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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.

Dec 2, 2021

Our destination is Flaming Gorge near Dutch John, Utah, and the incredible alpine lakes and streams that blanket the high country with guest, expert fly angler, guide, and videographer Ryan Kelly, known on social media as the @GreenRiverFlyFisher.  Few anglers know about the hundreds of alpine lakes and streams in this area, yet for those anglers willing to do a little hiking, the opportunities are endless for backcountry Rainbows, Cutts, Grayling, even Tiger Trout, some topping 20”.         

A little bit about Ryan, he has been fishing the Flaming Gorge Area for 40 years and worked in the fly fishing industry for 28.  As a videographer, Ryan is highly sought after with clients such as Simms, FlyLords Magazine, and many of the local businesses.   You’ll be blown away by the quality and creativity of his work.  In his movie Escape, which is part of the 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour, Ryan shares his personal battle with an autoimmune disease that forces him to stay in forced motion to escape the pain.  This movie has some incredible and unique fly fishing footage.   Ryan anticipates it being released soon for the general public.  

What’s more, Ryan shares some great tips on creating “moments of addiction” with a camera.    So grab your hiking boots and your camera and let’s head into high country northern UT with Ryan Kelly!

With Host, Steve Haigh

About Ryan Kelly

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Recorded Oct 24, 2021.  Episode 53.

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

Podcast edited by Podcast Volume