This is not your boring old puff. Our bonefish puff has a history not many people know about.
One of our favorite anglers, Dr. Flip Taylor brought these flies to Guanaja in the early days. He told us how his father invented the fly pattern many years ago for spooky tailing bonefish.
The story goes, Orvis tested it and found bonefish to eat it at every single destination. They offered Dr. Taylor Sr. a fly rod for the pattern. He refused. They took the pattern anyway and called it the Mini Puff.
We engineered this fly in a variety of colors, with modern materials including Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap, micro crystal flash and Whiting Farm's hackle.
We have given the rightful name back to the Doctor. Enjoy Dr. Taylor’s Bonefish Puff, as verified in Dick Brown’s Fly Fishing for Bonefish.
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!