Do not Be that angler: A Dozen Things Traveling Anglers Should Do But Don’t

Posted by yellowdog on 12/16/19 11:27 AM

A great fly-fishing trip is the sum of many parts—hard-working, knowledgeable guides, delicious food, accommodations to suit your tastes, and being in the right place at the right time to feed your fly to hungry fish. Practice and preparation go a very long way to pull-of a great fly fishing trip. Booking a trip with Yellow Dog is a crucial first step because we have the most in-depth and experienced team in the business AND our services are always free, or less, than booking direct with a lodge or outfitter.

Once you’ve decided to book with us, the fun of planning can begin. However, a little dedication before the trip begins is as important as enjoying yourself once the trip actually begins. Here is our list of a Dozen Things Anglers Should Do But Don’t.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Fly Fishing in Patagonia

Posted by yellowdog on 12/2/19 2:35 PM

Thinking about planning a trip to Patagonia? We field numerous inquiries about this spectacular region and the following ten questions are ones that we identified as the most helpful as a good starting point for anyone interested in planning a trip to Patagonia. The Patagonia region is a vast area of land that stretches more than 260,000 square miles across the bottom third of Chile and Argentina, bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. It is a freshwater anglers dream come true. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

5 top Sea-Run brown Trout Destinations in Argentina

Posted by yellowdog on 12/2/19 11:20 AM

The southern tip of Argentina is home to windswept and scoured plains, mossy forests and saturated bogs, and a river system that harbors the world's largest sea-run brown trout. It is here where anglers willing to make the long journey and fish through some demanding conditions can be rewarded with the trout of a lifetime. 

The name, Tierra del Feugo, was given by Europeans who when they first sailed nearby saw the many fires of the area's indigenous inhabitants. This name is appropriate because this area is rugged and isolated: a perfect recipe for producing massive trout. Here are our 5 Top Sea-Run Brown Trout Destinations in "The Land of Fire."

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Yellow Dog’s Thankful List: Why We Are Thankful For Fly Fishing Travel

Posted by yellowdog on 11/25/19 6:00 AM

As the calendar changed from Halloween to November, in many stores pumpkins came down and Christmas trees came up. The holiday spirit is wonderful, but in the rush to start counting down shopping days ‘til Christmas, the ideals of Thanksgiving can be lost in the hype of Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and by trying to squeeze it all in before the holiday bumrush begins.

Because we travel the world for a living, we understand the importance of getting away—but traveling to fish is not only a great respite, it is a unique way we can learn about ourselves, family, friends, and other places in the world. Here is Yellow Dog’s List of Why We Are Thankful For Fly Fishing Travel.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

7 Reasons A New Zealand fly fishing trip is Easier Than You Think

Posted by yellowdog on 11/15/19 12:40 PM

October 10, 1867 is a significant date for New Zealand anglers. On this day the first live trout hatched near Christchurch. Fast forward to the present and those small fingerlings are responsible for a destination fishery with plenty of trophy-sized fish in a land full of splendor.

Matching the beauty of much of New Zealand is the aura of fly fishing there—it just seems grander than anything in the lower 48. But don’t let the distance or mystique of angling in New Zealand think it is a destination only reserved for the intrepid. In fact, a New Zealand fly fishing trip is a lot easier than you think. Here are 7 Reasons A New Zealand Fly Fishing Trip is Easier Than You Think. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, New Zealand

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

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

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