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Yellow Dog Team Member Jake Wells

Posted by yellowdog on Feb 14, 2018 9:39:20 AM

Jake Wells is Yellow Dog’s program director for the US Rockies, Pacific Northwest, and Louisiana programs. This will be the third year that he has worked for Yellow Dog, and has called the Western United States home for 13 years. He has lived in Idaho, Utah, and Montana and has fished his way through all of them.

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Yellow Dog Team Member Cameron Davenport

Posted by yellowdog on Jan 24, 2018 11:15:14 AM

Cameron Davenport is Yellow Dog’s director for Belize and Guatemala. Running one of the busiest programs in the office, it’s rare he has a moment to rest, let alone hold an interview. But between phone calls and planning people’s fishing adventures down south, he was able to sit down and speak a little of fishing, hunting, and life. 

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Yellow Dog Team Member Doug McKnight

Posted by yellowdog on Jan 15, 2018 1:43:51 PM

Doug McKnight is the program director for the Bahamas and Honduras. Having spent over 5 years at Yellow Dog, Doug has fished around the world and thankfully we’re still lucky enough to call him one of our own on the Yellow Dog team. Along with an accomplished angler, he's also and expert fly tier. His office desk is adorned with a vice ans strewn with materials - even as the interview was being conducted Doug was placing his just-finished flies into baggies that were on their way to Cuba. Fortunately, in the rare slow moment at Yellow Dog, Doug had enough time to sit down and chat.

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7 Destinations For The Serious Permit Angler

Posted by yellowdog on Dec 18, 2017 1:22:41 PM

Serious permit anglers are a breed of their own. Not thinking twice about spending hours on the flats under the harsh sun, their hope is for that one opportunity to take a shot at a permit. It’s been described as mentally exhausting, demoralizing, and way too fun. If you’re a permit addict or maybe just want to chase the elusive fish and see what it’s all about, then these destinations should be in your travel plans for the coming year.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

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