If you are heading to Christmas Island, the Orange Christmas Island Special will likely by your #1 fly. Year in and year out this is the fly that gets it done. 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 – Orange
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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