Shopping: Tie One On
A look inside Nervous Water, the only fly-fishing store in the Islands.
|Nervous Water offers custom-tied saltwater flies, as well as fishing reels and fish tales. photo: Daeja Fallas|
Stan Wright, the Hawai‘i fishing personality from Let’s Go Fishing, gives a tongue-in-cheek warning in his slow Texas drawl, “Never let these guys give you a fly. Naturally it’s going to catch a fish and you’re gonna have to come in and buy all the stuff that goes into making it.” Nervous Water has become a gathering place for characters like Wright, with their preposterous (but perhaps true?) tales of saltwater fly-fishing. Between the fanciful flies and the old-timers bellying up to the bar, there’s something for everyone. Nervous Water; 3434 Wai‘alae Ave., 734-7359, or visit www.nervouswaterhawaii.com.
Did you know that Hawai‘i has both fresh and saltwater fishing?