We are a small, locally-owned guide service located on Grand Cayman. There are no stock trips here; we cater each experience for our individual guests. Composed of a select number of like-minded guides, we specialize in guided fly fishing wade trips for bonefish and tarpon. Although not known as a flats fishing destination, the Cayman Islands have good numbers of bonefish and tarpon, as well as many other fun saltwater species, like jacks, barracuda, snappers, pompano, snook and even permit.
Your Local Bonefish Specialists
Our local guides were born to the shallows surrounding Grand Cayman, in tune with the tides and temperaments that determine when and where the elusive bonefish will be and how to entice them to the fly.
After hooking a tailing bonefish on their first outing, they’re hooked for life! You can see it in their eyes.
We have fished these waters since we were old enough to hold a line and have pursued that passion with an unwavering dedication—ok, obsession—ever since. We have been guiding fly fishing anglers to bonefish and tarpon for over 15 years with the dedication and old-fashioned work ethic that characterize the Caymanian people.
This is Classic Bonefishing
Fishing has always figured prominently in the Caymanian culture, but increasingly catch-and-release sport fishing is becoming the way of the future, a way to enjoy and preserve Cayman’s marine heritage. From the great Blue Marlin to the elusive Permit, these small islands are home to a staggering variety of species, and there are captains and guides to match the fish. But, most charters captains are traditional bait-fishers and few are experienced with the special needs and challenges of fly fishing. This is why Fish Bones Guided Fly Fishing is fast becoming one of the most popular guide services in the Cayman Islands.
While the Cayman Islands are not a destination that many people visit specifically for bonefish, it’s a nice option once you’re here. 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.
I fish with a lot of beginners who just want their first taste of flats fishing with a fly rod. After hooking a tailing bonefish on their first outing, they’re hooked for life! You can see it in their eyes.
~ Davin Ebanks Owner & Bonefish Guide
Make Your Cayman Vacation a Fly Fishing Adventure.
Davin started FISH BONES Guided Fly Fishing and has been guiding anglers to their first bonefish and tarpon on fly since in 2001. Born and raised on Grand Cayman, his grandfather was a fisherman, and his father before him. Davin has been fishing since literally before he can remember.
I love guiding anglers to their first bonefish. One of my favorite things is wading for bonefish, I can relate to the excitement and anxiety of fishing somewhere new—I know what it’s like from my own travels. I’ve bonefished 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!
Thanks again for a great time. Made me remember why we fly fish and how it makes things just better. I can’t wait to feel a bonefish on the line again, still have not gotten past that rush!
Fly Fishing Guide
Joel has been free-diving and fishing the waters off West Bay, Grand Cayman since he was a child. His love and respect of the ocean is obvious in his meticulously maintained tackle and passion for being on the water, fly-rod in hand. He holds the only IGFA certification for a Cayman Grand Slam—permit, bonefish and tarpon in a single day—and he’s also one heck of a guide. Being an ex-basketball player helps with his vantage point and he can see fish like an osprey. He’s also one of the most fun guides to spend a day with. He knows how to balance intense fishing with simply having a good time. That’s a talent in itself.
Although he cut his bonefishing teeth wading the flats, Joel also fishes a beautiful 16-foot Dolphin Super Skiff. He loves poling anglers to their first bonefish or tarpon or snook and showing them the spectacular waters of Grand Cayman.
What's Been Said
We had a great experience with Joel the other day. I’m sure you know this, but he is a great guide!
Catch & Release
FISH BONES, Guided Fly Fishing is a small guide service located on the island of Grand Cayman. We specialize in wading fly fishing for bonefish, with over 15 years of experience. 100% Local!