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Early Season Fly Fishing in Alaska: Why Should you Go?

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 16, 2018 3:06:47 PM

Different times of the year means different fish and expectations on Alaska's rivers. Each season offers a different set of challenges but also aspects that make every trip to Alaska a memorable one.

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Topics: Alaska, Freshwater Fly Fishing

Louisiana's Best Kept Secret by Captain Bailey Short

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 15, 2018 9:31:06 AM

"For many years now, Louisiana has always been labeled as a “fall and winter fishery.” Because of that, the angling public has a false mindset that fishing is only good three to four months out of year. This results in the necessity to book very far in advance, lack of availability, and high chances of contending with volatile weather. And while the fall and winter months will always be great months to plan a redfish trip, there are local guides who fish the marsh 365 days a year that will show you that maybe the best kept secret is to go during the summer!

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

H20 Bonefishing: Targeting Trophy Bonefish In The Bahamas During the Winter Season

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 10, 2018 12:14:34 PM

The Bahamas are one of Yellow Dog’s most popular destinations. Between the ease of travel, the terrific fishing, and the number of lodges ranging from economical to lavish, fly fishing The Bahamas have been a perpetual favorite of Yellow Dog anglers. The islands are best known among fly fishing circles for the bonefishing opportunities and with over 500 miles of pristine crystalline flats the possibilities to pursue bonefish are seemingly endless. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Sight Fishing Opportunities For Tarpon in Belize

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 3, 2018 9:27:50 AM

Few aspects of fly fishing compare to the experience of casting to fish you can actually  see. As opposed to blind casting, sight fishing allows for an exciting and incredibly visual experience. Watching a big tarpon cruising across the flats or blue water and then delivering a fly to it and watching it eat is about as exciting as it comes. Watching a fish move to eat your fly, all while keeping your cool, and seeing the take is what makes the entire experience just so incredibly rewarding and addicting.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

How to Prepare for a Fly Fishing Trip to Alaska

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 28, 2018 1:47:02 PM

Alaska has a seemingly endless number of rivers for anglers to explore. It’s no mystery why Alaska is on most people’s bucket lists with its astounding natural beauty and world-class fishing. However, for anyone taking a trip to the largest state in America should know what to expect and how to be best prepared to ensure a great trip.

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Topics: Alaska, Freshwater Fly Fishing

6 Popular Alaska Fish Species to Catch On The Fly

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 20, 2018 10:11:10 AM

Alaska hosts an array of different species of fish, which is one of many reasons why Alaska is so popular in fly fishing lore. Anglers can target all five species of Pacific salmon, steelhead, Northern pike, Arctic grayling, rainbow trout, and dolly varden on the fly. Each species has its own challenges that make casting to and hopefully catching them so much fun. In terms of diversity, fly fishing in Alaska has no lack of different fish to target. 

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Topics: Alaska, Freshwater Fly Fishing

Why Should You Experience Fly Fishing in Alaska?

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 13, 2018 3:04:48 PM

Alaska encompasses 371 million acres and has more landmass than Montana, California, and Texas combined. The sheer size of the 49th state is immense and in terms of fishable waters is even more staggering. It’s difficult to convey the caliber of just how good the fishing is in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Why would anyone travel to fly fish in Alaska when there’s the U.S. Rockies? Isn’t it a long way to travel for a week of fishing?

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Alaska

Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing The Pacific Northwest

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 11, 2018 2:00:36 PM

Nowhere else in the United States are steelhead as deeply rooted in angling culture as the Pacific Northwest. Mention the Pacific Northwest in a circle of fly fishers and steelhead will inevitably poke their bright dime-colored heads into the conversation. Rivers such as the Rogue, Deschutes, Grande Ronde, Columbia, and Klickitat, to name just a few, have claimed notoriety for producing not only good numbers of steelhead, but large ones at that. And as western trout rivers begin sliding into winter month slumbers, for any angler looking to extend their fishing season then winter steelhead in the Pacific Northwest should be at the top of the list.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Fall Edition: Yellow Dog's Must-Visit Saltwater Fly Fishing Destinations

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 5, 2018 10:30:00 AM

With fall hanging in the air, kids heading back to school, and temperatures beginning to drop, it’s only natural to find yourself daydreaming about the next saltwater adventure. Now is the time to start planning saltwater trips! Prime weeks and dates are still available!

Working with Yellow Dog gives you access to a team of experienced and dedicated professionals that provide assistance every step of the way, including finding a location that fits your needs, booking plane tickets, securing the very best guides, reviewing pre-trip itineraries, and following up with post trip reports. We pride ourselves on finding a destination that caters to your specific preferences.         

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

The Top Flies For Ascension Bay: What You Need To Bring

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 24, 2018 3:39:06 PM

Mexico’s Ascension Bay is known the world over and is certainly one of the most diverse flats fisheries in the Caribbean. The enormous bay sits roughly 90 miles south of Cancun making it a convenient destination for any traveling angler. And due to strict regulations placed on commercial fishing the bay has been able to sustain the numbers of anglers while also retaining healthy numbers of fish. Between the convenience of travel and the terrific fishing, Ascension Bay with its lodges and operations perpetually makes our favorites list.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing