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8 Multi Day Float and Pack Fly Fishing Trips in the Western U.S. for Adventurous Anglers

Posted by yellowdog on Dec 14, 2017 3:19:16 PM

Not everyone wants a lodge experience. Some people enjoy the backcountry experience that fly fishing often provides. Some of Yellow Dog’s favorite destinations in the Rockies and Pacific Northwest are off the beaten path and offer guests the unique experience of overnighting on the water, and sometimes even require the use of horses to access remote backcountry stream, rivers, and lakes. Check out some of our favorite overnight float and pack trip options that are great for all members of the family.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

5 Other Essential Flies For Cuba Besides The Infamous Avalon Fly

Posted by yellowdog on Dec 13, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Cuba is home to some astounding fisheries that hold permit, tarpon, bonefish, snook, jacks, snapper, and barracuda. The crystal-clear Caribbean waters offer the perfect getaway for any avid fly fisher. However, sometimes traveling abroad can be a little overwhelming – let alone selecting the best flies to pack. That’s why we put together a short list of flies that can be deadly for casting on the flats, in the channels, and lagoons in Cuba.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Beyond the Salmonfly: 6 Other Montana Fly Fishing Hatches

Posted by yellowdog on Dec 12, 2017 12:00:00 AM

When anglers think about fly fishing Montana, more than likely at some point the salmonfly hatch will be brought up. The notoriety of Montana’s salmonfly hatch has grown to mythic proportions – and for a good reason, it’s absolutely incredible. Every angler should experience it at least once before they’re too old and have to hang up the gear. However, and not to downplay the spectacular salmonfly, Montana’s rivers host a handful of other phenomenal hatches.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Yellow Dog Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by yellowdog on Dec 7, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The holidays are just around the corner, and that means picking out gifts for friends and family. If you need to find something for that serious angler in your life, then we've got some great ideas for this season. The Yellow Dog staff has done the field testing and have put these pieces of gear through the ringer time and time again. At the end of the day, we think these are the items that will have every angler smiling ear-to-ear when they unwrap them. 

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5 Alaska Fly Fishing Rivers You Must Experience Before You Die

Posted by yellowdog on Dec 5, 2017 2:40:00 PM

Alaska is home to some of the finest fly fishing in the world. The wilderness settings paired with spectacular takes on the water make Alaska one of Yellow Dog's favorite destinations. Put these rivers at the top of your angling bucket list.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

8 Caribbean Destinations For The Hardcore Saltwater Angler

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 29, 2017 10:09:21 AM

The amazing thing about working with Yellow Dog is that you have access to over 190 different lodges and operations. That number can seem overwhelming when deciding on a destination – thankfully, every program director has personally checked out the lodge, accommodations, and fishery at each of those destinations. With so many destinations Yellow Dog can cater trips exactly to your preferences. Some people enjoy luxury, and some people enjoy a bit of roughing it. For the adventuresome angler, someone seeking an experience a little more off the grid, the following lodges made the list.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

5 Bahamas Lodges For The Budget Minded Traveler

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 27, 2017 2:09:13 PM

The Bahamas are a great location due to their convenience of travel from the United States. Keep in mind that although a lodge can be a great value, that doesn’t mean that they are all suited for beginner anglers. Taking a trip to the Bahamas doesn’t mean breaking the bank. You may sacrifice some of the frills of a higher end lodge, but don’t think that the fishing is any worse.  

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Fly Fish Kamchatka with Yellow Dog Ambassador, Jako Lucas

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 20, 2017 10:01:21 AM

Yellow Dog ambassador, Jako Lucas will be hosting a trip to fly fish Kamchatka, Russia August 21st - September 3rd, 2018. The trip will be two parts. Guests can either sign up for both parts of the trip - the full two weeks - or sign up for a single week-long segment.  

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Ultimate Guide: 12 Lodges With Ecotourism and Diving Programs

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 19, 2017 3:06:29 PM

Something that’s becoming popular and something that’s heard every day in the Yellow Dog office is the request from anglers looking for diving and ecotour options to complement their fishing. The Caribbean lodges offer incredible diving opportunities in the crystal-clear waters, and a handful of Yellow Dog lodges are located in, or nearby nature preserves.  For brevity’s sake, we’ll only focus on lodges in the Caribbean which includes Mexico, The Bahamas, and Belize.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

5 High End Fly Fishing Lodges in The Bahamas Your Spouse Will Love

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 13, 2017 10:49:02 AM

Yellow Dog works with over 190 different lodges and outfitters across the world - we can cater to every skill level as well as price point. With so many options it can be a little overwhelming figuring out where to go and where to stay. However, one destination that’s a perpetual favorite is The Bahamas. The Caribbean vacation is logistically one of the easiest when it comes to booking flights and transfers and also offers some of the best flats fishing in the world. If you’re looking for a great fly fishing vacation with non-angling activities, The Bahamas is a place your spouse and your family will love. Check out these five high-end lodges perfect for a relaxing getaway.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing