ABOUT FISH BONES
Guided Fly Fishing
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