Sun, sand and surf called us to the Hawaiian Islands. Since we couldn’t get away for Christmas, this was out winter vacation to Oahu. I’ve dreamt of catching bonefish on the fly since I was a kid sifting through articles of places like Belize, Bahamas, and Turks Caicos.
I like the simplicity of flats fishing, rod, reel, box of flied, shorts and wet wading. I was happy to have gotten my Orvis Helios H2 back from Vermont where they actually replaced the rod versus correcting the two sections. Next up was lining up a limited edition Galvan T8 with a floating line and backing.
I’d research some patterns that was developed by Terry “Coach” Duffield, spam and eggs. I quick visit to the fly shop I bought some Charlies, and Gotchas.
Our accommodations are nice, a cottage in Kailua with a private lanai, outdoor shower, hanging hammock chairs, modern kitchen and freshly remodeled in Island theme. I set out my fluorocarbon to be packed but it’s not in my pack. I’ll probably not be able to get out until Saturday, but will be scouting some salt flats once I find some tippet.
Here’s a great article I found while doing some research. Not sure how the author was able to get the itinerary centered around his fishing time, but I’ll have to explore around while the kids are in tow. My wife has a a two day conference in Honolulu, so trying to make the most of it.