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Always Wash Your Gear After Your Fly Fishing Vacation

Posted by Jess McGlothlin on May 30, 2017 11:58:53 AM

 

Here at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, we preach to all our valued clients how vital it is to wash all your gear after a trip. This will prolong the life of your expensive fly tackle.  You must make sure your gear is ready for your next fly fishing vacation. This does not take long and I have found doing all this also reveals breakage and other issues with my tackle! I was just buffing one of my rods two days ago after a recent hosted trip to Los Roques, where I set-up our 22 guests with demo gear. As I got to the tip of one of the rods while cleaning it, I noticed there was a minor abrasion, flexed the tip, and it easily snapped off. It is much better to figure this out right after a trip, so that you have plenty of time to remedy the problem. There is nothing worse then pulling out your rod from it's case on the first day of a new trip, and the rod tip is cracked. Also, inspect all your lines for cracks, and I will often re-tie all my knots for my butt sections.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

Yellow Dog Ambassador Tips: Jeff Currier

Posted by Jeff Currier on May 30, 2017 11:57:59 AM

JEFF CURRIER’S TRAVELING TIPS 

With over forty years of experience fly fishing the world, Jeff Currier has quite possibly fished more countries and caught more species on a fly rod than any person alive. He’s an active lecturer, published author, a well-known artist, and the subject of numerous films, articles and media projects. Jeff is constantly traveling and developing new techniques for catching the most exotic fish imaginable in places where even the most avid adventurers are hesitant to go. An IGFA World Record holder, Jeff has fished in over 55 countries and caught over 375 species of fish on a fly. The oldest member of the Yellow Dog Ambassador team, Jeff can now die happy having watched the Cubs finally win a World Series.

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Yellow Dog Ambassador Tips: Oliver White

Posted by Oliver White on May 30, 2017 11:57:41 AM

CASTING PRACTICE AND BAG LOGISTICS

For the next feature in our series of tips and tricks from the Yellow Dog Ambassador team, international angler Oliver White shares his secrets for successful angling travel.

Oliver has been the subject of numerous films, TV pieces and magazine articles, including multi-page spreads in Forbes, Men’s Journal and Cat Aficionado. In addition to overseeing the operations as a founding partner of Abaco Lodge on Abaco and Bair’s Lodge on South Andros in the Bahamas, he regularly hosts and arranges fishing trips all over the world. Along with a small group of friends and the backing of Costa Del Mar, Oliver founded the non-profit Indifly and their flagship Rewa Lodge and arapaima project in Guyana. Currently Oliver is working on his first book with Stonefly Press, cranking out regular articles for Fly Fisherman Magazine, and still finding time to live the dream.

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Recommendations On Selecting The Right Saltwater Flies | Part 1

Posted by Ian Davis on May 30, 2017 11:55:13 AM

Of the many questions that we receive here at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures regarding destinations, fishing equipment, techniques and travel, we probably get more about fly patterns and fly selection than anything else. This is especially true when people are headed to the saltwater flats for the first time or to a new saltwater destination. With that in mind, we’re happy to make a few general recommendations and suggestions when it comes to tying, selecting or purchasing your saltwater fly selection for the flats.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing

Recommendations For Traveling With Saltwater Flies | Part 4

Posted by Ian Davis on May 30, 2017 11:53:38 AM

Here’s a great solution for traveling with saltwater flies for domestic and international travel. While T.S.A. regulations do not technically prohibit bringing fishing flies in your carry-on luggage, we know that if one security agent decides that they have a problem with you bringing flies or your fly boxes on board in your carry-ons, what can you do?  And if you do check all of your flies, and your bags are lost or delayed, then you’re really in trouble – especially if you’re traveling to a destination that does not sell or provide flies. With that in mind, we recommend a very easy and simple solution, and we’ve used this system all over the world for years.

Take a small assortment of flies (maybe in a small box or a zip-lock bag) and load enough flies for a single
day of fishing; maybe 12 - 18 flies total. Create a very basic assortment that will allow you to fish for a day if your checked luggage is delayed by the airline. Then, pack the rest of your flies in your checked luggage where they will be safe and problem-free. If everything arrives, then you will already have a “go-to,” shirt-pocket selection sorted and ready for wading the flats on day one. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Travel Hacks

5 Quick Tips To Get On The Water Quickly

Posted by Bryan Gregson on May 30, 2017 11:50:43 AM

 Time is often precious in the morning, especially as the summer draws on here in Montana. Late summer conditions leave early morning fishing as the best option on many of our western waters but the same also holds true for saltwater angling. Your guide has likely spent part of his evening prepping the boat, lunch, and all tackle to make sure you can get out on the water on time. In certain angling situations, every minute counts and could be the difference from being the first to the most ideal flat or the first boat on a particular float that day. If your guide wants to get an early start, it is likely for a good reason! Give yourself the upper hand on the water by showing up a few minutes early.

Here are a few quick tips to ensure you are prepped for your day on the water!

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Recommendations On Selecting The Right Saltwater Flies | Part 2

Posted by Ian Davis on May 30, 2017 11:43:23 AM

There are a number of factors to consider when tying, buying or selecting fly patterns for the saltwater flats – especially when it comes to permit and bonefishing. In addition to selecting the right size and color (see Part 1), the weight and sink rate of flies is crucial. When fishing just about anywhere in the Caribbean, your permit and bonefish fly boxes should contain flies with at least three different sink rates: Unweighted, slightly weighted, and heavy.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing

9 Tips For Your Next Saltwater Fly Fishing Adventure

Posted by Ian Davis on May 30, 2017 11:33:14 AM

PREPARATION FOR THE WIN 

If you've found your way to this website, then you probably know that Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures is a destination angling booking company that sends hundreds of anglers a year all over the world in the pursuit of fish. And over the years of booking trips and fishing the world ourselves, we have learned one very important lesson about destination trips — especially those that involve international travel to distant waters. The more time you spend preparing for your trip prior to departure, the more you improve your odds for a successful and enjoyable saltwater adventure!

Here are a handful of great tips and suggestions that will really help when you’re planning your next adventure.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing