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Kirk Deeter

  • Trout Talk

    Snake train your dog, for you and for them

    This is Maya. Maya is a 3-year-old pudelpointer, and she’s the best bird dog I’ve ever had in my life. I’ve had a handful because I enjoy hunting upland and waterfowl, probably as much as I enjoy fly fishing (shhhh… don’t tell the brass at TU I just said that).  No offense to Tess, Belle,…

  • Trout Talk

    Some of the wildest fishing destinations on earth

    angler fly fishing Stikine River

    An angler tangles with a Dolly Varden on Alaska's Stikine River. Chris Hunt photo. How can I adequately capture the essence of fishing the world’s wildest fisheries in a few sentences when only a book might do them justice? I can’t. But it’s fun trying, so what the heck… Tasmania, Australia Overlooked, under-appreciated and wide open, the…

  • Trout Talk

    Ford is the latest company to market a product by driving it through a river

    A Ford Bronco drives through a river.

    Ford Motor Co. marketing photo. I’ve found the moronic portrayals of fly fishing by ad agencies to be almost humorous up to this point. You’ve all seen the bad-casting actor with a saltwater rod in a tiny brook, the silly rubber hippers and dopey hats. Those are all ultimately caricature representations of fly fishing by marketing “gurus” who apparently realize fly fishing is “aspirational” enough to sell pharmaceuticals, insurance, investment services and SUVs ……

  • Trout Talk

    Trout as bait?

    I dusted off the old baitcaster, and rigged up some crankbaits, swimbaits, poppers and such, and am waiting patiently for ice-out. Where I live, pike love to eat trout, pretty much to a fault

    When you can count 55 anglers on the Eagle River (Colorado) as you drive a stretch of I-70 less than 10 miles long… on a weekday… in mid-March… and you consider what the situation might look like midsummer… it’s probably a good idea to be thinking about a “plan B.” In my case, plan B has…

  • Trout Talk

    Aim small, miss small

    My son, Paul, and I are elk and deer hunters. A few years back, we had the good fortune of meeting up at the rifle range with our friend Matthew (last name anonymous because he’s working a high-level security detail now) who is a former SAS sniper. He spent two days coaching us on the details of precision shooting.  We went over everything from breath control, to the delicate process of…