Belize Bonefish: best season for chasing the grey ghost

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 6, 2019 1:25:00 PM

Belize is known for warm hospitality, a massive barrier reef, and miles of saltwater flats. On these flats cruise a prized gamefish of the saltwater flats angler...the bonefish. Sleek and fast, it is possible the bonefish was created purely for the saltwater angler. 

Belize has some of the best waters in the world for saltwater fly fishing. The country's coastline is protected by a barrier reef that runs the length of the country and is the second largest reef system in the world, the largest being Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. A tropical climate with very little temperature fluctuation and a seemingly endless expanse of flats running the length of the country, Belize is a bonefish paradise. Anglers venturing south to experience the diverse Belize fly fishing opportunities will most likely be met with exceptional bonefishing.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Patagonia: 2020 is a Beetle Year. Big Dry Flies for Big Trout

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 2, 2019 8:00:00 PM

Big fish grow big because they eat big flies. Our experience tells us so. If you're into casting large dry flies in pursuit of trout, Patagonia offers up an exciting opportunity to fish a terrestrial as large as our western river's salmonfly. Enter in the Cantaria Beetle. And with 2020 being a Beetle Year, now is the time to start planning to enjoy this fly-fishing phenomenon. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Chile

Louisiana: Summertime in the marsh: the other peak season

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 27, 2019 8:21:00 AM

Our friends at Hatch Outdoors sat down with Louisiana Captains Greg Moon and Bailey Short to discuss some flats fishing. Captain Greg Moon and Captain Bailey Short are year-round Louisiana fly fishing guides. These two can be booked through contacting Yellow Dog’s Jake Wells.

A version of this post originally appeared on Hatch Outdoors.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Southern Patagonia, Argentina: Santa Cruz Region. Jurassic Lake

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 25, 2019 4:09:54 PM

Region Facts 

Target Species:  Rainbow, brown and brook trout, with seasonal steelhead 

Season:  November – April 

Major Fisheries: Lago Strobel—aka Jurassic Lake, Barrancoso River, Santa Cruz River 

Non-Angling Area Activities: Birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding, glacier tours 

Closest Major Air Hubs: Calafate (FTE), Comodoro Rivadavia (CRD) and Rio Gallegos (RGL) 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina

5 Secrets to Untangling the Mystery of Lines: A Misunderstood Piece of Tackle

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 21, 2019 11:43:20 AM

DTX, Sharkwave, Perception, Wonderline, HD Power. No, these are not the names of accessories to add horsepower to a souped-up Camaro. These are models of popular fly lines. They will not help you cruise the strip on a Friday night, but choosing the right fly line can ensure you gain more enjoyment from your fishing outing. Whether you're headed to an exotic destination or a trip closer to home a little knowledge gained about fly lines can result in more fish caught. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

Bahamas: Fall Season is High on Fishing Options

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 16, 2019 9:22:08 AM

Is the fall season really the new spring in the Bahamas? For anglers who have been fishing the autumn season here for years, they hope the secret remains so. Or, at least they might hope a few hurricanes pass through and keep the exciting options for fall fly fishing in the Bahamas still off the radar. However, hurricanes are rare in the Bahamas and at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures we like to share our worldly knowledge of fly-fishing travel.

Spring is a popular time in the Bahamas—in the U.S. people are excited to get away after a long winter, the winds can be relatively calm and tides are consistently favorable for fishing. Like spring, fall in the Bahamas features consistent tides and winds. For anglers this is a good thing, plus since the summer season is the least busy season of the year, the flats have been relatively absent of anglers, kayakers and beach-goers. If this sounds intriguing, contact Yellow Dog’s Bahamas Program Director Doug McKnight and he can fill you in on a secure line.

Or, if you need more information, here are some reasons to contact Doug to plan a Bahamas fall fly fishing trip.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

7 Perfect Wade Fishing Destinations in Patagonia

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 13, 2019 12:45:00 PM

Ever wonder what fly fishing in the western United States and the southern Canadian Rockies was like in the 1950's or 1960's? At Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures we do and we're excited to feature several of our favorite destinations where walking and wading in pursuit of trout is still the norm, not the exception. We know one size doesn’t fit all so we’ve put together a list of the 7 Perfect  Wade Fishing Destinations in Patagonia trips for anglers who enjoy getting out of the boat and pursuing trout on foot. 

Working with Yellow Dog means that we take the time to learn what you want and we will always put you in a lodge and book you on a fishing experience that best fits your needs and preferences. If you enjoy float fishing, please visit our post on the 6 Unique Float Fishing Destinations. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

Welcome to the Jungle: We've Got Fins and Fangs

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 12, 2019 11:15:38 AM

Yellow Dog’s Jungle Programs provide adventure in South America and Africa

If you’re searching for a totally wild, remote and off-the-grid fishing experience, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures’ offers a fantastic line-up of the planet’s most unique freshwater fishing destinations. From the heart of the world’s largest jungle in the Amazon to the ancient rift valleys of Tanzania, our in-depth experience with truly adventurous destinations means you get the adventure and the excitement without the uncertainty and anxiety that is often-times associated with this kind of travel. The vetted destinations in our ever-expanding jungle program provide the world’s most exotic freshwater fishing adventures – from tigerfish in Africa to peacock bass in Brazil to golden dorado in Bolivia. These exciting options and unique jungle programs perfectly cater to anglers desiring a new angling high.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Top 7 Bahamas Family Friendly Fly Fishing Trips

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 8, 2019 4:24:12 PM

There is always time to think about the next great family vacation

The Bahamas is blessed with a variety of fly fishing lodges. Many of these lodges are ideally suited to cater to anglers and non anglers. If you’re trying to plan an adventure that will please everyone involved, then we’re here to help.

Here at Yellow Dog, we actually rank and rate each of our destinations based on exactly how “family-friendly” they are, taking into consideration such factors as the availability of non-angling activities, specific programs and services for non-anglers, separate non-angler rates, and more. We combine all of this information with the realities of exactly how good and how diverse the fishing is as well. In the end, we’re able to offer a number of lodge and destination options that can easily cater to a mixed angling / non-angling couple, while at the same time offering a great overall fishing experience.

Here are our Top 7 Bahamas Family Friendly Fly Fishing Trips

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing for Trout: What Makes a Great Grasshopper Pattern

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 5, 2019 8:38:46 PM

Whether your fly-fishing trip is on the Madison or Henry’s Fork or to Patagonia, Canada or Kamchatka, it is likely you may cast a grasshopper or cricket in hopes of bringing a large trout to the surface.

Here at our Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures headquarters in Bozeman, Montana it is time to start thinking about fishing grashoppers on our local waters. But a trout in Montana is similar to a trout in Patagonia or Kamchakta so an understanding of fishing a grasshopper pattern is important…and just plain fun.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

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