When you need a fly to scoot along the sand of a tropical flat for skittish bonefish, permit and other species, the EP Christmas Island Fly is tough to beat. Whether you’re wading along Christmas Island or hitting the Florida Keys, this is a reliable pattern that imitates a variety of different shrimp species but also serves as an excellent searching pattern. A simple construction that has a strong profile, the EP Christmas Island Fly is tied with a buggy dubbed body, bead chain eyes to make the hook ride point up, and a wing of Krystal Flash, EP Fibers, and rubber legs. A design that comes together to give realistic movement, this is a great fly to have on the flats.
The EP Christmas Island Fly can be fished any day of the year in tropical environments and should be fished in the bottom water column. Best stripped back to you with the occasional pause, this fly will help you fool those tough flats fish no matter where you’re headed.