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, October 29, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Update 10/29/2012

Just a reminder, that the Simms Day will be at Colville's Custom Tackle 4475 Lake shore Road, Hamburg, NY 14075,  this Sunday Nov 4th from 10 AM to 6 PM.  Join us for what will be an informative day on Simms products and  see the shop. You will meet the staff and we will talk fishing all day long.
Hours: 10am - 6pm Daily
Ph. (716) 627-7335

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Equipment Review 2012

Colville's Custom Tackle has Amundson fly boxes in and I can tell you they are very nice!!!
The boxes are just like the C&F Design waterproof with slit foam and the seal around the top, They come in three sizes small $5.59, med $7.59, lg $16.99. as you can see the price is about half of what the C&F boxes come in as, the store has a very good supply of them in so hurry, as with anything that works it will go fast.

Monday, October 22, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/22/2012

 
Mike and I met some good friends to chase some kings and have some fun. The fishing was very good and everyone hooked fish. The fish took eggs and buggers and alot of line, jumping and cartwheeling all over the place. The ladies had a ball with their first kings on the fly!!!!!






Sunday, October 21, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/21/2012

The rain did little for most of streams and then some it raised quite alot , the catt spiked up nicely and should be ready in a few days if we get no more rain. The L.O. tribs on the other hand didn't get alot of rain and are running just about right for this time of year. The numbers of fisherman on the streams is increasing, so pick your spots wisely and set out your anchor if you want to keep it, this is combat fishing at it's finest.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/14/2012

Well the rain did very little for any of the creeks, the big L.O. ones have fish in them as well as alot of people. The Erie tribs except for the big one are a waste of time with little to no water in them. The catt has fish into Gowanda, but you have to walk to find them, streamers have been the ticket so far, with white lighting my best producer.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing News 10/2/12

The new Shop is almost open, Dan has a great selection of Simms products as well as full line of materials for the fly guy's as well as the spin guys, you can stop in and say hi to Phil or myself and see the place during the opening process.

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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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