The Exo Shrimp is another new bonefish fly introduced in early 2020. It's quickly become a staple fly for the guide staff at Fly Fish Guanaja and the Delphi Club in Abaco, Bahamas during our field testing!
The EXO Shrimp has consistently landed a large number of bonefish on some of the most technical flats of the Bahamas and our Guanaja home flats.
Dave McKenna designed the EXO Shrimp with a new synthetic body wrap from Semperfli that creates the perfect ribbed shrimp profile. The synthetic fibers have the movement of marabou that creates constant action. A clear fiber adds a transperancy and very subtle flash. This simple combination of materials gives the fly constant leggy movement and captures light just like a natural shrimp shell.
A UV-coated orange pearlescent under body folds over the rear of the hook to create a realistic spawning appearance. This shrimp casts easily and lands lightly.
EXO Shrimp are tied on Umpqua U401 Saltwater hooks with medium bead chain.
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!