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Kirk Deeter

  • Trout Talk

    For a change, try the ‘Technique Slam’

    Forget about 'how many?' and 'how big?' Instead, try this antidote to the tired pursuit of same ol', same ol'.

    Two weeks on sabbatical, and I’ve been, well, fishing my butt off. I’ll be honest. I embarked on this break with the goal of hoping to reconnect with the feelings of why I so deeply love this fly-fishing fascination in the first place. Been a little jaded by the crowds, the commercialism, and all that…

  • Trout Talk

    Five degrees of stupid

    How not to catch trout while fly fishing.

    How not to catch trout while fly fishing The other day, I started a three-month sabbatical, which is a super-cool benefit of being a Trout Unlimited employee for 10 or more years, but what it really means is I’m planning on fishing my butt off for several weeks (and maybe writing another book in the…

  • Trout Talk

    Truck-makers: Do we have a deal for you

    TROUT magazine offers one auto company a free ad about fixing a river, not destroying it I’ve seen the ads.  People have been sending them to me. It’s like a bad dream that keeps repeating itself: Trucks and SUV’s plowing through rivers… which destroys rivers… somehow connected to fishing, like that’s all part of the…

  • TROUT Magazine

    What are you really fishing for?

    WHAT ARE YOU REALLY FISHING FOR? By Kirk Deeter I’m still not sure some of my friends, colleagues and even family members begin to understand why I’m so enamored with fly fishing. “Oh, you went fishing today, did you have a good time?” they ask. “Yep,” I answer. “It rained most of the day. There…

  • Community

    Writer, trailblazer, innovator, humorist …

    ... and much more. TROUT mag columnist Paul Brunn wins coveted award from American Museum of Fly Fishing Nothing warms my heart more than seeing someone receive the recognition they richly deserve. So it will be in a few weeks when TROUT magazine’s “Classics” columnist, Paul Bruun, receives the 2022 Izaak Walton Award from the…

  • Trout Talk

    Is it time to ramp up?

    Yes, our rivers are crowded. Here’s one idea for helping create more space on the water. I don’t know many anglers who would argue against public access. I sure won’t. As more families and individuals discover the magic of fishing—often for reasons far more important than the act of pulling on fish —it stands to…