fish and take the hook is another matter. I caught a very nice rainbow and a couple of fiesty browns all on a olive buggers.



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 7/18/2012

I haven't been posting much lately cause of the weather and conditions, but I will share a little secret that a few know about or practice. The time is right for you to go to you're fav steelhead stream and get a good look at the bottom so you are ready for the fall. I take my camera and take alot of pics of the runs and what they look like in low water, so when the water is up you have a better understanding of what you are fishing, also bring some tools to work on the stream if you can. Try cutting down the limbs that got in the way, get under water snags out so you don't lose so much tackle etc. The extra work you put in now goes a long way later in the prime time.

Friday, July 6, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 7/6/2012

The warmer temps are here and with that we should limit our fishing to the very early AM only. The water is very low and the fish will be stressed out with all that has been going on with the streams, so lets give them a break and go after the warm water species of fish. Fishing for bass and such is always a nice change and gets you back into bigger equipment for the fall. If you go out for trout ants, beetles are a great choice where you find trees leaning over the water, also tricos are here with cahills, isonychia mixed in. The key will be moving very slowly and be patient with very light and long leaders.

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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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