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05-11-2013, 07:15 PM
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Aloha, I went to Christmas Island with a group of flyguys from Oregon. We stayed at Shark's place and fished with guides Biita and Moana.
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We targeted bones and Ulua, GT's. It was pretty insane fishing. Lots of broken rods, 6 and lost lines 12.
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A treat for me was gettin this nice Golden Trevally. They are very smart and it is like catching permit. I didn't get one last time there, but was rewarded with this nice one, great fight, took a small crab.
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Moana guided me to this GT, he is like Yoda on the flats, knows all the fish personally. He was the first guide on CI with Bob Neuheim as his first client.
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The GT's are such fierce fish. The new guys were blown away with how strong they were.
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Couldn't get enough of them, they left you with bruises and sore arms, but nice smiles!
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Got some nice bones as well.
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This one broke my 6wt when Biita let it run between my legs. I got nutmegged and the rod exploded.
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This was my largest GT of the trip, about 80lbs, had to chase it down with the boat. It was a tough mother.
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Can't wait to get back again! Mems

05-12-2013, 03:04 PM
Hey Mems; Looks as though you all had a great time and those fish are mind blowing. Thanks for taking me on my dream day out on the salt. Look forward to more of the same. Jax

05-13-2013, 01:18 AM
Gotta do that, gotta do that...

nice one eh

05-13-2013, 03:00 AM
Mems, some cracking Geets in the mix there. Such amazing fish to catch. By far my favourite flats species to target - nothing like a big one chasing down your fly in the shallows, followed by a massive explosion of water as it turns after eating your fly and drags you along.

Nice work! How was Palmyra?