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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

Sight Fishing Opportunities For Tarpon in Belize

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 3, 2018 9:27:50 AM

Few aspects of fly fishing compare to the experience of casting to fish you can actually  see. As opposed to blind casting, sight fishing allows for an exciting and incredibly visual experience. Watching a big tarpon cruising across the flats or blue water and then delivering a fly to it and watching it eat is about as exciting as it comes. Watching a fish move to eat your fly, all while keeping your cool, and seeing the take is what makes the entire experience just so incredibly rewarding and addicting.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

How to Prepare for a Fly Fishing Trip to Alaska

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 28, 2018 1:47:02 PM

Alaska has a seemingly endless number of rivers for anglers to explore. It’s no mystery why Alaska is on most people’s bucket lists with its astounding natural beauty and world-class fishing. However, for anyone taking a trip to the largest state in America should know what to expect and how to be best prepared to ensure a great trip.

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Topics: Alaska, Freshwater Fly Fishing

6 Popular Alaska Fish Species to Catch On The Fly

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 20, 2018 10:11:10 AM

Alaska hosts an array of different species of fish, which is one of many reasons why Alaska is so popular in fly fishing lore. Anglers can target all five species of Pacific salmon, steelhead, Northern pike, Arctic grayling, rainbow trout, and dolly varden on the fly. Each species has its own challenges that make casting to and hopefully catching them so much fun. In terms of diversity, fly fishing in Alaska has no lack of different fish to target. 

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Topics: Alaska, Freshwater Fly Fishing

Why Should You Experience Fly Fishing in Alaska?

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 13, 2018 3:04:48 PM

Alaska encompasses 371 million acres and has more landmass than Montana, California, and Texas combined. The sheer size of the 49th state is immense and in terms of fishable waters is even more staggering. It’s difficult to convey the caliber of just how good the fishing is in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Why would anyone travel to fly fish in Alaska when there’s the U.S. Rockies? Isn’t it a long way to travel for a week of fishing?

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Alaska