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The Yellow Dog Team's Favorite Baby Tarpon Flies

Posted by yellowdog on Mar 27, 2018 11:48:07 AM

There are few things that compare in the world of saltwater fly fishing than hooking up with a big tarpon. Between the aerial acrobatics and aggression, tarpon are the pinnacle of game fish to many anglers. Even though big tarpon may supply enough adrenaline to last a lifetime, the younger ones still in adolescence shouldn’t be so quickly looked over. In a lot of ways juvenile tarpon are just as fun if not more, to feed and fight as the large ones.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Belize Bonefishing Season: When Is The Best Time to Go?

Posted by yellowdog on Mar 23, 2018 1:38:46 PM

The small Central American country of Belize has some of the best waters in the world for saltwater fly fishing. Belize’s coastline is protected by a barrier reef that runs the length of the country and is the second largest reef system in the world, the largest being Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. A tropical climate with very little temperature fluctuation and a seemingly endless expanse of flats running the length of the country, Belize is a bonefish paradise. Anglers venturing south to experience the diverse Belize fly fishing opportunities will most likely be met with exceptional bonefishing!

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

A Brief Guide To Fly Fishing for Bonefish in The Bahamas

Posted by yellowdog on Mar 22, 2018 2:01:47 PM

The Bahamas are synonymous with bonefish and rank among the top bonefishing destinations in the world. The archipelago consists of more than 700 islands each with their own flats offering the perfect habitat for patrolling bonefish in search of their next meal. The sheer size of the Bahamas fishery can be overwhelming and the opportunities for bonefish virtually endless. Combine the superb fisheries with the convenience for travel and logistics, and you have a destination that is truly world-class.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Yellow Dog Team Member Camille Egdorf

Posted by yellowdog on Mar 8, 2018 2:22:53 PM

Camille Egdorf is Yellow Dog's director of Christmas Island and Alaska programs. Between her busy schedule of planning people's fishing adventures and her own angling adventures across the globe, she had time to chat a little about her life in fly fishing.

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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 permit 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