Christmas Island GTs
Check out this video of Peter Collingsworth catching a day’s worth of GT'S on fly up to 100+ pounds, and showing you how to cast, hook and land these amazing fish.
Christmas Island fly fishing has historically had a reputation as an incredible international bone-fishing destination. What most people don’t realize is the sheer number of species opportunities that a fly angler can expect during a week, resulting in racking up an astounding number of species on a fly. From big bonefish to three different species of trevally — golden, bluefin, and everyone’s favorite, giant or geet (aka GT), to a myriad of triggerfish, and even milkfish, there is something new for everyone to check off their list. The interior, back country islands and ocean-side flats of Christmas Island are a mix of hard white sand, coral, and turtle grass, making Christmas Island truly a saltwater fly anglers nirvana.
Both Yellow Dog and Front Range Anglers will guide your trip to nirvana and put you up at Ikari House; “Located in the small community of London, the Ikari House is a single-level lodge overlooking the water and facing the prevailing ocean breezes. All double occupancy bedrooms feature private bathrooms with good water pressure, plenty of storage space for gear and tackle, comfortable single beds, and ice-cold A/C units. The dining and social areas are outside and covered, letting you take full advantage of the cooler evenings. While this is not an upscale lodge with pillow service and flat screen TVs, it is a very comfortable base of operations for fishing this remote atoll. We have visited all four of the existing Christmas Island operations and we’ve found Ikari House to be the nicest option on the island for overall accommodations, cleanliness, service, food quailty, location, equipment and guide team. The staff and management are always accommodating and work hard to make your visit pleasant and relaxing.”