Yellow Dog Back on the Water – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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Yellow Dog Back on the Water

Yellowdog Back on the Water

Now is your chance to book your next trip with the confidence that your reservations and your trip payments will be protected against future Covid-19 cancellations and uncertainties!

As it has always been, the safety and security of our clients and traveling anglers remain Yellow Dog’s highest priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure your travel safety and provide maximum flexibility as countries begin re-opening and the Covid-19 situation continues to change. To ease the uncertainty about future Covid-19 travel and fishing plans, we are introducing a new level of protection for your destination angling investments in the months ahead: special terms with reduced deposits and more flexible cancellation policies!

At the present time, we know three things to be absolutely true:

  1. After a long period of uncertainty, frustration and “sheltering in place,” many anglers need to fish or – at the very least – need to begin the trip planning process for the future.
  2. The destination angling community – the lodges, guides, outfitters and operators all throughout the world – need bookings and reservations moving forward. The promise of future business is essential not only to survive, but also to support their employees and their communities.
  3. This pandemic will pass, and when it does, anglers will be eager to get back on the water to make up for lost time. Availability, prime weeks and the best guides will be at a premium, and reservations for future openings are going to be in high demand. Factor that in with well-rested waters and months of no fishing, and the reasons for booking sooner rather than later are strong.

To address these realities and inspire your future adventures, we are pleased to introduce a new Yellow Dog policy effective for the remainder of 2020: a way to plan, book and reserve future fishing adventures with minimal risk and maximum protection for your trip deposits and payments.

Here’s how this special offer will work

  1. Contact Yellow Dog today to plan, select and reserve your 2020 or 2021 dates and locations for future travel with participating lodges and outfitters (see list below). This ensures prime availability, great guides and the best overall options.
  2. For future 2020 and 2021 trips that are booked now through December 31, 2020, a 25% trip deposit is all that’s required to save your dates and make a reservation (instead of the traditional 50% deposit).
  3. Keep your money in your pocket longer. Final trip payment will be due 60 days from the start of the trip (instead of 90 days).
  4. ALL OF YOUR PAYMENTS will be held by Yellow Dog until 30 days prior to the start of your trip, at which point payments will be sent to the lodge or outfitter.
  5. If you need to cancel your trip for any Covid-19-related reason (see list below), we’ll refund 100% of your trip payments as long as you cancel outside of 30 days from the start date of the trip.
  6. For trips cancelled for Covid-19-related reasons inside of 30 days, the lodge or outfitter will offer a full, 100% trip credit valid for one year from the original trip dates (based on availability).
  7. For these reservations, we will also waive any deposit, cancellation and re-booking penalties typically applied by Yellow Dog.

One of the most challenging aspects for trips and reservations impacted in the early months of the Covid-19 crisis was the fact that lodges and operators had already been paid – in full – for future trips. In many cases, partial credits for a future trip were the best thing that could be offered, as lodges and outfitters were unable to issue refunds. As anglers, we all know that fishing lodges and guides are the economic engines for many remote communities – most of which are in countries that do not offer bail-outs, loans or government assistance of any kind. The shut-down of all travel has left these operators starved for funds, with a need to spend retained revenue on supporting their employees, honoring their financial commitments, purchasing supplies for the season, new equipment, infrastructure improvements and more. The inability for lodges and operators to issue refunds or full trip credits was also exacerbated by the fact that many standard trip insurance policies weren’t hefty enough to cover for global pandemics.

Not the ideal outcome for many anglers, and we get it.

We also understand the level of uncertainty and confusion that has ensued, which is why Yellow Dog is offering these special terms and protections for new 2020 and 2021 reservations that are booked now through December 31, 2020.

You want to fish.

We want to help you.

And we want to support the lodges, guides, and outfitters that need our business and depend on destination angling.

Destination angling and international adventures have always been about so much more than simply catching fish. Travel is about connecting people and places, and never has this been more important.

Contact Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures today to begin planning your next trip or to simply inquire about destinations you’re considering for the future.

Find the participating lodges and program details right here!