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

15 top tips from yellow dog for your next fly fishing trip

Posted by yellowdog on 10/24/19 2:52 PM

We fly fish all over the world. A lot.

For nearly twenty years of exploring new saltwater flats or returning to the same steelhead run year after year or stalking a trout sipping a dry fly in a Patagonia spring creek, there are things our team of travel experts do before, during, and after each and every trip they take.

Whether you’re thinking about a trip to Mexico or the Seychelles or closer to home in the US West, or if are still unsure where your next trip will take you, here are 15 simple, easy bits of advice to make your next fly fishing trip great.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Travel Essentials, Fly Fishing Gear

Fly Fishing Gear for Alaska: What Should You Bring?

Posted by yellowdog on 11/9/18 11:48 AM

So you’ve finally pulled the trigger on a fly fishing trip to Alaska. The plane tickets are booked, arrangements have been made for time out of the office, and excitement is at an all-time high. But then you look at your clothes and fishing gear scattered around the house and realize you are nowhere near finished packing. Packing for a fishing trip can be stressful, however with a few pointers anyone make packing quick and efficient.

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Topics: Fly Fishing Gear, Alaska

Choosing the Right Water Proof Day Bag and Hip Packs

Posted by yellowdog on 8/2/17 9:30 AM



Sometimes getting to that distant trout honey hole requires some questionable, deeper-water wading. Perhaps the surf you are fishing is splashing and rolling over the top of you. Maybe, like some of us, you have a tendency to lose your balance when walking over rocks. At some point in your fishing experience, you will encounter situations where you or your equipment are going to get submerged when playing around water. These days, anglers are bringing a lot more than fly tackle out on their fishing trips. Often rain gear, a dry change of clothes, phones, or cameras are now common articles of gear in possession of the prepared angler. Fishing companies have heard the call from proactive anglers about the growing need to create bags that are not only useful and durable, but also highly water resistant or completely 100% waterproof. With a grand applause, the age of welded waterproof bags has finally arrived.

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Topics: Fly Fishing Gear

Highlights of the New 2017 Saltwater fly Reels from ICAST/IFTD

Posted by yellowdog on 8/2/17 9:04 AM



Whew! What a trip! A few members of our Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures team recently returned home from this year's 2017 ICAST/IFTD Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing Gear

8 Pliers for Saltwater Fly Fishing Showcased at IFTD

Posted by yellowdog on 7/26/17 9:32 AM

Pliers are a necessity in any basic angler’s gear bag. These are also one of most under-emphasized tools that an angler needs during their fishing trip. Whether you are fishing for barracuda, permit, tarpon, pike, musky, golden dorado, or toothy brown trout the need for a good set of pliers goes beyond cutting, rigging line or taking hooks out of fish.

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Topics: Fly Fishing Gear

Saltwater Fly Reels 101 With Ian Davis

Posted by Ian Davis on 5/30/17 2:49 PM

 

SALTWATER REELS

Yellow Dog’s Ian Davis recently wrote up a piece for Outdoor Empire, talking about his favorite saltwater reels and the reasons why a quality reel will more than pay for itself. Here’s what he had to say: 

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Topics: Fly Fishing Gear

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