Christmas Island Special Bonefish Fly
The Christmas Island Special is a simple fly that is tied on a size 4-10 hook and is one of the most popular and effective patterns.
It typically consists of a body made from gold, orange, pearl or pink chenille, with a few strands of pearl or silver flashabou tied in to provide some flash.
The tail is made from a few strands of pearl krystal flash, and the wing is made from tan or light brown craft fur.
This fly is designed to imitate a small crustacean or shrimp, which is a favorite food source for bonefish.
It is relatively lightweight, so it can be easily cast in the often-windy conditions found on the flats, and the flashabou and craft fur provide just enough visual appeal to entice a bonefish to strike.
If you’re planning a bonefishing trip, be sure to tie up a few Christmas Island Specials to take along with you. This fly has proven to be highly effective and is a must-have pattern for any angler looking to catch bonefish.
Usually available in the following color variations: Gold | Orange | Orange & Pearl | Pearl | Pink | Yellow
Usually available in the following hook size: 4 | 6 | 8 | 10