Yellow Dog’s Thankful List: Why We Are Thankful For Fly Fishing Travel

Posted by yellowdog on 11/25/19 6:00 AM

As the calendar changed from Halloween to November, in many stores pumpkins came down and Christmas trees came up. The holiday spirit is wonderful, but in the rush to start counting down shopping days ‘til Christmas, the ideals of Thanksgiving can be lost in the hype of Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and by trying to squeeze it all in before the holiday bumrush begins.

Because we travel the world for a living, we understand the importance of getting away—but traveling to fish is not only a great respite, it is a unique way we can learn about ourselves, family, friends, and other places in the world. Here is Yellow Dog’s List of Why We Are Thankful For Fly Fishing Travel.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

Spring Break Fly Fishing Trips: Top Destinations for Anglers and Non-Anglers

Posted by yellowdog on 11/19/19 1:29 PM

By late winter many of us feel the need for sunshine, sand in our toes, and a tailing fish or two on a saltwater flat. A trip is even better if the experience can be shared with non-angling companions.

With two decades of experience planning trips for the spring break season, we know plenty of tricks and tips to help you choose, plan, and enjoy a great spring break trip. From knowing which lodge to choose if you have young kids or where to venture if you want nightlife and plenty of dining options, here are our 8 Top Destinations for Anglers and their Non-Angling Companions.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Introducing Your Kids to Fly Fishing: Do it right

Posted by yellowdog on 11/19/19 11:51 AM

Do you want to have an activity that you and your kids can do together?

Maybe you simply just want your son or daughter to get outdoors, or you're planning a family trip? We've had many families plan fly fishing vacations with their children in the past, including this family whose son scored a grand slam!

Ready to get started? Let's go!

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Topics: Other

7 Reasons A New Zealand fly fishing trip is Easier Than You Think

Posted by yellowdog on 11/15/19 12:40 PM

October 10, 1867 is a significant date for New Zealand anglers. On this day the first live trout hatched near Christchurch. Fast forward to the present and those small fingerlings are responsible for a destination fishery with plenty of trophy-sized fish in a land full of splendor.

Matching the beauty of much of New Zealand is the aura of fly fishing there—it just seems grander than anything in the lower 48. But don’t let the distance or mystique of angling in New Zealand think it is a destination only reserved for the intrepid. In fact, a New Zealand fly fishing trip is a lot easier than you think. Here are 7 Reasons A New Zealand Fly Fishing Trip is Easier Than You Think. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, New Zealand

5 Reasons To Consider a Jungle Fly Fishing Trip

Posted by yellowdog on 11/5/19 4:26 PM

For many of us, our first fly fishing experience may have been small trout on a clear mountain stream or bass on a farm pond. When we made those first errant casts as a neophyte angler, few us had visions of Golden Dorado or African tigerfish leaping from mysterious jungle waters. With a new frontier of fly fishing emerging--fly fishing exotic locations throughout the world---there is a now an experience as special as your first time fly fishing.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

The Ultimate Guide to Fly Fishing for Golden Dorado

Posted by yellowdog on 10/30/19 9:10 AM

Angling for golden dorado has been popular for South American anglers for decades. Pursuing dorado with a fly rod is relatively new and gaining in popularity amongst traveling anglers.

Using our world-wide fly-fishing travel experience, we’ve found these outfitters and their fishing destinations. Our golden dorado locations are on waters suitable for fly anglers and offer a unique choice of solitude, easily accessible waters, remote waters, wade fishing, and boat fishing.  Every year more and more is learned in understanding these predatory fish, their behavior, their migration, their food source, and which fly patterns and methods produce.

Getting to waters golden dorado call home involves some serious logistics and a sense of adventure. Reasonably proficient casting and fishing skills are essential. And a blend of saltwater and freshwater angling gear is required. For anglers willing to put in the effort, the rewards are an exciting new fly-fishing travel experience.

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Topics: Fly Fishing Gear

Enhance Your Fly Fishing Travel and stay connected With WhatsApp Messenger

Posted by yellowdog on 10/29/19 1:14 PM

During any week of the year members of our Yellow Dog team are fishing in a country other than the United States. Cell phones have made it easier to communicate on a regular basis, but what does the traveling angler do when they want to stay in touch.

Because we are always looking for ways to enhance the experience of traveling anglers, many of us here at Yellow Dog use WhatsApp. You should too. Of the 195 countries in the world, only 25 of them do not have WhatsApp as the market leading messaging service.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

10 Places to Fly Fish for the Trout of Your Dreams

Posted by yellowdog on 10/21/19 9:22 AM

For many of us, a trout was the first fish we ever caught on a fly rod. It may have been a brook trout in an eastern stream or a native trout in a western mountain river, but the thrill of bringing to hand a brilliantly colored trout stuck with us. As we all progressed as anglers, small fish were slowly replaced with big fish. Then many of us chose fly fishing as a way to explore the world. 

As if the angling gods gathered to ensure we always have another horizon to explore, the opportunity to catch trout exists on all seven continents. From the wilds of Mongolia to the windswept steppes of Tierra del Fuego, there is a trout species swimming that will challenge and amaze you. Here are 10 Places to Fly Fish for the Trout of Your Dreams. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

7 Favorite Alaska Rivers You Need to Fly Fish

Posted by yellowdog on 10/18/19 12:00 PM

Covering over 371 million acres, Alaska contains one-fifth the total landmass of the Lower 48, more than half of America’s national park land, 80% of America’s national wildlife refuge land, and more world-class fishing water than a person could possibly explore in a lifetime.

Now that you have decided to experience all that this amazing region has to offer – the huge rainbows, the grizzlies, the runs of salmon so thick you can almost walk across their backs, and the incredibly long fishing days in a land where the sun hardly sets – the most important question becomes: “where exactly do I go?  

In no particular order we've compiled the 7 Favorite Alaskan Fishing Rivers to help you plan for your Alaskan fly fishing adventure.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Alaska

LOUISIANA: Part two of Jake Wells' Reflection on the Highlight of His Summer

Posted by yellowdog on 10/14/19 9:23 AM

We join Yellow Dog’s Louisiana Program Director on the second half of his summer trip to Louisiana. Read Part One: Venice – Fishing Capitol of the World for a report on off-shore fly fishing action.

New Orleans – Fun and Food

In the middle of our trip, we built in a free day for ourselves to go into the city and experience the sights, sounds, and the food of New Orleans. Our first stop was the National WWII Museum. It was a humbly experience to say the least, and kindled an appreciation for, “The Greatest Generation.”

We then walked a short distance to the Cochon Restaurant for some of the best Cajun and southern cooking in the city. I’d recommend the fried alligator. Afterwards we walked around the French Quarter including a mandatory stop at Café du Monde for their famous beignets. It was then onto our next leg of the trip.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

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