Cayo Largo- Cayo Romano - Isla de la Juventud
Guide Fu Jr.
Designed for those times when a stealthier Kung Crab is required for getting close to a shallow tailing permit or bonefish. Our Guide Fu's use the highest quality materials from custom colored rubber legs to hand made glass bead eyes. We use a smaller hook and lighter bead chain on our version of this classic. Secret, Deadly, Durable.
Tim's Quartz Crab
Tim Gorrell has spent several decades perfecting his flats flies while wading the exploring the vast fisheries of the Bahamas, Belize and Mexico. The Quartz crab closely mimics the small olive, grey and sand colored crabs that inhabit the shallows. Quartz Crabs move and position themselves to stare down approaching permit and bonefish, daring them to take a shot! This is a staple fly at a few well known permit lodges through out Belize and proves itself on our home Guanaja flats every week.
Guide Goby is our Kwan/Slider blend that imitates succulent little gobies found all over the flats. This fly embodies another Guanaja bonefish breakthrough from the early days. If you slow down enough to watch critters move through the flats, you find goby after goby, the little suckers are everywhere. There are over 2000 species of gobies and the Guide Goby imitates 1,642 of them.
Dr. Talyor’s Guide Puff
Tim's Bugger Mantis
Designed by Tim Gorrell, this fly is one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean. Tim’s Bugger Mantis takes one of the most reliable patterns ever known to fly fishing and adds everything that bonefish love. Marabou, Shaggy Dub, barred rubber legs, realistic epoxy eyes and barred hackle bring Tim’s Bugger Mantis to life.
Guide Bitters are tied in more natural and realstic colors than ever before with a little UV flare to entice those double digit bones that have seen them all. Finally a bitter with weed guards, this fly fears no bottom. Guide Bitters are not only deadly in Guanaja, but an essential fly to best tricky bonefish in varied terrain around the world. You simply cannot buy these babies anywhere else. In your face trophy bonefish.
This mantis shrimp is designed by our very own tier Natalie. She's put together a special blend of dubbing and Olive EP Fox Brush for her version of the deadliest olive shrimp on the flats. It's a perfect fly for hunting large bonefish and permit.
#2 Feature Medium Lead Eyes
#4 Feature Medium Bead Chain Eyes
Guide Spawning Shrimp
The Guide Spawning Shrimp isn't just the average spawning shrimp. We blend just the right amount of barred rabbit, lifelike faux fox fur, and UV Micro legs for fly that has to be seen to believe. Large bonefish and mature permit have been smashing every variation of this fly. Our Spawning Shrimp are quickly proving themselves to anglers as the best spawning shrimp pattern they've ever used.
The Guide Gummy stands alone as the most twitchy and nervous gummy-style baitfish ever developed. Designed by Dave McKenna, this version utilizes a special core of shimmering minnow blend dubbing and flexible Solarex Resin. In between the outer skin and body are a set of Living Eye's to give The Guide Gummy a perfect profile from every angle. It's been fooling the most selective tarpon like no new fly we've seen.
We match this to a short shank, big game hook, guaranteeing a fly that's worthy of any big game species or grand slam opportunity.
It takes a real predator to hunt permit. Over the last decade this fly has been taking down large permit and trophy bonefish across the Caribbean with reckless abandon. We've combined the best parts of the coyote with our custom designed eyes and favorite rubber legs. This is one fly that is a must have for our Guanaja and Faraway Keys anglers.
#2 Features Brass Eyes
#4 Features Medium Bead Chain Eyes
The Nano Crab is a tiny crab that's designed by Dave McKenna to sneak up on the pickiest bonefish and permit. After receiving a pack of Semper Fli's new Guard Hair Chenille and matching micro chenille, Dave set out to make a better finesse crab. This fly lands like an Olympic diver but gets into the zone quick, without spooking tailing fish.
To keep this fly top-shelf quality, we use all Semper Fli Nano Silk Thread, UV Straggle Chenille, Guard Hair Chenille and Micro Chenille for matching claws. Nano Crab's are tied on short-shank, big game hooks to ensure solid hook sets into the hardest crushers.