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Guide Service

Nervous Water is home to Honolulu’s most trusted and experienced guide service. We currently offer guided shallow water bonefish fly fishing trips on the island of Oahu. Use of top shelf G. Loomis tackle is available for no added charge! We will also provide leaders and our guide's magic hand tied flies.

2017 rates for 1 or 2 anglers
$300 for a 4 hour half day trip
$450 for an 8 hour full day trip

Please email us or call the shop to book a trip!

Nervous Water is proud to feature Capt. Ed Tamai as our head guide. Ed was born and bred here on Oahu, and has fished here since he was a little boy. A lifetime spent on the water has given Ed a wealth of knowledge about the Hawaiian reefs, the plants and animals that live there, and the tides and currents which control their lives. Ed is happy to pass this knowledge on to his clients, whether guiding experienced saltwater anglers to a trophy bonefish, or helping beginners catch their first saltwater fish on a fly rod. Ed is a USCG certified 100 ton captain. Ed is a member of the G. Loomis pro staff and their featured fly fishing guide in Hawaii.


Here's what one of Ed's recent clients had to say:


I was very glad that I opted to hire Ed Tamai as my guide during my recent vacation on Oahu.  I am an avid fly fisherman (trout on rivers, primarily) and was intrigued to try my hand at bone fishing one the flats of Oahu. Ed was very patient as he helped me amend my casting stroke to better accommodate the 25+ mph trade winds that are typical during the winter. I used my own 8# rod/line, but Ed shared his “ono” flies with me.  He always saw the tailing bones long before I did and was adept at getting me to advantageous casting positions.  With his skill and a little aloha from the Hawaiian fishing gods I hooked, fought and landed a 10# bone fish within my first hour!  What a thrill.  The rest of the day was a slower, but Ed consistently put me into bone after bone until we were blown off the water late in the afternoon.  During the dry spells, Ed kept me active and entertained with local stories and interesting information about the reef, fish and ocean.  The day passed quickly and will be remembered for years.

For even a seasoned fisherman looking to enjoy a line ripping Hawaii bone, I highly recommend visiting Nervous Waters and hiring Ed to guide you to success.  His knowledge and skills will give you the best shot at landing one of these spectacular fish. It is well worth the money.  I look forward to returning in the summer!  Mahalo nui…Marc Pujalet, Jan 2012




Interested in fishing offshore or at Lake Wilson reservoir? Call or email us for a guide referral.



Nervous Water is fortunate to have had some of the best anglers in Hawaii as our former guides. Kevin Faucheux and Lars Akerberg have both moved on to pursue their careers on the mainland- Kevin to New Orleans, and Lars to British Columbia. We wish them all the best in their new endeavors.

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