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.
Guide Mullet baitfish pattern is a unique blend by Dave McKenna. It pushes water and moves like a real baitfish. Materials chosen as much for lifelike movement as their castability. Anglers can throw this fly all day without tiring, it’s light for its size, a key feature when hunting big animals with big flies. Guide Mullet is an absolute destroyer with tarpon of all sizes, snook, and the multitude of jack species we encounter all over the Caribbean. Any predator that eats mullet, bunker or sardines will attack this stealthy beast.
The Guide Toad has proven itself in a variety of situations. Lightweight and designed to sink slowly this fly lands softly on the water giving off stealthy vibes. Whether you strip is slow, fast, or let it suspend The Guide Toad is one fly that should be in every anglers fly box.
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
Yum Yum Shrimp
This big shrimp was designed this season by Steve Brown while at the Faraway Cayes basecamp in Honduras. Lots of legs, natural rabbit and arctic fox are the combination that drives permit absolutely nuts! It proved itself the first day on the flats with multiple permit brought to hand. Since then it's been a go-to fly for the guides at Fly Fish Guanaja.
HD Camo Crabs *NEW*
The HD Camo Crab is our newest signature crab fly. Dave McKenna set out to design a crab that could out-fish the already proven Flexo crab patterns that are all the rage these days.
By blending different colors of a new synthetic chenille from Semper Fli, we get a perfectly colored shell that absorbs light very naturally and moves like the moss and fuzz that real crabs are covered in across the flats. The naturally moving body material and complimenting colored legs bring the fly to life. The hot orange brass dumbbell adds a subtle trigger when light passes through the fly. We coat the bellies of all the HD Camo Crabs in special sand from our Guanaja beaches to give them the extra detail that set Guide Flies apart from all other flies.
These are tied in small batches and sell very quickly.
I saw the new Squiggle Legs from Hareline and knew I had the final component to the ultimate squid imitation. All the materials on The McSquid imitate every thing about a real squid. The shiny translucent body, the large glowing eyes, constantly moving legs and an articulating body that keeps the fly in motion all work together to make this one of the best squid imitations I could ever imagine.
The large glowing 3D Crocodile eyes are epoxied over a Flymen Fish Mask and heavy duty Allen big game hook.
These are very limited production and can be pre-ordered once the first run is gone.
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.