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

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

LOUISIANA: Part two of Jake Wells' Reflection on the Highlight of His Summer

Posted by yellowdog on 10/14/19 9:23 AM

We join Yellow Dog’s Louisiana Program Director on the second half of his summer trip to Louisiana. Read Part One: Venice – Fishing Capitol of the World for a report on off-shore fly fishing action.

New Orleans – Fun and Food

In the middle of our trip, we built in a free day for ourselves to go into the city and experience the sights, sounds, and the food of New Orleans. Our first stop was the National WWII Museum. It was a humbly experience to say the least, and kindled an appreciation for, “The Greatest Generation.”

We then walked a short distance to the Cochon Restaurant for some of the best Cajun and southern cooking in the city. I’d recommend the fried alligator. Afterwards we walked around the French Quarter including a mandatory stop at Café du Monde for their famous beignets. It was then onto our next leg of the trip.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

LOUISIANA: Yellow Dog’s jake wells Reflects on the Highlight of His Summer

Posted by yellowdog on 10/11/19 8:05 AM

This past summer Jake Wells made a trip to the Louisiana to fish for redfish, offshore species, and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of New Orleans. In this two-part post, Jake retraces his steps and casts throughout his week-long summer trip…

Part One: Venice – Fishing Capitol of the World

After we got off the plane in New Orleans, I checked the weather forecast on my phone and was happy to see four upcoming days of sun and little wind. Something that can be a rarity in the fall and winter.After Memorial Day it starts to get hot in Louisiana. There’s no denying that. But the fishing doesn’t cool down. In fact, fishing opportunities are abundant both inshore and offshore throughout the entire year.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Fly fishing the Bahamas: Recovery and Relief is Ongoing on Abaco and Grand Bahamas, But Still Plenty of Options to Find Big Bonefish

Posted by yellowdog on 10/9/19 11:43 AM

As financial support and sweat equity flow into the Bahamas to help those on Abaco and Grand Bahamas that have been affected by Hurricane Dorian, we are reminded that the majority of the Bahamas was left unscathed and is very much open for business!

Bahamians are proud and hardworking, and the entire country is pulling together to help the residents of the islands that were hit by the recent storm.

As anglers, our showing of support has been amazing as well, and so far, the Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation (YDCCF) and the industry coalition called “Double Haul For Dorian Relief” have collectively raised over $250K to help those from the fly fishing communities on both island’s that have lost so much. And while lives and livelihoods are being pieced back together on Grand Bahama and Abaco, we want to remind everyone that the other Bahamian islands, guides, lodges, and their families remain unaffected and open!

If you want to help the Bahamas, there are two key things that you can do: donate and go fishing. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

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

Seychelles: 5 Outstanding and remote Saltwater Fly Fishing Atolls

Posted by yellowdog on 9/17/19 9:10 AM

Remote and home to an incredible number of unique and different species, the Seychelles offer unbelievable wading and amazing fly fishing opportunities. With several atolls serviced by some of the finest lodges and guides on the planet, the shallow flats of the Seychelles may be finest saltwater destination in the world. 

What sets the Seychelles in a class all its own is the sheer diversity of fish species found throughout the outer Seychellois islands. Combine that with seclusion, epic scenery and consistent fishing action, you end up with an overall fishery that is truly unlike any other found on the planet. And, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures has intimate knowledge of every fishery in the island chain. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Top 4 Spots For Your first, or Subsequent, Permit

Posted by yellowdog on 9/16/19 12:02 PM

Elusive, powerful, beautiful and a landmark achievement in anyone's fly fishing experiences, catching a permit on a fly rod is a special moment. Some anglers spend years before they catch their first permit, others are in the right place at exactly the right time and the permit gods smile down upon them. Whether you are seeking your first, second, biggest or 100th, here are 4 countries to target these black-tailed beauties of the saltwater flats. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

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

Posted by yellowdog on 9/16/19 9:47 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

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