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Packing List for Christmas Island Fly Fishing Trips

Anglers heading for Christmas Island should be well prepared for a big variety of species! Bonefish and Giant Trevally are the most revered, but anglers will find Blue Fin Trevally, Golden Trevally, Triggerfish, Lady Fish, Milk Fish, and many more. This list should provide a great base for prepping yourself for a successful trip

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Gear Checklist:

 8 weight saltwater fly rods and reel w/ Tropical Floating Fly Line (Bonefish, Small Trevally, Triggerfish)
 10 weight saltwater fly rod and reel w/ Tropical Floating Fly Line (Blue Fin Trevally, Small GT's)
12 weight saltwater fly rod and reel w/ Tropical Floating Fly Line (GT's and Off Shore Species)
Flats Sneakers or Boots (NO cheap dive boots or zip-ups)
Saltwater Pliers
Neoprene Wading Socks
Nippers
48 Bonefish Flies for Christmas Island
Baitfish Fly Assortment for Giant Trevally and Other Pacific Species
(2) pairs polarized sunglasses (Copper lens preferred w/ tethers Amber color for cloudy days)
(3) pairs quick dry fishing pants
(3) guide quick dry fishing shirts
(4) Tapered Bonefish Leaders 16-20# Test
16, 20, 40, 60, and 100 lb. RIO Fluorocarbon Saltwater Tippet
10, 12, 16, 20 # Saltwater Fluorocarbon Tippet
Waterproof Roll Top Bag (for leaving on the boat while wading)
Waterproof Hip Pack, Sling Pack, or Backpack (designed for saltwater so that it can be rinsed clean - most anglers like Sling packs because they are more accessible than backpacks, but sit high enough to stay out of the water when wading waist deep)
Good sunscreen/SPF Lipbalm
(2) Buffs (UV protection for your face and neck)
Packable Lightweight Rain Jacket
Sun Gloves

General Packing List for Flats Trips:
Headlamp or flashlight
Insect Repellent
YETI Type Beverage Cup
Water Bottle
(2) Hat(s)
Sandals or Flip Flops
Camera, batteries, charge cords
Passport (Check the EXP Date & Make a back-up copy)
Ear plugs (in case your bunkmate snores)
Toiletries/Personal Items
Pen in your carry-on (for Immigration paperwork)
Tape for stripping fingers
AUSD $$ are recommended for tips, general expenses (tips vary by lodge)



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