The Killer Bug

The Killer Bug

The Killer Bug

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The perfection of the Killer Bug fly is its simplicity and its ability to make trout eat that passed up every other fly in the box. It's not imitating one specific insect larva, rather taking the best qualities from most of the subsurface insects trout feed on.

We tie our Killer Bugs with authentic Shetland Spindrift wool yarn in Oyster color to replicate the qualities of the original Chatwick's wool yarn. This spectrumized blend of colors pulls light through the yarn to reveal the light shrimp pink colored underbody that we tie with Semperfli's very special Fluoro Brite #2 thread. This high UV component seems to be the trigger that makes this fly work at every depth and every light condition.

Tiny air bubbles cling to the micro fibers of wool, giving these bugs a breathing, lifelike appearance to fool even the most experienced trout.

These are tied on size 12, premium Firehole #317 hooks and wrapped with 8-10 wraps of .015 lead wire.

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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