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The Destination Angler Podcast

52 EpisodesProduced by Steve Haigh: Fisherman and PodcasterWebsite

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.


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

Today our destination is the South Platte River in Colorado and our guest is competition fly angler Russ Miller, Director of Marketing at Umpqua Feather Merchants.   The South Platte is an extensive river system known for highly technical tailwater fishing that is sure the challenge the most experienced fly angler.  Sections like the Dream Stream, 11 mile canyon, Spinney Mountain, Cheeseman Canyon, and Deckers have captured the imagination of anglers the world over who come here to test their skills against some of Colorado’s most educated trout!  

Russ has worked in the industry for 16 years as a guide, fly shop junkie, and marketing guy for some big names like Sage, RIO, Fishpond, and now Umpqua Feather Merchants.  He’s also represented the US at 6 World Fly Fishing Championships. 

So buckle your seatbelts while Russ gives us the grand tour of the South Platte River along with stories and tips from his years as a competition angler!   

With Host, Steve Haigh

About Russ Miller:

  • Russ’s fly box and the infamous leech pattern for the South Platte: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook
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Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email

Available on Apple, Spotify, or where ever you get your podcasts

Recorded September 16, 2021.  Episode 49.

Music on the show by A Brother’s Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”.   

Podcast edited by Podcast Volume

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