Feb 28th, 2019
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. We 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 and rival anything you’ve experienced 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!
Yellow Margin Triggerfish (or Peach Faced)
Long Faced Emperor
Sweet Lips Snapper
Yellow fin Tuna
Grouper (possibly yellow-spotted?)
Small Spotted Dart
Banded Trevally (or blue trevally)
Golden Trevally – This is a magnificent catch, the “permit” of Christmas Island.
Contact Dylan or Andy at 800.552.2729 for more information on Christmas Island