Great Travel Reads For Your Next Fly Fishing Adventure

Posted by Mike Greener on 6/30/17 10:57 AM

Here at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures we spend a lot of time traveling to destinations all over the planet. Over the years of consistently living out of suitcases and hunting for the strongest cup of airport terminal coffee, we have experienced our fair share of layovers in airports. Needless to say, there have been countless opportunities to dive into a good book to pass the time and read up on interesting stories recommended to us by our friends. The never-ending pursuit to check off novels from our own long, personal reading lists. Always opting for literature rather than surfing the internet, we’ve amassed plenty of exceptional fly fishing books to read on a plane that entertain, inform and inspire us during our travels.

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Topics: Yellow Dog Staff, Other

Fly Fishing Photography Tips: Top 5 Non-Photo Gadgets

Posted by Bryan Gregson on 6/29/17 1:00 AM

The visual brand that Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures has developed over the years has been upon the back of our talented Director of Photography Bryan Gregson. Working full time with Yellow Dog and as a commercial photographer for companies like Patagonia, YETI and countless others, Gregson's experience working creatively in the field is unmatched in the fly fishing world.

He's seen it all and has photographed in just about every type of situation a photographer could hope to encounter. If anyone knows what is essential to pack on a photography outing, it's him! Check out Gregson's latest list of five essential non-photo gadgets in his camera pack. Take it away Bryan!

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Topics: Photography

Useful Tactics for Fly Fishing Fast Water You Should Know

Posted by Mike Greener on 6/28/17 12:37 AM

Ah summertime! The anticipated warmer weather that marks the end of winter’s hold is always a welcomed sight for fly fisherman who get to shed their winter layers and prepare for the great springtime conditions. While the warmer temperatures start to turn on the eat for fish, for anglers living in the western United States, they know that this time of year also means that in order to connect with hungry fish, they will be navigating potentially swollen high flow rivers filled with mountain run off.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Tips and Tricks

Beginner's Guide: How To Fly Fish For Pike

Posted by Mike Greener on 6/23/17 7:49 AM

Fly Fishing for Pike 101

When talking about the holy grail of pike fishing, there are few freshwater experiences more electrifying than catching a pike on the fly. For many anglers, targeting northern pike on the fly can offer some of the most aggressive takes that you will find anywhere in the world; a defining factor that makes them an incredible species to target. Imagine yourself standing in your boat sight fishing the grass edges in the shallows for a merciless predator. You throw out a fly that’s as long as your forearm. Then, watching your retrieve, the calm water surface suddenly erupts in a violent explosion as the visual take of a pike destroys your fly with tremendous speed and power.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

7 Must-Know Tarpon Fly Fishing Tips For Beginners

Posted by yellowdog on 6/21/17 1:33 AM

Fly Fishing for Tarpon Tips: Beginners - Novice

If you’ve spent the majority of your fly fishing career being land-locked and targeting predominately freshwater species like

trout, how do you bridge the gap and transition into becoming a saltwater tarpon angler? 

Here at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, we get this question a lot from anglers that are keen to try tarpon fishing themselves but have no idea how to go about it.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of tips to help any angler learn to maximize their first tarpon fishing experience.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

6 New Zealand Fly Fishing Myths Debunked

Posted by Bessie Bucholz on 6/20/17 2:55 AM

Common Misconceptions about fly fishing new zealand

Over the years, we have heard some pretty outrageous myths about New Zealand and want to take the time to clarify a few points so that we can put these myths to bed:

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

7 of the Most Pristine Trout Fisheries on Earth

Posted by Carter Lyles on 6/15/17 9:50 AM

When you think of the word “pristine” what images form in your mind? One of the first things that comes to ours is the recognizable Fiji Water commercials filled with untouched, crystal clear water pools on some postcard looking tropical island. Pristine is something that is very pure. A place unspoiled by industry or modern society.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

8 Fly Fishing for Redfish Tips You Can't Miss

Posted by yellowdog on 6/13/17 6:00 AM

Fly Fishing for Redfish Tips and Tricks

Head down south to the Louisiana fishing playgrounds in and around New Orleans and the Biloxi Marsh area, an estuary network of 210,000 acres of coastal wetlands located on the eastern side of Louisiana which borders the Gulf of Mexico, you will find yourself in the mecca of redfish fly fishing. This area is chalked full of bayous and canals, dotted with innumerable lakes, bays, ponds and lagoons, which provide a rich variety of habitat that offers some of the best coastal fishing anywhere on earth.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

10 Best Questions to Ask When Booking a Guided Fishing Trip

Posted by Mike Greener on 6/12/17 11:41 AM

Your interest has been piqued. The time has come for you to stop reading online about your friends and other angler’s epic fishing adventures and begin planning your own trip of a lifetime. For someone who hasn’t yet had the opportunity to explore fishing possibilities outside their native stomping grounds, it can be a life changing experience not soon forgotten. So where does one begin? 

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Topics: Travel Essentials, Other

How To Pack Flies in Carry-On Luggage

Posted by Carter Lyles on 6/12/17 11:31 AM

Avid fly fisherman and founder of Patagonia Yvon Chouinard once said that “It isn’t an adventure until something goes wrong”.  While rolling with the unforeseen punches and uncertainties that international travel can present from time to time, there are few situations more dire than having your box of flies in your carry-on luggage confiscated by airline security. Though a rare occurrence, having it happen to you could land a big blow to the success of your carefully planned out fishing trip before the airplane wheels leave the ground. It can be rather difficult to catch fish without your arsenal of flies at the ready especially if your targeted destination doesn’t have a fly shop around to restock your quiver. While we have had our fair share of luggage hiccups over the years, we’ve learned that having some forethought on how you pack your gear for your next trip could save you lots of headaches.

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Topics: Travel Hacks

The Untold Secret: The Best Time to Fish Christmas Island

Posted by yellowdog on 6/12/17 11:14 AM

Fly Fishing Christmas Island's Shoulder Season

When it comes to salt water flats fly fishing in the Pacific Ocean, you would be hard pressed to find a better option than the year-round, consistent productivity of Christmas Island.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

The Hottest Steelhead Videos on the Web

Posted by Mike Greener on 6/7/17 12:00 AM

Chasing the chrome. The fish of 1,000 casts. For many anglers throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Great Lakes regions, pursuing the huge anadromous fish known as steelhead are the end all for their angling pursuits. It’s a fishing approach that requires a balance of persistence, patience, confidence and having a bit of luck. As the saying goes “The tug is the drug”.Steelhead are native rainbow trout, which migrate to the ocean as juvenile fish and return to fresh water streams and rivers as adults to spawn often times returning to the rivers as an adult reaching sizes upwards of 20 lbs.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

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