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The Best Flies and Gear 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

The Best Flies and Assortments Christmas Island


Additional Links and Resources for Fly Fishing in Christmas Island




Gear Checklist for Christmas Island:


 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
36 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)


Red's Pro's Picks for Fly Fishing Christmas Island:
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Sage SALT HD Fly Rods for Flats Fishing Sage SALT HD Fly Rod // Grand Slam Saltwater Setup
Our Price: $1,778.98 // 9 - 12 Weights plus $150

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Winston AIR SALT Fly Rod // Grand Slam Saltwater Setup Winston AIR SALT Fly Rod // Grand Slam Saltwater Setup
Our Price: $1,783.94 Includes a FREE SA Grand Slam Fly Line!
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You save $99.95!

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Sage SALT HD Fly Rods Sage SALT HD Fly Rods
Our Price: $950.00
Sage MOTIVE Saltwater Fly Rod // Complete Setup Sage MOTIVE Saltwater Fly Rod // Grand Slam Saltwater Setup
Our Price: $905.97 // 10 - 12 Weight Plus $50
Sage Motive Saltwater Fly Rods Sage MOTIVE Saltwater Fly Rods
Our Price: $500.00

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HATCH NOMAD PLIER - Includes Lanyard and Sheath Hatch Nomad Plier / ON CLEARANCE!
Our Price: $300.00
Sale Price!: $262.00
You save $38.00!
Simms Bounty Hunter Rod Vault Simms Bounty Hunter Rod Vault
Our Price: $199.95

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Smith Optics - Guide's Choice - Tortoise/Brown Lens Smith Optics - Guide's Choice - Havanna
Our Price: $179.00 to $249.00
Bonefish Flies for Christmas Island Bonefish Fly Assortment for Christmas Island
List Price: $146.99
Our Price: $135.99
You save $11.00!

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Simms SUPERLIGHT PANT - Dries Fast! Simms SUPERLIGHT Fishing Pants / 2018 Style ON CLEARANCE!
Our Price: $69.95
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Simms Solarflex Longsleeve Crewneck Artist Series Simms Solarflex Longsleeve Crewneck Artist Series / ON CLEARANCE!
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Simms Dry Creek Dry Bag Simms Dry Creek Dry Bag
Our Price: $29.95 to $49.95
Simms LONG-BILLED FLATS CAP SIMMS LONG-BILLED FLATS CAP / ON CLEARANCE!
Our Price: $29.95
Sale Price!: $25.95
You save $4.00!
Simms Neoprene Wading Sock Simms Neoprene Wading Sock / ON CLEARANCE!
Our Price: $24.95
Sale Price!: $19.95
You save $5.00!

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