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

Friday, October 30, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/30/2015

The Catt is out for the time being it is at 1200cfs, thew smaller creeks should be ready for this weekend, choose wisely for the crowds will be insane!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/24/2015

Jeff and I went to the Catt today, the weather was good in the morning and got worse as the day went on. The water was clear and the fish spread out in pods, the cabbage patch had an army of people at it and them same in gowanda. We fished in between those two spots and did a lot of walking to find a few fish. Jeff got his on my White Lighting streamer swung and I hooked and lost a nice one on my Hairball egg pattern in pink lady.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing - Christmas Wish List for the Fishermen in Your Life

I recommend these products for the special person who is very hard to buy for, as rods go I suggest SAGE for one reason they are the BEST fly rods period!!!!!!!, Fly lines, I would go with Scientific Anglers Sharkwave Series these fly lines are the Bomb, Waders, Boots, Rain wear, SIMMS, Packs, Slings, Vests, Nets, FISHPOND, Fly Reels, ROSS F1 REELS, Best Customer Service Ever!!!!!
You can E-mail me if you have any questions on these products

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/20/2015

The Catt today looked great!!!!! the other Erie tribs i went over were low and clear, lets hope the rain that is coming will not affect the water too much

Sunday, October 18, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/18/2015

The Catt is up a little and stained, the smaller Erie tribs are stained to low and clear. the fish are into and past Gowanda and the smaller tribs have some fish in them, but in the lower sections.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/14/2015

The catt yesterday in gowanda was green and had very heavy traffic on all of the spots, I passed. The sections below where they are taking gravel out is coffee with one cream and the smaller erie tribs were low and clear. Today the catt is rising due to the rain yesterday and dirty, there is little to no change on the smaller ones I drove over.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/11/15

Jeff and I went out today and got into some fresh steelhead, they were full of P & V!!!!  I do love the fall fishing.

Friday, October 9, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/9/2015

I went to the Catt this morning to try beating the rain, the creek was stained with a nice flow to it. The fishing was very slow with only one small jack to hand and nothing else, I didn't see anyone else catching fish at all.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/06/2015

The news has gotton better for the catt, good numbers of fish have come in and are spread out, so get out and flog away. The rain is coming and shouldnt do much i hope for the weekend.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/4/2015

I have no good reports on any of the erie tribs as of now, some fish have been caught on the rez, but fishing is spotty at best, all of the other tribs are low and clear.

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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


Mirrored Minnow

Mirrored Minnow

Rainbow Runner

Rainbow Runner

Emilee's Spey

Emilee's Spey

Thunder Creek Minnow

Thunder Creek Minnow

Simple Sculpin

Simple Sculpin



Rabbit Leech

Rabbit Leech

Hare's Ear Wet

Hare's Ear Wet

Peacock Emerger

Peacock Emerger

Sulpher Emerger

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