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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.

May 5, 2022

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

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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/