Christmas Island flats offer the absolute best of both worlds, as even less experienced saltwater anglers have countless opportunities at cruising bonefish. There isn’t a better place to sharpen your saltwater fly-fishing skills. The best way to become a better fisherman is to catch a bunch of fish. As far as I’m concerned, the guides are some of the best in the world and have eyes like eagles. With these guys at your side, you’ll hook and land your first bonefish before you realize a fish is within casting distance. With one guide per two anglers, the person who needs the help gets it, and the one who likes to fish solo can. I don’t consider myself in the same league as these guides, but like many experienced fly-anglers, I love hunting the flats on my own. Nothing beats spotting your own fish, making the cast, watching the fish eat your fly and setting the hook on the fish.