Ricks Hawaiian Roots run deep, born to a fifth-generation Honolulu Kama’aina family, Rick is no Johnny-come-lately to Hawaii, or fly fishing.
Captain Rick has been guiding fly fishers for over 30 years in top worldwide angling destinations working with the world’s finest lodges as a professional fly guide and lodge manager. Guiding thousands of days on Bonefish flats in Hawaii, Trout streams of the American West and Patagonian Argentina, Steelhead Rivers of Pacific Northwest, and fabled Atlantic Salmon Rivers of the Kola Peninsula in North Western Russia.
Captain Rick caught his first Hawaiian bonefish on a fly in 1976, and fly fished throughout the Hawaiian Islands for many years without seeing another fly angler (it was great while it lasted). It also doesn’t hurt that Rick misspent much of his youth fishing the same bonefish flats that he guides today.
Whether it is your first guided bonefishing trip, or you have fly fished for many years, Rick has the knowledge and patience to make a day on the water truly memorable. Unlike other “guides” in Honolulu, Rick is licensed and permitted by the State of Hawaii, fully insured, and a credentialed United States Coast Guard (USCG) Captain.