Dealing with severe weather or unforeseen events: trip and medical evacuation insurance can save money, your trip, or both

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 19, 2019 9:47:00 AM

Weather and unforeseen events can affect the best planned fishing trip. Because of the variables of international travel, it is important to consider protecting your trip BEFORE it occurs for weather or other unforeseen events that may affect your trip for WHEN it occurs.

Booking with a proven industry leader is the first step to a successful trip, and Yellow Dog should be your first step. But despite all the best preparation and first-hand knowledge, there are times when unexpected things occur, possibly causing a delay, or worst, a cancelled trip.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

NEW WAYPOINTS Podcast: Fishing Travel, Adventure, and Exploration

Posted by yellowdog on Sep 18, 2019 11:03:08 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

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

Southern Patagonia, Argentina: Santa Cruz Region. Jurassic Lake

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 25, 2019 4:09:54 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

5 Secrets to Untangling the Mystery of Lines: A Misunderstood Piece of Tackle

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 21, 2019 11:43:20 AM

DTX, Sharkwave, Perception, Wonderline, HD Power. No, these are not the names of accessories to add horsepower to a souped-up Camaro. These are models of popular fly lines. They will not help you cruise the strip on a Friday night, but choosing the right fly line can ensure you gain more enjoyment from your fishing outing. Whether you're headed to an exotic destination or a trip closer to home a little knowledge gained about fly lines can result in more fish caught. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

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

Welcome to the Jungle: We've Got Fins and Fangs

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 12, 2019 11:15:38 AM

Yellow Dog’s Jungle Programs provide adventure in South America and Africa

If you’re searching for a totally wild, remote and off-the-grid fishing experience, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures’ offers a fantastic line-up of the planet’s most unique freshwater fishing destinations. From the heart of the world’s largest jungle in the Amazon to the ancient rift valleys of Tanzania, our in-depth experience with truly adventurous destinations means you get the adventure and the excitement without the uncertainty and anxiety that is often-times associated with this kind of travel. The vetted destinations in our ever-expanding jungle program provide the world’s most exotic freshwater fishing adventures – from tigerfish in Africa to peacock bass in Brazil to golden dorado in Bolivia. These exciting options and unique jungle programs perfectly cater to anglers desiring a new angling high.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing for Trout: What Makes a Great Grasshopper Pattern

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 5, 2019 8:38:46 PM

Whether your fly-fishing trip is on the Madison or Henry’s Fork or to Patagonia, Canada or Kamchatka, it is likely you may cast a grasshopper or cricket in hopes of bringing a large trout to the surface.

Here at our Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures headquarters in Bozeman, Montana it is time to start thinking about fishing grashoppers on our local waters. But a trout in Montana is similar to a trout in Patagonia or Kamchakta so an understanding of fishing a grasshopper pattern is important…and just plain fun.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Tierra Del Fuego: Fly Fishing & Lodging Options

Posted by yellowdog on Aug 1, 2019 3:40:36 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

Tasmania: When to fish and how to understand the Angling Seasons

Posted by yellowdog on Jul 30, 2019 3:23:01 PM

South of the Land Down Under, Tasmania is an exciting destination now offered to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures’ anglers. Home to abundant lakes, rivers, and creeks, Tasmania has thriving populations of wild trout in a backcountry setting. A fishing trip to Tasmania requires local knowledge and an understanding of the angling seasons. At Yellow Dog, we have both.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

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