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The Best Fall Fly Fishing Destinations and Trips

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 13, 2018 12:04:29 PM

Even as we write this article the sun is beginning to set noticeably earlier each day. The mornings, even though still warm, are slowly starting to take on the distant hints of fall. Sunshine breaks the late summer dawn with the crimson glows that suggest elk hunting is right around the corner. Clothes that have been stowed away since last bird season are being unpacked and dogs are starting to excite with the not too far-off retrieves. Fall also means fly fishing during, arguably, the best time of the year. As summer crowds return to careers and lives off the water, rivers are offered a bit of respite from the high-season traffic. And for anglers, the possibility of world-class rivers to themselves is enough to get anyone out of bed on a cold autumn morning. If you’re like us and enjoy brisk fall days on the river then you definitely want to check out the following destinations for your fall fly fishing adventure. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and of course there are some rivers missing. We’ll leave those up to you to discover! 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Top 3 Reasons To Fly Fish Alaska in September

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 30, 2018 9:37:45 AM

There's a good reason why Alaska is on most peoples' bucket lists: the rainbow trout fishing is some of the best found on earth. On top of that, the breathtaking landscapes offer respite from the hustle and bustle of busy lives.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Brief Overview: The Fly Fishing Seasons in New Zealand

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 19, 2018 9:28:38 AM

With the best fishing and summer months being limited, lodges book out quickly. If you are wanting to go and explore New Zealand and what it has to offer, we strongly suggest that you book one year in advance if you plan on fishing one destination or multiple. This gives anglers prime dates and lodging opportunities. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

4 Must-Visit Golden Dorado Fishing Destinations in Argentina

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 18, 2018 9:01:52 AM

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 terrific sight fishing opportunities, incredibly aggressive strikes and acrobatic fights.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

Buenos Aires Travel Tips & Recommendations

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 13, 2018 9:08:31 AM

While traveling down to Patagonia on your fly fishing adventure or returning home, you may end up having a layover day in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With a full day to explore the city, figuring out how to make the most of it may be challenging. Buenos Aires has fine dining, art, dancing, everything any large metropolitan city has to offer.

With a population around 14 million navigating the large city and knowing where to go can be daunting unless you have some pointers. Here is a list that we put together to help you decide how to make the most out of your time in Buenos Aires and how to navigate the city- from touchdown to takeoff.

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Topics: Argentina, Chile

Fly Fishing for Double Digit Bonefish in the Cook Islands

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 6, 2018 12:02:43 PM

Aitutaki is a part of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific and has only a population of a little over 2,000. This is the corner of the earth where crystal-clear waters and stands of palm trees paint the landscape. Geographically, Aitutaki is an atoll with a barrier reef running the perimeter of the lagoon which is roughly 20 square miles in area. With both the the lagoon and barrier reef, the fishing options are virtually endless. Stepping onto Aitutaki is like taking a step back in time where life is slower paced and enjoying the beautiful destination seems to be the number one goal of locals and tourists alike. Aside from the fantastic tropical setting, Aututaki is one of few places on Earth where one can catch double digit sized bonefish. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Where Are The Best Wade Fishing Opportunities in Patagonia?

Posted by yellowdog on Jun 28, 2018 12:42:16 PM

Working with Yellow Dog means that we will always put you in a lodge that best fits your needs and preferences. Where some booking agencies are in the business of filling beds, we are in the business of selling experiences, and something that may work for one angler may not work for another. When it comes to fishing, we realize that not everyone enjoys sitting in a boat and  would rather walk and wade. We know one size doesn’t fit all so we’ve put together a short guide of Patagonia fly fishing trips perfect for walk and wade anglers.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

A Brief Overview of Fly Fishing for Billfish in Guatemala

Posted by yellowdog on Jun 27, 2018 2:07:30 PM

While Guatemala may be known for its volcanoes, thick jungles, and a variety of wildlife, it is also known as one of the best bill fisheries in the world, and rightfully so. The blue water fishery in Guatemala is healthy due to the Equatorial Counter Current that creates a “billfish highway.” This current was created over millions of year by a plate shift that is now a cliff and a couple thousand feet deep just 40 miles off the coast. Food and fish are very present in this region of the Pacific. With fishermen displaying world class numbers daily, this complex and diverse fishery is highly regarded as one of, if not the best, in the world.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

8 Of Our Favorite Kamchatka Fly Fishing Rivers

Posted by yellowdog on Jun 20, 2018 3:15:05 PM

The Kamchatka peninsula in Russia hosts some of the best rivers in the world. The rivers are defined by their crystal-clear waters, spectacular hatches, and big healthy rainbow trout. A handful of rivers found in this wild and rugged place are truly world-class; collectively in a league of their own.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

3 New And Innovative Bonefish Flies For Christmas Island

Posted by yellowdog on Jun 19, 2018 11:21:03 AM

Christmas Island is one of the more diverse saltwater destinations on this planet, offering you bonefish, triggerfish, bluefin, yellow fin and giant trevally. With a numerous amount of species to fish for, packing your fly boxes may be a bit overwhelming. We put together a list of flies that are deadly for feeding bonefish in all saltwater destinations, especially Christmas Island. Everyone has heard of and fished the usual shrimp and crab patterns. We did some research to give you a couple of flies that are tied with creativity, functionality, and style in mind.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing