If a perfect saltwater fly fishing species were to be created, a Giant Trevally, also called GT’s or Geets, could top the list. GT’s are aggressive, fast and powerful and willing to eat a well-presented fly. Stalking, casting to, fighting and landing one of these fish is an angling accomplishment. Fortunately, with our angling adventures and expertise, a Geet on a fly is attainable. Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures is proud to offer a wide selection of Giant Trevally fly-fishing trips at unique destinations around the globe.Read More
Before the internet made researching far-off fly-fishing destinations accessible from your living room, many of fly fishing’s intrepid travelers utilized hosted trips. Today, with our in-depth knowledge of angling destinations across the globe, anglers wishing to discover new destinations can rely on our team of expertise and choose to travel without a host.Read More
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Bluewater and offshore fly fishing are growing in popularity. And for good reason—the destinations offer quality accommodations and amenities, more than ever before guides and charter boat captains can accommodate fly anglers, and most importantly many bluewater and offshore species will crush a well-presented fly. With nearly two decades of experience fly fishing the world, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures offers bluewater and offshore programs on three continents.Read More
Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing
Gustave Flaubert wrote “travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” and Henry David Thoreau penned “Many men fish all their lives without ever realizing that it is not the fish they are after.”
As new angling frontiers are discovered and traveling the world becomes logistically easier each year, the need to be a conscientious angler is as important as improving your double haul. Through nearly twenty years of booking fly fishing travel around the globe, we’ve learned a thing or two about traveling with a conscience.
Consider Destinations that Give Back through our Yellow Dog Conservation and Community Foundation’s Matching Funds program.
The Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation (YDCCF) works to enhance communities, build partnerships and support conservation in places where great fishing is found. We achieve this by providing targeted grants to directly support priority conservation needs, vital community projects, and educational efforts in international angling destinations.
The Foundation also provides support for certain events and builds partnerships to leverage funding for specific projects and impact.
Our In-Depth Travel Team Has Personally Vetted Each Destination for Safety
Common sense rules the roost when it comes to safety when traveling to new and distant locations. Every Yellow Dog destination is safe for all types of travelers—single adults, families, and groups—and with our detailed pre-trip information you can enjoy a safe and uneventful trip.
With over fifty destinations throughout the world, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures has a fly-fishing trip to suit your needs and budget. A trip on a live-aboard mothership to a remote Indian Ocean atoll may be on your wish list, but, may not be a reality. Just because a mothership experience may not be in your budget—and it very well could be if you take a last-minute trip—we offer a wide-range of trip specials and last-minute trips, and with our experience can assist with booking the best air travel deals.Read More
Our experienced Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures team travels the world year-round pursuing the next great fly-fishing adventure. As talk of planning for late-summer and fall trips begin, the consensus throughout our staff is that the second half of the year can be a great time for a fly-fishing trip. Broken down by month, here are some ideal destinations for a unique late-summer or fall season fly fishing adventure.Read More
Australia is home to over 4,000 marine species, many of them large, aggressive, and just downright fun to catch on a fly rod. With many of these species native to Australia, or “OZ” as Aussie’s call their home country, Australia is a year-round destination for anglers seeking a range of salt- and fresh-water angling opportunities and desiring a wide range of amenities and experiences.Read More
Fly Fishing for Roosterfish: Tactics, Flies, and Gear
Saltwater fly fishing can take you to some beautiful places. With its beaches framed by bluffs and cliffs, Mexico’s Baja region is one of these places. For anglers aware of the thrill of fly fishing for rooster fish, this region has been known for years. But for anyone seeking a new angling adventure—one that can involve fast-paced action and accurate casts in pursuit of trophy-sized fish, a fly fishing trip for rooster fish may be the next angling adventure.Read More
Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing
About KamchatkaWild rivers, large and native rainbow trout, and a fly-fishing adventure of true exploration. This is the Kamchatka that Yellow Dog has experienced for numerous years. Our Kamchatka fly fishing outfitters have identified a carefully selected array of watersheds—some of them are the most remote and untouched native rainbow trout waters on earth and others are carefully rested and rotated by our experienced outfitters.
Because of this, the large surface-feeding trout in Kamchatka grow big and hungry.
Kamchatka, larger in landmass than California, is home to valleys backdropped with volcanoes, mountains topped with snow, native birch forests, and beautiful wildlife. With a cap on the number of anglers on each trip, a trip to Kamchatka is legendary on many levels.
Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing
Target Species: Rainbow, brown, and brook
Season: November – April
Major Fisheries: Arroyo Pescado, Rivadavia, Arrayanes, Corcovado, Tecka, Carrileufu, Corintos, Chubut, Nilson, Rio Pico, Rio Grande
Non-Angling Area Activities: Hiking in Los Alerces National Park, horseback riding, birdwatching
Closest Major Air Hubs: Esquel (EQS) and Bariloche (BRC)
Argentina is home to some of the planet’s most diverse fly-fishing destinations and the Central Patagonia region, and more specifically this part of Argentina, offers the greatest variety and diversity of fishable waters in this South American country. With small creeks, natural spring creeks, small and large rivers, and lakes, all back-dropped by micro-regions of open steppes, rugged mountains, and temperate forests, Central Patagonia feel like parts of the U.S. West of nearly a half-century ago.
The region is comprised of three separate and distinct areas including Esquel, Los Alerces National Park and Rio Pico. The waters throughout this region are as varied as the countryside.
In many ways, the Esquel area resembles fishing in the northern Rockies of the US. With dozens of rivers flowing through an arid steppe ecosystem defined by wide open valleys and rocky escarpments, the look and feel is akin to Montana or Wyoming. In contrast, Los Alerces National Park contains a network of rivers and glacially-formed lakes surrounded by thick, temperate rainforest and feels remote and undeveloped.
Farther south, the remote and open expanses of the Rio Pico region offer anglers the chance to explore and fish several off-the-beaten-path rivers, spring creeks, and high-desert-like lakes for larger-than-average trout.
With so many fishing options found throughout this region, guests can customize a fishing week based on their preferences to wade small technical freestones and spring creeks, float big rivers, or chase trophy-sized trout on productive lakes. Additionally, depending on the time of year and conditions, anglers can employ a wide range of techniques, including stalking fish with small dry flies and nymphs to stripping streamers to large, aggressive fish.
Over the course of a trip, on many of the rivers and creeks anglers can expect to catch good numbers of strong, wild trout in the 12 to 20-inch range, with plenty of shots at fish exceeding 20-inches.
Although this region of central Patagonia is home to a diverse and exciting array of fly fishing options, a variety of non-angling activities including hiking in Los Alerces National Park, horseback riding, birdwatching, and whitewater river rafting can be arranged.
For the most part, the fishing lodges located in this region offer fixed, full-week packages where guests can fish different rivers and lakes each day and non-angling companions can enjoy a wide-array of options each day. With lodge-based operations, anglers and non-anglers come home the comfort of a “home base” lodge for an evening of amazing food, great wines and genuine Argentine hospitality.
Sound interesting to you? Learn more about our lodges and outfitters in this region:
LAS PAMPAS LODGE
CARRILEUFU RIVER LODGE
EL ENCUENTRO FLY FISHING
PATAGONIA RIVER GUIDES SOUTH
RIO MANSO LODGE
Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing