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Well we leave Friday midday 11 1/2 hours to Los Angeles 3 hour transfer then 6 hours to Honolulu, all packed now with everything needed I hope!
Eyewear Luggage and bags Bag Plastic Fashion accessory


We are having 3 days rest and relaxation in Honolulu before flying down to Christmas Island with Air Fiji on Tuesday which is only 3 hour 15 minute flight thank goodness.

There are 6 of us on the trip 4 fishing 1 photographer and 1 who just fancied a holiday to a faraway place (I think he just got fed up of us talking about going so decided to join us)

Tackle wise I am taking
Smith Komodo Dragon 300gram Popping Rod
Smith GTK77 3 piece 200gram "
Smith KGS 74H 130gram "
Shimano Blue Rose 400gram Jigging Rod
Daiwa 4 piece 15-40gram Spinning Rod

Diawa Dogfight Saltiga 6500
Diawa Expedition Saltiga 6500
Shimano Stella 10000FA
Shimano Saragossa 10000SW
Daiwa Seagate QD3500

Plus all the poppers, stickbaits and trolling lures above.

The trip is mainly popping and stickbaiting for GT's and YFT's but hopefully a few Wahoo and Sailfish thrown in.

I will post a full report on our return.
 

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Are you picking up the rest of your gear in the US!!!!....seriously you have some class gear there hope you have some spare line too.

Good luck, hope the weather gods treat you well and don't forget the sunblock.

JonD
 

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Thanks for all the comments lads, I have been building up the tackle over the last few years before taking early retirement so I all I needed to do was book the trips to use it. Even though I thought I had enough I have still bought a load of extra gear for this trip I just love the parcels coming through the post!

The weather does not look brilliant cloudy and rain every day but it will still be warm!

Wed
10 Feb


27 / 30 °C Isolated tstorms. Mostly cloudy. 34 °C 12 mph ↑ 81% 43% 8.7 mm 7 (High) 06:42 18:45
Thu
11 Feb
27 / 29 °C Strong thunderstorms. Partly sunny. 33 °C 16 mph ↑ 81% 90% 45.0 mm 7 (High) 06:42 18:45
Fri
12 Feb
28 / 29 °C Widely scattered tstorms. More sun than clouds. 33 °C 22 mph ↑ 71% 36% 3.2 mm 7 (High) 06:42 18:45
Sat
13 Feb
28 / 29 °C Isolated tstorms. Partly sunny. 33 °C 16 mph ↑ 71% 52% 5.7 mm 7 (High) 06:42 18:45
Sun
14 Feb
28 / 29 °C Strong thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. 33 °C 15 mph ↑ 70% 100% 23.1 mm 3 (Moderate) 06:42 18:45
Mon
15 Feb
28 / 29 °C Heavy rain. Mostly cloudy. 33 °C 18 mph ↑ 72% 100% 34.7 mm 3 (Moderate) 06:42 18:45
Tue
16 Feb
28 / 29 °C Tons of rain. Mostly cloudy. 33 °C 19 mph ↑ 74% 100% 72.2 mm 3 (Moderate) 06:42 18:45
Wed
17 Feb
28 / 29 °C Tons of rain. Mostly cloudy. 33 °C 18 mph ↑ 74% 100% 69.9 mm 3 (Moderate) 06:42 18:4

Ah well such is life.
 

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Cloud, wind, rough water often sees the best tuna bite. If you and your boat/crew can handle the conditions, you might have some fun in the rough stuff.
 

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If that was a forcast for my region I wouldn't take to much notice as things swing around and change so quickly, the more tropical you head things can be quite different. Where are you getting such a long range forecast ? I usually find this one to be most accurate http://www.willyweather.com.au/offshore/christmas-island/christmas-island.html but only predicts 5 days.

Last time I fished the tropics with my daughter it rained fish. A tropical low system must of sucked up small baitfish around 30mm which came back dwn with the rain, we were covered in the little things.

Looking forward to seeing some pics.
 

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Hi Ian, sounds like an incredible trip, hope you have a great time out there and will have a real need of that cush-it!

Looks like a nice collection you've got going on as well. One thing: you've got a jigging rod listed, but I don't see any jigs...are they in the yellow wallet in the top right? What are you bringing?
 

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Cush-its are top of my list now, unfortunately I left my last one at Paradise Lodge but will take another couple out to Pedasi.

I did notice the teasingly full roll bag as well :)

I love the pattern on the middle one, is that the coral trout pattern or similar ?

In spite of the forecast you have more chance of catching by actually being there :)
 

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Cush-its are top of my list now, unfortunately I left my last one at Paradise Lodge but will take another couple out to Pedasi.

I did notice the teasingly full roll bag as well :)

I love the pattern on the middle one, is that the coral trout pattern or similar ?

In spite of the forecast you have more chance of catching by actually being there :)

I don't think he stands a chance, there's no hooks on his lures!!!
 
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