Kauai, Hawaii

We offer guided fly fishing for two sub-species of Pacific Bonefish (O'io in Hawaiian) and three species of Trevally on a few saltwater flats on Kauai. Freshwater guided fly fishing for Peacock Bass (or Tucanare) is limited to several private ponds, and Rainbow Trout are stocked annually and available during the summer between June and September.  Rainbow Trout were introduced to Kauai in the 1920s and are found in five very remote streams on the island (three of which still support natural reproduction). The Bonefish in Hawaii average between five to eight pounds, with numerous chances at double-digit fish measuring over 30 inches. These large fish often travel as singles or in 2-packs or 3-packs. Our guides have between 8 and 12 years experience guiding in these Hawaiian waters, and specialize in optimizing your time on the flats based on tides and the prevailing weather conditions. Guided saltwater fly fishing trips are wade trips only. Wade trips are significantly less expensive, extremely tailorable and flexible, and usually more productive than sharing the casting platform fishing from a flats boat. Our local guides are friendly, extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled at polishing your casting technique and putting you on fish. While on the flats, you will have the opportunity to catch a wide variety of saltwater fish, including: barracuda, needlefish, pufferfish, triggerfish, and any one of three species of Trevally: Giant Trevally (Ulua in Hawaiian), Bluefin Trevally (Omilu), and Golden Trevally (Budaguchi). Small Trevally of any variety are called Papio in Hawaiian. The island of Oahu is the perfect base of operations from which to add a day (or longer) fly fishing excursion to Kauai (tides and weather permitting). Bonefish, Peacock Bass and Rainbow Trout are Catch and Release.

Food

Our guides can arrange for a packed lunch on most daily guided fishing trips. Additionally, our guides are a tremendous resource for dining recommendations. Contact us if your travel plans require assistance with and/or recommendations for meals.

Lodging

We can assist with daily or weekly lodging arrangements at various local hotels or island vacation rentals. Contact us if you need lodging during your stay.

Travel

Plan your flights from the mainland to arrive and depart Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Your trip to Kauai will require an inter-island connection from the Honolulu International Airport. Contact us if you would like assistance with air transportation. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Fishing Gear

Your trip cost includes the use of top quality gear, including rods, reels and flies. Saltwater flats boots may be available in your size. Check with your guide before arriving. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own equipment -- fly rods should be 8wt or 9wt with a large arbor reel. Saltwater flats boots and polarized sunglasses are essentially mandatory gear. Plan to dress to protect against both wind and sun exposure and always have rain gear available. Some other items to consider packing: camera, hat and/or buff, stripping basket, waist pack with water bottle(s) and sunscreen/chapstick.

Non-fishing Activities

Sight-seeing, snorkling, hiking, golf and surfing are just a few of the non-fishing activities available. Contact us for assistance with any non-fishing activity suggestions for you or your family and friends.

Cost

A full day of guided saltwater fly fishing costs $400, including a packed lunch and pick-up/drop-off at your hotel. Additional anglers may add additional cost. Gratuities for your guide are not included in this cost.

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Testimonial

I have used a large number of guides over the years and I judge them not only on their fishing skills, but their personality and customer service. Rob is right at the top in those areas. I would fish with him again, which is high praise for me.
Steve C., Frindley, MN

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