The Guide Flies UFC Crab is the ultimate fighting crab. Dave McKenna took a few of the saltiest materials and crab parts to design our newest Ultimate Fighting Crab. This crab is the king of flats and is ready to trade shots with the heavyweights.
The UFC Crab starts with our unique claw material. A Tiger Barred, 3 Tone Rabbit strip that is finished with Loon Hard Head Flex to a sharp Kung-Fu shape. Additional rabbit fur breathes and pulsates just behind the claw.
The body is tied with Semperfli Guard-Hair Chenille and creates a translucent, UV shell that has been a top-performing material on our flat’s flies.
Next, we match up a uniquely barred set of matching rubber legs at the bend of the jig-hook. These sit on top of a fluorescent dumbbell and add to the realistic movement of a defensive, fleeing crab.
Dave chose the new Umpqua X-Series XH506 Flats Jig hook as the perfect hook to compliment the design. These hooks guarantee a perfect keel and top lip hook-set that penetrates the hardest crushers.
Meet the Guanaja Fly Tyers Guild. They are the primary supplier and designers for Guide Flies and the inspiration to pass on the art of fly tying to this incredibleisland community.
It started by recognizing the natural fly tying talent that existed in the community of Guanaja. The guides and family members of the Fly Fish Guanaja staff had learned the basics of fly tying and made creative flies for technical permit and bonefish that were not easily fooled.
Over the the last three years they have worked hard to perfect their craft. What began as an experiment in the beach front cabana, has turned into one of the greatest small business opportunities for the Island of Guanaja.
The team of fly tyers that make the Guanaja Fly Tyers Guild is instructed and led by Dave McKenna. They work daily to make the custom tied flies you can purchase through our website. They are self managed and work with an entrepreneurial approach to their business of fly tying.
Through the challenges of passing hurricanes and the Covid-19 pandemic, they have persevered and worked with pride to make the flies we offer here.
We all thank you sincerely for the support and orders that have helped bring the entire team through the hardest parts of the past year. We are very excited to share our newest flies and designs with you!