Northern Argentina: Golden Dorado Fly Fishing Lodges, Day Trips, and Mothership Trips

Posted by yellowdog on 10/2/19 11:43 AM

Region Facts 

Target SpeciesGolden Dorado, Pira Pita, and Pacu

Season: Year-round with seasonal spawning closures on the Parana river in November and December

Major Fisheries: Parana River, Corrientes River, and Ibera Marshlands 

Non-Angling Area Activities: Wildlife viewing

Closest Major Air HubsBuenos Aires (AEP/EZE), Corrientes (CNQ), or Resistencia (RES)

Golden Dorado are often viewed as the apex predator fish in South America and despite their ferociousness, strength and brute power, they are exceptionally beautiful creatures to target on the fly. Fly fishing for golden dorado has grabbed the imagination of many anglers over the past decade and for good reason; they provide incredibly aggressive strikes and acrobatic fights.  

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina

Patagonia: In-Depth Travel Guide and Trip Planner to The Entire Region

Posted by yellowdog on 9/23/19 11:31 AM

An Industry First: Yellow Dog’s In-Depth Patagonia Fly Fishing Travel Guide and Trip Planner

Patagonia—both in Chile and Argentina—is one of the premier freshwater fly fishing destinations in the world. The region is home to dozens of world class lodges, experienced and professional guides, and more rivers, streams and lakes that can possibly be fished in a lifetime. In either country, anglers will find great fishing, friendly people, unique culture, and beautiful scenery.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

Southern Patagonia, Argentina: Santa Cruz Region. Jurassic Lake

Posted by yellowdog on 8/25/19 4:09 PM

Region Facts 

Target Species:  Rainbow, brown and brook trout, with seasonal steelhead 

Season:  November – April 

Major Fisheries: Lago Strobel—aka Jurassic Lake, Barrancoso River, Santa Cruz River 

Non-Angling Area Activities: Birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding, glacier tours 

Closest Major Air Hubs: Calafate (FTE), Comodoro Rivadavia (CRD) and Rio Gallegos (RGL) 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina

7 Perfect Wade Fishing Destinations in Patagonia

Posted by yellowdog on 8/13/19 12:45 PM

Ever wonder what fly fishing in the western United States and the southern Canadian Rockies was like in the 1950's or 1960's? At Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures we do and we're excited to feature several of our favorite destinations where walking and wading in pursuit of trout is still the norm, not the exception. We know one size doesn’t fit all so we’ve put together a list of the 7 Perfect  Wade Fishing Destinations in Patagonia trips for anglers who enjoy getting out of the boat and pursuing trout on foot. 

Working with Yellow Dog means that we take the time to learn what you want and we will always put you in a lodge and book you on a fishing experience that best fits your needs and preferences. If you enjoy float fishing, please visit our post on the 6 Unique Float Fishing Destinations. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

Tierra Del Fuego: Fly Fishing & Lodging Options

Posted by yellowdog on 8/1/19 3:40 PM

Region Facts

Target Species: Sea-run brown trout

Season: January – April

Major Fisheries: Rio Grande

Non-Angling Area Activities: Hiking, birdwatching, boat tours of the Beagle Channel, and visits to nearby penguin colonies

Closest Major Air Hubs: Rio Grande (RGA) and Ushuaia (USH)

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina

6 Unique Float Fishing Destinations in Patagonia

Posted by yellowdog on 7/29/19 3:12 PM

Patagonia, be it Argentina or Chile, is a land of varied landscapes, inviting cultures and grandiose fly-fishing opportunities. If you’re considering a fly-fishing trip to Patagonia or making a return trip, we are in the business of selling experiences, and realize that while something that may work for one angler may not work for another. When it comes to fishing, we understand that not everyone enjoys the same type or style of fishing—some anglers like head-hunting to rising trout while others enjoy casting streamers in hopes of an ambush strike.

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Topics: Argentina, Chile

High Adventure Chilean Patagonia Destinations

Posted by yellowdog on 5/20/19 2:57 PM

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures is known world-wide for purveying unique fly fishing trips. Through our decades of experience we've explored some corners of the world home to angling opportunities worthy of distinction. In Chilean Patagonia, we're proud to partner with three unique operations that combine high adventure fishing, comfortable accommodations, and remote living. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

Northern Patagonia, Argentina: Fly Fishing & Lodging

Posted by yellowdog on 3/11/19 1:39 PM

Target Species: Rainbows and brown trout

Season: November – April

Major Fisheries: Malleo, Chimehuin, Collon Cura, Filo Hua Hum, Limay, Alumine, Traful

Non-Angling Area Activities: Hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, high-end resorts, art gallery tours

Closest Major Air Hubs: San Martin de los Andes (CPC) and Bariloche (BRC)

In many regards, the San Martin and Junin de los Andes area of Northern Patagonia is the region that put Argentina on the map for world class trout fishing. With its wide-open mountainous terrain, dry temperate climate, consistent aquatic insect hatches, and a huge variety of available trout waters, this area reminds anglers more of Montana than any other fishing region in Argentina. Nearly all of this region lies within Argentina’s beautiful Neuquen Province – an area consisting of numerous glacial lakes, an abundance of freestone rivers, snow-studded volcanoes, and dense forests. 

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Topics: Argentina

Choosing the Right Destination in Patagonia: Argentina or Chile?

Posted by yellowdog on 2/15/19 12:38 PM

There’s no question that Patagonia is one of the premier freshwater fly fishing destinations in the world – a productive, one-of-a-kind region in South America that is home to dozens of lodges, experienced and professional guides, and more rivers, streams and lakes that can possibly be fished in a lifetime. The options and choices are endless, which is why deciding on where, when and how to fish Patagonia can at times be overwhelming. This is especially true when planning or researching a first-time trip to the region.

Here at Yellow Dog, we receive a steady stream of inquiries from anglers interested in fishing South America, and usually the conversation begins with, “Should I be looking at Argentina or Chile?” and “Can you tell me the differences between the two?”

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Topics: Argentina, Chile

Patagonia by the Seasons: When to Go?

Posted by yellowdog on 2/12/19 10:56 AM

There are a lot of variables to consider when planning a fly fishing trip to Patagonia.  Among the most common - and arguably the most important - question is, "When is the very BEST time to go?" With a long fishing season that typically extends from early November all the way through April, there are of course seasonal transformations to be aware of when planning a trip. From eager, early-season eats and unpressured characteristics of the early season in November and December, to the abundant hatches brought during the warm summer months of January to mid-March, all the way through to to the fall streamer season of April, Patagonia offers something for every trout angler. While we realize that the “best time to go” can be subjective and largely based on specific schedules and windows of availability, we have nonetheless put together a general summary and reference guide to help you choose the best time for your visit to Patagonia.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

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