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The Destination Angler Podcast


The Destination Angler podcast is THE podcast for anglers who travel. With Steve Haigh 

We go to the source, the local guides & experts, to build your knowledge of top fishing locations around North America.

Jun 16, 2022

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

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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/