Auction for Christmas Island Guides - Moana Kofe Framed Map
By Andy Archer
March 17, 2021
Fly Water Travel is auctioning off a framed copy of Moana Kofe's iconic map of Christmas Island. All proceeds will be wired directly to the guides of Christmas Island Outfitters and the staff at Sunset Horizon Fishing Lodge. 

Moana Kofe was more than a legendary and pioneering guide on Christmas Island. He was a charming human being who was deeply connected to his island. Anyone that was fortunate enough to spend time walking the flats of Christmas Island with Moana felt his unbridled enthusiasm and an intimate, spiritual knowledge of the flats. His famous map, framed here with six encased bonefish flies, showcases some of the most fabled saltwater fly fishing environs on planet earth.

Since the middle of February 2020, anglers have not been able to visit Christmas Island due to the nation of Kiribati's ongoing quarantine restrictions. The good news is that so far, Christmas Island is one of the few remaining places in the world that has not had any confirmed cases of the virus. The bad news, however, is that the guides of Christmas Island Outfitters and the staff at Sunset Horizon have not worked in that time. To help them out during this economically stressful time, all proceeds from the winning bid will be wired directly to the island.

Auction Details:
The auction is now live and will remain open until Monday, March 22 at 12:00 PM PST. 

Starting bid: $150

Winning bid: $2,400
The highest bid will be declared the winner on Monday, March 22 at 12:00 PM PST. The map will be shipped to the winner directly.

Thank you for your ongoing support for the people of Christmas Island! We hope to all be walking the flats there again in the not-so-distant-future.