Starting out in the sport of fly fishing can be overwhelming. We believe new anglers should focus the fundamentals of casting, drift, presentation, and landing fish with a simple, productive fly box.
Our team has decades of experience guiding, outfitting, and mentoring new fly anglers. The KISS principle really makes a big difference during those critical first few years on the water. We like to build a box around flies that will increase the new angler's chances of catching a fish during the widest range of conditions.
Flies like Soft Hackle Pheasant Tails, San Juan Worms, Zebra Midges, and Elk Hair Caddis are classics for a great reason. Trout can't resist them and they work most of the year when presented properly.
Most new fly anglers cringe at the thought of learning Latin to figure out what fly "matches the hatch." Our Beginner Fly Kit takes the Latin out of learning to fly fish. They also work great in tandem once you get that drift figured out!
Dave McKenna will personally hand select each kit, so if you need a particular color or have a special request, leave a note at checkout or send us an email and we'll do our best to customize your kit!
Guide's Beginner Fly Kits Include 24, 36, or 60 flies with a varied selection of:
- Pheasant Tail Nymphs
- Rubber Leg Stoneflies
- Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear's
- Zebra Midges / G Midges
- Elk Hair Caddis
- Sucker Spawns
- Wooly Buggers
- San Juan Worms
- Rusty Spinners
- Sparkle Ants
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!