Steven Calaway Brown (Owner)
Steve Brown is a Colorado native and has been fly fishing most of his life. For the past fifteen years he has been guiding in Southeastern Colorado running three-day float trips in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River, and wade trips on the Dolores, San Miguel, and many others. Steve is also part owner of Emerald Waters Anglers Colorado running trips in the Roaring Fork Valley. Several journeys through Central America during off seasons led him to the Bay islands of Honduras, saltwater fly-fishing. He found expansive flats empty of any other fishers, yet full of fish: permit, bonefish, tarpon, and more. He first explored Utila, then Roatan, and finally Guanaja–the crown jewel of them all. Guanaja was always hard to get to, until it all came together. Steve’s dreams of starting a small, sustainable fly-fishing lodge came to fruition in the Spring of 2008. 15 years of guiding in Colorado gifted Steve with top-shelf clients/friends who are now experiencing the dream in Guanaja. Steve also earned a Masters in English at Colorado State University. He created and taught writing courses at Colorado College including: River-related Literature and Writing through Fly-fishing, Boating, and Back-packing Summers of 2003-2006 and Reading and Writing Rivers and Oceans of Honduras: River and ocean-related literature through salt-water fly-fishing, sailing, snorkeling, and sea-kayaking. Summer of 2007. Steve has a deep rooted passion for fly fishing and conservation and developed Guanaja’s Sustainable Development Project with students and volunteers within the communities of Guanaja, a program which has also been running for the past 7 years.
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Beckie Clarke has always lived a life of adventure. Beckie is passionate about living a healthy life and sharing the fly fishing lifestyle with family, friends and her clients. Her commitment to conservation and education is unmatched.
Beckie has guided in the Elk Valley, BC for over a decade. She is one of only a handful of licensed female outfitters who own classified water days in British Columbia. She frequently donates her time to various schools, nonprofits and associations to support natural resource preservation. She leads womens fly fishing retreats and is an inspiration to women in the industry.
Fly fishing is Beckie’s passion, hobby, and her work. The ability to share the sport of fly fishing is what fuels her soul. Beckie has been featured in numerous magazines, fly fishing videos, and TV shows, but it is the deep connection to water that keeps her grounded.
Beckie brings her background in education, cheffing, and fly-fishing to Fly Fish Guanaja as co-captain of everything that happens.
Greg Baldwin is a true outdoorsman from Oregon who loves any kind of fishing and hunting. He’s a USCG captain and runs his own fly fishing operation in Roatan and is the chief host and lodge manager for Fly Fish Guanaja.
He has run high end fly fishing lodges in Alaska, Belize and Honduras. His experince in the fly fishing and hunting industry is uparelled. He guides legendary bird hunting in Colorado and Nebraska during the fall with his famous dog Colt. Whether he’s retrofitting a boat, tying ninja crab patterns, poling in 35 knot winds, or manhandling sharks, Greg is the man and keeps Fly Fish Guanaja in constant acceleration.
Cam made his first visit to the island when Fly Fish Guanaja was just beginning in 2008. He spends the shoulder months of the Colorado guiding season in Guanaja, hosting clients at Jones Cay and working with the FFG crew to help maintain one of the best lodges in the Caribbean. He is just as skilled behind the lens as he is with a fly rod and enjoys documenting the evolution and excitement of the Guanaja fishery through video and stills. His work helps tell the story of Guanaja’s past, present, and future. When he’s not guiding clients, or in Guanaja, you can try to find him chasing down the next story to be told through they eye of his lens.
Rankin Lester Coleman Jackson
Rankin’s passion for fishing began at an early age when he started fishing for grunts and snapper with his grandfather. He spent a little time in the military and was a rafting guide on the mainland before he settled back to his roots. He was born with the natural ability to double haul further than most clients and his keen vision of the fishery keeps him in tune with his surroundings. Rankin has quickly risen to become one of the most requested guides in the Caribbean.
Deron Dorian Jackson Juarez
Deron is the rock of Fly Fish Guanaja. Deron’s calm stealthy approach to bonefish and permit is deadly. Deron consistently shows our guests epic days flyfishing in Guanaja, even in the most challenging conditions. Deron always returns to the lodge with great stories of great fish caught. He is a born and bred man of the sea, our best mechanic, and best problem solver. Deron can do anything, and lately it’s been landing the biggest permit of the season pushing 40 pounds. He has never had a bad day in the water and if you get him joking, look out, he is hilarious.
Edwin Medina Gonzolas
In the past 8 years Edwin has grown from a teenager with great eyes to one of the best saltwater fly fishing guides in the world. Not only does Edwin see fish from zip codes away, he has made a career out of successfully guiding our anglers into trophy bonefish and permit. Edwin has grown taller than the rest of the villagers and can pole our boats through anything in pursuit of fish. He comes from North East Bight, a village of 30 people on the North side of Guanaja. As one of the head guides at Fly Fish Guanaja, Edwin is a local hero. Fishing with Edwin is a culturally-rich fish experience of a lifetime. Most guests want to take Edwin home with them because of his brilliant personality full of positive kindness. Edwin is loved by all but the fish of Guanaja, as he is their worst nightmare.
Pablo Roberto Zuniga Jackson
Pablo is the original Fly Fish Guanaja guide and has been backing us up from the beginning. He has several grand slams under his belt and knows the flats fishing in Guanaja like the back of his hands. Pablo is also a dedicated deep sea fisherman and can lead you into catching dinner like wahoo, grouper, tuna . . . and he’s landed sailfish and hooked marlin from our flats boats, only minutes outside the reef.