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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing
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.
Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing
Over this past weekend, the crew here at Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures was happy to hear the fantastic news that our very own Camille Egdorf, Director of our Alaska and Christmas Island fishing programs, won first place in the 2 fly x-stream competition at this year’s event held in Vail, Colorado. We could not be more thrilled for her.Read More
Topics: Yellow Dog Staff
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?Read More
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.Read More
Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing