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Debunking 10 Myths About Bluewater Fly Fishing

Posted by yellowdog on Jan 16, 2019 12:19:12 PM

If you’ve never tried bluewater fly fishing then you are truly missing out on one of the great experiences fly fishing has to offer. There are many reasons why we love bluewater fly fishing but maybe one of the best is that it’s great for everyone in the family. Non-anglers will have a great time hanging out on the deck of the boat and watching the action. And most lodges that offer bluewater options have a host of different non-angling activities. You’ll find some myths about bluewater fly fishing below and hopefully the insight will only add to your excitement to fly fish the bluewater. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

15 Facts You Most Likely Didn't Know About Belize

Posted by yellowdog on Jan 10, 2019 3:41:37 PM

Belize is one of Yellow Dog’s favorite destinations. Not only is it easy to travel to from the United States, but the small Central American country has a host of different options ranging from fantastic flats fishing for tarpon, permit, bonefish and other species, to terrific activities for non-anglers. With a wide array of lodges offering different packages and experiences, Belize truly has something for everyone. Do you think you know everything about this small laid-back country? Some of these facts may surprise you!

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Juvenile vs. Migratory Tarpon Fly Fishing Guide

Posted by yellowdog on Dec 20, 2018 12:23:40 PM

It’s no secret that tarpon are one of of the most sought after gamefish on the planet. This is probably due to their shear strength, their size - an adult tarpon can reach upwards of 200 pounds! - a reel-wrenching fight that could take you to your backing multiple times, and the reward that comes from actually bringing one of these beautiful prehistoric creatures to hand. Tarpon are the ultimate fish for the saltwater fly fisherman. However, what many anglers fail to realize is that tarpon come in two varieties: juvenile or babies, and then the big migratory tarpon that rightly take the title of ‘trophy.’ No matter the size or age of a tarpon, the fish still delivers everything that an angler would ever want.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

The Top Flies for Alaska: What You Should Have In Your Fly Box

Posted by yellowdog on Dec 12, 2018 9:41:25 AM

Alaska is one of our favorite destinations for a number of reasons. Aside from the world class fishing - home to everything from rainbow trout to salmon - the Alaska experience includes fly-outs over beautiful wilderness to remote fisheries where chances of seeing some of the local wildlife is very good. To make sure you get the most out of your trip, a little preparation is highly advised. Knowing what flies to pack for which species is essential and valuable for any trip. Remember though that if you are unable to bring your own, more than likely, guides will have the correct flies. 

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Topics: Alaska

Fly Fishing Gear for Alaska: What Should You Bring?

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 9, 2018 11:48:33 AM

So you’ve finally pulled the trigger on a fly fishing trip to Alaska. The plane tickets are booked, arrangements have been made for time out of the office, and excitement is at an all-time high. But then you look at your clothes and fishing gear scattered around the house and realize you are nowhere near finished packing. Packing for a fishing trip can be stressful, however with a few pointers anyone make packing quick and efficient.

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Topics: Alaska, Fly Fishing Gear

2 Otherworldly Canada Fly-in Fishing Trips And Experiences

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 5, 2018 2:27:18 PM

Canada truly has something for every angler, from trout to steelhead to pike and salmon, the enormous country holds a variety of waters. Whether you want to target the powerful steelhead in British Columbia or fly fish for northern pike and lake trout on the lakes of Saskatchewan the reasons are endless why everyone should experience fly fishing in Canada. One of those many reasons includes almost the total lack of crowds where many times anglers can have entire stretches of river entirely to themselves. However, if you’re looking for an even more remote wilderness setting then a fly-in trip should be at the top of your list. We love fly-in destinations for a number of reasons. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

A Typical Summer Day Fly Fishing in Louisiana

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 22, 2018 3:01:08 PM

There are many reasons why Louisiana is one of our favorite fisheries. Not only is it easy to get to, but the redfishing is second to none. Combine the excellent fishing with great people and good food and you have a recipe for a terrific vacation. Find out what it's like during a typical day fly fishing Louisiana's marshes!

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Early Season Fly Fishing in Alaska: Why Should you Go?

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 16, 2018 3:06:47 PM

Different times of the year means different fish and expectations on Alaska's rivers. Each season offers a different set of challenges but also aspects that make every trip to Alaska a memorable one.

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Topics: Alaska, Freshwater Fly Fishing

Louisiana's Best Kept Secret

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 15, 2018 9:31:06 AM

"For many years now, Louisiana has always been labeled as a “fall and winter fishery.” Because of that, the angling public has a false mindset that fishing is only good three to four months out of year. This results in the necessity to book very far in advance, lack of availability, and high chances of contending with volatile weather. And while the fall and winter months will always be great months to plan a redfish trip, there are local guides who fish the marsh 365 days a year that will show you that maybe the best kept secret is to go during the summer!

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

H20 Bonefishing: Targeting Trophy Bonefish In The Bahamas During the Winter Season

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 10, 2018 12:14:34 PM

The Bahamas are one of Yellow Dog’s most popular destinations. Between the ease of travel, the terrific fishing, and the number of lodges ranging from economical to lavish, fly fishing The Bahamas have been a perpetual favorite of Yellow Dog anglers. The islands are best known among fly fishing circles for the bonefishing opportunities and with over 500 miles of pristine crystalline flats the possibilities to pursue bonefish are seemingly endless. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing