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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

A Look Into Fly Fishing The Bay Islands of Honduras

Posted by yellowdog on Jun 18, 2018 12:33:56 PM

When you think of Honduras, generally speaking, fly fishing is not the first thing to come to mind. However, that’s changing as more and more anglers experience the terrific fishing. The country itself is breathtakingly beautiful and the government goes to appropriate lengths to protect that beauty with biosphere reserves, national parks, and wildlife refuges. The natural treasures don’t stop at the mainland though - just off the northern coast of Honduras lies the Bay Islands, the crown jewel of Honduras fly fishing.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Coming Prepared With The Right Saltwater Flats Clothing

Posted by yellowdog on Jun 13, 2018 11:12:27 AM

Saltwater fishing presents a number of challenges. In a lot of ways, it’s the pinnacle of fly fishing where skill and luck converge where a poorly presented fly or a loud thud of a foot hitting the hull of a boat could result in spooked fish. Polling all day on the flats and then losing your opportunity at a fish in a split second is frustrating. The key is to manage the things you can control. You can’t control the weather, but one thing that should be dialed for every trip to the flats is your clothing. Well selected clothing not only increases your chances at fish, but also protects you from the elements. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

7 Of The Best Couples Fly Fishing Destinations In Patagonia

Posted by yellowdog on May 7, 2018 1:20:25 PM

“How do I combine a fly fishing trip with a vacation that my non-angling significant other can also enjoy?” That is a question that we’re asked all the time here at Yellow Dog, as such we appreciate the challenge that many anglers face when balancing their fishing addictions with the vacation demands and desires of a significant other. If you’re trying to plan a trip where you combine great fishing with a “couples escape,” then the answer is “YES – We CAN make this happen!” We help hundreds of couples craft these types of packages and itineraries each year, and feel uniquely qualified to assist you in finding the destination that best suits you and your partners vacation needs.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

Fly Fishing Seasons in Patagonia: When Is The Best Time To Go?

Posted by yellowdog on May 3, 2018 2:38:42 PM

There’s a lot of variables to consider and questions to ask when planning a fly fishing trip to Patagonia.  Among the myriad of questions that we’re asked by clients the most common and, arguably, the most important question is “When is the ‘best’ time to go?” With a long six-month fishing season that extends from November through April, there are significant changes throughout the season to take into consideration and be aware of when planning a trip. From the eager eats on unpressured waters in November and December, through the abundant hatches brought on by the warm summer sun from January to mid-March, to the cool April rain showers that trigger fish to aggressively feed before the onset of the long winter, Patagonia has something for just about every trout angler. We realize that “best time to go” is subjective to specific travel preferences, trip expectations, and fishing goals, so we prepared this general summary and reference guide to help you choose the best time for you to plan your visit.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile