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Christmas Island Outfitters – Christmas Island

Location: Christmas Island (Kiribati), 1,200 miles south of Hawaii.

Fishery: The world famous Christmas Island is also the world’s largest coral atoll and is a dream destination for saltwater sight fishing. Most of the fly fishing is done wading in clear, skinny water. The bonefish are beyond abundant with the average fish in the 2-3 pound range and opportunities at fish in the 5-10 pound range. Amongst the bonefish, triggerfish and multitude of trevally species you’ll encounter on the flats, the GT reigns supreme. Anglers go to Christmas Island specifically to pit their might and skill against the great Giant Trevally in shallow water.

Accomodations: Rustic and simple. the accommodations are little more than a comfortable basecamp to rest your head at night. Rooms are clean with A/C and a bathroom. The meals are basic but filling and delicious after a day on the water. They consist of fresh seafood or chicken, pork or meat with rice or pasta.

Fishing Program:

  • 6:30 AM Breakfast
  • 7:00 AM Depart for flats
  • 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Guided fishing
  • 5:30 PM Return to lodge
  • 7:00 PM Dinner

Sample Itinerary:

  • Monday Arrive in Honolulu and overnight at your elected accommodations (independently arranged, not included).
  • Tuesday Depart Honolulu and arrive Christmas Island where you will be transported to the lodge.
  • Wednesday through Monday Six full days of guided fishing.
  • Tuesday Depart Christmas Island and arrive Honolulu* for your connecting flight home or points beyond.
  • Note: Please be aware that this flight crosses the International Date Line, so when you depart the island it will be Wednesday, and when you arrive in Honolulu it will be 10:50 AM on Tuesday. If you are planning on connecting with a flight home from Honolulu the same day, please do not book a flight prior to 1:00 PM to ensure a smooth connection. Anglers will be required to clear customs and immigration, collect baggage, and re-enter the security checkpoint.

Per person based on double occupancy:
At time of writing, subject to change

7 night/6 day package: $2,950

Included: Accommodations, meals, guided fishing, four bottles of water per person per day, ground transportation on Christmas Island.

Not Included: All airfare to Christmas Island, accommodations/meals/transfers in Honolulu, alcohol and soda, fishing license, staff and guide gratuities, departure taxes.

Season: Year-round

Capacity: 12 anglers

All arrangements are handled by our trusty friends at Fly Water Travel.

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Gear Guide

GT Flies

  • GT Brushy Profile – 6/0 Tan
  • Tarpon/Pike Snake – 3/0 Black
  • EP Mullet – 3/0 Black/Purple, 3/0 Bronze/White
  • EP Pike/Offshore – 4/0 Black/Orange
  • EP Tinker Mackerel – 3/0 Olive
  • NYAP – 4/0 Tan/White, 6/0 Tan/White, 6/0 Black/Purple

Bonefish Flies

  • Christmas Island Special – #6 Orange
  • Chili Pepper – #4
  • Gotcha – #8, #6, #4
  • RIO’s Participation Trophy – #6 Tan/Orange, #6 Pink
  • Bonefish Deep Minnow – #6 Foxee Red, #2 Foxee Red
  • EP Spawning Shrimp – #4 Tan, #4 BC Tan

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Other Species (Various Trevallys, Snappers, Wrasses) Flies

  • EP Mullet – 2/0 Black/Purple, 2/0 Bronze/White
  • EP Blueback Herring – 2/0
  • Bonefish Slider – #6 Brown, #4 Brown
  • Clouser Minnow – #2 Black, #2 Chartreuse/White, #2 Crabby, #2 Golden Shiner
  • Crease Fly – #4 Blue Back, #1 Blue Back, #4 Olive Back, #1 Olive Back

Fly Rods

  •   Features

    • Matte Midnight blank
    • Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum Midnight black w/Matte Midnight carbon insert
    • Blue accent wrap, black/black main wraps
    • REC recoil snake guides, SiC/titanium stripping guides
    • Reinforced blank increases loop strength and dampens vibration for straighter tracking and a truer cast
    • American made
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    • Guides are PVD coated in a low reflective coating for even greater durability and stealth.
    • Scott’s all new Carbon Web technology improves torsional stability.
    • Reel seat milled from aircraft grade aluminum.
    • CeRecoil stripping guides with nickel titanium frames and super slick Zirconia inserts.
    • Unmatched reliability for easily duplicated performance on the water.
  • Fast-action 9′ 8 weight for bonefish
  • Fast-action 9′ 10 weight for small trevallys and mixed bag of various other species
  • Fast-Action 9′ 12 weight for GTs

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  •   Features

    • Reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot made of 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum
    • Alternating stacked carbon composite and stainless steel disc drag system
    • Quick change spool, user convertible retrieval direction
    • Completely sealed drag system
    • Made in USA
  •   Features

    • Designed to balance perfectly with lighter rods
    • Zero start-up inertia and precise low-end control protects light tippets
    • Lighter version of the sealed and maintenance-free carbon and stainless steel disc drag
    • Adjusts from zero to full drag in a single drag knob rotation
    • 30% lighter and 30% narrower than Mirage
    • Strong, yet lightweight, 6061 T6 aluminum, type II anodizing
  • Why we love Tibors


    • New Frost finishes utilize Tibor’s Certified Mil-A-8625 Type II Anodizing with fewer polishing steps for a less reflective surface with the same durability
    • Made from solid aluminum bar stock
    • Lightweight to balance with modern fly rods and reduce casting fatigue
    • Triple outgoing line signals, easily removable for silent operation
    • World famous Tibor drag system
    • Made and assembled in the USA
  • Durable 8 weight size reel with smooth drag system and at least 150 yds of #20 backing for bonefish
  • Durable 10 weight size reel with smooth drag system and at least 200 yds of #20 or #30 backing for various species
  • High quality, premium 12 weight reel with smooth, powerful drag system and at least 250 yds of #68 (Hatch Premium Backing) for GTs

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Fly Lines

  •   Features

    • Designed to target everything that swims in hot, shallow, saltwater
    • Long-body, weight-forward taper allows for both subtle presentations and punching larger flies into the wind
    • Tropic Plus coating is fused to a solid monofilament core so line shoots smoothly and stays tangle free in extreme tropical heat
    • Blue running line transitions into sand colored head
    • Welded loops
  •   Features

    • Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability
    • The perfect line for bonefish, tarpon, and permit on the flats; also great for snook, redfish, and sea trout
    • Overweighted by .75 sizes to load rods quickly; use designated line weight for your rod
    • Short, powerful head turns over long leaders with heavy flies
    • Tropi-Core technology remains stiff and slick in tropical environments
  • Weight forward tropical floating WF8F fly line, that loads easy, punches into the wind and can be presented softly. For bonefish.
  • Weight forward tropical floating WF10F fly line, that loads easy and punches into the wind for trevally, wrasses and other species.
  • Weight forward tropical floating WF12F fly line, that loads easy and carries big flies for GTs

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Bonefish Leaders & Tippet

  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 16 lb
  • RIO Bonefish Leader – 12 lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 12 lb, 16 lb

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GT Leaders & Tippet

  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 80 lb, 100 lb

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Multi Species Leaders & Tippet

  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 20 lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 20 lb, 25 lb

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Fishing Apparel

  • Sun protection is critical. Lightweight, quick-drying technical fishing apparel with built-in UPF protection is best.
  • Simms Flats Sneakers are excellent for wading around coral

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