Walking slowly on a white sandy flat you are completely alert and looking for any sign of movement! You spot three shadows at 1 o’clock moving toward you. You begin casting with the wind blowing right into your face. Three quick false cast until you deliver the fly subtle delivery 5 feet in front on the fish. You wait for your fly sink. Just as you begin to strip the largest of the group darts to your fly and eats. You strip set and the fish begins to pull of line at an alarming rate. Bonefish on!
The 9ft 8wt is your bonefish solution, the one best answer for bonefishing anywhere. From the clear waters of the Bahamas to the sandy flats of Christmas Island the Red Truck Balanced Bonefish Fly Rod will make every cast and presentation easier. A good Bonefish rod makes casting in the wind and long accurate cast a breeze.
The Red Truck Diesel “Bonefish” Fly Rod: Our saltwater safe and bonefish specific fly rod, at 9 foot for a 8 weight, this rod is balanced to cast bonefish flies in the wind effortlessly to their target. This rod was balanced to be accurate, powerful, and easy to cast.
· A great rod starts with the grip. Red Trucks full wells grip is not only ergonomic but enhances feel and efficiency of casting and fishing.
· Matte finished reducing rod glare, reflection from the sun hitting the rod blank caused from shiny rods, which can spook fish.
· Sanded and precision fit ferules, where the rod pieces come together, allow for repairs in just 3 days and eliminates the need for you to ship the entire rod back to us.
· Effortlessly cast in the wind.
· 4 piece design meets carry on restrictions when traveling to bonefish destinations.
· The perfect weight for bonefishing.
· Powerful mid section allows for long and accurate casts.
· Hand made with incredible craftsmanship and premium components.
The Recommended Fly Reel: A perfect match for the Red Truck Bonefish Fly Rod is the Loop Evotec Fly Reel. The saltwater safe sealed drag, dimensions and weight make this reel an excellent reel to hang on your Red Truck Bonefish Fly Rod.
· The sealed drag system provides perfect amount of tension to fight large fish.
· Machined from solid bar stock aluminum this reel will be appreciated for generations to come.
· Designed in Sweden with the smoothest saltwater safe drag we have ever touched.
The Recommended Fly Line: The Red Truck Bonefish Fly Rod balances best with a weight forward 8wt. This line will enhance the feel and performance of your outfit.
· No stretch design allows for efficient casting and strip sets.
· Made out of Polyurethane which is incredibly durable and can with stand exposure to sunscreen, gas and diesel. All other fly lines are made from PVC which horrible for the environment.
· The taper lends itself to long accurate casts in the wind.
When you put this all together you have an outfit that is incredibly easy to fish, haul, and cast. If you are sick of flubbing casts get into control and experience a truly balanced fly rod with the Red Truck Bonefish Fly Rod.
Where will your Red Truck take you?
The fact that virtually every fly angler in America has heard of Christmas Island is far from coincidence. Amidst the vast inventory of the world's saltwater destinations, Christmas Island is a unique natural masterpiece that magically, as if designed by committee, combines all the elements critical to fly-fishing success: Endless hard sand flats, remarkable numbers of cruising bonefish and trevally, and consistent year round weather await all who visit this remarkable atoll. Whether you are an experienced saltwater angler returning for your tenth trip or a novice keen on honing your flats fishing skills, we invite you to join us for the finest and most intimate angling experience the island has to offer. Christmas Island Location:
Located 1,200 miles south of Hawaii and 200 miles north the Equator in the Republic of Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas), Christmas Island is the world's largest coral atoll. Visiting anglers typically spend Monday night in Hawaii and depart Tuesday at noon for a 3 hour flight to Christmas Island. Upon arrival the group will be greeted and taken to the secluded beachfront lodge.
Christmas Island Accommodation:Catering to no more than eight anglers per week, accommodations at Christmas Island Outfitters consist of four private bungalows that sleep two anglers each. Rooms are simple clean and spacious and have private baths, fans, screened windows, a table with chairs and refrigerators. The common meeting area features a friendly bar and a casual dinning area where fresh simple meals are served in the morning and evening hours. Small by design to ensure flexibility and quality fishing, the daily schedule and meal times at Christmas Island Outfitters often vary slightly in order to take advantage of the best tides and fishing conditions. Christmas Island Fishing Program:All guides at Christmas Island Outfitters have been hand picked for their overall level of experience and skill, calmness under pressure, and instructional abilities. We feel that visitors will be hard pressed to find a better crew of saltwater fly-fishing guides anywhere in the world.
Each day anglers will depart via truck or catamaran for the day's fishing. While standard packages include one guide for every two anglers, one on one guiding is available at a reasonable additional cost. Virtually all fishing will be done while wading and entails sight casting to visible fish in shallow water. Christmas Island's plentiful bonefish average 2-4 pounds with each week presenting numerous opportunities at larger specimens in the 5-10 pound class.
For anglers keen on the challenge of trevally, (giant, golden, blue fin, and striped) the guides at Christmas Island Outfitters are highly skilled and passionate in their pursuit. While a somewhat higher stakes game than bonefishing, the results are often spectacular! Christmas Island Travel:To get to Christmas Island you will need to make travel arrangements to and from Honolulu, Hawaii and also hotel arrangements in Honolulu. All trips to Christmas Island start and end in Honolulu. You should plan to arrive in Honolulu on Monday. Most guests prefer to stay at the Honolulu Airport Hotel (808-836-0661). The flight to Christmas Island departs Honolulu Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. from the Aloha Airline inter-island terminal. It is essential to arrive at the Airport two hours before your flight. The following Tuesday the return flight from Christmas Island typically leaves about 7:30 a.m. and arrives in Honolulu at 10:30 a.m. Due to the somewhat unpredictable nature of the arrival time on your return flight we recommend that you schedule your flight out of Honolulu to leave after 12:00 or 12:30 p.m.
Included:Accommodations, meals, guide fees, Christmas Island ground transfers, flats transportation, and fishing license.
Not Included:Round trip flight from Honolulu to Kiribati, alcoholic beverages, gratuities ($20-30 per guide per day and $5-10 per day for room service plus Island departure tax).
Bonefish cast, nice one, now let's walk some more; Bonefish cast again, another nice one, now let's walk some more; Bonefish, no wait, quick take the 11 weight here comes a Giant Trevally! Those are the words you will hear from the guides over and over on this beautiful South Pacific island. Your only thought should be ?no problem atoll? as you cast to that 50 pounder. You will be traveling a long way, on trip of lifetime, to island that does not have a fly shop; we suggest you prepare for any and all types of fishing conditions that will arise. We've tried to keep the list simple and most of all effective.
DON'T FORGET YOUR PASSPORT AND YOUR VISA!!!!!
Flies: Christmas Island Selection
Simms Dermatone Suncreen
Greased Lightnin' Line Cleaner
Dr. Slick Pliers
Dr. Slick 6" Hook File
The 9ft 8wt is your bonefish solution, the one best answer for bonefishing anywhere. From the clear waters of the Bahamas to the sandy flats of Christmas Island the Red Truck Balanced Bonefish Outfit will make every cast and presentation easier. A good Bonefish rod makes casting in the wind and long accurate cast a breeze.
· Comes with extra tip for on the flats insurance.
The Loop Evotec Fly Reel:A perfect match for the Red Truck Bonefish Fly Rod is the Loop Evotec Fly Reel. The saltwater safe sealed drag, dimensions and weight make this reel an excellent reel to hang on your Red Truck Bonefish Fly Rod.
The Line: This outfit comes balanced with a weight forward 8wt. This line enhances the feel and performance of your outfit.
When you put this all together you have an outfit that is incredibly easy to fish, haul, and cast. This outfit comes fully rigged, ready to fish, and includes an extra tip. If you are sick of flubbing casts get into control and experience a truly balanced outfit with the Red Truck Bonefish Outfit.
Bonefish and Permit? You bet, and flyfishing doesn't get any better than wading a beautiful coral reef flat in pursuit of these powerful and wily species! But you need the correct footwear for all-day lightweight performance and protection from those spiney and sharp critters that inhabit the flats at your feet. The new Simms Flats Sneaker gives you the ankle support and the protection to wade any flat, or scamper around on a pitching boat deck with confidence. These shoes are sized to be worn with the Simms Wet Wading Socks for blissful comfort that keeps debris out of your shoes, and on the ocean bottom where it belongs. Next time you step out hunting the "ghosts of the flats", do it in style with Simms Flats Sneakers.
Leland on Specifications - Simms Flats Sneaker
The Simms Flats Sneaker has been re-designed with the addition of tight-weave Schoeller side panels and an internal puncture resistant plate inside the footbed to protect your feet from sea urchin spines, sharp coral and other potential hazards when wading the flats. The non-marking soles are perfect for sand and marl bottoms or slippery boat decks. The mid-hiker design offers full foot coverage and support, all in a lightweight package for full day comfort. The padded collar and micro-screen drain ports keep sand out and allow water to drain quickly. Available in whole men's sizes from 7 to 14. Christmas Island and Los Roques are calling your name!
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