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

Jako Lucas: 6 Full-Proof Tactics For Fly Fishing For Milkfish

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The word is out and spreading. Saltwater anglers that venture beyond the flats and out to the deep blue waters of the Seychelles and Christmas Island are realizing the thrills fly fishing for milkfish.

For a long time, many anglers wouldn’t even think about targeting milkfish when fishing these destinations, as for years they were considered to be “uncatchable” vegetarian fish that would never eat a fly.

The guides of the Seychelles worked for years to crack the code, however, and eventually they figured out a number of methods and techniques that allowed their clients to catch these “super-charged, over-sized mullet on steroids” on a regular basis.

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15 Exotic Species to Target on a Seychelles Fishing Trip

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 10, 2017 10:05:31 AM

Recognized as one of the finest saltwater fly fishing destinations in the world, the flats and various atolls of the Seychelles collectively offer endless wade fishing, access to an incredible diversity of species, and amazing shallow-water opportunities. When you take into account the number of species that are found throughout the waters of the Seychelles and combine this with the seclusion, lack of pressure and the overall action, this is arguably the most incredible flats destination in the world.

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Seychelles: An Overview of 5 Outstanding Saltwater Fly Fishing Atolls

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 4, 2017 6:30:00 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 unique and different species. When you take into account the sheer diversity of fish species found throughout the outer Seychellois islands and combine that factor with seclusion, epic scenery and consistent fishing action, you end up with an overall fishery that is truly unlike any other found on the planet.

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Throughout these area waters you will find bonefish in extraordinary numbers, several different types of trevally, milkfish, triggerfish, bumphead parrotfish, permit and dozens of other reef and flats species. As for the incredible Giant Trevally action that is found throughout the islands, we can confidently say that there is nothing else that compares in the entire world of fly fishing

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Highlights of the New 2017 Saltwater fly Reels from ICAST/IFTD

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 2, 2017 9:04:32 AM

Whew! What a trip! A few members of our Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures team recently returned home from this year's 2017 ICAST/IFTD Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing Gear

The Best Destinations For Your First Saltwater Fly Fishing Trip

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 24, 2017 6:06:00 AM


An angler’s first saltwater trip is a landmark experience. Many fishermen started their angling careers chasing after trout or warmwater species, and the leap into the world of saltwater is an entirely new game. Whether you’re looking to combine a few days of bonefishing with a family vacation, or are looking for an immersive experience, we have several lodges that cater exceptionally well to beginning and advanced saltwater anglers alike:

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How To Feed Giant Tarpon With Stu Apte

Posted by Ian Davis on Jul 20, 2017 12:00:00 AM

fly fishing for tarpon with stu apte

Take a minute and check out an incredible article written by Yellow Dog's close friend and legendary tarpon angler Stu Apte. If there was one guy out there who knows how to get tarpon to take a fly, it would be Stu. 

Fly fishing for tarpon on the flats requires a certain skill level that in many ways, is different than most other types of fly fishing. The most important elements of presenting a fly to tarpon revolve around speed and accuracy. If you’re someone who is new to saltwater fly fishing, you will definitely want to spend time practicing your casting before attempting to fish the flats for big tarpon.

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Top 3 Spots To Land Your Permit | Yellow Dog

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 18, 2017 12:00:00 AM

1. Belize 

The impressive thing about Belize is that permit can be found literally anywhere in the country - from the northern waters that surround Ambergris Caye, to the central waters of Turneffe Atoll, and all the way south to Hopkins, Placencia and Punta Gorda. All along the Caribbean coastline of this tiny Central American country, permit are found in great numbers.

And while Ambergris, Turneffe and the flats near Belize City all offer legitimate chances for permit in waters that range in depth from three to eight feet, my favorite kind of permit fishing is the "classic-style" flats fishing that is found in the skinnier waters further to the south. On the flats near Placencia, Hopkins and Punta Gorda, it is common to find permit up on the shallows, feeding and tailing in skinny water on the area’s incredibly productive flats.  

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Christmas Island Fly Fishing 101 With Camille Egdorf

Posted by Mike Greener on Jul 6, 2017 10:36:17 AM

Located in the remote South Pacific equidistant between Hawaii and New Zealand sits Kiritimati Island - the largest atoll in the world.. Known to anglers as Christmas Island, the untouched chain of islands is a popular destination for anglers seeking a multitude of species including bonefish, giant trevally, triggerfish, blue fin trevally and 

Camille Egdorf, Director of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Christmas Island program explains why this remote fishery is so sought after. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing, Yellow Dog Staff

7 Must-Know Tarpon Fly Fishing Tips For Beginners

Posted by Mike Greener on Jun 21, 2017 1:33:43 AM

Fly Fishing for Tarpon Tips: Beginners - Novice

If you’ve spent the majority of your fly fishing career being land-locked and targeting predominately freshwater species like

trout, how do you bridge the gap and transition into becoming a saltwater tarpon angler? 

Here at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, we get this question a lot from anglers that are keen to try tarpon fishing themselves but have no idea how to go about it.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of tips to help any angler learn to maximize their first tarpon fishing experience.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing