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















Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 11/27/2012

After driving all over the southern tier today and looking at the conditions of the creeks, all I can say is it will be a long and fruitless winter unless we get water and it sticks around not just gush and flush. The smaller erie tribs need water badly, the catt looks great, but from Gownada to RT 5, I saw only two cars parked at the usual spots and below RT 5 nobody fishing at all!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 11/15/2012

I drive over almost of the Erie tribs everyday for work so I can get a birds eye view of them, here is what I saw today, the smallest ones were low and clear, the med sized ones were slightly stained to clear, and the catt should be ready by the weekend, although you can fish it now as I saw a bunch of fisherman today on the water.

Monday, November 12, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 11/12/2012


Jeff and I hit the catt today, despite the crazy high winds. We started in the middle of the rez and found good numbers of fish rolling, jumping and moving about. I managed two chrome silver steelhead, swinging a White Lighting streamer tied Clouser style. The viz was a little clouded with about 18" viz, nice flows and temps.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 11/8/2012

BRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! 19 degrees this morning, the water was very cold and with about 18" of viz on the catt. The fishing was slow until around 10 then it picked up nicely with the bait guys catching most of the fish while the feather throwers catching a few. The fish i caught were on a olive and white double bunny streamer swung slowly and stripped. The fishing will pick up when the water temps go up.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

WNY Fly Fishing - Simms Day at Colville Outfitters

I want to give a special thanks to Justin Sterner from Simms and Dan Colville for the Simms dealer Day at the shop. It was very nice to see all of the old gang and new faces that will soon become fishing buddies. The new product that Simms has out now is out of this world!!! and the new stuff we will see in the very near future is a home run. The pizza and refreshments as always a bonus, the shop looks great and is fully stocked, stop in and say hi and see the new Sage One rods or the Ross F1 reels, and the new Simms lineup.

Friday, November 2, 2012


I met up with Guide Jesse Hollenback to do so tribbing L.O. style, the creeks were off colored but very fishable. The zombies are almost gone and the browns and steelhead have moved in to feast on our offerings. The hot ticket for today was a very bright orange single egg or hairball, the steelhead were on the smaller size, but the browns large and in charge.


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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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