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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

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

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

4 Belize Fly Fishing Destinations With Excellent Ecotourism Options

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 6, 2017 4:31:25 PM

Belize offers some great options for families wanting to pursue fly fishing in addition to ecotourism programs. The small Caribbean country has access to some incredible saltwater fisheries and is home to beautiful, tropical wilderness. Ready for the next family vacation to Belize? Here are four great destinations we can help you with:

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

5 Recommended Tarpon Flies For Belize From Cameron Davenport

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 24, 2017 3:48:46 PM

Cameron Davenport is Yellow Dog’s Belize program coordinator and has spent almost five years living and guiding in the Central American waters. The Belize fall and winter season is just now getting into full swing. Here's a list Cameron's favorite tarpon flies for Belize - but of course he wouldn't divulge his secret weapons - some things are taken to the grave.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing, Yellow Dog Staff

Beginner Trip Series: Saltwater Fly Fishing Trips for Beginners

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 20, 2017 12:50:16 PM

Maybe you’ve never tried saltwater fly fishing, or maybe you've done it only a handful of times. For the beginner saltwater angler, choosing a lodge and destination can be overwhelming and even intimidating. There are many factors to consider when choosing a lodge – how’s the overall atmosphere and feel, what’s the fishing like in their waters, will the guides be forgiving over a missed shot on a fish? These are all things to take into account. Thankfully though, Yellow Dog prides itself with pairing anglers with destinations that meet their specific needs.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Fall Edition: Yellow Dog's Must-Visit Saltwater Fly Fishing Destinations

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 17, 2017 11:21:13 AM

With fall hanging in the air, kids heading back to school, and temperatures beginning to drop, it’s only natural to find yourself daydreaming about the next saltwater adventure. Now is the time to start planning saltwater trips! Prime weeks and dates are still available!

Working with Yellow Dog gives you access to a team of experienced and dedicated professionals that provide assistance every step of the way, including finding a location that fits your needs, booking plane tickets, securing the very best guides, reviewing pre-trip itineraries, and following up with post trip reports. We pride ourselves on finding a destination that caters to your specific preferences.         

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

The 16 Rules of How to Feed a Permit - by Greg Vincent and Justin Rea

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 11, 2017 11:55:01 AM

Greg Vincent and Justin Rea know a few things about fishing for – and catching – permit. Justin is one of the most successful permit guides in the Florida Keys, and he’s put hundreds of clients onto these difficult fish in his many years of guiding. Greg is the co-owner of H2O Bonefishing on Grand Bahama and has fished for permit all over the world. Together, these two have won the Del Brown Permit Tournament in Key West three times (2009, 2011 and 2013) – the only anglers to-date to pull a hat trick in the tournament.  Here’s what Justin and Greg have to say about successfully fishing for one of the most difficult species on the planet.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing