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, February 26, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 2/26/2014

I have good news and bad news, the streams are open for the most part on the upper sections, but getting down to the water is going to be very hard on most of them. The Catt has water that is easy to get to and the Rez will be open to fish march 1. The bad news is that the freaking cold is back and will screw up or best laid plans, I would try the L.O. tribs as the water is bigger and warmer, so finding a place to fish should be a lot easier.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 2/23/2014

 Upper pic is from Canadaway today and the lower is Chautauqua. The shelf ice will be the problem for awhile.  Thanks to Jacob B. for the photo's


Sunday, February 16, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing - Stone Flies

 I have been at the bench for some time now (nothing else to do) filling up boxes and customers orders, so I just whipped up these little guys up for the spring, if it ever gets here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing - Featured Fly The Usual by Fran Betters

One of my favorite dry patterns is the Usual by Fran Betters, this fly can do it all, it rides high, is very durable, and can be tied in just about any thing imaginable, and is almost unsinkable.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing - Thoughts of this winter

I don't know about you guys, but I have had enough of this winter and lack of fishing time has made most of us bored out of our minds. I have been tying up a storm in the basement waiting to go out and enjoy quite time (those of us with kids and wives know what I mean) outdoors with the fishing buddies.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 2/4/2014

I am sorry about not posting much lately, but the conditions really haven't changed a lot. The Erie tribs are hit and miss depending on the thaw rate on them. The L.O. tribs are fishing ok, but again they are hit or miss depending on weather, which we all agree this year sucks coconuts!!!!!

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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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