Bonefishing Essentials

Before you travel, you might want to make sure to pack these essentials.


  • Fly rods
  • Reels with at least 150-200 yard of backing
  • Spare fly lines
  • Leader materials/tippets
  • A selection of flies including: Gotchas, Christmas Island Specials, Charlies
  • Pliers/clippers/hook sharpener
  • Wading shoes
  • Wading pack
  • Fly tying kit
  • A good pair of polarized sunglasses, amber lenses are typically the best.
  • A hat with good coverage
  • UVA/UVB sunscreen, waterproof at all possible.
  • Water bottle
  • Light rain gear