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Guide: Jako Lucas

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I am a proud member of the Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Ambassador Team, the world's premiere fly fishing travel agency. This partnership allows me to offer my expert guide service to you as a client, while ensuring that every fine travel detail is handled in the most professional way possible. This has allowed me to offer an all around world class service fly fishing trip. 

"Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures is pleased to announce that world-renowned guide, filmmaker and traveling angler Jako Lucas has signed a formal deal with the company as the newest international travel ambassador for Yellow Dog. In addition to hosting trips, working with Yellow Dog clients, assisting with consumer shows and events, and promoting Yellow Dog͛s full range of offerings, Lucas will also serve in an advisory capacity, helping to develop new destination offerings, evaluating existing offerings and working with the Yellow Dog team on expanding the company͛s services. Jako joins fellow Yellow Dog Ambassadors Jeff Currie, and Wil Flack."

-Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Advetures 

Australia 2024

  • Cape York: May 1-8, 2024 (Sold)
  • Cape York: May 8-15, 2024 (Sold)

Red dirt roads and remote river systems, Cape York is an iconic part of Northern Australia. It is no secret that Cape York is a fishing mecca. From large T.Anak Permit to hard fighting Barramundi this is one of the most exciting places to bend a fly rod Downunder.

Cape York offers an extensive array of fly fishing terrain and it is not uncommon to encounter over twenty-five species in a weeks fishing.

Anak Permit, an endemic species of Australia is a huge draw card for the Cape York flats, along with Blue Bastards, Golden Trevally, Tuskies, and the odd large GT. The river systems are full of life – Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, and Queenfish are all regularly encountered.

Africa 2024

Tanzania: Oct 28 - Nov 5, 2024 (2 x spots available)

Over the past 8 years, the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers in Southwestern Tanzania have fast built reputations as some of the finest fresh water fisheries available to the discerning traveling angler.
The trophy tiger fish that call these rivers home provide unparalleled tiger fishing opportunities. The Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers are widely regarded as THE destination to target tiger fish in the 10 – 25lb range.

The majority of the fishing is done off the drift. Here our attention is focused on the river structure, which comprises fallen timber, long sand banks, steep drop-offs and rocky outcrops. When conditions dictate, we also make use of sand anchors and tie up to structure mid-stream to focus our attention on a specific stretch of water. All fishing is done off 18ft aluminium boats. 

These boats have been chosen for their application and are ideal for fishing the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers. All boats are fitted with 15 – 25 hp motors. Each boat caters for two anglers and their professional guide, as well as a coxswain. Boats have ample storage areas and seating for three people. All boats are equipped with first aid equipment.

The rivers have received very little fishing pressure over the centuries, and with the controlled flyfishing venture will continue to do so. The aquatic ecosystem is also extremely rich in bait fish – predominantly red finned barbs. The combination of these factors has resulted in this population of tiger fish obtaining otherwise unheard-of sizes. Trophy fish in this system are measured above 15lbs. Be prepared to have your tiger fishing paradigms shifted!

Seychelles 2024

Farquhar: Nov 27 - Dec 4, 2024 (Sold)

Farquhar, located 450 nautical miles southwest of Mahe, is easily one of the top saltwater fly fishing destinations on the planet. Home to giant trevally, milkfish, and numerous other exotic fish species, this is the perfect destination for anglers who want the finest, most diverse fishing action available. It takes some time to get there, but once you set foot on these pristine and incredibly productive flats, you will quickly agree that the effort is worth it. Farquhar Atoll is the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles chain of islands, lying just over 450 miles to the southwest of the Seychellois’ main island of Mahe. The main group of islands on the Atoll forms a long curve. The largest of these are Ile du Nord and Ile du Sud, with smaller islands tucked in between them. Further south is Goelette, and to the open west side of the atoll lies the small group of islands known as Les Trois Freres. The large, ear-shaped lagoon on Farquhar provides easy access to the huge area flats, channels, and surf zones that make this such a diverse fishery. Farquhar has a small population of local Seychellois, whose main roles include running a small line-fish operation as well as acting as a skeleton crew to manage the island and service the airstrip.

Baja 2024

Mag Bay (Los Loco): Dec 7-13, 2024 (Sold)

What makes Magdalena Bay unique as a fishing destination is the variety of fishing tactics an angler can choose from to target countless species in different scenarios and environments. With fantastic inshore and offshore options, guests will leave wishing they had more time to explore the endless potential of this enthralling, world class, fishery.

Based in Puerto San Carlos, we have the ability to go offshore on a daily basis depending on weather, swell, and the angler’s desires.  During our season we expect daily encounters with giant feeder schools of striped marlin, aggressively hunting sardine and mackerel bait balls. This natural phenomenon truly provides guests with world class fishing opportunities and gives anglers the chance to sight fish to feeding marlin, wahoo, sailfish, and mahi mahi using fly rods and spin tackle.


Gabon 2025

Sette Cama: March 27 - April 3, 2025 (8 x Spot Available)

Gabon has the longest stretch of untouched coastline left on the African continent, and along with a massive estuary system rich in nutrients, offers the avid salt water fishermen the opportunity to experience the thrill of targeting the numerous and unique species of West Africa with both spin and fly tackle. The abundance of large and aggressive game fish (all eager to attack a well fished lure) is complimented by Africa’s most pristine tropical rain forest, which creates the back drop to this one-of-a-kind salt water fishing experience.

This is truly a world class fishery, and also offers the opportunity to experience guided walks through Loanga National park where you will have the chance of seeing chimpanzees, lowland gorillas, red riverine hogs, forest sitatunga, numerous forest duikers and monkeys, along with the unique experience of forest elephant and forest buffalo sightings along on the beach. This area is also world famous for its unique birds, with a chance to see vermiculated fishing owls, chocolate-backed kingfishers and white-crested tiger herons, amongst many others.

Australia 2025

  • Wessels: April 28 - May 5 2025 (2 x Spots Available)
  • Wessels: May 15-22, 2025 (Sold)
  • Wessels: May 23-30, 2025 (2 x Spots Available)

The Wessel Islands are one of Australia’s most remote and untouched fly fishing destinations. Nestled at the top of the Northern Territory, the network of coves and clear sandy flats create a fly fisherman’s paradise.

Two species of Indo-Pacific Permit are available – T.Anak and T.Blochii, and the endemic Blue Bastards and Black Spotted Tusk Fish also provide an inviting flats challenge. If you are looking for variety, Queenfish, Barramundi, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout, Golden Trevally, Brassy Trevally and Giant Herring all inhabit the flats, mangrove creeks and rocky island channels.

The diversity of fish is matched only by the remoteness of the location. The fishery has remained largely untouched and ‘The Wessels’ in collaboration with Aussie Fly Fisher & Wildcard Luxury Tours are currently the only licensed operator accessing these pristine island flats.

The fly fishing is first class, and your trip is completed by a spacious 70ft Mothership – ‘Wildcard’. The Wildcard family have 40 years experience in the region, and will ensure your fly fishing trip is a memorable one, both on and off the flats.


Greenland 2025

Kangia River Lodge: Aug 22-28, 2025  (10 x Spots Available)

Nestled in a secluded valley along Greenland’s west coast, the Kangia River holds a revered status among fly anglers as one of Greenland’s premier spots for catching sizable sea-run Arctic Char. Situated on a plateau at the delta of this majestic river, the Kangia River Lodge offers breathtaking vistas that overlook the home pool and a sheltered bay where the river converges with the Atlantic Ocean. While the lodge is modest, it boasts all the essentials for a comfortable week-long stay focused on fishing.

The Kangia River, a hidden treasure along Greenland’s West Coast, is renowned for its abundant Arctic char, stunning natural formations, and unparalleled beauty. Tailored for fly fishing, the river presents a diverse terrain comprising cut-banks, rapids, serene deep stretches, cascades, and pocket-water that extends down to its tidal delta. It’s an angler’s haven, offering everything one could desire in a river. It truly epitomizes fly fishing paradise.

Approximately seven kilometers upstream from the camp lies a ten-meter high waterfall, a barrier obstructing the migration of fish further up the river. This creates a deep pool teeming with large fish. As these fish are impeded by the waterfall, they populate the 10-km stretch of river between the mouth and the waterfall.

The Kangia River’s allure for Arctic Char fishing lies in both the size of the fish and the striking red hue they develop later in the season. While Arctic Char traverse multiple rivers and streams along Greenland’s west coast, the sheer quantity and size of those in the Kangia River are genuinely remarkable.

The sea-run char in Kangia averages 2 kg, with fish easily surpassing the 3-4 kg range and the biggest topping the 6kg mark. Landing sea-run char poses a significant challenge; these Arctic char are robust fighters, leaving even seasoned anglers in awe with their displays of strength.

Bolivia 2025

  • Tsimane, Pluma: September 6-13, 2025 (Sold)
  • Tsimane, Pluma: September 13-20, 2025 (8 x Spots Available)

A destination that has taken the international adventure angling scene by storm, many are calling the Tsimane offerings the ultimate freshwater fly fishing experience for the adventurous angler. Rather than focusing on a new river in an already discovered region or a new section of flats in an already-developed fishing area, Tsimane instead has opened a totally new and different door with regard to a new and untouched exotic location. What Tsimane offers is fly fishing for huge Golden Dorado in small, clear, freestone rivers – something that has to be experienced to be truly appreciated. Unusual? One comparative analogy that we like is the image of fishing for baby tarpon on the Three Dollar Bridge section of the Madison River in Montana.

Instead of mayflies in the air, however, there are thousands and thousands of huge, colorful butterflies fluttering around the river and crawling along the rocky banks and gravel bars. Even though the Dorado in Tsimane’s area waters are plentiful, the fishing in these rivers presents a number of challenges (as well as opportunities) for the angler. And although Golden Dorado are voracious, savage hunters, they are not necessarily easy to catch. As with most fishing situations, the element of surprise is an advantage that anglers will want to take full advantage of. These fish are almost always easily put down if spooked, so every pool and run must be carefully approached, well-planned, and well fished. Working closely with your guide will maximize each opportunity. In most situations, Dorado are caught when they are leisurely feeding and unaware of an angler’s presence. That said, their “eats” and their attacks can be very swift and sudden, so accurate casts and timing become important variables. Being able to shoot 40 to 60 feet of line, minimize false casts, and deliver a large fly in an accurate and delicate manner is a huge advantage when fishing this area. Like many saltwater situations, a powerful and accurate double-haul certainly helps.

The Pluma River is a moderately-sized, clear freestone river with an incredibly pristine and beautiful topography. It is more open than many of the other rivers in the area and is easier to wade due to its wide banks, mostly composed of smooth gravel and rock. In order to keep the Pluma River as virgin as possible, motors are restricted, with the exception of a small stretch where the Pluma joins the Secure River. All fishing on the Pluma is done either by wading or poling in aluminum skiffs or dugout canoes. The Itirizama is considered by many anglers to be the “jewel in the crown” of the Tsimane programs. It is similar in size and volume to the upper section of the Pluma River, but it has a steeper gradient and more rugged terrain, giving it a very different look and feel. The Itirizama runs from west to east through rugged canyons, creating the characteristics of a typical mountain stream with fast runs, rapids, waterfalls, and large boulders. This is the most physically intense section of the river to hike, wade, and fish, but the rewards of incredibly scenic beauty and some of the largest Dorado in the area make it worth the extra effort. Size prevails over numbers, and this is a true trophy fishery.

Seychelles 2026

Providence: Feb 17-24, 2026 (12 x Spots Available)

While diversity on Providence is every bit as good (if not better) than any island found in the Seychelles, it is the overall lack of accessibility and pressure that truly makes this fishery unique. Having been completely closed and un-fished for six long years, the atoll was once again opened in the fall of 2015 for a very small window of only four weeks. 

The main reasons to fish Providence include the large numbers of aggressive Giant Trevally (GT’s or “Geets”), the freakish and colorful bumphead parrotfish, several different types of triggerfish, and the largest bonefish in the entire Seychelles. There are also dozens of other species that are readily available and catchable, including milkfish, bluefin trevally, permit, sailfish, grouper, snapper, cuda, and many more. The Geets range in size from 20 to over 100 pounds, and – once found – almost eat with reckless abandon and total and complete violence. Since almost all of the Geet fishing is done while wading, this is truly one of the most exciting species that can be pursued and caught on the fly. As for the bumphead parrotfish (“Bumpies”) there is no finer place in the world to target and catch these outlandish and exotic fish. They are found in huge numbers all throughout the waters of the atoll, and indeed this is the fishery where Bumpy fishing on the fly was first pioneered and developed. The bonefish found in the northern waters of the atoll (near Providence Island itself) are both large and numerous, and the average size easily runs into the five-to-six-pound range. While trophy, double-digit bonefish are rare throughout the Seychelles, they are very much a possibility when fishing Providence. And finally, triggerfish are another huge part of the Providence fishery, where several different trigger species are found all throughout the shallow waters of the atoll.

There are other fisheries in the Seychelles that are easier to access, less expensive, and offer a higher degree of comfort or land-based amenities. When it comes to exploration, adventure, and remote fishing, however, there is no destination that is more “out there” and wild than Providence Atoll.


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