Tenkara is an ancient Japanese style of fly fishing and fly tying, developed in high mountain streams.
This approach to fly fishing simplifies the flies and gear to let the angler focus on the drag free drift from the highly buoyant kebari flies. We love the stress free and ultralight approach to fly fishing, especially during the summer.
You don't need a special rod and gear to enjoy the simplicity of our custom Tenkara Fly Kit. Kebari flies imitate a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial insects trapped on the surface. Their unique reverse hackle helps them stay up like an emerger but works like a soft hackle fly at imitating any type of insect trout or panfish would eat.
Our limited edition Tenkara fly kit includes 12 kebari style tenkara flies and your choice of six different foam fly boxes for only $25!
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!