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















Friday, March 28, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/28/2014

Mud, Mud and more Mud that's all I saw today on every Erie trib. I don't have any info on the L.O. tribs as of yet, so make your choice a good one.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/25/2014

Most of the Erie tribs I saw today were low and clear with some shelf ice still on them, the bigger ones were off colored and had good flows and the catt is still brown, but is coming around.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/18/2014

The Erie tribs I went over today were a mixture of very good to all out muddy, the smallest were green and had some slush, while the biggest one was muddy, but getting better. We will have to see what's in store for the weekend with rain and snow coming our way.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/15/2014

All of the Erie tribs I drove over today were high and muddy or locked up with ice, maybe in a day or two they should be ready.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/9/2014

Justin and I went to fish  Oak orchard today, the weather was bitter cold and the fishing much slower than the past two days. The fish were taking very small egg patterns size 12 and muted colors.

Friday, March 7, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing - The Four Main Trout Insects

 Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) - Upright wings in adult hood, tails sweeping back and up, curved bodies. They are very graceful in flight and are very delicate. Sizes for most 10 - 18
 Stoneflies (Plecoptera) - Wings folded over back, two short tails, most have antennae, very slow and clumsy in flight. Sizes for most 12 - 16
 Caddisflies (Trichoptera) - Adults have wings in the shape of a tent when folded, very difficult to catch and identify. Sizes for most 14 - 18
Midges (Diptera) - Tiny flies that look like mosquitoes, but cannot bite you. Sizes for most 20 - 24

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 3/5/2014

The Catt has open water in Gowanda, just be careful about some of the shelf ice. The smaller tribs are frozen solid to having some open stretches.

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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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