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

NEW WAYPOINTS Podcast TODAY! Fishing Travel, Adventure, and Exploration

Posted by yellowdog on 11/4/19 11:13 AM

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures is pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast program that is 100% dedicated to fishing travel, adventure, and exploration - a regular series created for those that fish, and for those that travel to fish. Each episode will dive into the what, why, where, and how of destination angling, discussing relevant topics and breaking down the issues that matter to those who travel and fish.

The new WAYPOINTS podcast is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher, as well as on the Yellow Dog website under the "Media" section in the main menu. Listeners can sign up to receive notifications of new podcast episodes, which will be released on a weekly basis.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing

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

Patagonia: 14 essential pieces of layering for a fly fishing trip to Chile or Argentina

Posted by yellowdog on 10/9/19 11:24 AM

A fly fishing trip to Patagonia is a unique experience. But one that can only be enhanced with the proper gear. A common question we are asked here at Yellow Dog revolves around what to pack and how to properly choose the right clothing. Weather in Patagonia is varied, so it is very important choose clothing and a system for layering that can adapt to the variety of changing weather conditions. 

We've developed, using Simms Fishing Products advanced technology and angler-driven products, a head-to-toe list of recommended layering systems. These products allow you to enjoy fishing in Patagonia in whatever conditions Mother Nature throws at you. The bottom line is that packing for successful trip to Patagonia requires an adaptable layering system. 

At Yellow Dog we are here to ensure you have the best possible trip. Proper clothing is a big part of that. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Winter Steelhead: tips and trips for Fly Fishing The Pacific Northwest

Posted by yellowdog on 10/9/19 10:26 AM

Nowhere else in the United States are steelhead as deeply rooted in angling culture as the Pacific Northwest. Mention the Pacific Northwest in a circle of fly fishers and steelhead will inevitably poke their bright dime-colored heads into the conversation. Rivers such as the Rogue, Deschutes, Grande Ronde, Columbia, and Klickitat, to name just a few, have claimed notoriety for producing not only good numbers of steelhead, but large ones at that. And as western trout rivers begin sliding into winter month slumbers, for any angler looking to extend their fishing season then winter steelhead in Oregon and Washington and should be at the top of the list.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

The Best Fall Fly Fishing Destinations in the West and canada and how to fish them

Posted by yellowdog on 10/9/19 10:01 AM

Late October and November bring cold mornings and the very real possibility of snow to the Rocky Mountain West. But, that doesn't mean it is time, just yet, to hang up the fly rods. In fact, if you have the desire to get in one more western trout fly fishing trip this season, there is still time. 

Clothes that have been stowed away since last bird season are being unpacked and dogs are starting to excite with the not too far-off retrieves. Fall also means fly fishing during, arguably, the best time of the year. As summer crowds return to careers and lives off the water, rivers are offered a bit of respite from the high-season traffic.

And for anglers, the possibility of world-class rivers to themselves is enough to get anyone out of bed on a cold autumn morning. If you’re like us and enjoy brisk fall days on the river then you definitely want to check out the following destinations for your fall fly fishing adventure. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and of course there are some rivers missing. We’ll leave those up to you to discover! 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

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

Don’t Rock the Boat: Tips on Being a Better Boatmate

Posted by yellowdog on 9/29/19 12:04 PM

On nearly all of our fly-fishing trips, boats are an essential component. Fly fishing from a boat allows you to cover more water, act more stealth-like, and provides the guide with a crucial tool to get you into more fish—which usually means a lot more fun.

Fishing from a boat is often a team sport: guide and angler working in tandem to fish, cast to, hook, and eventually land a fish. All the parts of the whole must add up. Since many fishing trips involve sharing a boat with a friend or family member, the angler not fishing on the bow or in the front of the front is a vital participant in the boat. Being good at sharing a boat is very important.

Here are a boat-load of tips for being the best boatmate on the flats or the river.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

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