The Pearl Christmas Island Special is a classic color. It blends in with the light color of the flats and works well when brighter colored flies are not producing. It is sparsely tied, which is what South Pacific bonefish like, and features brass eyes to get it down and turn it over on the notoriously windy flats.
Christmas Island Special – Pearl
We carry Christmas Island Specials in #4, #6 and #8. The #4 and #6 have 5/32″ brass eyes and the #8’s have smaller 1/8″ brass eyes. The #6 is the ‘go to’ size and you will burn them up! The smaller and lighter #8’s are ideal when the tide is low, the flats are shallow and the bonefish get nervous.
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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