68 episodes

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 Destination Angler Podcast Steve Haigh: Fisherman and Podcaster

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

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.

    A Good Drift on Idaho’s Silver Creek with Matt Miller and Erika Phillips

    A Good Drift on Idaho’s Silver Creek with Matt Miller and Erika Phillips

    Our destination is Silver Creek in central Idaho with expert fly angler and author, Matt Miller, and biologist, Erika Phillips, with The Nature Conservancy.  The Nature Conservancy operates an 881-acre open-to-the-public preserve on Silver Creek, one of the West’s most iconic spring creeks.  It’s a magical place with crystal clear water, cloud-like hatches, and beautiful scenery, and yet many anglers depart humbled.  Matt and Erika share why this may be, along with stories of botched casts, spooky trout, Jack Hemmingway, and tips on how to win the day on this challenging stream.
    Matt is director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy and award-winning author and editor of the Cool Green Science blog.  He has written many articles appearing in Fly Fisherman, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, Field & Stream, and many more.  Erika is the Watershed Manager for The Nature Conservancy’s Idaho Chapter and is implementing an ambitious 5-year plan to enhance the Silver Creek Preserve for all of us.
    With host, Steve Haigh
    Pictures of the Silver Creek and Mike’s top fly picks: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook
    About Silver Creek & The Nature Conservancy
    https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/silver-creek-preserve/ Instagram @nature_id Facebook @SilverCreekPreserve   and https://www.facebook.com/natureidaho Matt’s Cool Green Science Blog:    https://blog.nature.org/science/ Please check out our Sponsors:
    Trout Routes - the #1 Trout Fishing app, helping you find new trout water so you spend less time on the road and more time fishing.  https://troutinsights.com/ | Facebook @troutinsights Instagram @TroutRoutes   Angler’s Coffee - elevating the coffee experience for the fly-fishing community & anglers everywhere with small-batch coffee delivered to your doorstep.  https://anglerscoffee.com/   | Facebook & Instagram @anglerscoffeeco     JP Ross Fly Rods & Company - specializing in small stream rods:   Use Happyfish for $50 off any rod purchase.  https://www.jprossflyrods.com/    | Facebook @jprossandcompany   Instagram @jprossflyrods.  Destination Angler:
    The Destination Angler Website and Show Notes:   http://destinationangler.libsyn.com/ Get updates and pictures of destinations covered on each podcast: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook Join in the conversation with the @DestinationAnglerConnection group on Facebook: Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email shaigh50@gmail.com
    Available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts
    Recorded April 28, 2022.  Episode 67
    Music on the show by A Brother’s Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”.   
    Podcast edited by Podcast Volume  https://www.podcastvolume.com/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    New Zealand’s South Island: the land of the giants, with Mike Kirkpatrick

    New Zealand’s South Island: the land of the giants, with Mike Kirkpatrick

    Our destination is the South Island of New Zealand where gin-clear water, pristine scenery, and giant trout are reality.  Mike leads 4x4, hiking, and helicopter trips deep into the backcountry and gives a full rundown on the fly-fishing opportunities on the South Island, including the famous mouse hatch, their unique stream etiquette rules, and a master class on how to land giant trout on thin tippets.  Could this be the finest sight fishing on the planet?  You be the judge!    
    With host, Steve Haigh
    Pictures of the South Island and Mike’s top fly picks: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook
    Contact Mike Kirkpatrick, Latitude Guiding, Nelson, New Zealand
    https://www.latitudeguiding.co.nz/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mike.kirkpatrick.560/ Instagram @MikeFsher Check out Mike’s incredible videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/mikefsher Mike’s wife’s guide service: https://www.southernlatitudeguides.co.nz/ Please check out our Sponsors:
    Trout Routes - the #1 Trout Fishing app, helping you find new trout water so you spend less time on the road and more time fishing.  https://troutinsights.com/ | Facebook @troutinsights Instagram @TroutRoutes  Angler’s Coffee - elevating the coffee experience for the fly-fishing community & anglers everywhere with small-batch coffee delivered to your doorstep. https://anglerscoffee.com/   | Facebook & Instagram @anglerscoffeeco     JP Ross Fly Rods & Company - specializing in small stream rods:   Use Happyfish for $50 off any rod purchase.  https://www.jprossflyrods.com/    | Facebook @jprossandcompany   Instagram @jprossflyrods.  Destination Angler:
    The Destination Angler Website and Show Notes:   http://destinationangler.libsyn.com/ Get updates and pictures of destinations covered on each podcast: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook Join in the conversation with the @DestinationAnglerConnection group on Facebook: Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email shaigh50@gmail.com
    Available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts
    Recorded April 3, 2022.  Episode 66
    Music on the show by A Brother’s Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”.   
    Podcast edited by Podcast Volume  https://www.podcastvolume.com/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Experiences of a Lifetime from the Yellowstone Backcountry with Shane McClaflin

    Experiences of a Lifetime from the Yellowstone Backcountry with Shane McClaflin

    Our destination is the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park with outfitter and expert fly angler, Shane McClaflin, Sunrise Pack Station.  Shane has been guiding anglers into the backcountry for 30 years and shares stories of John Colter and Blackfeet Indians, mules and grizzly bears, and wolves eating fly rod cases, plus top backcountry fishing spots, must-have fly patterns, and an update on the Thorofare, the most remote region in the lower 48.   So, saddle up the packhorses and the mules as we head into the backcountry for experiences of a lifetime.   
    With Host, Steve Haigh
    Pictures of the Yellowstone backcountry and top fly picks: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook
    Contact Shane McClaflin, Sunrise Pack Station:
    https://sunrisepackstation.com : Cell 406-579-9642 | Facebook and Instagram @sunrisepackstation Shane’s favorite angler-friendly restaurant: The Western Café, Bozeman, MT Please check out our Sponsors:
    Trout Routes - the #1 Trout Fishing app, helping you find new trout water so you spend less time on the road and more time fishing.  https://troutinsights.com/ | Facebook @troutinsights Instagram @TroutRoutes  Angler’s Coffee - elevating the coffee experience for the fly-fishing community & anglers everywhere with small-batch coffee delivered to your doorstep. https://anglerscoffee.com/   | Facebook & Instagram @anglerscoffeeco     JP Ross Fly Rods & Company - specializing in small stream rods:   Use Happyfish for $50 off any rod purchase.  https://www.jprossflyrods.com/    | Facebook @jprossandcompany   Instagram @jprossflyrods.  Destination Angler:
    The Destination Angler Website and Show Notes:   http://destinationangler.libsyn.com/ Get updates and pictures of destinations covered on each podcast: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook Join in the conversation with the @DestinationAnglerConnection group on Facebook: Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email shaigh50@gmail.com
    Available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts
    Recorded Mar 10, 2022.  Episode 65
    Music on the show by A Brother’s Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”.   
    Podcast edited by Podcast Volume  https://www.podcastvolume.com/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Hardscrabble Smallmouth in the Ozarks with Ryan Walker

    Hardscrabble Smallmouth in the Ozarks with Ryan Walker

    And today our destination is the Missouri Ozarks, and our guest is expert fly angler, guide, speaker, and passionate conversationist, Ryan Walker with Ozarks Smallmouth Fly Company.   The Ozarks cover a vast area of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas and are known for an abundance of springs, wild rivers, waterfalls, lakes, caverns, and … Smallmouth!  Ryan gives us the rundown on top streams including his home waters – the James River, techniques by the season, fly patterns Smallmouth love, and stories of Meanmouth bass.  
    Bonus:  Ryan’s Ozark Smallmouth Alliance conservation group. 
    With Host, Steve Haigh
    Pictures of the fly patterns, fish, and scenery Ryan mentioned on the episode: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook
    About Ryan Walker:
    Ozarks Smallmouth Fly Company: Cell 417-366-3617 | osasmallmouth@gmail.com | Facebook and Instagram @OzarksSmallmouthFlyCo | website coming summer of 2022! Ozark Smallmouth Alliance: https://ozarkssmallmouthalliance.blogspot.com/   | Facebook and Instagram @OzarksSmallmouthAlliance Please check out our Sponsors:
    Trout Routes - the #1 Trout Fishing app, helping you find new trout water so you spend less time on the road and more time fishing.  https://troutinsights.com/ Facebook @troutinsights Instagram @TroutRoutes Angler’s Coffee - elevating the coffee experience for the fly-fishing community & anglers everywhere with small-batch coffee delivered to your doorstep. https://anglerscoffee.com/ Facebook & Instagram @anglerscoffeeco    JP Ross Fly Rods & Company - specializing in small stream rods:   Use Happyfish for $50 off any rod purchase.  https://www.jprossflyrods.com/  Facebook @jprossandcompany   Instagram @jprossflyrods. 
    Destination Angler:
    The Destination Angler Website and Show Notes:   http://destinationangler.libsyn.com/ Get updates and pictures of destinations covered on each podcast: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook Join in the conversation with the @DestinationAnglerConnection group on Facebook: Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email shaigh50@gmail.com
    Available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts
    Recorded Feb 24, 2022.  Episode 64
    Music on the show by A Brother’s Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”.   
    Podcast edited by Podcast Volume  https://www.podcastvolume.com/
     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Michigan’s Wild & Remote Two Hearted River with Brad Petzke

    Michigan’s Wild & Remote Two Hearted River with Brad Petzke

    Our destination is the famed Two Hearted River in Michigan’s wild and remote Upper Peninsula with Brad Petzke, Rivers North Guide Service.  The “UP” is a fly angler’s paradise with spring and fall salmon and steelhead, lake run browns, resident brook and brown trout, and even Atlantic Salmon.  Looking for solitude?  Brad dials us into the Two Hearted River, made famous by Ernest Hemingway, and shares stories of logjams and chainsaws, grouse hunting and bushwhacking, snowmobiles and thin ice. 
    Bonus:  Where to find the best coho and steelhead runs in the UP
    With Host, Steve Haigh
    Pictures from Brad @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook
    About Brad Petzke:
    Rivers North Guide Service:    http://www.riversnorth.net/ Facebook: @riversnorthguideservice  Instagram @riversnorthup Please check out our Sponsors:
    Trout Routes - the #1 Trout Fishing app, helping you find new trout water so you spend less time on the road and more time fishing.  https://troutinsights.com/ Facebook @troutinsights Instagram @TroutRoutes  Angler’s Coffee - elevating the coffee experience for the fly-fishing community & anglers everywhere with small-batch coffee delivered to your doorstep.  https://anglerscoffee.com/ Facebook & Instagram @anglerscoffeeco     JP Ross Fly Rods & Company - specializing in small stream rods:   Use Happyfish for $50 off any rod purchase.  https://www.jprossflyrods.com/  Facebook @jprossandcompany   Instagram @jprossflyrods. 
    Destination Angler:
    The Destination Angler Website and Show Notes:   http://destinationangler.libsyn.com/ Get updates and pictures of destinations covered on each podcast: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook Join in the conversation with the @DestinationAnglerConnection group on Facebook: Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email shaigh50@gmail.com
    Available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts
    Recorded Feb 17, 2022.  Episode 63
    Music on the show by A Brother’s Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”.   
    Podcast edited by Podcast Volume  https://www.podcastvolume.com/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Tom Rosenbauer Part 2 on Vermont, Orvis, and Life

    Tom Rosenbauer Part 2 on Vermont, Orvis, and Life

    Our destination is Part 2 with the one and only Tom Rosenbauer, Chief Marketing Enthusiast for Orvis. Tom shares more tips on fly fishing Vermont for backcountry brookies and his life as an author, teacher, and fly-fishing evangelist.  Plus, some great inside stories about his humble beginnings at Orvis and how people like Leigh Perkins (past CEO of Orvis) and others never gave up on him. 
    Bonus:  Tom’s surprising bucket list and a listener profile on the Ozarks.
    With Host, Steve Haigh
    Pictures from Tom @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook
    About Tom Rosenbauer:
    The Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id278930814  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tom.rosenbauer and Instagram @rosenbauert Please check out our Sponsors:
    JP Ross Fly Rods & Company - specializing in small stream rods:   Use Happyfish for $50 off any rod purchase.  https://www.jprossflyrods.com/  Facebook @jprossandcompany   Instagram @jprossflyrods.  Trout Routes - the #1 Trout Fishing app, helping you find new trout water so you spend less time on the road and more time fishing.  https://troutinsights.com/ Facebook @troutinsights Instagram @TroutRoutes Angler’s Coffee - elevating the coffee experience for the fly-fishing community & anglers everywhere with small-batch coffee delivered to your doorstep. https://anglerscoffee.com/ Facebook & Instagram @anglerscoffeeco    Destination Angler:
    The Destination Angler Website and Show Notes:   http://destinationangler.libsyn.com/ Get updates and pictures of destinations covered on each podcast: @DestinationAnglerPodcast on Instagram and Facebook Join in the conversation with the @DestinationAnglerConnection group on Facebook: Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email shaigh50@gmail.com
    Available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts
    Recorded Feb 4, 2022.  Episode 62
    Music on the show by A Brother’s Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”.   
    Podcast edited by Podcast Volume  https://www.podcastvolume.com/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Sum-1-? ,

A must listen

No matter what the topic, this is always a great podcast. Even though my destination is only Brookville, Indiana or Ohio, there is something that bumps my learning curve or something new I want to try. Keep doing what you’re doing. If you haven’t listened to this podcast yet, please do yourself a favor, you won’t regret it.

PCJr82 ,

The good stuff

Steve is a fantastic interviewer that asks great questions getting his guests to divulge the information that we as anglers all look for. One episode built enough stoked that I ended up chasing the dream. Keep up the great work and thank you for providing a podcast that continues to deliver.

hallbergp ,

Episode 65

Wow Steve this was another great one! I really enjoyed your interview with Shane that provided a wealth of knowledge on the history of Yellowstone NP and tips for FF some select streams. Anyone that has been to Yellowstone NP knows it’s a gem!!

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