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, October 29, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/29/2016

Jeff, Ron and myself went out to 18 mile creek today, the morning started out very slow, the water was just about PERFECT, nice flows with just a hint of color. The mid afternoon was much better, all of the fish took  olive streamers moved very slowly along the bottom.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/27/2016

The rains have come in and dumped on us again, the Catt and Erie tribs are on the rise and may be shot for the weekend,  the smallest ones might be ready by sat or sun. The other option would be to go north on the LO tribs, the reports have been very good for salmon and big browns.

Monday, October 24, 2016

WNY FlytFishing Stream Report 10/24/2016

The creeks have dropped back to low and clear conditions, except the Catt which is still over a 1000 cfs. It was short and sweet with higher water levels, the Catt will come down in a couple of days with no rain.

Friday, October 21, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/21/2016

The rain has come and hammered us, it's about time we needed it. All of the creeks are up and chocolate milk, the creeks will be up and going down fast, so get out when they drop and game on.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/18/2016

It looks like the rain is coming, bad news its this weekend. The Catt is fishing well and more and more adults are being caught, the same mix as before egg patterns and streamers

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/12/2016

Once again not alot to report other than we have little to no water in the streams and the Catt is the only place to fish, so find a hole, get on it in the very very early am, and bang away for the morning.

Friday, October 7, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/7/2016

We went to the only place to fish the kitty Catt, the water was cool and the water stained and low. The fishing was slow and painful, the fish were not very active today, we did manage to hook a few but nothing landed, all were hitting on white and olive streamers. #Sharkwave, #SA

Thursday, October 6, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/6/2016

The Catt is flowing at 105 for now, we are getting wet this weekend, how much who knows. The big creek is the only game in town for now and the same patterns have been working, small nymphs, egg patterns such as Guida's Hairballs, sucker spawn, streamers Guida's White lighting, and buggers of all colors.

Monday, October 3, 2016

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WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/3/2016

My first time out after my surgery, I went out with Drew and had a great time!!!!! We both got steelhead on diff methods, Drew was using a small wet fly with a egg, while I was swinging streamers. I got fish on black zuddlers and white ones just dead drifting them along the seams. The water was up a little and stained about 18" of viz.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 10/2/2016

The Catt is the only game in town and the numbers of guys out on the water prove it, the fishing has been good with jacks and some adults mixed in. the weather has been very good with much needed rain falling, just enough to color the water and raise it slightly, you will have to move and find deeper water to find fish.

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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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