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















Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WNY Fly Fishing Stream Report 8/30/2017

I have solid reports of some steelhead in the tribs, not good numbers, but if you walk enough you will find them. The catt would be my first choice with the water levels being what they are and swing streamers.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

WNY Fly Fishing Good Read - Trout Fishing The Low Warm Water of Summer

By Kevin Howell

Low, warm water is tough on trout and anglers.

Over the years I have been forced to fish for trout in some of the worst possible conditions, from high water, to days that the ice freezes instantly on your guides.  The absolute hardest fishing of all though is the low hot water of late summer.  Not only do the fish not want to feed but you have to worry about killing them when you hook them.
When water temperatures reach 70 degrees, it’s time to chase carp or bass.
The main thing to remember is that you as an angler have an ethical responsibility when trout fishing in low, warm water.  Use as large a tippet as you can, so you can land the fish as quickly as possible.  If you are struggling to land a fish, break it off, so that you don’t stress it and kill it.
Spend as much time reviving the fish as you spent landing, if you spent 10 minutes (which is way too long) landing it, then spend 10 minutes reviving it.  In low hot water you should not spend more than 1-2 minutes to land any fish, regardless of it size.  The other big issue in the summer is taking pictures; in this low hot water do not take the fish out of the water.  It is kind of like you running a half marathon and the very second you are done, someone holding your head under the water.

Here are some of my best summer tips:

Fish are reluctant to feed in times of warm water, or low water.  They are just trying to survive so you need to draw a reaction or impulse strike.  Your flies should have extra life added to them, rubber legs, soft hackles, Emu feather gills etc.  The more annoying the motion of the fly the better your chance of getting a reaction strike.
Trout will not move a great distance to feed in low, warm water; your presentations will have to be almost in a direct line with the fish.  This may require more sight fishing and/or multiple cast to the same area.
Be exceptionally careful of making waves in slow or shallow water. This will spook fish quicker than an errant cast.
Fish any decent flow of water; this is where the trout find oxygen and food in low water.  The better fish will lie directly under the fastest part of the flow where the most oxygen is located.  This requires that you fish flies that are weighted heavier than normal.  Your flies should sink to the bottom rapidly and stay there and tumble along like an injured our wounded piece of food.
Never under estimate the power of the terrestrial pattern and often times larger is better there are some large land born insects that get blown or knocked into the river or maybe it is how bugs commit suicide, irregardless of how it got there it is an easy meal.
Always take advantage of summer rains.  The rain provides a burst of cool refreshing water which will make the fish more active.  It also displaces more food that has been trapped by the rising water on the stream bank.  Trout will take this time to feed aggressively until the water starts to drop and warm back up.

Here are the top 10 summer low water patterns.

Tha Bug size 10-12
Hot Creek Special size 10-12
Inchworms size 8-14
Attract Ant Size 12-18
Fat Albert 6-14
Loco Beetle 10-16
G Neil Daniels 10-12
Soft hackle Pheasant tail 16-20
Barr’s Slump Buster 6-10
Clouser Foxxee Minnow 6-10

Kevin Howell
Gink & Gasoline
www.ginkandgasoline.com
hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

Thursday, August 3, 2017

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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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