Adventure Travel

Our Top 4 Bonefish Flies for Christmas Island

It's no secret that when you head to Christmas Island (Kiritimati) that you're going to catch a TON of bonefish. This is one of the many reasons that Christmas Island is such a fantastic place for the budding saltwater angler. When you arrive at your first saltwater flat, you'll be met with cruising bonefish. Now you need to determine which fly you should start with. A great place to start would be with the island's namesake fly: the Christmas Island Special.

Scientific Anglers: “Connections”

Connections— In this episode Fly Fusion Magazine Editor, Derek Bird along with Associate Editor Jim McLennan fish the creek and river mouths that run into one of North America’s largest fjord lakes. The sockeye cycle draws them there, but they’re not fishing for the salmon that have traveled over 500 miles to spawn in the glacial streams feeding the lake. They’re there to take advantage of the wild rainbow trout that rely on the spawning salmon as a food source.