Ultimate Ally: Yellow Dog

Ultimate Ally: Yellow Dog

This Montana-based foundation helps sportsmen and women give back by supporting the Wild Salmon Center’s work to protect great fisheries for future generations.

The following is an excerpt from our 2018 Annual Report (scroll down for Flipbook version, or download pdf here).

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures has been sending anglers to remote fly fishing destinations all over the world since 1999.

Over the past twenty years, Montana-based Yellow Dog has grown to a staff of 26 and books remote destinations from the coast of Dubai to the fly-out lodges of Bristol Bay, Alaska. With access to some of the greatest angling destinations in the world, Yellow Dog staff and clients experience firsthand the importance of conservation work in protecting the fresh and saltwater fisheries they love.

Yellow Dog established the Yellow Dog Community & Conservation Foundation (YDCCF) to support organizations, projects, and individuals that are making a difference in the regions where Yellow Dog staff and clients work, fish, and travel.

“Yellow Dog has always tried to find ways to give back to these amazing fisheries and destinations we care about as anglers,” says Tom Melvin, Director of Sales for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. “Having personally seen many of our destinations, I understand just how important it is for us to preserve these fishing opportunities for generations to come.”

By supporting local civic programs, sportsmen’s access, and fishery conservation, Yellow Dog’s foundation provides its clients a pathway to connect and give back to the protection and preservation of fresh and saltwater fisheries. Last year alone, YDCCF supported 20 community and conservation-based efforts across its fly fishing destinations and leveraged matching gifts from 64 lodges worldwide.

In 2018, YDCCF made a grant to Wild Salmon Center to support our work to reconnect 150 miles of cold water habitat for wild salmon and steelhead throughout Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. “Supporting an organization like WSC is important to us because they’re the ones makin a real difference on the ground,” says Dillon Gruber, Associate Director of YDCCF. “We’re seeing that we can make a real difference when we combine our power as a business with the passion of our clients.”

Learn more at yellowdogflyfishing.com.

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