Tailwater Fly Kits

Tailwater Fly Kits

Tailwater Fly Kits

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Winter afternoons spent fishing on tailwater rivers can some of the most satisfying days of fly fishing. But without the right flies, they can leave you wanting to retire the waders until May. Tailwaters have their own ecosystems of amphipods (scuds), midges, tiny mayflies, stoneflies, and caddis. Most guides and tailwater junkies have boxes overflowing with 6 to 12, low-profile patterns to fool these special trout.

Our team has years of experience fishing and guiding some of Colorado's most famous and technical tailwaters. We designed signature flies like the Guide Mayhem's, RS200's, and G-Midges to match smaller bugs on bigger hooks with materials that trigger pressured trout to eat.

Guide Flies takes the guesswork out of tailwater fly selection with our specialized kits. These flies are downsized to match the smaller insect profiles of colder months. We also select each pattern to effectively fish in tandem to maximize your odds, even when fish are feeling a little sluggish.

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!

Signature Tailwater Fly Kits Include your choice of 24, 36, or 60 flies with a varied selection of:
- Trailer Park Scuds: Olive, Tan, Pink on Sz. 14-16 hooks
- Guide Mayhems: Black, Olive, Brown on Sz. #18-22 hooks
- RS200's: Black, Olive, Grey on Sz. #18-22 hooks
- G Midges: Black, Red, Olive on Sz. #18-22 hooks
- Guide Prince Nymphs: Purple Rain, Peacock on Sz. #14 hooks
- Wired Walts Worms: Caddis Green, Oyster Pink, Tan on Sz. #16 hooks
- OG Rubber Leg Stoneflies, OG, Black, Golden Stone on Sz. #12 hooks
- Sucker Spawn: Cream, Pink, Orange on Sz. #16-18 hooks

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!


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