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The Destination Angler Podcast

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The Destination Angler podcast is THE podcast for anglers who travel. We go to the source, the local guides & experts, to build your knowledge of top fishing locations around North America.

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Climate Change and What We Can Do About It with Helen Neville, Trout Unlimited

October 14th, 2021

1:12:12

Today we have a special edition of the Destination Angler Podcast on a very important issue affecting our cold-water fisheries – climate change.   …

The South Platte River: lessons from a competition angler, with Russ Miller

September 30th, 2021

1:13:56

Today our destination is the South Platte River in Colorado and our guest is competition fly angler Russ Miller, Director of Marketing at Umpqua …

Big Stripers on the Lower Sacramento River with Hogan Brown, Chico, California

September 16th, 2021

1:12:27

Our destination is trophy Striper fishing on the Lower Sacramento River, Chico, California with Hogan Brown, VP of Marketing for Loon Outdoors.  The Lower Sac is prime water for hunting for big striped bass that can run …

Leadership and Fly Fishing on the Arkansas River with Greg Felt, ArkAnglers.

September 2nd, 2021

1:27:33

Our destination is the Arkansas River in beautiful Colorado with expert fly angler, guide, and all-around fish whisperer, Greg Felt, owner of …

Fishing Spree Central Pennsylvania

August 19th, 2021

1:05:33

Our destination is Central Pennsylvania and my fishing spree through these world-famous limestone trout streams:  Spring Creek, Fishing Creek, Penn’s Creek, the Letort, Big Spring Creek, the Little Juniata, and Spruce …

Fooling selective trout on the Beaverkill with Joe Rist, Trout Town Flies

August 5th, 2021

1:12:37

Our destination is the hallowed grounds of the Beaverkill River in the Catskills Mountains just a few hours north of New York City. Our guest is expert fly designer and guide, Joe Rist, owner of Trout Town Flies, …

Going deep into the Rio Grande Gorge with Nick Steit, Taos, NM

July 22nd, 2021

1:21:14

Our destination is Taos, New Mexico, and the pristine Rio Grande River.   Our guest is expert fly angler and guide, Nick Streit, owner of Taos Fly Shop.   The Rio Grande is a rugged and unpressured river as it flows …

Tailwater Trout on the Cumberland River with Hagan Wonn, Cumberland Troutfitters

July 8th, 2021

1:07:55

Our destination is the Cumberland River tailwater near Jamestown, Kentucky.  Our guest is expert fly fishing guide Hagan Wonn, owner of Cumberland Troutfitters.   For many of us, Kentucky and trout fishing doesn’t …

Backcountry Brook Trout in Smoky Mountain National Park with Rob Fightmaster

June 24th, 2021

1:20:58

Our destination is the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with author and expert backcountry fly fishing guide, Rob Fightmaster, Fightmaster Fly fishing, Townsend, Tennessee.  The Smokies are backcountry angler’s dream …

Dry Flies and Cutthroat Trout on the Elk River in British Columbia with Spencer Schey, Kootenay Fly Shop

June 10th, 2021

59:09

Our destination is Fernie, BC, and the famed Elk River with expert fly angler and guide, Spencer Schey, Kootenay Fly Shop.  The Elk is a classic Cutthroat freestone stream deep in the heart of BC, known for drop-dead, …

Marlin and sailfish on the fly with Jake Jordan

May 27th, 2021

1:17:49

Our destination is a worldwide tour of billfish on the fly with Captain Jake Jordan, Jake Jordan’s Fishing Adventures.  Jake is a foremost expert in the world for Marlin, Sailfish, and Spearfish on the fly.  Be it …

Going airborne with Landlocked Salmon, West Branch Penobscot River with Aaron Broaddus

May 13th, 2021

1:17:50

Our destination is Maine and the West Branch of the Penobscot River with expert fly fishing guide, Aaron Broaddus, Headin’ North Guide Service.   Landlocks are big-time jumpers and the West Branch is THE place to go if …

Keeping it real on the Missouri River with Whitney Gould, Headhunters Fly Shop, Craig, Montana

April 29th, 2021

1:17:08

Today our destination is Craig Montana and the legendary Missouri River.  Our guest is expert guide and 5-time Spey-O-Rama casting champion, Whitney …

Fly Fishing Spring Creek, a Fireside Chat with Joe Humphreys, Part 2

April 15th, 2021

52:50

Welcome back to Episode 2 with the one and only Joe Humphreys.  Today, our destination is Spring Creek where we take a deep dive into the mind of Joe Humphreys and night fishing, fly selection, and why fly fishing is a …

Fly Fishing Spring Creek, a Fireside Chat with Joe Humphreys, Part 1

April 1st, 2021

1:06:09

Our destination is Spring Creek in central Pennsylvania.  Our guest is the one and only Joe Humphreys.  Now in his 90’s, Joe is a national treasure, having instructed thousands in the art of fly angling, traveled the …

Fly Fishing the Adirondack Backcountry with Jordan Ross, JP Ross Fly Rods, Utica, NY

March 18th, 2021

1:05:54

Our destination is Adirondack State Park in upstate New York. Our guest is expert angler, rod-builder, and conservationist, Jordan Ross, JP Ross Fly Rods.  The Adirondacks are an incredible place for anglers looking for …

Fly Fishing East Lake in Central Oregon with Jeff Perin, the Fly Fisher’s Place, Sisters, OR

March 4th, 2021

1:13:31

Our destination is East Lake in Central Oregon and our guest is expert guide and author, Jeff Perin, owner of the Fly Fishers Place in Sisters, OR.  Jeff gives us a whirlwind tour of top fisheries such as the Deschutes, …

Fly Fishing Penn’s Creek with Jonas Price and Matt Kowalchuk, The Feathered Hook, Coburn, PA

February 18th, 2021

1:09:16

Our destination is the legendary Penn’s Creek and our guests are Jonas Price, owner, and Matt Kowalchuk, Head Guide at the Feathered Hook, Coburn, PA.  Central PA is home to some of the finest limestone trout streams in …

Fly Fishing Slough Creek, Yellowstone National Park with Max Yzaguirre, Montana Angling Company

February 4th, 2021

1:11:09

Our destination is Slough Creek, Yellowstone National Park and our guest is expert guide and outfitter, Max Yzaguirre, owner of Montana Angling Company. Slough Creek is hallowed ground for the serious fly angler, and …

Fly Fishing Grand Bahama Island with Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing

January 21st, 2021

1:19:01

Our destination is Grand Bahama Island and our guest is expert fly angler, author, and outfitter, Greg Vincent of H2O Bonefishing. Grand Bahama is known for miles and miles of uncrowded flats fishing for some of the …

Fly Fishing the Kootenai River with Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting

January 7th, 2021

1:06:58

Our destination is the Kootenai River with expert guide and outfitter Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting, Libby, Montana.  A Blue-Ribbon fishery, the Kootenai is possibly Montana’s most underrated fishery and boasts some …

Fly Fishing the North Fork of the South Platte River with Jeremy Hamilton, 5280 Angler

December 17th, 2020

1:12:36

Our destination is the North Fork of the South Platte River.  Our guest is expert guide and fly angler, Jeremy Hamilton, 5280 Angler, Arvada, …

Fly Fishing the Lower Gunnison River with Tim Patterson, RIGS Fly Shop Guide Service

December 3rd, 2020

1:02:42

Our destination is the lower Gunnison River and our guest is expert guide, Tim Patterson, owner of RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service.  A veritable bug factory, the lower Gunnison and the Gunnison Gorge is known for …

Fly Fishing the Pere Marquette River with Chris Raines, Pere Marquette Lodge

November 19th, 2020

1:16:24

Our destination is the Pere Marquette River in western Michigan.  And our guest is Chris Raines, Senior guide, Pere Marquette Lodge, Baldwin, Michigan.  Known for heavy Chinook, Coho, and Steelhead runs, the PM is also …

Fly Fishing the Salmon River with Les Resseguie, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation

November 5th, 2020

59:58

Our designation is the Salmon River in upstate New York with Les Resseguie, Biologist and expert fly angler for New York State, Department of …

Fly Fishing the Bow River with Matt Chatani, Trout Chaser River Co

October 29th, 2020

59:13

Today our destination is the mighty Bow River in Alberta Canada with expert fly angler, Matt Chatani, Head Guide for Trout Chasers, Calgary, Alberta. The Bow is known the world over for nutrient-rich water that produces …

Fly Fishing the Henry’s Fork with Brett High, Idaho Fish Game

October 22nd, 2020

1:01:10

Our destination is the legendary Henry’s Fork in Eastern Idaho with biologist and expert fly angler, Brett High, Idaho Fish & Game.  The Henry’s …

Fly Fishing for Bull Trout in the Yukon Territories with Gabe Rivest, FlyFishYukon.

October 15th, 2020

1:07:02

And today our Destination is the Yukon Territory and the pristine Liard River system.  Our guest is biologist, educator, and backcountry fly angler, …

Fly Fishing for Pike on the Housatonic River with Stephen Pogodzienski, PogoPike Guide Service

September 29th, 2020

58:53

Our Destination is Northwestern, Connecticut, and the upper Housatonic River.   And our guest is expert guide and speaker, Stephen Pogo-JEN-ski, or Pogo for short.  Pogo has a passion for fly angling for large predator …

Fly Fishing the Frying Pan River with Eli Vock, Frying Pan Anglers

September 18th, 2020

1:08:10

Fishing the Frying Pan River with Eli Vock, Frying Pan Anglers

The Destination Angler Podcast – September 18, 2020

Our destination is Basalt, …

Fishing Western Montana with Jason Morrison, Jason Morrison Outfitters

September 10th, 2020

50:25

Our destination is Western Montana and the top locations for every season.   Our guest is guide and outfitter, Jason Morrison, of Jason Morrison …

Fishing the Yellowstone River with Josh Edwards, Yellowstone Angler

September 3rd, 2020

1:19:34

Our destination is Livingston, MT, and the mighty Yellowstone River.  Our guest is expert guide, Josh Edwards, with Yellowstone Angler and ChillinCharters.   Known the world over, the Yellowstone is a top Blue-Ribbon …

Fly Fishing the Letort Spring Run in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with Neil Sunday, Relentless Fly Fishing, TCO Fly Shops

August 20th, 2020

1:06:08

Our destination is Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and the hallowed grounds of the Letort Spring Run, possibly THE most famous limestone spring creek in the East and considered the birthplace of American terrestrial fishing.  …

Fly Fishing Fish Creek in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with Joe Irby, Grand Fishing Adventures.

August 13th, 2020

1:05:46

Our destination is Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Fish Creek, a top spring creek in the West known for trophy native cutthroat trout.  Our guest is expert …

Fly Fishing Alpine Lakes Streams in Rocky Mountain National Park with Tom Caprio, 5280 Angler.

August 6th, 2020

1:07:29

This week our destination are the alpine lakes and streams in Rocky Mountain National Park in beautiful Colorado.  Our guest is expert backcountry …

Fly Fishing Montana’s Bitterroot River with Chad Williams, Total Outfitters

July 30th, 2020

1:04:35

This week our destination is the world-famous Bitterroot River in Western Montana.   Our guest is expert guide and historian, Chad Williams, with …

Smallmouth Bass Fishing on Indiana’s Sugar Creek and Tippecanoe Rivers with Chad Miller

July 23rd, 2020

58:02

This week our destination is Sugar Creek and the Tippecanoe River in Western Indiana, two of the best Smallmouth Bass fisheries in the Midwest.   Our guest is expert guide, author, and speaker, Chad Miller, owner of …

Trout Fishing the Upper North Platte River in Wyoming with Benjy Duke, A Bar A Ranch

July 16th, 2020

1:03:22

This week our destination is Upper North Platte River in South Central Wyoming, one of the premier Blue-Ribbon trout streams in the West.  Our guest is Benjy Duke, Expeditions Director for the famous A Bar A Ranch.  …

Trout Fishing the Wisconsin Driftless with Matt Wagner

July 9th, 2020

1:00:09

This week our destination is the Driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin.  Our guest is expert guide and fly fisherman, Matt Wagner, owner of the Driftless Angler fly shop in Viroqua, WI.  Matt tells why the Driftless …

Fishing Virginia’s James River for Trophy Smallmouth Bass with Alex McCrickard

July 2nd, 2020

1:01:37

This week our destination is Virginia and the historic James River for trophy Smallmouth Bass.   Our Guest is Alex McCrickard, Aquatic Education Coordinator with Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.  Tips on how …

Fly Fishing California's Lower Sacramento River for Big Rainbows with Greg Kennedy

June 25th, 2020

42:28

Our destination is Redding, CA, and the Lower Sacramento River.  Our guest is expert guide and fly fisherman, Greg Kennedy, with The Fly Shop, who shares why this river is a top destination for large Rainbow trout.  …

Fishing for Trophy Muskie on Lac Seul in NW Ontario with Ben Beattie

June 11th, 2020

49:23

Our destination is northwestern Ontario’s Lac Seul, known for producing trophy Muskie as big as your kid!  And our guest is expert guide and author, …

Fishing the Au Sable River with Josh Greenberg

June 4th, 2020

51:40

Our destination is the Au Sable River with expert guide, Josh Greenberg, of Gates Au Sable Lodge.  Josh shares why so many flock to northern Michigan to hunt for big Browns and unlocks the secrets of the “fishing the …

Fishing SE Alaska for Halibut and Salmon with Kieran Oliver

May 28th, 2020

50:59

Our destination this week is Elfin Cove, Alaska with expert guide and outfitter, Kieran Oliver.  Alaska has it all with giant Halibut, Steelhead, and …

Fly Fishing Montana’s Smith River with Evan Youngblood

May 21st, 2020

1:02:00

Our destination is Montana’s fabled Smith River with expert guide and Montana native, Evan Youngblood.  Evan unravels the mysteries of fly fishing success on the Smith and explains why anglers covet an opportunity to …

Brook trout fly fishing on Canada's Nipigon River with Gord Ellis

May 14th, 2020

51:06

Our destination today is Canada’s world-famous Nipigon River with award-winning outdoor writer, speaker, conservationist, and fishing guide, Gord Ellis.  Gord shares why this river is “the land of big” and a top …

Fly Fishing Northern Colorado and the Cache la Poudre with Joe McHugh

May 7th, 2020

49:37

Our guest this week is expert fly-fishing guide, artist and musician, Joe McHugh of Ft Collins, CO, who shares why Northern Colorado and the Cache la …

Fly Fishing for Steelhead, Pike and more in Michigan and Indiana with Dustin Harley

April 29th, 2020

53:31

Our guest this week is expert fly-fishing guide, Dustin Harley of Ripple Guide Service, who shares why Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan may be the best-kept secret in big game fishing.  Stories, tips, and …

Fly Fishing the White River of Northern Arkansas with Chad Johnson

April 23rd, 2020

44:01

Our guest this week is expert fly-fishing guide, Chad Johnson of CJ’s White River Outfitter, who shares stories and tips on catching those giant brown trout the White River is known for.  Not just in the winter, but all …

Watauga and South Holston Rivers of Eastern Tennessee, with Evan Dowdy

April 17th, 2020

31:58

Our guest today is fly-fishing guide and expert, Evan Dowdy of High Country Angler.  He shares tips and techniques for fishing the trophy waters of …

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