Local Born and Raised- Ricks Hawaiian Roots run deep, from a fifth-generation Honolulu Kama’aina family, Rick is no Johnny-come-lately to Hawaii, or fly fishing.
Years of Fly Experience- Captain Rick has been guiding fly fishers for over 30 years in the worlds top 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 Russia.
Home Waters- 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 your chances for success that Rick misspent much of his youth fishing the same bonefish flats that he guides today.
Legit- Whether it is your first guided bonefishing trip, or you have fly fished for many years, booking an out-of-town guide is always a leap of faith. Rick has the local knowledge and years fly guide experience to make for a great day on the water. Unlike some other “guides” in Honolulu, Rick is licensed, fully insured, permitted by the State of Hawaii, and a credentialed United States Coast Guard (USCG) Captain.