Christmas Island // The Perfect 11 Weight GT Setup
Christmas Island Perfect GT Setup
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The Perfect GT Setup For Christmas Island
While you don't have to mimic this exact rig, this is a great setup to model your setup around. A reel with a strong drag as these fish are extremely powerful and at times you may have to tighten to prevent a fish from running into coral. The ideal fly line is quick loading and turns over a large, heavy fly.
Christmas Island is one of a few destinations where you can get a shot at a large GT. It's important to have a handful of large baitfish patterns with big hooks. Typically baitfish flies with 4/0 to 6/0 hooks are preferred.
GT's hunt in packs and can appear at a moments notice. you should be ready with a quick loading fly line to take advantage of the opportunity. A 6ft 80lb fluorocarbon leader is important as these fish will often run or rub the coral.