The D-Back Crab is a defensive, fighting crab with a big profile to trigger unmistakable reactions from trophy size permit, bonefish, triggers and redfish.
The large claw waves like a big middle-finger and taunts permit to take a swipe. The flat rubber legs are knotted and tied under the Crab-Tab body to realistically grab the bottom and move independently. Our Crab-Tab bodies are made from 100% recycled water bottles and give a natural transparency and buoyancy.
I chose the new Umpqua X-Series XH506 Flats Jig hook #2 as the perfect hook to compliment the design. These hooks guarantee a perfect keel and upward hookset that sinks into the hardest crushers in the ocean.
The extra heavy wire jig-hook, medium lead eyes and color-matching epoxy belly help get the D-Back into the target zone quickly.
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!