HI Tide Fly Fishing located on the island of Oahu is a Hawaii Saltwater Fly Fishing guide service targeting Hawaii Bonefish on fly fishing and light tackle spinning gear.
Oahu, Hawaii is world renowned for its breathtaking beaches, amazing surf breaks and beautiful mountain ranges. However, one thing the most isolated island chain on earth is not well known for is saltwater fly fishing and it’s trophy bone fishery. The first thing that comes to mind when fishing in Hawaii is deep sea fishing.
The island of O’ahu, which means the gathering place, is home to some of the largest bonefish or “‘O’io” on earth. We have amazing flats on both the eastern side of the island and the southern side that present the visiting angler opportunities to wade or pole flats in search of these elusive giants. Our bonefish average 5 to 7 pounds consistently, but come prepared for shots at some in the 8 – 10 pound plus range.
If you would like to bring your own equipment a 9′ 8wt saltwater rod with a saltwater safe fly reel with a good drag loaded with 200 yards of 20 pound backing, Tropical Saltwater floating fly line 9′ tapered flourocarbon leader 12-16 pounds.
No fishing license is required for Saltwater fishing in Hawaii.
Action Craft 1620 Fly Fisher is a 16′ boat and is powered by a reliable Yamaha F70 outboard. Action Craft boats are well built and is the perfect boat for fishing the flats here in Hawaii. Built for fly fishing the boat has plenty of dry storage space, securely store 8 fly rods under the gunnel, large bow casting deck. The boat has a very comfortable dry ride, safe, and stable flats fishing skiff. The boat is equipped with a leaning rail on the bow for comfort and when extra balance is needed, 4 U.S Coast Guard approved life jackets, flares, VHF radio and first aid kit. The boat is clean and well maintained.
Having a flats boat gives the anglers the advantage when sight fishing. When the tide is low and fish are tailing in skinny water, wading is the best option using the skiff to move to different flats quickly and getting the best possible shots. When the tide rises and is to high to effectively sight fish while wading, poling and fishing from the boat gives anglers the advantage to see fish. Poling also allows us to cover more water to find the bonefish.
Location & Transportation
If you need transportation to and from the marina we can set you up with a cab. Uber has the best rates on getting around Honolulu.
Anglers who are interested in flying in from the neighbor islands. Hawaiian Airlines has early flights into Honolulu International airport. Please email us to coordinate the dates and flight times.