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















Thursday, January 31, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 1/31/2013

The streams are still high and dirty, but the smaller ones should be ready by the weekend. I'll have a better idea of what they look like Friday afternoon.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 1/29/2013

All of the streams today were high/dirty and free from ice flows, the weather coming in the next couple of days will help get rid of much of the ice and we should be game on for the weekend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 1/22/2013

Well I don't have to tell you anything you don't already know FROZEN WATER EVERYWHERE, winter is here and looks likely to stay awhile. I suggest stay in and tie up flies for spring and summer.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 1/19/2013

 Jeff and I went south yesterday in search of steelhead and we found a lot of fish and even more fishermen in every run and pool. The fish were caught on peach sucker spawn and Hairballs. We also saw something that neither of us have seen before, some of the fish were facing down stream at the end of the pools.



Friday, January 18, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 1/17/2013

The erie tribs are in fine shape right now, but are starting to get skinny fast. The fishing today was very good with lots of browns caught and one little jack all on Hairballs.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 1/9/2013

Most of the creeks I went over today were open and very fishable. The catt from aldridge st and above looked very good, the smaller ones had some shelf ice and slush in the morning, but none in the afternoon.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 1/2/2012

I drove over most of the erie tribs today and have some good news, the med sized ones for the most part are ice free, the bigger ones are also, but the smallest ones forget about it. A reminder the catt and clear creek are closed to fishing for the next couple of months.

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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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