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Feb. 9, 2023

Fly Fishing the Grand and Rugged Wind River Range with George Hunker

Fly Fishing the Grand and Rugged Wind River Range with George Hunker

The Destination Angler Podcast – Feb 9, 2023

Our destination is the grand and rugged Wind River Range in central Wyoming, with backcountry guide, George Hunker, Sweetwater Fishing Expeditions, Lander, Wyoming.  The Winds stretch 100 miles north to south, encompassing 3 wilderness areas, and are absolutely loaded with remote alpine lakes – over 2,000 – and the largest Golden Trout in the West.     

Golden Trout Wind River Rage    Golden Trout Wind River Range smiling angler

As an Orvis-endorsed guide, George and his son run remote alpine trips to beautiful and uncrowded places.  With 50 years of experience in these mountains, George explains where and how to fish the Winds, how to beat the crowds, and a rundown on the elusive Golden Trout.  Stick around to the end for a great story of a college quarterback, a snowstorm, and a tough lady, and our “Doing Good” segment featuring a Trout Unlimited restoration project in Northern Wisconsin. 

With host, Steve Haigh 

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Recorded Jan 5, 2023.  Episode 84

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

Podcast edited by Podcast Volume  https://www.podcastvolume.com/