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











About Me

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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















Friday, August 31, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Reel Review


Ross™ F1™

 The colors  - black, guide finish, and nickel silver, the guide finish is my favorite choice
I like the machined foot.The reel foot isn’t like other reels it’s machined from the same chunk of metal as the frame; this makes the whole reel stronger and looks cool also.
 
Drag Performance

The engagement is super smooth. It takes just a smooth, easy pull to start line coming off the reel and feels silky smooth.
Drag performance was extremely consistent. Whether it was dry or dunked underwater (yes, I dunked the reel while fishing who hasn’t), tight drag or loose drag, beginning or end of the season, I could find no difference in the performance of the drag. After catching Kings, monster browns and smoking hot steelhead, this reel is the best I have in my arsenal for WNY lake run fish.
 

 

ORDER #
SIZE
UPC
WIDTH
DIAMETER
WEIGHT
LINE WEIGHT
CAPACITY
SUGG RETAIL
Black
008607
F1 Reel Black #1
00818288008607
1.05”
3.00”
5.2oz
2-4wt.
WF3+30
$445.00
008614
F1 Reel Black #1.5
00818288008614
1.10”
3.15”
5.4oz
3-5wt.
WF4+65
$475.00
008621
F1 Reel Black #2
00818288008621
1.10”
3.35”
5.6oz
4-6wt.
WF5+75
$500.00
008638
F1 Reel Black #3
00818288008638
1.25”
3.65”
6.5oz
5-7wt.
WF6+150
$525.00
008645
F1 Reel Black #4
00818288008645
1.35”
4.00”
7.1oz
7-9wt.
WF8+200
$550.00
NEW
344775
F1 Reel Black #5
00051141344775
1.50”
4.375”
9.95oz
10-12wt.
WF10+275
$625.00
Nickel Silver
008652
F1 Reel Nickel Silver #1
00818288008652
1.05”
3.00”
5.2oz
2-4wt.
WF3+30
$445.00
008669
F1 Reel Nickel Silver #1.5
00818288008669
1.10”
3.15”
5.4oz
3-5wt.
WF4+65
$475.00
008676
F1 Reel Nickel Silver #2
00818288008676
1.10”
3.35”
5.6oz
4-6wt.
WF5+75
$500.00
008683
F1 Reel Nickel Silver #3
00818288008683
1.25”
3.65”
6.5oz
5-7wt.
WF6+150
$525.00
008690
F1 Reel Nickel Silver #4
00818288008690
1.35”
4.00”
7.1oz
7-9wt.
WF8+200
$550.00
NEW
344737
F1 Reel Silver #5
00051141344737
1.50”
4.375”
9.95oz
10-12wt.
WF10+275
$625.00
Guide Finish
008706
F1 Reel Guide Finish #1
00818288008706
1.05”
3.00”
5.2oz
2-4wt.
WF3+30
$445.00
008713
F1 Reel Guide Finish #1.5
00818288008713
1.10”
3.15”
5.4oz
3-5wt.
WF4+65
$475.00
008720
F1 Reel Guide Finish #2
00818288008720
1.10”
3.35”
5.6oz
4-6wt.
WF5+75
$500.00
008737
F1 Reel Guide Finish #3
00818288008737
1.25”
3.65”
6.5oz
5-7wt.
WF6+150
$525.00
008744
F1 Reel Guide Finish #4
00818288008744
1.35”
4.00”
7.1oz
7-9wt.
WF8+200
$550.00

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing News

A new shop is opening this fall for our area, it is located at 4475 lake shore rd in Hamburg N.Y. and is called  Colville Outfitters. The shop will supply the fly fishing and spin tackle needs for the south towns. Dan will have some of the top names in the shop like Simms, Sage, and others, the shop will have a very good assortment of tying materials as well as some of the most knowledgeable people working in the store. Lets support the little guy and bring back what made America Great the small business man. The link to his web page is http://colvilleoutfitters.com/  it's not up yet but you can bookmark it for when it is.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing - Metal Art For Sale

Don's Welding Service is offering metal art for sale in some cool designs. Nathan made up this design for me as well as others to sell, he can do just about anything you can think of, within reason. The price for this piece is $19.99, comes unpainted, and the size is 8" x 11" approx.  They have hunting themes also,  I am going to get some and at this price it's affordable for everyone.
Hours of operation are Mon  - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, the phone # is 716-683-5649, and ask for Nathan.

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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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