The Island of Guanaja and Fly Fish Guanaja is the original home of Guide Flies and the Guanaja Fly Tyers Guild. Our flies are first designed and tested on the islands challenging permit, bonefish and tarpon by the resident guides. Once they are perfected, we share these patterns with the anglers that come to the island in pursuit of these elusive grand slams!
All of our patterns are tested on the most challenging flats and produce violent grabs from permit, shot after shot. We choose the flies for each kit so you can focus on practicing your double haul and not trout setting when the moment of truth comes!
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 Flies Guanaja Kits Include 12, 24, or 60 flats flies with a custom selection for your targeted species.
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Combo Crabs- Olive - Tan
Kung Fu Crabs: Tan - Olive
Crab Brûlée: Tan - White - Olive
Guide Twister Crabs: Olive - White
Flexo Crabs: White - Sand - Reef Grey
Guide Avalons: Tan - Spawning OJ
Ultralight Avalons: Olive - Mantis Green
Tims Bugger Mantis: Olive
Predator Mantis: Coyote
Body Guard Mantis: Olive - Sand
Dave's Psycho Mantis: Tan - Olive - White
Sand Mantis: White
Guide Squimp: Tan - Olive
Guide Spawning Shrimp: Tan
Guide Bitters: Olive - Tan - Orange
Guide Charlies: Tan - Pink
Guide Gotchas: Tan
Dr. Taylor's Bonefish Puff
XO Shrimp: Pink - White - Tan
Guide Toads: Black/Purple, Chartreuse/White, Red/Black
Guide Mullet: Mangrove - Black/Purple - Black/Green - Mullet
Guide Gummy Minnows
Includes a premium Cuda Killer that has been working on barracudas, jacks and tarpon around the island!
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!