We wanted to design a crab that could out-fish the already proven Flexo crab patterns that are all the rage these days. By blending different colors of a Guard Hair Chenille from Semperfli, we get a perfectly colored body that absorbs light very naturally and adds to the flies attractiveness when visibility is low.
The naturally moving body material and complimenting sili legs bring the fly to life. The hot orange dumbbells add a subtle trigger when permit see the fly.
We coat the bellies of all the HD Camo Crabs in a matching resin to give them the extra detail that sets Guide Flies apart.
These are tied in small batches and sell very quickly. Starting in 2021, the HD Camo Crab is tied on an Umpqua U401 2XH Saltwater hook and a medium lead-dumbbell with and epoxy belly. This ensures a natural moving fly that swims with the hook pointed up, throughout the entire retrieve.
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!