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Old 03-08-2017, 02:24 PM
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Default Christmas Island!!!

Just paid my deposit for a trip to Christmas Island for Bones & GTs

Nov 13 - 21.. Fly to Honolulu and overnite then onto Christmas Island!!

Need 8wt, 10wt and 12 wt setups and the outfitter sent me samples of flies to tie..

This will be my first "Big Time" saltwater excursion - something tells me it wil not be my last!!!!!
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I am happy for you

I hope it's all you dreamed of. Anxiously waiting for pics and stories.


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You should practice for a day or two here in Honolulu on some of our big Bonefish.


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My dad was there in the forces late 50's... Would love to head there one day but it's a hell of a trek from the UK... he's got some cracking old photo's
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Default Re: Christmas Island!!!

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I am thinking about doing just that! Spend and extra day or two in Honolulu.. Researching guides - any recommendations?
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I am thinking about doing just that! Spend and extra day or two in Honolulu.. Researching guides - any recommendations?


Depends if you want to go out on a flats skiff or just wade the reef. PM me for info.


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Be sure to bring some Milkfish flies! What lodge you staying at? I'm heading down 4/25/17. PM if you have any questions on gear, flies etc.

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Sounds like a fly fishing trip of a lifetime, congrats!
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Default Re: Christmas Island!!!

I have begun to gather my gear for the trip! Last week while I was in PA visiting my father I not only fished in Carlisle, I shopped there too :-)

The staff at TCO in Boiling Springs helped me spec out my new 8wt setup. I was already pretty sure that the Loomis NRX was going to be my choice for my 8wt rod, but I was still undecided on a reel. I have been an Abel fan for many years but I am finding they just don't seem to balance that great with the new super light rods. TCO sells Hatch reels and they had the full lineup in the case. I was SO impressed I ended choosing the Hatch Finatic 7plus. I had researched Nautilus and Galvan as well and really like them both but the fact that TCO sells Hatch and I could actually hold the reel swayed me to Hatch :-) The setup casts like a dream!

That was the BIG purchase but i also picked up a pair of SIMMS Intruder flats boots, a SIMMS Z-Sling waterproof pack, 2 SIMMS sunshirts and 2 SIMMS Superlite zip off pants!

The best part was TCO had everything in stock, so I was able to try on for size, compare to other brands, etc.. It was an expensive day but I checked off a big part of my list :-)
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I'm happy for you but really, really envious!
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