Patagonia: 2020 is a Beetle Year. Big Dry Flies for Big Trout

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 2, 2019 8:00:00 PM

Big fish grow big because they eat big flies. Our experience tells us so. If you're into casting large dry flies in pursuit of trout, Patagonia offers up an exciting opportunity to fish a terrestrial as large as our western river's salmonfly. Enter in the Cantaria Beetle. And with 2020 being a Beetle Year, now is the time to start planning to enjoy this fly-fishing phenomenon. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Chile

7 Perfect Wade Fishing Destinations in Patagonia

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 13, 2019 12:45:00 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

6 Unique Float Fishing Destinations in Patagonia

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 29, 2019 3:12:31 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

Central Patagonia, Chile: Aysen Regional Description

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 19, 2019 2:51:04 PM

Region Facts 

Target Species:  Rainbow, brown and brook trout 

Season:  November – April 

Major Fisheries: Simpson, La Paloma, Mañihuales, Aysen, MegoteEmperador Guillermo, Nirehuao 

Non-Angling Area Activities: Condor viewing, hiking, mountain biking 

Closest Major Air Hubs: Balmaceda (BBA) 

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Topics: Chile

High Adventure Chilean Patagonia Destinations

Posted by yellowdog on May 20, 2019 2:57:33 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

Choosing the Right Destination in Patagonia: Argentina or Chile?

Posted by yellowdog on Feb 15, 2019 12:38:58 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 Feb 12, 2019 10:56:00 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

4 Must-Visit Golden Dorado Fishing Destinations in Argentina

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 18, 2018 9:01:52 AM

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 terrific sight fishing opportunities, incredibly aggressive strikes and acrobatic fights.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

Buenos Aires Travel Tips & Recommendations

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 13, 2018 9:08:31 AM

While traveling down to Patagonia on your fly fishing adventure or returning home, you may end up having a layover day in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With a full day to explore the city, figuring out how to make the most of it may be challenging. Buenos Aires has fine dining, art, dancing, everything any large metropolitan city has to offer.

With a population around 14 million navigating the large city and knowing where to go can be daunting unless you have some pointers. Here is a list that we put together to help you decide how to make the most out of your time in Buenos Aires and how to navigate the city- from touchdown to takeoff.

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Topics: Argentina, Chile

7 Of The Best Couples Fly Fishing Destinations In Patagonia

Posted by yellowdog on May 7, 2018 1:20:25 PM

“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.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Argentina, Chile

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