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















Tuesday, May 27, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 5/25/2014

We went to the Genny for some much needed inland soul cleansing and to introduce a old friend to some great water. The flows were a little high for this time of year but, do to all the rain we have had it was going to work anyways. The water temps were on the chilly side in the morning and slowly warmed up as the sun came up, we got fish on spring creek specials for most of the day, Griffiths Gnats, and March Browns. The fish ranged is size from turds to a very nice 16" and were a mixture of rainbow trout and brown trout.





Thursday, May 22, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 5/22/2014

The streams are in good to bad shape depending on where you go, the closer to P.A. you go the worse they get. The streams should come around by Sunday and will be ready for dries.

Friday, May 16, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 5/16/2014

Almost all streams are shot for the next couple of days, maybe Sunday the smaller ones will be fishable

Sunday, May 11, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing - SA Sharkwave fly line Review & Stream Report 5/11/2014

I just got my sharkwave fly line I ordered in and put them to the test this weekend. The line is a WF 3F on my Sage ESN 3WT, the line is a half size heavy for faster rods, it loads the rod well and shoots through the guides like greased lighting. The line maintains tight loops and drops dries down without much effort.

The streams were in very good shape and the fishing was great as always on my fav trout stream, we caught fish on spring creek specials, P.T.'s and henny dries as well as caddis.



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 5/6/2014

The Catt is coming down and looking very good before we get more rain, I would be throwing streamers, as the bass as moving in as well. The trout streams are all in good to great shape as we speak, the Henny's should be coming off more regularly no that's warming up.

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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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