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















Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/30/2013

I went over almost all of the Erie tribs today, The smaller ones were low and clear, med sized ones are clear and the Catt might be ready by the weekend if we get no more rain. I'll get info on the L.O. tribs when I can.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/27/2013


The high winds and rain have put a damper on the fishing for most of the Erie tribs today, try the smaller ones in the afternoon.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/21/2013

 We went to the smaller Erie tribs today and found the water to be stained and full of leaves. The fishing was very good and the crowds had all but disappeared by 11 o'clock. We caught a mixed bag with browns and fresh steelhead, all of the fish were taken on egg patterns. The creek cleared up as the day worn on and the fishing got better.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/24/2013

I went over most of the Erie tribs today, the good news is that a lot of them are ready or just about ready and the kitty is shot for awhile. It snowed pretty hard down south so watch the weather for the weekend before making plans.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/20/2013

All Erie tribs are shot, but the smaller ones will drop very fast and should be ready in a day or two. I have no word on the Ontario tribs.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/12/2013

We went to the Catt and fished mid way with little success, I only saw two fish caught and they were caught on egg patterns. It was strangely slow for what I thought was going to be very good day of fishing.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WNY Fly fishing Stream Report 10/9/2013


I went north today to scout out some water, the streams were a little stained and running at a good flow. The zombie's were in full force with no trout spotted, I caught them on olive buggers and sucker spawn.

Monday, October 7, 2013

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/7/2013

The Catt has jumped up with the water as well as others, it should go down quick and it will be game on.

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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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