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















Saturday, September 28, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 9/28/2013

 The Catt this morning was perfect!!!!!! nice flow, color and temp. The fishing was slow at first then heated up for a little while, all of my fish were taken on egg flies and nothing on the swing. The big hen jumped out of the water four times and smoked line off my Ross F1 trying to go back to the lake, god I love the fall fish.



Friday, September 27, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 9/27/2013

The Catt has some fish in it now with the colder nights bringing them in more and more each day now. The most action should be on streamers (white lighting, mirrored minnows, olive buggers) swung and stripped in, also try nymph's (stones, PT's)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream 9/18/2013

The Catt looks great!!!!!, but it's still a little on the warm side for now. I see a few guys out in the early am for now probably getting some skippers down low. it wont be long until we get a push of fish in it so swing away!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 9/10/2013

I drive the Rez everyday for work, it looks like the are taking gravel out of sulpher springs road area, as the big trucks are making roads to the back forty, also with the construction on route 5 and the bridge being redone, I don't think you will be able to park by the bridge and walk down to the water.

Monday, September 2, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 9/2/2013

Jeff, Paul and I went out for what could be one of the last inland sessions for the year, the Trico's were in full swing and the trout rising everywhere. We did manage to fool a few and hook some real monsters, but lost of the them (damn little hooks) during the fight. Go out and get in on the action before it goes away.

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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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