Christmas Island Outfitters @ Crystal Beach Lodge with The Caddis Fly Shop and Bryson Fairlamb


May 8th-15th 2018

Caddis Fly Shop manager Bryson Fairlamb is hosting a trip to Christmas Island in May 2018. Almost every fly fisher on the planet has heard of Christmas Island. Christmas Island is the world’s largest coral atoll and a virtual paradise for stalking bonefish. It is a vast Matrix-like network of endless hard sand flats, lagoons, channels and reefs spread out across the Earth’s largest raised coral atoll. The main lagoon harbors the world’s most expansive system of productive shallow water flats. Bonefish, trevally, trigger fish, sharks, snappers, puffers and milk fish patrol more than 100 named flats perfectly designed for wading fly anglers. Christmas Island is a veritable wonderland for the saltwater fly angler and Christmas Island Outfitters is there to make your dreams come true. The fishing is all done by wading on hard sand and coral flats. Anglers can also choose to fish the bluewater by boat usually with no added cost. The lodging is not fancy but clean and comfortable. Think of it as more of a base camp to access the best flats fishing destination in the world. The travel time is fairly easy and you will experience some of the world’s best saltwater wade fishing. Christmas Island Outfitters is a very affordable option and you get to learn from and fish with some of the most skilled flats guides anywhere. I highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in flats fishing for the first time as well as to seasoned flats anglers alike. Come join me for the adventure of a lifetime.


Links to more information on the trip:

Christmas Island Web Page:

The Ultimate Atoll by Dylan Rose:

GT-Christmas Island

Rate: $2,570.00 per person based on double occupancy

Note: Private rooms and guides are available for an additional charge

Included: Accommodations, meals, guide fees, Christmas Island ground transfers, flats transportation.
Not Included: Airfare to and from Christmas Island, alcoholic beverages, visa fees, travel insurance, gratuities ($20-$40 per guide per day and $120 per angler/per week for lodge staff), laundry services, fishing licenses, departure taxes.

To Join the trip click on the link below:
Contact Fly Water Travel or
​Bryson Fairlamb
Fly Water Travel:
Bryson Fairlamb​ OR 541-342-7005

CI -wading flats


Monday / May 7​

You will need to arrive in Honolulu on Monday or before and overnight at your elected hotel (accommodations are independently arranged and not included).
Tuesday / May​ 8
Depart Honolulu / Arrive Christmas Island: Outside of customs you will be met by head guide Bita (Peter) Kairoi (head guide). Bita will help you load your gear into the lodges transport truck(s), then you will drive 20 minutes to the lodge. Once there you will receive a brief introduction from Bita and/or Kata (the lodge manager), check into your room and prepare tackle for fishing the next day.

Wednesday to Monday / May​ 9 – 14​
Six full days of fishing on Christmas Island.
Each day you’ll depart via truck or catamaran for the day’s fishing, and spend time exploring the endless hard sand flats and pristine atolls that surround the island of Kiribati. Virtually all fly fishing entails sight casting to visible fish while wading in shallow water.

The typical daily schedule at Christmas Island Outfitters:
6:00AM: Wake
6:30AM: Breakfast
7:00AM: Depart for flats
​​8:00AM – 4:30PM: Fishing
5:30PM: Back at the lodge
7:00PM: Dinner
Please keep in mind that your daily schedule will vary in accordance with tide conditions and your fishing desires.

Tuesday / Ma​y 15​
Depart Christmas Island / Arrive Honolulu:


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