Dave McKenna took a few of our favorite crab components and blended them with some classic crab materials to create a natural profile and action that just works anywhere fish feed on crabs.
The Combo Crabs have everything a permit aficionado wants in a confidence fly. It starts out with the best hooks we can find, Umpqua X Series Flats hooks. We use vintage, flat rubber legs for ideal motion and profile. On top of that, our proprietary Crab Tab carapace is made from 100% recycled water bottles for unique transparency and buoyancy that results in a fly that always retrieves naturally and has a realistic profile that no permit or bonefish can resist.
Then, we custom match the bellies and eyes with our Live Resin to guarantee that no attention to detail is missed with our low profile, Combo Crab.
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!