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Belize Bonefishing Season: When Is The Best Time to Go?

Posted by yellowdog on Mar 23, 2018 1:38:46 PM

The small Central American country of Belize has some of the best waters in the world for saltwater fly fishing. Belize’s coastline is protected by a barrier reef that runs the length of the country and is the second largest reef system in the world, the largest being Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. A tropical climate with very little temperature fluctuation and a seemingly endless expanse of flats running the length of the country, Belize is a bonefish paradise. Anglers venturing south to experience the diverse Belize fly fishing opportunities will most likely be met with exceptional bonefishing!

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

A Brief Guide To Fly Fishing for Bonefish in The Bahamas

Posted by yellowdog on Mar 22, 2018 2:01:47 PM

The Bahamas are synonymous with bonefish and rank among the top bonefishing destinations in the world. The archipelago consists of more than 700 islands each with their own flats offering the perfect habitat for patrolling bonefish in search of their next meal. The sheer size of the Bahamas fishery can be overwhelming and the opportunities for bonefish virtually endless. Combine the superb fisheries with the convenience for travel and logistics, and you have a destination that is truly world-class.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

7 Destinations For The Serious Permit Angler

Posted by yellowdog on Dec 18, 2017 1:22:41 PM

Serious permit anglers are a breed of their own. Not thinking twice about spending hours on the flats under the harsh sun, their hope is for that one opportunity to take a shot at a permit. It’s been described as mentally exhausting, demoralizing, and way too fun. If you’re a permit addict or maybe just want to chase the elusive fish and see what it’s all about, then these permit destinations should be in your travel plans for the coming year.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

5 Other Essential Flies For Cuba Besides The Infamous Avalon Fly

Posted by yellowdog on Dec 13, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Cuba is home to some astounding fisheries that hold permit, tarpon, bonefish, snook, jacks, snapper, and barracuda. The crystal-clear Caribbean waters offer the perfect getaway for any avid fly fisher. However, sometimes traveling abroad can be a little overwhelming – let alone selecting the best flies to pack. That’s why we put together a short list of flies that can be deadly for casting on the flats, in the channels, and lagoons in Cuba.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

8 Caribbean Destinations For The Hardcore Saltwater Angler

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 29, 2017 10:09:21 AM

The amazing thing about working with Yellow Dog is that you have access to over 190 different lodges and operations. That number can seem overwhelming when deciding on a destination – thankfully, every program director has personally checked out the lodge, accommodations, and fishery at each of those destinations. With so many destinations Yellow Dog can cater trips exactly to your preferences. Some people enjoy luxury, and some people enjoy a bit of roughing it. For the adventuresome angler, someone seeking an experience a little more off the grid, the following lodges made the list.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

5 Bahamas Lodges For The Budget Minded Traveler

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 27, 2017 2:09:13 PM

The Bahamas are a great location due to their convenience of travel from the United States. Keep in mind that although a lodge can be a great value, that doesn’t mean that they are all suited for beginner anglers. Taking a trip to the Bahamas doesn’t mean breaking the bank. You may sacrifice some of the frills of a higher end lodge, but don’t think that the fishing is any worse.  

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Ultimate Guide: 12 Lodges With Ecotourism and Diving Programs

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 19, 2017 3:06:29 PM

Something that’s becoming popular and something that’s heard every day in the Yellow Dog office is the request from anglers looking for diving and ecotour options to complement their fishing. The Caribbean lodges offer incredible diving opportunities in the crystal-clear waters, and a handful of Yellow Dog lodges are located in, or nearby nature preserves.  For brevity’s sake, we’ll only focus on lodges in the Caribbean which includes Mexico, The Bahamas, and Belize.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

4 High End Fly Fishing Lodges in The Bahamas Your Spouse Will Love

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 13, 2017 10:49:02 AM

Yellow Dog works with over 190 different lodges and outfitters across the world - we can cater to every skill level as well as price point. With so many options it can be a little overwhelming figuring out where to go and where to stay. However, one destination that’s a perpetual favorite is The Bahamas. The Caribbean vacation is logistically one of the easiest when it comes to booking flights and transfers and also offers some of the best flats fishing in the world. If you’re looking for a great fly fishing vacation with non-angling activities, The Bahamas is a place your spouse and your family will love. Check out these five high-end lodges perfect for a relaxing getaway.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

4 Belize Fly Fishing Destinations With Excellent Ecotourism Options

Posted by yellowdog on Nov 6, 2017 4:31:25 PM

Belize offers some great options for families wanting to pursue fly fishing in addition to ecotourism programs. The small Caribbean country has access to some incredible saltwater fisheries and is home to beautiful, tropical wilderness. Ready for the next family vacation to Belize? Here are four great destinations we can help you with:

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

5 Recommended Tarpon Flies For Belize From Cameron Davenport

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 24, 2017 3:48:46 PM

Cameron Davenport is Yellow Dog’s Belize program coordinator and has spent almost five years living and guiding in the Central American waters. The Belize fall and winter season is just now getting into full swing. Here's a list Cameron's favorite tarpon flies for Belize - but of course he wouldn't divulge his secret weapons - some things are taken to the grave.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing, Yellow Dog Staff