Aloha from sunny Hawaii! I have been guiding fly fishers here in Hawaii for over 12 years, and my son Captain Joaquin has been guiding for 8 years. We are both licensed USCG Captains and carry liability insurance. I was a fly guide in Turangi New Zealand for both trout and saltwater species for nearly 20 years, and Joaquin was born in NZ and has been fly fishing since age 4. He is a keen spear-fisher, free diver, surfer, and all round water guy. He has been guiding for our monster bonefish here in Honolulu and is a master at it. His fly creations are very inventive, and super effective, and he can cast a mile, and is the hardest working, and most personable guide in Hawaii. You will greatly enjoy his company and expertise. We both try our best to concentrate on sight fishing whenever conditions permit, and we both have uncanny “bonefish eyes” and can spot approaching bonefish long before 90% of our clients, to increase your chances of making the right cast.
Our style of guiding is the classic service, where the guide is by your side all day, making sure you get a shot at every opportunity. We fish all the flats on Oahu, and often use a kayak (5 to 10 minute ride) to access some flats that are not fished much. When conditions don’t permit good sight fishing we set you up in hot spots, learned through years of experience here, where blind casting will often produce hookups on passing bonefish. Our bonefish average about 6 pounds, with many 8 to 10 pounders landed every year. My biggest is over 13 pounds, and I know of one landed on a fly about 17 to 18 pounds. We all practice strict catch and release here.
We cater to both fly fisherman and spin fisherman. We can supply all gear at no charge, TFO rods, flies etc, but suggest you have your own wading boots as ours might not fit well. You will also need good Polaroid sunglasses. For great shades, I suggest you look at www.habervision.com, and if you use my affinity code name PAPIO, you can get a 50% discount! Amber lenses are the best all around color. You will also need a good sunhat, sunscreen, and be prepared to be wading in our warm tropical crystal clear waters all day.
We supply bottled water and some snacks, clients must bring their own lunch. We will pick you up at any Honolulu hotel, and can suggest some good budget deals. We also will point you in the right direction for some DIY after fishing with us, including hot spots right in Waikiki, surfer girls paddling by while you fish!! Hope to see you here! Mahalo and tightlines, Louie the Fish!!.
Our rates as of 5/2013 are:
- $450 per day for one or two anglers
- $300 per half day for one or two anglers
- Louie the Fish at firstname.lastname@example.org, cell 808 741 5622
- Joaquin at email@example.com or cell 808 291 8131