Gear

Recommended gear to get the most out of your trip

Bonefishing gear guide

Below is an overview of the gear you will need during your adventure

Rods and reels, etc …

8wt for bones with floating tropical line, 150-200m backing capacity on a reasonable reel, 10-12wt for GT’s, on a floater or sink line, 250+m capacity on a good reel…

The best reels for multiple trips are the Galvan Torque, Spoke or Rush, the best rods the Stalker Current, with a Rio or Airflo Tropical Saltwater line.

Flies …

Bones; A range of sparsely dressed CXI Crazies and Clousers, size 4 and 6, varying weights, dominant white, plus other variants. Take as many as you will need/lose as no flies available on the islands.

GT’s; a range of large poppers, deceivers, minnow flies to attract these big buggers.

Bum bag, etc …

Needed to hold a few fly boxes, a few bottles of water, leaders, tippet, forceps, camera. The purpose built ‘Ikari’ (translates to bonefish) bum bag is my choice.

Clothing …

Thin sun protective clothing: 3 shirts and 1 pair of quick dry pants, maybe skins…

Sun gloves are a must as well as a hat that covers everything, or a Buff. You look like a Wally, but will appreciate it at the end of the trip… as will your skin Doctor!

Casual light clothing and shoes/sandals to wear after fishing and during flights.

Reef walking/wading boots …

Better with a solid sole. On sand anything is fine, but on coral, we need the protection.

Check that the lightweight socks are COMFORTABLE inside the wading boots, stops chaffing from coral/sand. We have a few choices in our stores at hurleysflyfishing.com.au

Other …

Sunscreen, zinc, Lip Balm (with SPF 15/30), medical supplies, anti-biotics…
Waterproof camera, video camera…
Cash: ….Beer, souvenirs, tips in Aussie dollars.

Sense of humour… and you will have an absolute ball, the experience of your life…

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