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

Posted by yellowdog on 2/23/20 6:45 PM

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

Seven Top Tips to Help Catch More Finicky Trout from Yellow Dog's John Hudgens

Posted by yellowdog on 12/27/19 9:47 AM

Fly fishing for trout is steeped with many traditions. One of these is convincing a trout to rise to a dry fly. Many anglers fell in love with trout fishing by casting small dry flies on a remote mountain stream. As our skills improved our desire for more challenging fishing grew. From a six-inch Brook trout on a size 10 Royal Wulff to a 20-inch trico-sipping wild rainbow, fly fishing for trout is anything but ordinary. 

Enter in Yellow Dog's John Hudgens. John, or "Hudge," as most of his friends call him, is a twenty-year veteran guide throughout Montana and Idaho. Hudge has seen thousands of trout feed on a variety of hatching insects. Pursuing these "selective trout" is his passion and has brought him throughout the US West, Patagonia, and New Zealand seeking out selective trout.

In his own words, Hudge tells us how to catch more of these elusive trout. 

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Tips and Tricks

7 Bits of Advice to Plan a Destination Fly Fishing Trip Right

Posted by yellowdog on 7/24/19 9:57 AM



Whether you live in Wyoming and travel to the saltwater flats for a fly fishing trip; live in Brooklyn and are headed on a guided Montana fly fishing trip; live in Los Angeles and off to fly fish New Zealand; or in London and venturing off for some fly fishing in the Seychelles, destination fly fishing travel is full of adventure…and at Yellow Dog we take pride in ensuring it's safe and fun.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

Fly Fishing The Salt: Diving Into the World of Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit

Posted by yellowdog on 4/11/18 11:15 AM

Starting anything new can be overwhelming at first. With so much information readily available, literally, at your fingertips even knowing where to start can be impossible. However, as the saying goes, “there’s never a time like the present.” We’ve put together some tips, tricks, and pointers, for anyone looking to get into the world of saltwater fly fishing to make getting a start all that much easier. Tarpon, bonefish, and permit are known as “the big three” and are the most popular saltwater game fish. For that reason we’ve gone over the basics of fly fishing for these terrific species. Although this guide is not exhaustive and there are countless nuances when it comes to saltwater fly fishing, we feel this is as good a place as any to start.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing

How To Spot Bonefish Like a Saltwater Flats Guide

Posted by yellowdog on 4/5/18 12:21 PM

Spotting bonefish can be an undertaking if unfamiliar with saltwater fly fishing. But with a few pointers you can be well on your way to spotting the elusive "ghost of the flats." Before anything else, the number one rule and the rule that trumps all others is to listen to your guide. We cannot hammer this rule home hard enough. Flats guides have spent countless hours training their eyes to spot bonefish and their signs and you'll find more success listening to their expertise than you trying to find fish on the flats. But if you want to take your bonefishing game to the next level there are a handful of techniques, tips, and tricks you can use to start spotting your own bonefish on your next saltwater trip.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing

5 Tips From Doug McKnight To Make Your First Cast Count

Posted by Doug McKnight on 7/14/17 9:45 AM

Doug McKnight, Yellow Dog's Bahamas Program Director, gives us insight on delivering a perfect first cast.

Making your first cast count is one of the most important things about being successful in saltwater flats fishing. Nearly every time, your first shot affords the best chance at getting the bonefish, permit or tarpon to eat a fly. All of these fish have extraordinary vision and sixth sense of incoming danger. A repeat cast, even a good one, is often enough to turn a fish off from eating. Here are a few tips on making that great cast the first time, or what we like to call “one timing it!”

1. Practice Your Cast
Before you head out on your trip it is always a good idea to practice with your equipment. Whether it is your first time or your hundredth trip, everyone benefits from a little casting practice before a trip. If your cast needs work, take a lesson or two from a good instructor. Make your practice time as realistic as possible.

Set up your rig exactly as you would in the field in respect to your line, leader and fly. If you are going to be fishing with a weighted fly, practice with one! Practice when it is windy. Don’t worry about throwing a whole fly line, focus on accuracy in the 20 -70 foot range. Don’t practice repeat casts, start at the ready position with your fly in hand and get the fly to the target with a minimum of false casts. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

Useful Tactics for Fly Fishing Fast Water You Should Know

Posted by Mike Greener on 6/28/17 12:37 AM

Ah summertime! The anticipated warmer weather that marks the end of winter’s hold is always a welcomed sight for fly fisherman who get to shed their winter layers and prepare for the great springtime conditions. While the warmer temperatures start to turn on the eat for fish, for anglers living in the western United States, they know that this time of year also means that in order to connect with hungry fish, they will be navigating potentially swollen high flow rivers filled with mountain run off.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Tips and Tricks

12 Tips For Taking Better Fly Fishing Photos

Posted by yellowdog on 5/30/17 12:04 PM

We recognize that there are a lot of great fishing and outdoor photographers out there, and over the years, we have studied and learned a lot from some of the best in the business. Shooters like Brian O'Keefe, Denver Bryan, Terry Gunn, and many others have been delivering great fishing images for years, and their talent and consistency is amazing.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

5 Quick Tips To Get On The Water Quickly

Posted by Bryan Gregson on 5/30/17 11:50 AM

 Time is often precious in the morning, especially as the summer draws on here in Montana. Late summer conditions leave early morning fishing as the best option on many of our western waters but the same also holds true for saltwater angling. Your guide has likely spent part of his evening prepping the boat, lunch, and all tackle to make sure you can get out on the water on time. In certain angling situations, every minute counts and could be the difference from being the first to the most ideal flat or the first boat on a particular float that day. If your guide wants to get an early start, it is likely for a good reason! Give yourself the upper hand on the water by showing up a few minutes early.



Here are a few quick tips to ensure you are prepped for your day on the water!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

9 Tips For Your Next Saltwater Fly Fishing Adventure

Posted by Ian Davis on 5/30/17 11:33 AM

PREPARATION FOR THE WIN 

If you've found your way to this website, then you probably know that Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures is a destination angling booking company that sends hundreds of anglers a year all over the world in the pursuit of fish. And over the years of booking trips and fishing the world ourselves, we have learned one very important lesson about destination trips — especially those that involve international travel to distant waters. The more time you spend preparing for your trip prior to departure, the more you improve your odds for a successful and enjoyable saltwater adventure!

Here are a handful of great tips and suggestions that will really help when you’re planning your next adventure.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Saltwater Fly Fishing

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