“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.Read More
“It’s one of the best small pieces of water in the world for high densities of giant fish. Very little compares to it.” My eyes were probably the size of dinner plates when John Hudgens, longtime fly fishing guide and Yellow Dog’s in-house expert on Argentina, said that to me. For a guy who has fished across the globe, such a strong statement seemed a little over the top. But as I came to find, it was spot on. The reward for anyone who’s up for an adventure to the end of the world is some phenomenal fishing.
“What an awesome fish!” Kevin Eddy, my fishing buddy, yelled to me as he ran down the rocky bank. Both of us knew it was big; now it was a matter of landing it. As Kevin ran down the sides of the river, he looked minute in the middle of such a vast place. The jagged Andes mountains surrounded us, and the gin-clear river meandered like an Anaconda stretching across the harsh landscape - slow, tactful, powerful. Nowhere have I felt smaller than fishing in Patagonia, Argentina. “Keep your rod tip up!” Kevin yelled as he neared me, “let him run!” We both looked at each other and knew that there were no browns this high on the river - I was using a large heavy streamer making a rainbow unlikely, which meant it could only be that one big brook trout we both so desperately wanted.Read More
I was born in Montana. I've spent my entire life fishing and exploring the different waters in my great state, and only a handful of times have I lived anywhere else - once when I was in college on the East Coast, and the second time when I worked in Patagonia, Argentina. I need more fingers to count the number of times I've heard, "Imagine Montana 80 years ago." Images of the Maclean brothers tromping around in the Blackfoot River come to mind. Rugged peaks stand guard over endless miles of untouched water chocked full of trophy-sized fish. Those images of Montana naturally drew me to seek out places of equal grandeur and adventure. I think for any Montana boy, fly fishing in Patagonia, Argentina holds a certain lore, a place of unimaginable wilderness with pristine rivers and giant trout.Read More