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Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Fly Water Travel! Dear Friends and Travelers, Needless to say, it has been quite a year and we hope that all of you and yours have remained healthy, safe, secure, and sane. Despite the hardships and disappointments of the last four months, our staff feels lucky […]

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Our friends at Fishpond posted a story about giant trevally fishing, written by Fly Water Travel’s own Brian Gies. See below for some of the story and a few of the photos, then click here to read the whole piece. “Had Swedish naturalist Peter Forsskal had the good fortune of being an experienced saltwater fly angler, […]

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As traveling anglers, we often find ourselves witness to the thrills, heartaches, wonder and bliss of fly fishing adventures. In these moments, fly rod is traded for camera and we attempt to capture the scene to share with loved ones or jog our own memories later. While these exciting times are usually the most memorable, […]

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As anglers, we are not strangers to spending time on the water alone. While we are generally a social species, our motives for fly fishing are sometimes driven by a personal desire for solitude and isolation. More often than not, it is these moments of true solitude, immersed in the natural world in pursuit of […]

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A Fresh Look at Christmas Island Outfitters

Millions of years ago, there was an eruption at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. As lava pulsed from the sea floor into the deepest water on earth, it hardened into rock and built a volcano so massive it broke the ocean’s surface. Over time it became dormant, but with its presence came life and […]

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Off the Grid – Redington on Christmas Island

Our friends at Redington took a team trip to Christmas Island in November and returned with some incredible images. See below for a few of their shots and click here to see more and read the recap. “Getting to Christmas Island requires a night’s layover in Honolulu because of the early departure time in the […]

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Christmas Island Outfitters – Guide Relief Fund

Christmas Island Outfitters As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to have far-reaching effects around the world, we are taking a moment to ask those that have had a connection to Christmas Island and the guides of Christmas Island Outfitters to make a financial contribution for their welfare. Since the middle of February, anglers […]

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For many reasons, bonefish are the most universally appealing of the grand slam species. They are challenging in that they require accurate presentations, but are usually agreeable to most reasonable offerings. They pull hard and run fast, but don’t require excessively large or heavy tackle. While they can sometimes be hard to spot, they are […]

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Giant Trevally are the undisputed apex predator of the flats; superbly conditioned, high-performance thugs that sometimes top 170 pounds and instill constant terror within all members of the food chain beneath them. Simply put, they are the meanest, hardest-fighting fish you could ever hope to tangle with on a 12-weight. It’s hard to describe or […]

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Trip Report – Christmas Island Outfitters with Colin Flanagan

Colin Flanagan of Flanagan Fly Fishing recently returned from Christmas Island with a group of anglers who focused heavily on the bluewater opportunities that abound on this atoll. Read about their experiences and check out photos from their epic adventure in Colin’s essay below! When a fly fisherman sits on his couch, dreaming about Christmas […]

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Prime 2020 Availability – Christmas Island Outfitters

Christmas Island Outfitters The fact that virtually every flats fishing angler in North America has heard of Christmas Island is far from coincidence. Amidst the vast inventory of the world’s saltwater flats destinations, Christmas Island is a unique and natural masterpiece that magically combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success. Endless hard sand […]

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The Many Species of Christmas Island

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. We encourage everyone who makes the trip to go there with a “throw-at-anything-that-moves” mentality. You will be […]

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Christmas Island Outfitters 2019 – Post Trip Report & Updates

Brian Gies and I just returned from an awesome week on Christmas Island. We were there January 8 -15 and it was a great way to kick off the 2019 season on the island! We had a fabulous group of guests with us, and were also joined by Rob Ramsay, a close friend of Fly […]

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Expert Q&A – Christmas Island, Kiribati

Christmas Island Outfitters, Kiribati The fact that virtually every flats fishing angler in North America has heard of Christmas Island is far from coincidence. Amidst the vast inventory of the world’s saltwater flats destinations, Christmas Island is a unique and natural masterpiece that magically combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success. Endless hard […]

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Bonefish are the fly angler’s gateway to the flats. They are one of the most entertaining species on Earth to target with a fly rod and one of the fastest fish in the sea. Presenting a fly to a large school of tailing bonefish feeding in one foot of water is truly a sight to […]

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The Ultimate Atoll – Christmas Island

Christmas Island Outfitters Of all the places I’ve traveled, the feeling of being truly welcome in a foreign land is the strongest at Christmas Island. It’s the attribute about the place that connects me most to it. It’s baffling to me how a locale so far away and different from anything I know can somehow […]

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Christmas Island Hospital Aid

Many adventurous anglers that visit Christmas Island quickly find out the experience is much deeper than simply an incredible flats fishing destination. By the end of trip, many experience close personal bonds with the people they meet and become interested in their way of life. Christmas Islanders by nature are some of the most endearing, […]

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Nonouti Exploratory

Back in December of 2010, I lead a small group of friends and exceptional anglers to Nonouti Island in the Republic of Kiribati. At the time, the government was trying to open the island up as a flats destination and the trip was designed to help them understand what it will take to open the […]

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One of the most enjoyable aspects of fishing the saltwater is the wide range of species available. Here is a list of our favorite locations where you may encounter any range of amazing fishing on any given day. Contact Dylan Rose today at 800-552-2729 or send an email HERE for more information. Casa Blanca Lodge, […]

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Top 5 Flies for Christmas Island

There’s no place in the world like Christmas Island. The expansive hard-bottom flats, the multitude of species, and a culture of highly skilled guides always provides an amazing adventure. Visiting anglers can choose to get as fancy or simple as they like with their flies. We find that the fish to be rarely selective and keep things pretty […]

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Christmas Island 2017 with Drake Radditz

Our dear friend and professional fishing guide Drake Radditz is quite simply a born fish predator! It doesn’t matter whether you are talking winter steelhead on his home waters in northwest Oregon, dry fly mania on the middle fork of the Salmon, Chinook in the Columbia river or wahoo in the wilds of Christmas Island, […]

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The Saltwater’s Best Destinations for Single Anglers

We frequently receive inquiries from anglers that either don’t have a fishing partner or prefer to fish solo and double their fishing time while on a trip. Pricing for most lodges is built off of double occupancy rates, meaning that the rate is based off of two people rooming and fishing together. The single angler […]

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The Saltwater’s Best Wading Destinations

Many saltwater anglers highly value destinations  where they can stalk fish from their feet while wading the flats. The feel of the water on your skin, the ability to sneak in close to the fish and the simplicity of a small hip pack and fly rod can be truly addicting. It’s largely for this reason that destinations […]

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Christmas Island 2017 Report – Rob Ramsay

It’s quite possible that our dear friend Rob Ramsay may very well be the most experienced non-native Christmas Island angler alive today. We are simply  unaware of any other gringo alive that has spent more weeks fishing this incredible atoll than Rob (and it’s really not even close). Rob spends a month hosting friends and anglers from […]

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Christmas Island – January 2017 Photos

Dylan Rose is recently back from his 4th trip to Christmas Island Outfitters. Together with Dylan, TV show personality, world angler and San Diego based captain Conway Bowman led a group of 11 great anglers to this remote atoll in the Pacific ocean. The group experienced great weather and some great catches of bonefish, giant trevally, trigger fish, sweet lips snapper, […]

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Christmas Island – Moon Phase & Tides by Moana Kofe

Christmas Island Outiftters at Crystal Beach Lodge The saltwater community is still mourning the loss of our great friend Moana Kofe who sadly passed away several months ago. Some years ago Moana took the time to write us a a detailed note about his thoughts on how tide patterns and moon phase affect the fishing […]

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Christmas Island – 2017 Fiji Air Fare Promotion – Extended

Sale Extended   Great news for those that have not purchased your Fiji Airlines ticket. They have extended the sale through December. Flights are subject to availability. If you currently have a trip booked with us, do not delay in getting your ticket to take advantage of the rate. Please contact Renee Mahler to book your […]

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Moana Kofe Christmas Island Fund

Moana Kofe – Photo courtesy Harper Studios, Inc.  We are proud to announce that we have raised over $5,000 for Pacific Islands Medical Aid (PIMA) in the name of the late Moana Kofe, our friend and legendary Christmas Island guide. PIMA is a lifeline for the residents of Christmas Island and helps immensely with giving […]

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The Loss of a Legend – Moana Kofe

The Fly Water team has heavy hearts today as we’ve learned of the news that our friend Moana Kofe from Christmas Island has passed away. He was more than simply a legendary guide, but truly a warm and charming human being who was deeply connected to his home. Anyone that was fortunate enough to spend time walking […]

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Hosted Trip – Christmas Island w/ Conway Bowman & Dylan Rose

Christmas Island Outfitters at Crystal Beach Lodge Join world angler Conway Bowman and Fly Water Travel’s Dylan Rose at Christmas Island next January!  Conway Bowman has traveled the world with various TV crews and fly rods in tow and will now return to Christmas Island next winter to join me on the flats of Christmas Island where we […]

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