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Guided Fly Fishing

Guide Davin Ebanks with a Happy Angler

Personal service...   FISH BONES Guided Fly Fishing is a small guide service located on the island of Grand Cayman. We specialize in guided fly fishing wade trips for bonefish. Although not known as a flats fishing destination, these three small islands have good numbers of bonefish and tarpon ¨C as well as many other fun saltwater species.

Local knowledge...   Guide Davin Ebanks of FISH BONES has that knowledge - particularly where bonefish are concerned. Born to the shallows surrounding Grand Cayman, Ebanks is in tune with the tides and temperaments that determine when and where the elusive "gray fox" will be and how to entice them to the fly. He has fished these waters since he was old enough to hold a line and has pursued this passion with an unwavering dedication ever since. (Call it an inherited love.) He has guided fly fishing anglers to bonefish and tarpon for over 7 years and brings the dedication and old-fashioned work ethic that characterize the people of these islands.

A classic fishery...   Of the flats fishing on Grand Cayman Ebanks says, “We may not have the vast flats of some other Caribbean destinations, but what we lack in size we make up for in intensity. I can consistently put my anglers on tailing bonefish without ever stepping foot in a flats boat. That is not a luxury found just anywhere.”

Fishing has always figures prominently in the Caymanian culture, but more and more sport fishing is becoming part of the local economy. From the great Blue Marlin to the shy Bonefish, these small islands are home to a staggering variety of species... and there are captains and guides to match the fish. However, most charters here are more proficient with traditional bait fishing methods and few are equipped to deal with the special needs and challenges of fly fishing.

“While the Cayman Islands are not a destination that many people visit specifically for bonefish, it sure is nice to have that option once you're here. I cater to a lot of beginners who just want their first taste of flats fishing with a fly rod.

After casting to 3-6 pound tailing fish on their first outing, most of them are hooked for life! You can see it in their eyes.

May the wind be always at your back and your lines be tight!

~ Davin Ebanks, Owner & Bonefish Guide


Guide Davin Ebanks on the Finer Points of Bonefishing
Guide Davin Ebanks

I'm Davin Ebanks...   and I started FISH BONES Guided Fly Fishing back in early 2001. I was born and raised right here in Grand Cayman and have been fishing in one way or another since before I can remember. People are my passion, and one of my favorite experiences is guiding anglers to their first bonefish. Just like when I started, I still specialize in wade-in fly fishing for bonefish. I honestly don't even own any fully functional spinning gear anymore. Now, don't get me wrong, it's not an elitist thing at all; this is just how I like to fish. Simple. Nothing's more fun to me than wading the flats tossing little flies at tailing bonefish.

Fly Fishing...   is a growing sport and as it's grown so has my little business... and my interest in various facets of the sport. Nowadays I spend a good bit of time traveling, taking photos and video, and writing, always with a fly rod near at hand. I'm the author of FlatsWalker.com and am studying the craft and art of videography in order to better capture some of the amazing stories of our passion. (Watch a few samples at My Vimeo Channel.)

Davin Ebanks releases a nice Bonefish
Releasing a nice Florida Keys bone.
I can relate...   to the excitement and anxiety of fishing somewhere new and try to make the transition as fun and easy as possible for our guests. I know what it's like from my own travels. So far I've fished for bonefish in Hawaii, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Panama, Great Exuma, Eleuthera, Andros, and the Florida Keys... and I've loved every minute of it. I hope you enjoy your fishing trip with us here on Grand Cayman Island just as much!

May the wind be always at your back and your lines be tight!

~ Davin Ebanks, Owner & Bonefish Guide

Local Guide Ed Taylor smiles at another sunrise on the flats.
Local Guide Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor...   has been working the local waters since he was a boy. He's served in Cayman's watersports industry in one capacity or another for years, but has found guiding to be his passion. A skilled fly fisher, he's also proficient in light spinning gear on the flats as well. First and foremost, Ed just loves to fish and he loves nothing more than spending the day with fellow anglers who just want to get out on the water and have fun fishing! He's the kind of guide who still fishes just as hard on his days off and if the weather is too rough to go out, he'll sit at home browsing fishing blogs while whipping up a new bonefish fly. Fishing is just what he does, and I'm glad to be able to book clients with him.

Here's what a few folks have had to say about fishing with Edy:

“Hello Davin,
Wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed fishing with Ed last week. On Monday we caught 1 bonefish and 3 tarpon. Fantastic! Ed was great! He worked with me on my cast. Now, because of Ed, I'm getting 50-55 feet. It was all in the technique that he showed me. We had a great time. I think you made an excellent choice with bringing Ed on board with you.
Thanks, and tight lines.”
~Bill Beckler, Pewee Valley, KY.

Ed did a great job getting me my first bonefish. I learned a lot and had a blast. YouĄŻll have to ask him about the added degree of difficulty involving the volleyball net.
Thanks again, IĄŻll recommend you and Ed to anyone I know heading your way for a fishing trip.”
~Steve Wurth, Dec. 7, 2010.


Feel free to drop Edy a line anytime here:  ed@fish-bones.com

A Little Piece of Paradise

Grand Cayman Beach

Picture yourself here...   The Cayman Islands lie due south of the Florida Keys, directly under Cuba and roughly west of Jamaica. Consisting of three sister islands - Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman - the islands have long been a haven to divers and sun seekers alike. Surrounded by the ever-warm Caribbean Sea, which boasts a profusion of marine life, beneath the waves is where the islands really start to get interesting.

Stingray City, Grand Cayman

While you're visiting our little bit of paradise, make sure you take time to snorkel our crystal clear waters, ride a Jet Ski to Stingray City or just kick back on a secluded beach with your favorite beverage and watch the waves come in. There are plenty of great accomodations, from world class luxury to authentic and affordable Caymanian island guest houses. Picture yourself... in the Cayman Islands.

“Behold the fisherman. He riseth up early in the morning, goes forth full of hope, and when the day is far spent he returns, smelling of strong drink and the Truth is not with him.”
     ~Sign in mens-room of West Palm Beach Fishing Club

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