Escape winter to Christmas Island

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by muknuk, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. muknuk Member

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    Even though I spent 30 years battling the Alaskan winters I now find myself struggling with Washington's winters. After cashing in some Alaska Air miles I am looking for a warm place that is affordable. Christmas Island fits those criteria perfectly. Great accommodations, good food, culturally inspiring, 1/1 guides and fishing for 7 days all for the cost of hiring a guide for 2 days on the Kispiox River. Bones and Giant Trevally are what is most commonly found on the flats . With my Helio 8 and 12 wt and my ninja outfit I am ready to warm my soul and experience a new world. Fishing was good to excellent for the time I was there. Bones to 8lbs and Giant Trevally to 60lbs.
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  2. speyfisher Active Member

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    It's hard not to like that. Do you still have to wear your flats booties in the shower to keep the crabs from grabbing your toes? :eek:
  3. stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    On my bucket list!!! LA to Honolulu to Christmas Island?
  4. Get Some Member

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    awesome man!!
  5. speyfisher Active Member

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    OK, so what purpose to the chop sticks serve?
  6. muknuk Member

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    Tis was the guides shirt and I loved the fact that everyday they used chopsticks for their meals.
  7. muknuk Member

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    The place i stayed was brand new and never had any incidents with crabs.http://www.ikarihouse.com/index.php
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  8. Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    Nice pics!
  9. speyfisher Active Member

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    Thanks for the link. I checked it out, & liked what I saw. Keep in touch. Maybe we can fish together next year.
  10. Brett Angel Member

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    Any advice for someones first trip to Christmas Island?
  11. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    Take me with you.. :) Seriously, learn the double haul if you don't already know it and be able to cast 70' in the wind accurately! This would be the same for any bluewater trip.. and do a search for all the threads on Christmas Island, search for Mingo's posts from Hawaii and read Young's blog on his trip for bones down in El Pescador.. good starting point at least!
  12. Brett Angel Member

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    flybill, I think I've watched just about every video I can find on GTs and bones. The thought of getting out there and realizing I forgot something is what worries me the most.
  13. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    Talk with Anil down at Puget Sound Fly in Tacoma... I know he's been there. Leland at Orvis too as he's done many bluewater trips! Not to Christmas island though.. He's out fishing now though.

    Have you watched Chasing Silver? Its about tarpon but put it on your list if you haven't seen it;
  14. Brett Angel Member

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    I need to take a trip down to PSF and talk to Anil. I heard he just got back. Haven't seen Chasing Silver, but I'll check it out.
  15. muknuk Member

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    Brett,
    Give me a call at 509-923-2012 and I would be happy to help!