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

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

Posted by yellowdog on 10/10/19 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

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

Patagonia: 14 essential pieces of layering for a fly fishing trip to Chile or Argentina

Posted by yellowdog on 10/9/19 11:24 AM

A fly fishing trip to Patagonia is a unique experience. But one that can only be enhanced with the proper gear. A common question we are asked here at Yellow Dog revolves around what to pack and how to properly choose the right clothing. Weather in Patagonia is varied, so it is very important choose clothing and a system for layering that can adapt to the variety of changing weather conditions. 

We've developed, using Simms Fishing Products advanced technology and angler-driven products, a head-to-toe list of recommended layering systems. These products allow you to enjoy fishing in Patagonia in whatever conditions Mother Nature throws at you. The bottom line is that packing for successful trip to Patagonia requires an adaptable layering system. 

At Yellow Dog we are here to ensure you have the best possible trip. Proper clothing is a big part of that. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Northern Argentina: Golden Dorado Fly Fishing Lodges, Day Trips, and Mothership Trips

Posted by yellowdog on 10/2/19 11:43 AM

Region Facts 

Target SpeciesGolden Dorado, Pira Pita, and Pacu

Season: Year-round with seasonal spawning closures on the Parana river in November and December

Major Fisheries: Parana River, Corrientes River, and Ibera Marshlands 

Non-Angling Area Activities: Wildlife viewing

Closest Major Air HubsBuenos Aires (AEP/EZE), Corrientes (CNQ), or Resistencia (RES)

Golden Dorado are often viewed as the apex predator fish in South America and despite their ferociousness, strength and brute power, they are exceptionally beautiful creatures to target on the fly. Fly fishing for golden dorado has grabbed the imagination of many anglers over the past decade and for good reason; they provide incredibly aggressive strikes and acrobatic fights.  

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina

Don’t Rock the Boat: Tips on Being a Better Boatmate

Posted by yellowdog on 9/29/19 12:04 PM

On nearly all of our fly-fishing trips, boats are an essential component. Fly fishing from a boat allows you to cover more water, act more stealth-like, and provides the guide with a crucial tool to get you into more fish—which usually means a lot more fun.

Fishing from a boat is often a team sport: guide and angler working in tandem to fish, cast to, hook, and eventually land a fish. All the parts of the whole must add up. Since many fishing trips involve sharing a boat with a friend or family member, the angler not fishing on the bow or in the front of the front is a vital participant in the boat. Being good at sharing a boat is very important.

Here are a boat-load of tips for being the best boatmate on the flats or the river.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

Patagonia: In-Depth Travel Guide and Trip Planner to The Entire Region

Posted by yellowdog on 9/23/19 11:31 AM

An Industry First: Yellow Dog’s In-Depth Patagonia Fly Fishing Travel Guide and Trip Planner

Patagonia—both in Chile and Argentina—is one of the premier freshwater fly fishing destinations in the world. The region is home to dozens of world class lodges, experienced and professional guides, and more rivers, streams and lakes that can possibly be fished in a lifetime. In either country, anglers will find great fishing, friendly people, unique culture, and beautiful scenery.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

Seychelles: 5 Outstanding and remote Saltwater Fly Fishing Atolls

Posted by yellowdog on 9/17/19 9:10 AM

Remote and home to an incredible number of unique and different species, the Seychelles offer unbelievable wading and amazing fly fishing opportunities. With several atolls serviced by some of the finest lodges and guides on the planet, the shallow flats of the Seychelles may be finest saltwater destination in the world. 

What sets the Seychelles in a class all its own is the sheer diversity of fish species found throughout the outer Seychellois islands. Combine that 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. And, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures has intimate knowledge of every fishery in the island chain. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Southern Patagonia, Chile: Magallanes Region

Posted by yellowdog on 9/17/19 6:57 AM

Region Facts

Target Species: Rainbow, brown and brook trout, occasional sea-run brown trout 

Season: December – March

Major Fisheries: Rio Penitente, Rio Serrano and various unnamed small rivers and spring creeks 

Non-Angling Area Activities: Hiking, trekking and glacier tours in Torres del Paine National Park and on Navarino Island  

Closest Major Air Hubs: Punta Arenas (PUQ) 

The Magallanes Region is an isolated, rugged and weather-battered area at the southernmost tip of Chile. It is a remote and roadless area that is cut off from the rest of the country by formidable mountains, massive glacial icefields, and a labyrinth of coastal fjords. The only way to access this area from the rest of Chile is by air or sea, or via a very long overland drive on a road than runs through Argentine Patagonia. Historically, the main attractions to this region have been tours to view the spectacular granite spires of Torres del Paine National Park or trips to the small settlement of Puerto Williams  a popular stepping-off point for cruises to Antarctica.   

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Top 4 Spots For Your first, or Subsequent, Permit

Posted by yellowdog on 9/16/19 12:02 PM

Elusive, powerful, beautiful and a landmark achievement in anyone's fly fishing experiences, catching a permit on a fly rod is a special moment. Some anglers spend years before they catch their first permit, others are in the right place at exactly the right time and the permit gods smile down upon them. Whether you are seeking your first, second, biggest or 100th, here are 4 countries to target these black-tailed beauties of the saltwater flats. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

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