Hosted - Christmas Island w/ Kevin Bell December 8 - 15, 2020
We can’t think of a better Christmas gift than a trip with Wild on the Fly and Kevin Bell as we journey to Christmas Island in December 2020.
The fact that virtually every fly angler in North America has heard of Christmas Island is far from coincidence. Amidst the vast inventory of the world’s saltwater destinations, Christmas Island is a unique and natural masterpiece that magically combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success. Endless hard sand flats, remarkable numbers of cruising bonefish and trevally, and consistent year-round weather await all who visit this unique atoll. Guides at Christmas Island Outfitters have been handpicked for their overall level of experience and skill, calmness under pressure, and instructional abilities. Each day anglers will depart via truck or catamaran for the day’s fishing. Virtually all fishing entails sight casting to visible fish while wading in shallow water.
"Christmas Island is a strange and wondrous saltwater seascape that seems to have been infinitely blessed by the fishing gods. It is a vast Matrix-like network of endless hard sand flats, lagoons, channels and reefs spread out across the Earth’s largest raised coral atoll. The main lagoon harbors the world’s most expansive system of productive shallow water flats. Bonefish, trevally, trigger fish, sharks, snappers, puffers and milk fish patrol more than 100 named flats perfectly designed for wading fly anglers. Christmas Island is a veritable wonderland for the saltwater fly angler and Christmas Island Outfitters is there to make your dreams come true."
Feel free to have a look at the Q and A for Christmas Island. Sitting 1200 miles south of Hawaii just north of the equator, Christmas Island is truly a destination just for fishing.
Our 2020 Itinerary:
Monday / December 7: You will need to arrive in Honolulu on Monday or before and overnight at your elected hotel (accommodations are independently arranged and not included).
Tuesday / December 8: Depart Honolulu / Arrive Christmas Island: Outside of customs you will be met by head guide Bita (Peter) Kairoi (head guide). Bita will help you load your gear into the lodges transport truck(s), then you will drive 30 minutes to the lodge. Once there you will receive a brief introduction from Bita and/or Kata (the lodge manager), check into your room and prepare tackle for fishing the next day.
Wednesday to Monday / December 9 - 14:
Six full days of fishing on Christmas Island.
Each day you’ll depart via truck or catamaran for the day’s fishing, and spend time exploring the endless hard sand flats and pristine atolls that surround the island of Kiribati. Virtually all fly fishing entails sight casting to visible fish while wading in shallow water.
The typical daily schedule at Christmas Island Outfitters:
7:00AM: Depart for flats
8:00AM – 4:30PM: Fishing
5:30PM: Back at the lodge
Please keep in mind that your daily schedule will vary in accordance with tide conditions and your fishing desires.
Tuesday / December 15: Depart Christmas Island / Arrive Honolulu.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call, email, or better yet stop by and say hi.