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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.

Jul 22, 2021

Our destination is Taos, New Mexico, and the pristine Rio Grande River.   Our guest is expert fly angler and guide, Nick Streit, owner of Taos Fly Shop.   The Rio Grande is a rugged and unpressured river as it flows through the gorge just outside of Taos, NW.  A great numbers fishery, the Rio Grande is designated one of America’s Wild and Scenic Rivers where 50 to 100 fish days are possible. 

Nick got into the family business at an early age, guiding before he could even drive.   By the age of 17, he was a member of the U.S. fly fishing team that took second place in the World Championships in Wales, of all places.  In 2004 Nick re-opened the Taos Fly Shop originally started by his dad back in the early 1980s.  Nick also enjoys photography and his work has been featured in publications such as Southwest Fly Fishing and New Mexico Magazine.   

So strap on your hiking boots if you love solitude, incredible scenery, and a physical challenge, cause we're going deep into the Rio Grande gorge.  And be sure to listen to the very end cause Nick shares some great advice on what he calls “fishing deliberately” to improve catch rates.   

With Host, Steve Haigh

About Nick Streit:

  • Top fly picks for the Rio Grande River: @DestinationAnglerPodcast  (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Contact Nick:
  • Books by Nicks’s Dad, Taylor:
    • Instinctive Fly Fishing: A Guide's Guide to Better Fishing
    • Fly Fishing New Mexico
    • Man vs Fish: The Fly Fisherman's Eternal Struggle
    • Fly Fish Taos-Santa Fe
  • Nicks’ favorite angler-friendly restaurant:  Guadalajara Grill

Our Sponsor:

  • JP Ross Fly Rods & Company - specializing in small stream rods:  Facebook @jprossandcompany   Instagram @jprossflyrods

Destination Angler:

  • Get updates and pictures of destinations covered on each podcast: Instagram or Facebook: @DestinationAnglerPodcast   
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Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email

Available on Apple, Spotify, or where ever you get your podcasts

Recorded July 7, 2021.  Episode 44.

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

Podcast edited by Podcast Volume