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» General Information:
Christmas Island (Kiribati) is located 1,200 miles south of Hawaii, is a unique and natural masterpiece that magically combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success. Endless hard sand flats fishing, remarkable numbers of cruising bonefish and trevally, and consistent year-round weather await all who visit this unique atoll.

Fly fishing guides at Christmas Island have been handpicked for their overall level of experience and skill, calmness under pressure, and instructional abilities. Each day anglers will depart via truck or catamaran for the day's flats fishing. Virtually all fly fishing entails sight casting to visible fish while wading in shallow water.
Christmas Island's plentiful bonefish average 2 to 4 pounds, though each week presents numerous opportunities for larger bonefish in the 5 to 10 pound class.

Excellent blue water fishing for tuna, wahoo, and others...

» Package:
The operation runs from Tuesday to Tuesday, with the following itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival and overnight in Honolulu.
Day 2 (Tuesday): Morning flight from Honolulu to Christmas Island. Airport pickup, arrival to lodge and after accommodation in rooms, meeting with guides.
Day 3 to 8: 6 full fishing days.
Fishing days begin at 8 am until 4.30 pm, stopping at midday for lunch.
Day 9 (Tuesday): Return flight from Christmas Island to Honolulu. Overnight.
Day 10: Departure from Honolulu.

» Accommodation:
The lodge is located halfway between the airport and London on a secluded section of beach, and can accommodate up to 12 anglers. Accommodations consist of three split level buildings, each with four separate units. Each room is configured to house two anglers and have a private bathroom. Rooms are very simple, relatively rustic but kept clean and features ample space for your gear. Top floor rooms look out at the vast Pacific ocean with fantastic ocean breezes that fill your room. Rooms cleaned and restocked with soda, water and beer every day during your stay. Each unit is equipped with screened windows, fans, a small refrigerator, and simple plastic table and chairs. Meals are a very basic and regularly comprise fresh seafood (snapper, tuna & wahoo, lobster, mantis shrimp), chicken, pork, rice, pasta and sometimes steak. Fresh vegetables and fruit are very hard to keep in supply.

» Tackle and Equipment:
Reels: for saltwater and a good brake system, 20 pound test backing for line #8 and 30 pound test for lines # 10-#12 and # 14.

Lines: for saltwater and tropical weather for rod #8 Wt, WF floating line; for rod # 10 Wt, WF floating line and 300-350 grain sinking line; for rod #12 Wt and #14 Wt, 400-600 grain sinking line.

Leaders: 9 feet and 20 pounds of fluorocarbon or monofilament tapered leaders. Fluorocarbon spools of 15, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 pounds.

Flies for GT, Bluefin and Dorado: EP Blue Back Herring; EP Peanut Butter Olive/Polar; EP Peanut Butter Gray; EP Anchovy; EP Mackerel; Rainy´s Bubblehead Green Yellow; Rainy´s Bubblehead Olive/Silver; Leftys Deceivers; Large Clousers; etc... Hooks # 2/0 and # 3/0.

Flies for Bonefish: Gotcha; Crazy Charlie; Bonefish Special; Spawning Shripms; Bo ogle Head; Borki´s Bonefish; etc... Hooks # 4 and # 6.

Flies for Permit: Del´s Merkin; EP Floating Crab; AVALON´s Fly; Bauer´s Crab-Tan; Rag Head Crab Tan; etc.. Hooks # 4 and # 2.

Flies for Billfish: FPF Ballyhoo blue/pearl/red; FPF Hot Fish; FPF Black Attack; Billfish Popper; FPF Squid; Leftys Deceivers; etc... Hooks # 5/0 and # 6/0.

» Additional Information:
There are some things to take into account when traveling to Christmas Island:
The fishing operation itself is more like a fishing camp.
Lodging is basic, clean but many things are still to be improved and lack of maintenance is a characteristic of the island.
Harsh pesticides are not allowed on the island, therefore there's an important amount of bugs that come and go. You will see that the staff cleans your room every day but totally keeping the bugs out of the rooms is next to impossible. Nevertheless, you can war the staff about this and they can spray RAID to help you put for a couple of days.
As the island is located in the middle of the pacific, there's few fresh water and soil. Even though the chef has experience with worldwide cuisine, meals are very basic. Something to take into consideration is the lunch, they continue to be the weak point of the meals so it is highly recommended to bring along to the trip some nuts, granola bars and snacks.
Water is scarce and you MUST NOT drink water from the tab. Everyday you'll have news sodas, water and beers in the fridge, also please keep count on what you consume.
It's always recommended to have your important belongings under lock, just in case.

 » Rates /  2017
US$ 2,570.- Per person on double basis.
Rates include
7-night accommodation, all meals, 6 fishing days with guide and skiff and all ground transportation on the island. 4 mineral water per day/angler.
Rates do not include:
Airfare to Honolulu, airfare to Christmas Island, accommodations/meals/transfers in Honolulu, travel insurance, alcohol & soda, fishing license (U$S 50.-), staff and guide gratuities (U$S 20.-/U$S 40.- per guide per day and U$S 100.- pe week/person), departure taxes (U$S 24.-).
A Visa voucher is required for some countries.

 » HOSTED TRIP! 15 Aug 2017 to 22 Aug 2017
US$ 2,470.- HOST: Daniel Beilinson

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