5 Reasons To Consider a Jungle Fly Fishing Trip

Posted by yellowdog on 11/5/19, 4:26 PM

For many of us, our first fly fishing experience may have been small trout on a clear mountain stream or bass on a farm pond. When we made those first errant casts as a neophyte angler, few us had visions of Golden Dorado or African tigerfish leaping from mysterious jungle waters. With a new frontier of fly fishing emerging--fly fishing exotic locations throughout the world---there is a now an experience as special as your first time fly fishing.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

NEW WAYPOINTS Podcast TODAY! Fishing Travel, Adventure, and Exploration

Posted by yellowdog on 11/4/19, 11:13 AM

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures is pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast program that is 100% dedicated to fishing travel, adventure, and exploration - a regular series created for those that fish, and for those that travel to fish. Each episode will dive into the what, why, where, and how of destination angling, discussing relevant topics and breaking down the issues that matter to those who travel and fish.

The new WAYPOINTS podcast is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher, as well as on the Yellow Dog website under the "Media" section in the main menu. Listeners can sign up to receive notifications of new podcast episodes, which will be released on a weekly basis.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing

The Ultimate Guide to Fly Fishing for Golden Dorado

Posted by yellowdog on 10/30/19, 9:10 AM

Angling for golden dorado has been popular for South American anglers for decades. Pursuing dorado with a fly rod is relatively new and gaining in popularity amongst traveling anglers.

Using our world-wide fly-fishing travel experience, we’ve found these outfitters and their fishing destinations. Our golden dorado locations are on waters suitable for fly anglers and offer a unique choice of solitude, easily accessible waters, remote waters, wade fishing, and boat fishing.  Every year more and more is learned in understanding these predatory fish, their behavior, their migration, their food source, and which fly patterns and methods produce.

Getting to waters golden dorado call home involves some serious logistics and a sense of adventure. Reasonably proficient casting and fishing skills are essential. And a blend of saltwater and freshwater angling gear is required. For anglers willing to put in the effort, the rewards are an exciting new fly-fishing travel experience.

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Topics: Fly Fishing Gear

Enhance Your Fly Fishing Travel and stay connected With WhatsApp Messenger

Posted by yellowdog on 10/29/19, 1:14 PM

During any week of the year members of our Yellow Dog team are fishing in a country other than the United States. Cell phones have made it easier to communicate on a regular basis, but what does the traveling angler do when they want to stay in touch.

Because we are always looking for ways to enhance the experience of traveling anglers, many of us here at Yellow Dog use WhatsApp. You should too. Of the 195 countries in the world, only 25 of them do not have WhatsApp as the market leading messaging service.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

15 top tips from yellow dog for your next fly fishing trip

Posted by yellowdog on 10/24/19, 2:52 PM

We fly fish all over the world. A lot.

For nearly twenty years of exploring new saltwater flats or returning to the same steelhead run year after year or stalking a trout sipping a dry fly in a Patagonia spring creek, there are things our team of travel experts do before, during, and after each and every trip they take.

Whether you’re thinking about a trip to Mexico or the Seychelles or closer to home in the US West, or if are still unsure where your next trip will take you, here are 15 simple, easy bits of advice to make your next fly fishing trip great.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Travel Essentials, Fly Fishing Gear

10 Places to Fly Fish for the Trout of Your Dreams

Posted by yellowdog on 10/21/19, 9:22 AM

For many of us, a trout was the first fish we ever caught on a fly rod. It may have been a brook trout in an eastern stream or a native trout in a western mountain river, but the thrill of bringing to hand a brilliantly colored trout stuck with us. As we all progressed as anglers, small fish were slowly replaced with big fish. Then many of us chose fly fishing as a way to explore the world. 

As if the angling gods gathered to ensure we always have another horizon to explore, the opportunity to catch trout exists on all seven continents. From the wilds of Mongolia to the windswept steppes of Tierra del Fuego, there is a trout species swimming that will challenge and amaze you. Here are 10 Places to Fly Fish for the Trout of Your Dreams. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

7 Favorite Alaska Rivers You Need to Fly Fish

Posted by yellowdog on 10/18/19, 12:00 PM

Covering over 371 million acres, Alaska contains one-fifth the total landmass of the Lower 48, more than half of America’s national park land, 80% of America’s national wildlife refuge land, and more world-class fishing water than a person could possibly explore in a lifetime.

Now that you have decided to experience all that this amazing region has to offer – the huge rainbows, the grizzlies, the runs of salmon so thick you can almost walk across their backs, and the incredibly long fishing days in a land where the sun hardly sets – the most important question becomes: “where exactly do I go?  

In no particular order we've compiled the 7 Favorite Alaskan Fishing Rivers to help you plan for your Alaskan fly fishing adventure.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Alaska

LOUISIANA: Part two of Jake Wells' Reflection on the Highlight of His Summer

Posted by yellowdog on 10/14/19, 9:23 AM

We join Yellow Dog’s Louisiana Program Director on the second half of his summer trip to Louisiana. Read Part One: Venice – Fishing Capitol of the World for a report on off-shore fly fishing action.

New Orleans – Fun and Food

In the middle of our trip, we built in a free day for ourselves to go into the city and experience the sights, sounds, and the food of New Orleans. Our first stop was the National WWII Museum. It was a humbly experience to say the least, and kindled an appreciation for, “The Greatest Generation.”

We then walked a short distance to the Cochon Restaurant for some of the best Cajun and southern cooking in the city. I’d recommend the fried alligator. Afterwards we walked around the French Quarter including a mandatory stop at Café du Monde for their famous beignets. It was then onto our next leg of the trip.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

LOUISIANA: Yellow Dog’s jake wells Reflects on the Highlight of His Summer

Posted by yellowdog on 10/11/19, 8:05 AM

This past summer Jake Wells made a trip to the Louisiana to fish for redfish, offshore species, and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of New Orleans. In this two-part post, Jake retraces his steps and casts throughout his week-long summer trip…

Part One: Venice – Fishing Capitol of the World

After we got off the plane in New Orleans, I checked the weather forecast on my phone and was happy to see four upcoming days of sun and little wind. Something that can be a rarity in the fall and winter.After Memorial Day it starts to get hot in Louisiana. There’s no denying that. But the fishing doesn’t cool down. In fact, fishing opportunities are abundant both inshore and offshore throughout the entire year.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Fly fishing the Bahamas: Recovery and Relief is Ongoing on Abaco and Grand Bahamas, But Still Plenty of Options to Find Big Bonefish

Posted by yellowdog on 10/9/19, 11:43 AM

As financial support and sweat equity flow into the Bahamas to help those on Abaco and Grand Bahamas that have been affected by Hurricane Dorian, we are reminded that the majority of the Bahamas was left unscathed and is very much open for business!

Bahamians are proud and hardworking, and the entire country is pulling together to help the residents of the islands that were hit by the recent storm.

As anglers, our showing of support has been amazing as well, and so far, the Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation (YDCCF) and the industry coalition called “Double Haul For Dorian Relief” have collectively raised over $250K to help those from the fly fishing communities on both island’s that have lost so much. And while lives and livelihoods are being pieced back together on Grand Bahama and Abaco, we want to remind everyone that the other Bahamian islands, guides, lodges, and their families remain unaffected and open!

If you want to help the Bahamas, there are two key things that you can do: donate and go fishing. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

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