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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 24, 2021

Our destination is the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with author and expert backcountry fly fishing guide, Rob Fightmaster, Fightmaster Fly fishing, Townsend, Tennessee.  The Smokies are backcountry angler’s dream with over 800 miles of trout streams with the higher elevations holding native Brook Trout and the lower elevations wild rainbows and browns. 

With over 30 years of experience, Rob is a self-described “mountain guide” specializing in backcountry angling in and around the Park.  He was named One of the South’s Best Fishing Guides” by Garden & Gun magazine, been featured USA Today, Southern Living, Forbes, and Fly Fish America. Currently, he’s head instructor for Little River Outfitters Fly Fishing School.  Rob explains what the top anglers are doing to catch more trout and covers tips on elevation, chest packs, wading boots, and top flies, plus a hair-raising story of being stalked by a bear.    

With Host, Steve Haigh

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Recorded June 10, 2021.  Episode 42.

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

Podcast edited by Podcast Volume