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

Saturday, April 30, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Trout School 4/30/2016

Phil came out with us today and had a very good time, the thrid cast of the day was a monster that snapped him off, the rest of the day was filled with very nice fish.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 4/26/2016

The fishing is getting better and better, the fish are starting to look up and the weather should start to get warmer, what we need is rain!!!!!. All of the fish I caught were on P.T. nymphs size 16 as a dropper behind a small stone.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 4/23/2016

I took tom out today to chase rainbows and we hit the pot of GOLD!!!!! Tom caught his first 20" inland trout today. The fishing was pretty good for this time of year, with the fish taking small P.T.'s and buggers swung low and slow.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report - Hendrickson

The warmer temps are starting to bring the bugs out, we have seen some surface feeding,but not enough to get all crazy about. The hendricksons will be the first major hatch, so look in the afternoons for this one, it is usually a fast hatch not lasting for very long.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

WNY Fl y Fishing Stream Report 4/17/2016

Another banner day on the water, the fish were very active even with the fireball in the sky blazing away, we did manage some very nice fish, Mike ended the day with a HOSS!!!!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 4/16/2016

The arcade trout derby is today, I found out by going to the upper Catt and finding 10 thousand fishermen in every spot.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Trout Schools 2016

Hey guys and gals, its time to get the person who you care about the most a gift, a day on the water with our trout schools, it's a great way to say I care about you. The classes and dates are filling up very fast.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 4/10/2016

I Took Jeff out today to try and get in the last of the lake run fish before it's full blown inland trout time. The weather was cold and not a lot of fish willing to play, but we did manage a wide variety of fish from carp, small mouth bass, steelhead, and suckers.

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 4/9/2016

I dont have alot to report as mother nature is not playing nice with us right now, we have some steelhead in the tribs and inland is in a cold spell now so pick and choose your battles, the way I would fish in this weather is low and slow.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 4/2/2016

All of the inland streams i drove over today were in great shape with lots of people, didn't see a lot of guys catching fish. This is the opening weekend for inland so choose wisely where you go if you want to get away do some walking

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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

Sulpher Emerger

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