Fly Fishing the Adirondack Backcountry with Jordan Ross, JP Ross Fly Rods, Utica, NY
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Our destination is Adirondack State Park in upstate New York. Our guest is expert angler, rod-builder, and conservationist, Jordan Ross, JP Ross Fly Rods.  The Adirondacks are an incredible place for anglers looking for solitude and a wilderness experience.  With over 6 million acres, 3,000 lakes and ponds, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, the fishing and opportunities are endless, and the scenery is spectacular. A rod builder by trade, Jordan gives us the lowdown on how to scope out productive streams and ponds from topo maps, why weather and temperature matters, top confidence flies and how to fish them, and why the Adirondack backcountry is an angler’s dream.  Bonus:  lightweight pack-in canoes, small stream rod building, citizen science, and the pursuit of heritage strains of Brook Trout.   

With Host, Steve Haigh

About Jordan Ross:

  • Jordan’s top flies for the Adirondacks: @DestinationAnglerPodcast  (Facebook and Instagram)
  • JP Ross Fly Rods & Company - Jordan’s fly rod company specializing in small stream rods:
    • Facebook @jprossandcompany   Instagram @jprossflyrods
  • Trout Power - Jordan’s citizen science conservation org:
    • Facebook @TroutPower  Instagram:  @troutpowerorg
  • In the Seam Podcast – Jordan’s own podcast on fly fishing, conservation, and outdoor lifestyle

Other stuff we discussed on the show:

  • Adirondack State Park:
  • Hornbeck boats – these are the lightweight Kevlar boats Jordan mentioned on the show:
  • Watering holes and great places to eat in and around the Park:
    • The Red Dog Tavern, Inlet
    • The Woods Hotel, Inlet
    • Kalils Grocery, Inlet
    • Big Moose Station, Big Moose
    • Hoss's in Long Lake
    • Old Forge Hardware, Old Forge
    • Tommy Harpers in Raquette Lake and in Old Forge
    • The Great Pines, Old Forge
    • Daikers Inn, Eagle Bay

Destination Angler:

  • Get updates and pictures of destinations covered on each podcast:
  • On Instagram or Facebook: @DestinationAnglerPodcast  
  • Join in the conversation with the @DestinationAnglerConnection group on Facebook:

Comments & Suggestions:  host, Steve Haigh, email

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

Recorded March 4, 2021.  Episode 35.

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

Podcast edited by Podcast Volume


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