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















Thursday, February 12, 2015

WNY Fly Fishing - Read

Selectivity: The Theory & Method of Fly Fishing for Fussy Trout, Salmon, & Steelhead

 





"Wow. What a book and what an undertaking. This should be a must-read for the most exacting fly fisherman. I would guess that it will be one of the most important reference volumes ever written. It should be read and re-read many times."
--Ed Shenk, author of Ed Shenk's Fly Rod Trouting
  • Strategies for fooling tough fish in all types of environs, from tailwaters to spring creeks to Gaspe salmon streams
  • Breathtaking photos from the top streams around the world
  • Hundreds of innovative fly patterns with recipes and notes
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report - Sage Response 7100-4 Review

    Sage Response 7100-4

  • Good line-speed/power for performance in windy conditions
  • Progressive taper helps with presentation
  • Truly a “Jack of all Trades” rod


  • FULL REVIEW
    The Sage Response seems tailor made for the angler wanting to throw a variety of flies in a wide range of conditions. I caught skittish Steelhead/Salmon in crystal clear pools along Cattaraugus Creek yet also pushed line through the heavy cross winds common in our area.
    Casting Distance and Accuracy
    While not the top in either category , the Sage Response 7100-4 was in the top three in both categories, earning top marks as a true “All Purpose” rod. The Response offers enough power to throw plenty of line onto big waters like the Catt and even the Salmon river.
    General fit, finish and feel
    This American-made rod (made by hand at Sage’s factory on Bainbridge Island, Washington) looks like a slick piece of art. The soft mahogany-red finish of the rod pops against the green and blue waters of wild rivers. The cork grip proved a bit fuller than most of the others in the test and some of the smaller testers though it just a tad too large, but not unmanageable.
    Versatility
    Whether you need to reach across a river to swing a streamer through a feeding channel or use a heavy indy rig , the Response meets the need. I found even novice anglers were casting 50 feet with little effort, while experienced casters were making that distance and then some.
    I really enjoy this rod and you will too




                                                      


                                            







    THE VERDICT
    When you want a do-it-all rod, compromises have to be made, and the Response makes reasonable compromises to be a true “quiver of one.” By coupling proven rod blank tapers with existing top quality carbon fiber, Sage created a rod with good casting power and good sensitivity for smooth, soft presentation of dry flies of all sizes. When you need a “do-it-all” rod rather than a quiver of specialty rods, the Response fills the bill as well as any in the class, though it costs a bit more than some with similar characteristics.

              

    WNY Fly Fishing Stream report 2/4/2015

    I don't have much to report, as I have not been out in this crazy weather, but I hear the L.O. streams are fishing well for this time of year

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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

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