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Christmas Island Outfitters

Without a doubt, bonefish and giant trevally get all of the glory when it comes to Christmas Island. However, those species are really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to available targets. I encourage everyone who makes the trip to go there with a throw-at-anything-that-moves mentality. You will be amazed at the incredible creatures that will attack your fly and you’ll find that some of these species can pack a major punch rivaling anything you’ll experience on a fly rod.

Below are just some of the alternate species that will readily eat a fly on Christmas Island (common guide names are used). If you have a great image of a Christmas Island “bonus” species not listed below we would love to see it!

If you have a great image of an additional species not listed here (except for bonefish and giant trevally) we would love to see it!

Please post your image on Instagram¬†and/or Facebook and tag us with @flywatertravel or you may email Dylan Rose HERE. If we end up using your image in our list of species below we’ll send you a Fly Water Travel hat. We look forward to seeing all the interesting species that you’ve encountered on the island.

Yellow Margin Triggerfish (or Peach Faced)

Picasso Triggerfish

Yellow Snapper

Long Faced Emperor

Sweet Lips Snapper


Yellow fin Tuna

Grouper (possibly yellow-spotted?)

Small Spotted Dart

Rainbow Wrasse

Banded Trevally (or blue trevally)

Bluefin Trevally

Golden Trevally – This is a magnificent catch, the “permit” of Christmas Island.


Mantis Shrimp