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

Belize's Most Prized Gamefish: Fly Fishing for Permit in Ambergris Caye

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 5, 2017 12:40:09 PM

Located off the coast of Belize, the waters of Ambergris Caye are home to some of the best permit fishing on the planet.  There’s a seemingly endless expanse of flats surrounding the island offering the chance to take a shot at one of the many permit.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

The Top 5 Bahamas Bonefish Flies from Doug McKnight

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 3, 2017 11:26:52 AM

With fall destinations like the Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, and Mexico just around the corner, it’s important to know what flies fish are taking, and where.  Doug McKnight is Yellow Dog's Bahamas and Honduras program director and has fly fished extensively for bonefish throughout the Bahamas. A commercial fly tier, McKnight is well-known for his extraordinary fly tying capabilities and designing patterns that fish simply cannot resist. He was kind enough to share the five flies every bonefish angler should have in the Bahamas:  

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing, Yellow Dog Staff

A Quick Guide to Tarpon Fishing in Belize

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 29, 2017 11:48:22 AM

World-Class Fly Fishing in Belize For Tarpon

For many anglers, it’s an addiction chasing tarpon on the flats and channels of Belize.  Given that the fish can grow to over 200 pounds makes it one of the most sought-after game fish on the planet.  Tarpon will inhale the fly and won’t actually eat it.  For this reason, setting the hook may be the most difficult part - it will test every angler’s patience and skill only to further feed the addiction.  If hooked into one, spectacular aerial acrobatics and a challenging fight will surely ensue.  It all equates to an incredible experience. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Part Two: Targeting the Fabled Grand Slam in the Caribbean

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 28, 2017 9:44:09 AM

Have you ever dreamed of getting your own Grand Slam? In our second installment of our Grand Slam opportunities in the Caribbean, we continue our conversation with Yellow Dog’s Cameron Davenport, Program Director for Belize and Guatemala to find out the best ways to make this coveted accomplishment a reality for your next Caribbean fishing trip.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Pursuing the Fabled Grand Slam in the Waters of the Caribbean

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 23, 2017 10:12:37 AM

Of all the fly fishing opportunities the Caribbean can present, one of the most challenging and unique scenarios to achieve is a grand slam.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Guide Talk: How a Fly Fishing Guide Prepares for the Seychelles

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 22, 2017 10:06:29 AM

Considered by many anglers to be the finest saltwater flats fly fishing in the world, the shallow waters of the Seychelles offer unbelievable wading and amazing fly fishing opportunities for an incredible number of different species. When you take into account the sheer diversity of fish species found all throughout the waters of the Seychelles, the seclusion, the epic scenery and the overall action, these are saltwater fisheries that are truly unlike any other found on the planet.

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5 Reasons to Consider Fly Fishing the Yucatan in the Off Season

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 17, 2017 10:11:06 AM



With summer trout fishing season in the continental U.S. drawing to an end, it’s time to start thinking about your next saltwater angling adventure. Here at Yellow Dog, we are big fans of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and the incredible saltwater angling experiences it can provide on a consistent, year-round basis. Take a look below for a few reasons why we love the Yucatan, and give us a call to discuss some of the incredible opportunities available this late summer, fall and early winter season. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing