Often we get asked on what flies do Hawaiian Bonefish eat!? The Bonefish here in Hawaii can sometimes be tough to fool into eating a fly. On this page I have selected some flies that I often use here in Hawaii that are easily purchased on-line through EP Flies, SS Flies and Fulling Mill or tied on your own. Presentation with Hawaiian Bonefish is also very important, knowing where to place the fly and when to strip and not too and how fast. More Hawaii Bonefish flies can be found at Hawaii’s only fly shop Nervous Water Hawaii.
The Spawning shrimp from EP flies in size 4 tied with heavier dumbbell eyes in more deeper rocky flats where the fish are cruising and getting there attention.
EP Micro crab is a great fly for those skinny water tailing Bonefish. Having a few tan, dark brown and olive flies are always good to have. I’m not a fan of weed guards especially for spooky fish in skinny water so I usually clip them off.
SS Flies Mantis. I like to have them tied with medium gold eyes but having some bead chain eyes are also great for those skinny water tailer.