Christmas Island // The Perfect 8 Weight Bonefish Setup
Christmas Island Perfect Bonefish Setup
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ALL Fly Reels Include Free Dacron Backing and Set up Left Hand Retrieve Unless Otherwise Specified.
The Perfect Bonefish 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 sealed drag is important as you'll be wading a lot and it's likely your reel takes a dunk and has exposure to the sand. The ideal fly line is quick loading and still delicate for the large groups of bones, or big cruising singles.
Christmas Island requires a variety of Christmas Island Specials in different weights and sizes depending on the depth of water you are fishing and the tides. You want a setup that is quick loading as sometimes the casts are short and schools of bones can sneak up on you.
Because of the clear water a pure Fluorocarbon is best. We like a 12# leader as many of the Bonefish that are cruising are big and there is coral that can cut lighter leader.